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On this page you will find a listing of every show Wichita Community Theatre has ever produced. This list also includes guest stars, directors, and performance dates if known. A large portion of this list has been taken from The History of the Wichita Community Theater, a Masters of History thesis by James J. Crawley, Wichita State University 2002. 2021– 2022 Season (76th Season) New York by David Rimmer Directed by: Steve Landes Sept 9 – 19 2021 Murder on the Nile by Agatha Christie Directed by: Mary Tush-Green Oct 14-19 2021 The Christmas Spirit by Frederick Stroppel Directed by: John Dalton-White Dec 2 – 12, 2021 Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang Directed by: Jered Becker February 26 – March 6, 2022 Jake’s Women by Neil Simon Directed by: Greg Dalton-White April 21 – May 1, 2022 The Ladies Foursome by Norm Foster Directed by: Elisa Balleau June 9 – 19, 2022 An Evening of Culture – Faith County II: The Saga Continues by Mark Landon Smith Directed by: Casey Eubank July 21 – 31 2022 2020– 2021 Season (75th Season) Barefoot in the Park By Neil Simon Directed by Joe Parrish September 9th – 20th, 2020 Dial M for Murder By Fredrick Knott Directed by Mary Lou Phipps-Winfrey October 15th – 25th, 2020 Over the River and through the Woods By Joe DiPietro Directed by Vonda Newby-Schuster January 14th – 24th, 2021 Love Letters by A.R. Gurney Directed by John K. Reel February 12th – 14th, 2021 Charlie’s Aunt By Brandon Thomas Directed by Jered Becker February 25th – March 7th, 2021 STOP KISS By Diana Son Directed by Dan Schuster April 8th – 18th, 2021 THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK (Original Text) By Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett Directed by John Dalton-White May13th – 23rd, 2021 A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM BY William Shakespeare Directed by Mary Tush Green June 17th – 27th, 2021 The Wild Women of Winedale by Jessie Jones, Nichola Hope, Jamie Wooten Directed by Leroy Clark Thursday thru Sunday / July 29th thru Aug 8th, 2021 2019 – 2020 Season (74th Season) BLOOD BROTHERS (Musical) By Willy Russell Directed by Joe Parrish Sept 4– 15, 2019 ALMIGHTY BOB: A Fantasy By Tom Mula Directed by John K. Reel Oct 16 – 27, 2019 CHRISTMAS BELLES By Jones, Hope and Wooten Directed by Mark Schuster Dec 4 – 15, 2019 RUMORS By Neil Simon Directed by Steve Miotto March 11 – 15, 2020 & July 8th – 19th, 2020 The remainder of the season was canceled due to the pandemic. 2018-2019 Season (73rd Season) Fun Home by Alison Bechdel Sept 5-16, 2018 Directed by Vonda Schuster And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie October 17-28, 2018 Directed by John K. Reel Harvey by Mary Chase November 28 – December 9, 2018 Directed by Mary Tush Green Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Simon Stephens January 23- February 3,2019 Directed by Molly Tully and Mark Anderson All My Sons by Arthur Miller March 6-17, 2019 Directed by Dan Schuster Bloomsday by Steven Dieta April 17-28, 2019 Directed by Jessica Fisher The Diviners by Jim Leonard Jr. June 5-16,2019 Directed by Abri Geist-Dennis Dixie Swim Club by Hope & Woten Jones July 17-28, 2019 Directed by Leory Clark 2017-2018 Season (72nd Season) THE TRIANGLE FACTORY FIRE PROJECT by Christopher Piehler Sept 6-17, 2017 Director: Dan Schuster A MURDER IS ANNOUNCED by Agatha Christie Oct 18-29, 2018 Director: Dana Miotto A DOG’S LIFE (Musical) by Sean Grennan & Leah Okimoto Nov 29-Dec 10, 2017 Director: Abri Geist-Dennis BREAKING THE CODE by Hugh Whitemore Jan 24-Feb 4, 2018 Director: Leroy Clark AND MISS REARDON DRINKS A  LITTLE by Paul Zindel Mar 7-18, 2018 Director: Don Wineke SILENT SKY by Lauren Gunderson April 18-29, 2018 Director: Mary Lou Phipps-Winfrey RIPCORD by David Lindsay-Abaire June 6-17, 2018 Director: Mark Schuster THE SAVANNAH SIPPING SOCIETY by Jones, Hope & Wooten July 18-29, 2018 Director: Steve Miotto 2016-2017 Season (71st Season) 12 ANGRY MEN by Reginald Rose Sept 7 – 18, 2016 Director: Mary Lou Phipps-Winfrey BLITHE SPIRIT by Noel Coward Oct 19 – 30, 2016 Director: Leroy Clark YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU by Kauffman & Hart Nov 25 – Dec 11 2016 Director: Misty Maynard THE EXPLORERS CLUB by