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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

 

The Importance of Being Earnest

by Oscar Wilde • directed by John Tolley
September 5**, 6, 7, 13, 14, 15*, 20, 21, 2019

A brilliantly clever comedy has two wealthy London bachelors each pretending to be “Earnest” to win the love of two young ladies who have an avowed preference for that name. And all must navigate around the intimidatingly proper Lady Bracknell. Wilde’s trivial comedy for serious people is one of the greatest plays ever written.

 

ART

by Yasmina Reza/translation Christopher Hampton
October 10**, 11, 12, 18, 19, 20*, 25, 26, 2019

How much would you pay for a white painting? One of Marc’s friends, Serge, has just bought a very expensive white painting. To Mark, the painting is a joke, but Serge insists he doesn’t have the proper standard to judge modern art. Another friend, Ivan, tries to be the peace-maker and agree with both. The themes of what is art, and what is friendship swirl around one another in this Tony Award winning classic.

Cast:
Ivan: Nol Beckley
Serge: Aaron Robertson
Marc: Aaron Mann

Crew:
Director: Thom Hofrichter
Production Manager: Rae Surface
Costume Designer: Jeanette Walsh

 

 

Christmas Songs and Stories

compiled/directed by Thom Hofrichter
November 30, December 1*, 7, 8, 14, 15, 2019

Auditions: casting by invitation only

The best loved songs and stories of the Christmas season. Act One has reindeer and Santa, and is secular. Act Two is a stirring reminder of the real meaning of the season, celebrating Christ’s birth through song and scripture. A perfect way to prepare your heart for the Christmas season.

 

The Santaland Diaries

by David Sedaris, adapted by Joe Mantello • directed by Thom Hofrichter
December 20, 21, 2019 —TWO SHOWS ONLY

Auditions: this show is already cast

A man recounts working as an elf at Macy’s Santaland in NYC. From one of our funniest American humorists, with a satirical style reminiscent of Mark Twain, comes this merrily subversive tale—just the antidote if the holidays have overwhelmed you. Kevin Torwelle reprises his Crumpet, the elf. NOTE: This show is rated R for content.

 

Beyond Glory

a play by Stephen Lang, from the book by Larry Smith • directed by Thom Hofrichter
January 2**, 3, 4, 10, 11, 12*, 17, 18, 2020

Auditions: Sunday, August 4 at 6pm in the theater

Eight veterans from World War II, Korea, and Vietnam tell firsthand accounts of their actions which resulted in them receiving the Medal of Honor. Beyond Glory gathers these men who look back on the defining moments of their lives, and they teach us the meaning of courage, duty, and ultimately, humility.

 

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

by Tennessee Williams • directed by Brian Ernsberger
February 20**, 21, 22, 28, 29, March 1*, 6, 7, 2020

Auditions: Sunday, November 24 at 6pm

Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize winner gathers a family on a steamy Mississippi night to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The tone is gay, but the mood is somber for old evils poison the gaiety—sins of the past, greedy hopes for the future, an eagerness to believe the lies that surround them. An American classic—superb theater.

 

 

The Winter’s Tale

by William Shakespeare • directed by Thom Hofrichter
April 16**, 17, 18, 24, 25, 26*, May 1, 2, 2020

Auditions: Sunday, November 10 at 6pm

In Shakespeare’s tale of mystery and magic a jealous king accuses his wife of infidelity, setting off a calamitous series of events. But what begins as tragedy evolves into a fantastical journey—from wrath to redemption to reconciliation. Shakespeare’s fable of hard-won joy and the promise of renewal shows a genius at the height of his powers.

 

 

*Sunday Matinee curtain at 2 pm; All other shows are at 7:30 pm
**Thursday preview—all tickets $12 Tickets are $20/$18 for seniors (65+) Groups of 20 or more
purchased in advance are $15 per ticket

The first 30 full-time students are free with reservations—student tickets are $10 when purchased at the door