76th Season — 2021-22
New York by David Rimmer
Directed by: Steve Landes
Auditions: July 10 & 11 @ 2:30pm
Production Dates: Sept 9 – 19 2021
David Rimmer, a Pulitzer Prize finalist author, originally wrote New York to raise funds for volunteer psychiatrists dedicated to helping the overwhelming number of patients psychologically affected by 9/11. Depicting the reactions of 15 individuals to the events of that day, the characters all speak to a central psychiatrist. The play has been performed at theaters, schools and colleges throughout New York and the Northeast to great acclaim.
Murder on the Nile by Agatha Christie
Directed by: Mary Lou Phipps-Winfrey
Auditions: August 22, 1-4pm and August 28, 2-5pm
Production Dates: Oct 14-24, 2021
Kay Ridgeway has led a charmed life. Blessed with beauty, enormous wealth, and a new husband, she embarks on a honeymoon voyage down the Nile. Fatal circumstances await when the idyllic surroundings is shattered by a shocking and brutal murder.
The Christmas Spirit by Frederick Stroppel
Directed by: John Dalton-White
Auditions: Oct 2 & 3 2:30pm
Production Dates: Dec 2 – 12, 2021
Julia Dowling has an unexpected visitor who intends to escort her off to the afterlife. Infusing comedy into the classic Death Takes a Holiday, The Christmas Spirit is set in contemporary Long Island. Julia persuades Death to give her one more day to enjoy Christmas and invites him to be her guest at a festive party. The next day the house fills with bickering relatives, friends, the local priest…and Death, masquerading as a human, singing carols and drinking eggnog. Moments of high farce, drama, and even romance arise as bright holiday fantasies collide with a not-so-merry reality.
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang
Directed by: Jered Becker
Auditions: Nov 20 & 21, 2021 @ 2:30pm
Production Dates: Jan 27 – Feb 6, 2022
THE STORY: Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Also on the scene are sassy maid Cassandra, who can predict the future, and a lovely young aspiring actress named Nina, whose prettiness somewhat worries the imperious Masha.
Our Town by Thornton Wilder
Directed by: S.P. Callaway
Auditions: January 15 & 16, 2022 @ 2:30
Production dates: March 17 – 27, 2022
Our Town presents the small town of Grover’s Corners in three acts. Narrated, and performed with minimal props and sets, the play follows the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry, and eventually – in one of the most famous scenes in American theatre – die.
Jake’s Women by Neil Simon
Directed by: Greg Dalton-White
Auditions: Feb 19 & 20, 2022 @ 2:30
Production dates: April 21 – May 1, 2022
Jake, a novelist who is more successful with fiction than with life, faces a marital crisis by daydreaming about the women in his life. Jake’s women include a revered first wife, killed years earlier in an accident, his daughter, recalled as a child but is now a young woman, his boisterous and bossy sister, an opinionated analyst, his current wife who is leaving Jake for another man, and a prospective third wife.
The Ladies Foursome by Norm Foster
Directed by: Elisa Balleau
Auditions: April 9 & 10, 2022 @ 2:30
Production dates: June 9 – 19, 2022
The day after their friend Catherine’s funeral, Margot, Tate, and Connie gather for a round of golf in honor of their recently departed fourth. At the course they are joined by another woman an old friend of Catherine’s they never met. Over the course of eighteen holes, secrets and confessions unravel as the women discuss love, sex, children, and everything in between.
An Evening of Culture – Faith County II: The Saga Continues by Mark Landon Smith
Directed by: Casey Eubank
Auditions: May 21 & 22 2022 @ 2:30
Production dates: July 21 – 31 2022
We’re in Mineola County where the Community Theatre is producing Romeo and Juliet. Even though the cast members don’t have their lines memorized, the set isn’t finished, and a dog keeps barking offstage, they’re gonna give it a go! There’s just an awe-inspirin’ performance given by Mildred Carson (who doesn’t look fifty) as Juliet. There’s great chemistry between Mildred and Bubba Bedford, who is cast as Romeo. And, lest we forget, Naomi Farkle Carson, who provided the additional dialogue.