Nell Benjamin Jan 25 – Feb 5 2017 Director: Dona Lancaster GOOD PEOPLE by David Lindsay- Abaire March 8-19 2017 Director: Darian Leatherman FORTINBRAS by Lee Blessing April 19 – 30, 2017 Director: Dan Schuester SMELL OF THE KILL by Michelle Lowe June 7 – 18, 2017 Director:John Dalton-White READING THE OBITS by Mary Lou Phipps-Winfrey July 19 – 30, 2017 Director: Dana Miotto 2015-2016 Season (70th Season) Fools by Neil Simon September 9-20, 2015 Directed by Sreve Miotto An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestly October 14/25, 2015 Directed by Mary Lou Phipps-Winfrey A Christmas Story by Philip Grecian November 27-December 13, 2015 Directed by Crystal Meek Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller January 27 – February 7, 2016 Directed by Bill Coleman The Complete Works of Shakespeare by Long, Singer and Winfield March 9-20, 2016 Directed by Lyle Valentine Enchanted April by Matthew Barber April 20 – May 1, 2016 Directed by Dan Schuster Outside Mullingar by John Patrick Shanely July 13-24. 2016 Directed by Kathleen Barbara 2014-2015 Season (69th Season) On Golden Pond by Ernest Thompson September 10-14, 2014 Director: Alison Bridget Chambers Director Apprentice: Dan Campbell Bell, Book and Candle by John van Druten October 9 -26, 2014 Director: Dan Schuster Director Apprentice: Ben Smith The Game’s Afoot (Holmes for the Holidays) by Ken Ludwig November 28 – December 21, 2014 Director: Mark Schuster Director Apprentice: Michael Criss August: Osage County by Tracy Letts January 29 – February 15, 2015 Director: Crystal Meek Director Apprentices: Michael Criss and Dan Campbell The Last Night of Ballyhoo by Alfred Uhry March 19 – April 5, 2015 Director: Kevin Sowers Motherhood Out Loud by Various Authors May 6 – 10, 2015 Director: Jeannine Russell Director Apprentice: Ben Smith The Foreigner by Larry Shue June 11 – 28, 2015 Director: Michael Webber Director Apprentice: Jon Pic Death by Design by Rob Urbanti July 30 – August 16, 2015 Auditions May 30 & 31, 2015 Director: Mary Lou Phipps-Winfrey 2013-2014 (68th Season) Other Desert Cities by Jon Robin Baitz (Focus Series) September 11 – 15, 2013 Directed by Kenneth Mitchell The Zombie by Tim Kelly October 17 – November 3, 2013 (no show on Halloween) Directed by Greg Dalton-White (Director Apprentice: Jedediah Riley) It’s a Wonderful Life (Radio Version) by Joe Landry November 29 – December 22, 2013 (no show on Thanksgiving, 2pm Matinee on Dec 22) Directed by Misty Maynard (Director Apprentice: Kevin Dixon) Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee January 23 – February 9, 2014 (2pm Matinee on Feb 2, Big Game Sunday) Directed by Mark Mannette (Director Apprentice: Steve Miotto) Duck Hunter Shoots Angel by Mitch Albom (Focus Series) March 12 – 16, 2014 Directed by Larry Hartley (Director Apprentice: Kate Roach) Sabrina Fair by Samuel A. Taylor April 17 – May 4, 2014 Directed by Kevin Sowers (Director Apprentice: Patricia Middleton) (Gas Light) Angel Street by Patrick Hamilton (Audience Choice) June 5 – 22, 2014 Directed by Dana Womack Fox on the Fairway by Ken Ludwig July 24 – August 10, 2014 Directed by Jean Ann Stevens 2012-2013 (67th Season) Frost/Nixon by Peter Morgan (Focus Series) September 12 – 16, 2012 Directed by Paula Makar The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie October 18 – November 4, 2012 Directed by Mark Schuster Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!) by Michael Carleton, James FitzGerald, and John K. Alvarez November 29 – December 23, 2012 Directed by Crystal Meek Brighton Beach Memoirs by Neil Simon January 24 – February 10, 2013 Directed by Dan Schuster Doubt by John Patrick Shanley (Focus Series) March 13 – 17, 2013 Directed by Deb Campbell A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare April 18 – May 5, 2013 Directed by Mary Tush-Green Dixie Swim Club by Jones, Hope and Wooten June 6 – 23, 2013 Directed by Mary Lou Phipps-Winfrey The Underpants by Steve Martin July 25 – August 11, 2013 Directed by Mark Anderson 2011-2012 (66th Season) Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire (Focus Series) September 7-11, 2011 Directed by Don Wineke Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 by John Bishop October 20-November 6, 2011 Directed by John K. Reel The