2018–2019 Season

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The Christians

by Lucas Hnath Thom Hofrichter directs
January 3**, 4, 5, 11, 12, 13*, 18, 19, 2019

Twenty years ago, Pastor Paul’s church was nothing more that a modest storefront. Now he presides over a membership of thousands, with a church that includes a coffee shop and a swimming-pool sized baptismal font. But on the day the church has paid off its mortgage, Paul is about to preach a sermon that will shake the foundations of his congregation’s beliefs.

Cast:
Pastor Paul: Austin Berger
Associate Pastor Joshua: Riley Newsome
Elder Jay: David McCants
Congregant Jenny: Alora Nichole
Wife Elizabeth: Jennifer Poiry

 

Twelfth Night

by William Shakespeare • Ranae Butler directs
February 28**, March 1, 2, 8, 9, 10*, 15, 16, 2019

“If music be the food of love, play on.” Love and revelry and gender identity turn the world topsy-turvy in one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies. Anything can happen when you assemble a cast of the bard’s most memorable characters.

Cast:
Orsino: Kevin Torwelle; Viola: Catherine Eichman
Sebastion: Henry DelBello; Priest/Captain: Teresa Bower
Antonio: Mike Adams; Feste: Renee Gonzales
Toby: Bob Haluska; Maria: Kate Black
Fabian: Robin DeLaughter; Andrew: Riley Newsome
Olivia: Sarah Hodgin; Malvolio: Scott Rummage
Valentine/Officer/Sailor: Nathan Driscoll
Curio/Officer/Sailor: Jerry Hertenstein; Gentlewoman: Linda Kirby

 

Ben Butler

by Richard Strand • John O’Connell directs
April 18**,19, 20, 26, 27, 28* May 3, 4, 2019

In the first months of the Civil War an escaped slave shows up at Fort Monroe demanding sanctuary. General Benjamin Butler is faced with an impossible moral dilemma: follow the letter of the law or make a game-changing move that could alter the course of U.S. History. Based on actual events in 1861, this play is clever without being glib, meaningful without being pretentious, and side-splittingly funny. It’s a timeless exploration of social conscience and individual responsibility.

Cast:
Major General Ben Butler: Thom Hofrichter
Lieutenant Kelly: Kevin Torwelle
Shepard Mallory: Tony McCarrol
Major Cary: Bob Phillips