Last Christmas Show (This Time We’re Serious) by Phil Speary and other local writers December 1-18, 2011 Directed by Phil Speary The 39 Steps by Patrick Barlow January 26-February 12, 2012 Directed by Crystal Meek and Mark Schuster The Boys Next Door by Tom Griffin (Focus Series) March 14-18, 2012 Directed by Ben Blankley King Lear by William Shakespeare April 19-May 6, 2012 Directed by Dan Schuster Moonlight and Magnolias by Ron Hutchinson June 7-24, 2012 Directed by Kevin Sowers Reading the Obits by Mary Lou Phipps-Winfrey July 19-August 5, 2012 Directed by Mary Lou Phipps-Winfrey 2010-2011 (65th Season) This is the first season to include Sunday performances for all productions. Almost Maine by John Cariani (Focus Series) September 8-12, 2010 Directed by Michael Parker The Unexpected Guest by Agatha Christie October 14-30, 2010 (No Halloween Performance) Directed by Dan Schuster Over the River and Through the Woods by Joe DiPietro December 2-19, 2010 Directed by Rhys Brightwater Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring January 27 – February 13, 2011 Directed by Ted A. Whiteside Assistant Directed by Ben Blankley Becky’s New Car by Steven Dietz (Focus Series) March 16-20, 2011 Directed by Warren Deckert To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, adapted by Christopher Sergel April 21-May 8, 2011 Contains Adult Language Directed by Dan Schuster Assistant Directed by Mark Anderson Southern Hospitality by Jones, Hope, and Wooten June 2-19, 2011 Directed by Clarence Nickelson Shakespeare in Hollywood by Ken Ludwig July 21 – August 7, 2011 Directed by David Downs 2009-2010 (64th Season) Spider’s Web by A. Christie Oct. 8-24 Directed by Leroy Clark Christmas Belles by Jones, Hope & Wooten Dec. 3-20 (includes Sunday performances) Directed by Dan Schuster For the Love of Juliet by Luigi Januzzi Jan. 28-Feb. 13 Directed by Rhys Brightwater The New Century by P. Rudnick Mar. 17-21 (includes Sunday performances) Directed by Jane Tanner A…My Name is Alice by Joan Micklin Silver and Julianne Boyd Apr. 15-May 1 Directed by Curtis Proctor-Artz Rumors by N. Simon Jun. 3-19 Directed by Mary Lou Phipps-Winfrey Assistant Directed by Kevin Sowers Almighty Bob by Tom Mula Jul. 15-31 Directed by Crystal Meek Assistant Directed by Clarence Nickelson. 2008-2009 (63rd Season) DRIVING MISS DAISY Spotlight Series Sept. 10 – 13, 2008 directed by Crystal Meek ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST Oct 9 – 25, 2008 directed by Leroy Clark TUNA CHRISTMAS Dec 4 – 20, 2008 directed by Dale Jones THE PHILADELPHIA STORY Jan 29 – Feb 14, 2009 directed by Don Wineke THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, ABRIDGED Spotlight Series Mar 18 – 21, 2009 directed by Michael Webber HAMLET Apr 16 – May 1, 2009 directed by Phil Speary OUR TOWN Jun 4 – 20, 2009 directed by Dan Schuster YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU Jul 9 – 25, 2009 directed by Mary Lou Phipps-Winfrey 2007-2008 (62nd Season) TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE by Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom Sept. 5 – 8, 2007 directed by Mary Lou Phipps-Winfrey SPOTLIGHT SERIES DRACULA by Leroy Clark October 11-27, 2007 directed by Leroy Clark THE LAST CHRISTMAS SHOW (YOU EVER NEED TO SEE) by Phil Speary November 29 – December 15, 2007 directed by Phil Speary THE DIVINERS by Jim Leonard Jr. January 31 – February 16, 2008 directed by Dan Schuster ALL I REALLY NEEDED TO KNOW I LEARNED IN KINDERGARTEN by Robert Fulghum March 5 – 9, 2008 directed by Sally Pedruzzi SPOTLIGHT SERIES MORNINGS AT SEVEN by Paul Osborn April 3 – 18, 2008 directed by John K. Reel DEARLY BELOVED by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope & Jamie Wooten May 29 – June 14, 2008 directed by Mary Lou Phipps-Winfrey MOON OVER BUFFALO by Ken Ludwig July 10 – 26, 2009 directed by Shawn-Michael Morse 2006-2007 (61st Season) Starting this season there are one week runs of two shows in the season. These are called the “Spotlight Series.” EVE AND CO. by Joe Landry Spotlight Series Directed by John K. Reel / September THE HOLLOW by Agatha Christie Directed by Dan Schuster / October O’CONNOR GIRLS by Katie Forgette Directed by Sally Pedruzzi / November – December SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER by Oliver Goldsmith Directed by Leroy Clark / February PARALLEL LIVES by Kathy Najimy and Mo Gaffney Spotlight Series Directed by Mary Lou Phipps-Winfrey / March A PIECE OF MY HEART by Shirley Lauro Directed by Julie Cohen / April AUNTIE MAME by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Directed by Phil Speary / June STEEL MAGNOLIAS by Peter Shaffer Directed by Crystal Meek / July 2005 – 2006 (60th Season) ROPE by Patrick Hamilton Directed by John K. Reel / October LITTLE WOMEN adapted by Marian De Forest from the novel Directed by Crystal Meek / December TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA: THE MUSICAL adapted by Phil Speary & Greg Ewing Directed by Phil Speary / February ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE by Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Christopher Hampton Directed by Alexis Hopkins / April THE LAST SUNDAY IN JUNE by Jonathan Tolins Directed by Jim Crawley / June BLACK COMEDY by Peter Shaffer Directed by Beckie Jenek / July 2004 – 2005 (59th Season) ON GOLDEN POND by Ernest Thompson Directed by Alexis Hopkins / September DIAL M FOR MURDER by Frederick Knott Directed by Crystal Meek / October JACOB MARLEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL by Tom Mula Directed by Bob Lancaster / December THE FOURTH WALL by A.R. Gurney Directed by Mary Lou Phipps-Winfrey / January ENCHANTED APRIL by Matthew Barber Directed by Dan Schuster / February ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA by William Shakespeare Directed by Phil Speary / April ANTON IN SHOW BUSINESS by Jane Martin Directed by Julie Cohen / June PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM by Woody Allen Directed by Dona Lancaster / July 2003 – 2004 (58th Season) PROOF by David Auburn Directed by Julie Cohen / September THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE by Shirley Jackson Directed by Dona Lancaster / October LIFE WITH FATHER by Lindsay and Crouse Directed by Bob Lancaster / December THE NERD by Larry Shue Directed by Brad Purkey / January THE DUCHESS OF MALFI by John Webster Directed by Phil Speary / February PRIVATE LIVES by Noel Coward Directed by Alexis Hopkins / April THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST by Oscar Wilde Directed by Troy Dilport / June AN EVENING OF CULTURE by Mark Landon Smith Directed by Vonda Newby / July 2002 – 2003 (57th Season) CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF by Tennessee Williams Directed by Phil Speary / September THE MOUSETRAP by Agatha Christie Directed by Bob Lancaster / October IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE adapted by Joe Landry Directed by Troy Dilport / December BLITHE SPIRIT by Noel Coward Directed by Mary Lou Phipps-Winfrey / January DINNER WITH FRIENDS by Donald Margulies Directed by Misty Maynard / February MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING by William Shakespeare Directed by Brad Purkey / April GROSS INDECENCY: THE THREE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE by Moises Kaufman Directed by Judith Babnich / June MARY, MARY by Jean Kerr Directed by Phil Speary / July 2001 – 2002 (56th Season) CRIMES OF THE HEART by Beth Henley Directed by Anne Marie Serrano / July WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? by Edward Albee Directed by Don Wineke / September TEN LITTLE INDIANS by Agatha Christie Directed by Walter Thomas Stewart / October IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE adapted by Joe Landry Directed by Jackie Donahue / December THE CEMETERY CLUB by Ivan Menchell Directed by Bob Lancaster / January THREE SISTERS by Anton Checkov Directed by Phil Speary / February THE TEMPEST by William Shakespeare Directed by Phil Speary / April THE WOMEN by Clare Boothe Directed by Troy Dilport / May BROADWAY BOUND by Neil Simon Directed by Brad Purkey / July 2000 – 2001 RADIO TBS by Mark Landon Smith Directed by Julie Mapes / July DEATH OF A SALESMAN by Arthur Miller Directed by Phil Speary / September MURDER IN MIND by Terence Feely Directed by Mary Lou Phipps-Winfrey / October ART by Yasmina Reza Directed by Bob Lancaster / December HAY FEVER by Noel Coward Directed by Steve Landes / January HOUSE OF BERNARDO ALBA by Federico Garcia Lorca Directed by Steven Broker / March COMEDY OF ERRORS by William Shakespeare Directed by Steve Landes / April AS BEES IN HONEY DROWN by Douglas Carter Beane Directed by Brad Purkey / June 1999 – 2000 LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR by Neil Simon Directed by Cherice Henderson / July YOUNG MAN FROM ATLANTA by Horton Foote Directed By Julie Mapes / September WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION by Agatha Christie Directed by Tom Harms / October THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO by Alfred Uhry Directed by Mary Tush / December A DOLL’S HOUSE by Henrik Ibsen Directed by Phil Speary / January THE FOREIGNER by Larry Shue Directed by Roger Arnold / February BURNING BLUE by D.M.W. Greer Directed by Brad Purkey / June 1998 – 1999 THE ERRANT CRANE by R.L. Sifford Directed by Mike O’Roark / July FENCES by August Wilson Directed By Judith Babnich / September THE TOOTH ABOUT DRACULA by R.L. Sifford Directed by Tom Harmsm / October THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER by George Kaufman & Moss Hart Directed by Mary Lou Phipps-Winfrey / December OCTETTE BRIDGE CLUB by P.J. Barry Directed by Patricia Fox / January TWELFTH NIGHT by William Shakespeare Directed by Phil Speary / March THE COCKTAIL HOUR by A.R. Gurney Directed by Bob Lancaster / April LAST SUMMER AT BLUE FISH COVE by Jane Chambers Directed by Stephen Broker / June 1997 – 1998 RUN FOR YOUR WIFE by Ray Cooney July OUT OF ORDER by Ray Cooney August HARD TIMES by Charles Dickens DIRECTED BY STEPHEN BROKER September SWEENEY TODD by C. G. Bond DIRECTED BY WALTER THOMAS STEWART October TUNA CHRISTMAS by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears & Ed Howard December THE RIVALS by Richard Sheridan January MARVIN’S ROOM by Scott McPherson March ROMEO AND JULIET by William Shakespeare DIRECTED BY PHIL SPEARY April LOVE VALOUR COMPASSION by Terrence McNally DIRECTED BY PHIL SPEARY June 1996 – 1997 FUNNY MONEY by Ray Cooney Directed by Roger Arnold July A PERFECT ANALYSIS GIVEN BY A PARROT by Tennesee Williams DIRECTED BY JACKIE DONAHUE CONFESSIONAL by Tennesee Williams DIRECTED BY JACKIE DONAHUE September ZOMBIES by Tim Kelly DIRECTED BY WALTER THOMAS STEWART October REMEMBERING CHRISTMAS by ? December KING LEAR by William Shakespeare DIRECTED BY PHIL SPEARY January WAITING IN THE WINGS by Noel Coward DIRECTED BY JACKIE DONAHUE March 12 ANGRY MEN by Reginald-Sergel Rose DIRECTED BY MARY TUSH April JEFFREY by Paul Rudnick June 1995 – 1996 11:11 by T.K. Ludwig June ISN’T IT ROMANTIC by Wendy Wasserstein DIRECTED BY PHIL SPEARY July UD by R. L. Sifford DIRECTED BY J.B. BOLDENOW August MEASURE FOR MEASURE by William Shakespeare DIRECTED BY PHIL SPEARY September FRANKENSTEIN by Victor Gialanelly DIRECTED BY NICHOLAS SAVERINE October GREETINGS! by Tom Dudzick Directed by Roger Arnold December GOLDIES BAR & JOCKO’S BAR (2 Original Plays) January NIGHT OF THE IGUANA by Tennessee Williams DIRECTED BY JACKIE DONAHUE February UNCLE VANYA by Anton Chekhov DIRECTED BY PHIL SPEARY April LEVITICUS 20:13 and THE HUNDRED DOLLAR NIGHT by R. L. Sifford DIRECTED BY STEPHEN BROKER June 1994 – 1995 IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY by Ray Cooney DIRECTED BY BETHANN SIFFORD July FATHER OF THE BRIDE by Carolyn Francke DIRECTED BY SCOTT MARSHALL August HAMLET by William Shakespeare DIRECTED BY STEPHEN BROKER September VERDICT by Agatha Christie Directed by Roger Arnold October LITTLE WOMEN by ? Directed by Mary Tush November TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL by Horton Foote January GOODNIGHT CAROLINE, BOUND FEET, and LADY OF LARKSPUR (3 Original Plays) February FALSETTOS by William Finn and James Lapine March THE EFFECTS OF GAMMA RAYS ON MAN IN THE MOON MARIGOLDS by Paul Zinder April KEELY AND DU by Jane Martin Directed by Roger Arnold May 1993 – 1994 (First season performed entirely at the Workshop at Fountain and 2nd) RICHARD II by William Shakespeare DIRECTED BY STEPHEN BROKER June RUN FOR YOUR WIFE by Ray Cooney July GAY DECEIVER by John Patrick August UNEXPECTED GUEST by Agatha Christie DIRECTED BY MARY TUSH September THE ZOMBIE by Tim Kelly DIRECTED BY STEPHEN BROKER October THE BELLE OF AMHURST by by William Lace October LEVITICUS 20:13 by R. L. Sifford DIRECTED BY STEPHEN BROKER November LETTICE AND LOVAGE by Peter Shaffer DIRECTED BY SCOTT MARSHALL December AMERICAN DREAMS by Studs Turkel, adapted by Peter Frisch [A READER’S THEATRE] CONCEIVED AND DIRECTED BY STEPHEN BROKER January THE WHALES OF AUGUST by David Berry February A FEW GOOD MEN by Aaron Sorkin DIRECTED BY SCOTT MARSHALL AND BETHANN SIFFORD March FORTINBRAS by Lee Blessing DIRECTED BY DON WINEKE April ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST by Dale Wasserman DIRECTED BY BETHANN SIFFORD May LOVE LETTERS by A. R. Gurney DIRECTED BY SCOTT MARSHALL June 1992 – 1993 NEIST MY HEART by R. L. Sifford June THE FOIBLES OF THIS AND THAT (A Revue) June ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK (An Improv) August THE SUNSHINE BOYS by Neil Simon DIRECTED BY MARY LOU PHIPPS-WINFREY October CLOSE TIES by Elizabeth Diggs November BLACK COMEDY by Peter Shaffer Directed by Roger Arnold January THE EMIGRES by Slawomir Mrozek March CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD by Mark Medoff DIRECTED BY BETHANN SIFFORD April THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT by Bill Manhoff May 1991 – 1992 GREATER TUNA by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears & Ed Howard July DO BLACK PATENT SHOES REALLY REFLECT UP? Book by John R. Powers, Music and Lyrics by James Quinn and Alaric Jans DIRECTED BY TOM FRYE August RUMORS by Neil Simon Directed by Roger Arnold October SPEED THE PLOW by David Mamet DIRECTED BY MARTIN BURCH November ORPHANS by Lyle Kessler December THE BOYS NEXT DOOR by Tom Griffin DIRECTED BY SCOTT MARSHALL February EXTREMITIES by William Mastrosimone DIRECTED BY TRACY SLOAT March TARTUFFE by Moliere DIRECTED BY DR. CHARLES PARKER March TEETER TOTTERS, TIGHTROPES AND TRAPEZES by Lightweaver April 1990 – 1991 IN A ROOM SOMEWHERE by Susan Zeder May COMMEDIA 90 (A Revue) July I OUGHT TO BE IN PICTURES by Neil Simon DIRECTED BY MARY LOU PHIPPS-WINFREY October THE RAINMAKER by N. Richard Nash DIRECTED BY PHIL SPEARY November EXPECTATIONS by ? DIRECTED BY RON WILSON January VERONICA’S ROOM by Ira Levin Directed by Roger Arnold February THE DEADLY GAME by James Yaffe DIRECTED BY J.B. BOLDENOW April/ May 1989 – 1990 COMMEDIA 89 (A Revue) July DRACULA by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston Directed by Roger Arnold October GEECH THE MUSICAL Book and Lyrics by Jerry Bittle DIRECTED BY WAYNE BRYAN October THREE MEN ON A HOUSE December THE LITTLE FOXES by Lillian Hellman DIRECTED BY RON WILSON February TORCH SONG TRILOGY by Harvey Fierstein DIRECTED BY SCOTT MARSHALL March THE MOUSETRAP by Agatha Christie DIRECTED BY BETHANN SIFFORD April STEEL MAGNOLIAS by Robert Harling May 1988 – 1989 COMMEDIA 88 (A Revue) July THE BEST MAN by Gore Vidal October HAY FEVER by Noel Coward November JULIUS AND ETHEL by Loren Reyher December THE DRESSER by Ronald Harwood (Last show directed at WCT by Mary Jane Teall) February NUTS by Tom Topor DIRECTED BY TRACY SLOAT February THE BIRTHDAY PARTY by Harold Pinter March SOCIAL SECURITY by Andrew Bergman April 1987 – 1988 COMMEDIA 87 (A Revue) July LUV by Murray Schisgal October THE DINING ROOM by A. R. Gurney November AS IS by William M. Hoffman December THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR by William Shakespeare January AND MISS REARDEN DRINKS A LITTLE by Paul Zindel February THE OLDEST LIVING GRADUATE by Preston Jones March/April STEPPING OUT by Richard Harris May 1986 – 1987 COMMEDIA 86 (A Revue) July PACK OF LIES by Hugh Whitmore October AGNES OF GOD by John Pielmeier October BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS by Neil Simon November/December WHEN WE ARE MARRIED by J.B. Priestley February PHILADELPHIA HERE I COME by Brian Friel March INHERIT THE WIND by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee April/May LUANN HAMPTON LAVERTY OBERLANDER by Preston Jones May 1985 – 1986 QUILTERS by Molly Newton and Barbara Damashek October TAYLOR’S TICKLER by Richard Derrington October EDUCATING RITA by Willy Russell November SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS by Carlos Goldoni December THE SLY FOX by Larry Gelgart adapted from Ben Jonson’s VOLPONE January FOOL FOR LOVE by Sam Sheperd March THE FOREIGNER by Larry Shue April I’M GETTING MY ACT TOGETHER AND TAKING IT ON THE ROAD Book and Lyrics by Gretchen Cryer, Music by Nancy Ford May 1984 – 1985 THE MEMBER OF THE WEDDING by Carson McCullers October THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON by Jason Miller December ROMANTIC COMEDY by Bernard Slade January THE LAST MEETING OF THE KNIGHTS OF THE WHITE MAGNOLIA by Preston Jones January SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR by Luigi Pirandello March GREATER TUNA by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, Ed Howard April SISTER MARY IGNATIUS EXPLAINS IT ALL FOR YOU by Christopher Durang 1983 – 1984 To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee October 5-9 To Grandmother’s House We Go by Joanna M. Glass November 16-20 Cat On A Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams January 11-15 A Little Family Business by Jay Allen April 25-29 1982-1983 First Monday in October by Jerome Lawrence & Robert E. Lee October 20-24 Sleuth by Anthony Shaffer December 8-12 Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw January 12-16 Mornings at Seven by Paul Osborn April 13-17 1981-1982 My Three Angels by Sam and Bella Spewack October 7-11 The Night Thoreau Spent In Jail by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee November 18-22 Whose Life Is It Anyway? By Brian Clark January 20-24 Tribute by Bernard Slade April 14-18 1980-1981 Bedroom Farce by Alan Ayckbourn October 8-12 The Shadow Box by Michael Cristofer December 3-7 Chapter Two by Neil Simon January 21-25 You Can’t Take It With You by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman April 8-12 1979-1980 The Good Doctor by Neil Simon (featuring Charles Oldfather) October 3-14 Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring (featuring Ruth McCormick & Millie Meier) December 5-6 Equus by Peter Shaffer January 23-27 Toys in the Attic by Lillian Hellman April 2-6 1978-1979 Bullshot Crummond by Ron House, Diz White, John Neville-Andrews, Alan Shearman, and Derek Cunningham October 3-7 The Chinese Prime Minister by Enid Bagnold (featuring Margaret Rubin) November 14-18 Lovers and Other Strangers by Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna January 16-20 The Royal Family (featuring Ruth McCormick) 1977-1978 The Man Who Came To Dinner by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman (featuring Jack Eddleman) October 11-15 Money by Davis Axlerod and Tom Whedon November 29 – December 3 The Chalk Garden by Enid Bagnold January No Sex Please, We’re British by Anthony Marriott and Allistair Foot April 4-8 1976-1977 Beckett by Jean Anouilh (featuring Jack Eddleman) October 12-16 All Over Town by Murray Schisgal November 23-27 Romanoff and Juliet by Peter Ustinov January 18-22 Mary, Mary by Jean Kerr April 5-9 1975-1976 Marathon ’33 By June Havoc October 7-11 The Man in the Glass Booth by Robert Shaw December 2-6 The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers January 20-25 The Last of Mrs. Lincoln The Skin of Our Teeth by Thornton Wilder April 11-17 1974-1975 The Captain’s Paradise by Alec Coppel October 1-5 Ah, Wilderness by Eugene O’Neill December 3-7 The Gingerbread Lady by Neil Simon January 14-18 The Finishing Touches by Jean Kerr April 1-5 1973-1974 Last of the Red Hot Lovers by Neil Simon (featuring Gene Ross) October 2-6 Sabrina Fair by Samuel Taylor November 30-December 1 The Lark by Jean Anouilh January 15-19 The Rose Tattoo by Tennessee Williams April 23-27 1972-1973 Adaptation by Elaine May / Next by Terence McNally October 3-7 Room Service (featuring Jay Gerber) Lysistrata by Aristophanes January 16-20 The Effects Of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds by Paul Zindel April 17-21 1971-1972 Sheep on the Runway October 5-9 You Know I Can’t Hear You When The Water’s Running by Robert Anderson November 30-December 4 Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare (featuring Penny Metropulos & John O’Connell) January 25-29 Wait Until Dark 1970-1971 The Absense of a Cello by Ira Wallach Featuring Hans Conried, Betty Loyd, Connie Wilson, Ruth McCormick, and Robert Williams October 5-10 Summertree by Ron Cowen November 29-December 5 Everything in the Garden by Giles Cooper January A Bug in Her Ear (featuring Penny Metropulos & John O’Connell) 1969-1970 Don’t Drink The Water by Woody Allen October 5-11 Hogan’s Goat (featuring William Shust) November 24-29 The Show-Off January 12-17 The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (featuring Peggy Cartwright) April 13-18 1968-1969 (January 1969, moved to Century II) Generation by William Goodhart October 1-5 The Night of the Iguana November 12-16 Royal Hunt of the Sun (featuring Judd Jones) A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry April 24-May 3 1967-1968 The Odd Couple (featuring Lyle Talbot) Summer and Smoke Barefoot in the Park Royal Hunt of the Sun Dock Brief February 23, 24 The Lion in Winter by James Goldman February 28 The Waltz of the Toreadors by Jean Anouilh April 9-13 1966-1967 The Heiress (featuring John Carradine) September 27-October 1 A Shot in the Dark by Harry Kurnitz November 15-19 The Wall by Millard Lampell January 24-28 The Amorous Flea, book by Jerry Devine, Music and Lyrics by Bruce Montgomery April 18-22 1965-1966 Never Too Late Long’s Day’s Journey Into Night Nude with Violin Little Mary Sunshine by Rick Besoyan May 17-21 1964-1965 A Thousand Clowns (featuring MacDonald Carey) The Public Eye & The Private Ear A View from the Bridge Don Juan in Hell 1963-1964 Take Her, She’s Mine by Phoebe and Henry Ephron (featuring Hugh Marlowe) October 1-5 The Best Man by Gore Vidal John Brown’s Body by Stephen Vincent Benet January 21-25 The Private Lives of the Master Race by Bertolt Brecht February 21-22 Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers March 31-April 4 1962-1963 Present Laughter by Noel Coward Guest Star: Reginald Gardiner October 2-6 A Majority of One by Leonard Spigelgass November All the Way Home by Tad Mosel January 23-26 Program for Two Players Guest Star: Maurice Evans and Helen Hayes February 4 Androcles and the Lion April 3-6 1961-1962 Send Me No Flowers October 4-7 A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams November 29-December 2 The Miracle Worker by William Gibson November 8-9 Rashomon by Fay and Michael Kanin January 17-20 Happy Birthday by Anina Loos April 4-7 1960-1961 (Commedia begins this summer, Commedia ‘60) Golden Fleecing (featuring Eddie Bracken) The Visit The Cradle Song by Gregorio and Maria Martinez Sierra February 8-11 Thieves’ Carnival 1959-1960 Reluctant Debutante (featuring Alan Mowbray) Bus Stop Inherit the Wind Once More With Feeling 1958-1959 (now opening productions featuring a guest star) The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial by Herman Wouk (featuring Chester Morris) October 1-4 Visit To A Small Planet by Gore Vidal November 19-22 All Summer Long by Robert Anderson February 12-14 Taming of the Shrew 1957-1958 Matchmaker Career Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie October 3-5 The Great Sebastians by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse April 10-12 1956-1957 (began producing shows w/o Wichita University Theater) The Women Hasty Heart Love of Four Colonels The Teahouse of the August Moon 1955-1956 Picnic Madwoman of Chaillot Rainmaker Solid Gold Cadillac 1954-1955 Mr. Roberts My Three Angels Silver Whistle Misalliance 1953-1954 Stalag 17 Gigi Uncle Harry Male Animal 1952-1953 (shows at Wichita University Commons Auditorium) Happy Time Little Foxes First Lady Ring Around the Moon 1951-1952 Hasty Heart School for Scandal Curious Savage 1950-1951 (First season as Wichita Community Theatre) Born Yesterday by Thornton Wilder April 25, 26, 27, 28, and 30 Skin of Our Teeth by Garson Kanin Much Ado About Nothing 1949-1950 Twelfth Night They Came to a City Highland Fling 1948 – 1949 (First season of full-length plays) The Importance of Being Earnest Truffles and Wife Antigone Jason by Samson Raphaelson 1947 – 1948 (Only one-act plays) The Rope The Departed Queen of Clubs & The Rabbling Court The Shoemakers Prodigious Wife Literature by Arthur Schnitzler, translated from the German by Dr. Francis Nock The Slaughter House by Rupert Holloway April 7 & 8 The Nightingale by Jim Stearns A free adaptation of “The Nightingale” by Hans Christian Anderson 1946-1947 (only one-act plays) Song of Songs Precious Little Pu-Ching All That I Have See Harlequinade 1946-1947-(only one-act  plays, presented as the Unitarian Experimental Theater) The Eternal Ingénue Billy Sunday Goes to Heaven The Marriage Proposal Our Town (3rd Act Only)