by Ronald Gabriel Palillo
The Lost Boy
Despite finding success and fame as a writer, James M. Barrie is dissatisfied with his work and his life. He returns to his hometown in Scotland to visit his mother, who still blames him for the long-ago death of his older brother in a skating pond. Haunted by the tragic accident and his mother's harsh words, James slowly begins to confront his family's tragic past with the help of an unexpected friendship and his own gift for storytelling. This fictionalized account of the story of the birth of Peter Pan will warm the hearts of audiences everywhere who remember the magic and mystery of The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up.
by Tom Mula
Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol
"Marley was dead, to begin with…"—and what happens to Ebenezer Scrooge's mean, sour, pruney old business partner after that? Chained and shackled, Marley is condemned to a hellish eternity. He's even given his own private tormentor: a malicious little hell-sprite who thoroughly enjoys his work. Desperate, Marley accepts his one chance to free himself: To escape his own chains, he must first redeem Scrooge. So begins a journey of laughter and terror, redemption and renewal, during which Scrooge's heart, indeed, is opened; but not before Marley—in this irreverent, funny and deeply moving story—discovers his own.
Doug Van Liew
adapted by Gary Wright
Jonathan Harker's employer sends him to eastern Europe to finalize a real estate transaction for a mysterious foreign nobleman, Dracula. Before long, Harker realizes that he is not a guest, but a prisoner in Dracula's castle - and that his host means to murder him. Harker barely escapes the castle with his life, and returns home to England, only to find that Dracula has gotten there first, and is already preying on people close to Harker - including his wife, Mina. Eccentric Dutch scholar Abraham Van Helsing discovers in his research that this Dracula was a Balkan prince renowned for his ruthlessness and cruelty when he was alive - more than 400 years ago. Now, he is a vampire. Armed with this knowledge, the small band of friends tracks down their evil adversary to his London lair, for a final do-or-die confrontation.
by Oscar Wilde
The Importance of Being Earnest
Oscar Wilde's classic is a delight from the first cucumber sandwich on as Jack's double life catches up with him. The problems are resolved in an extremely charming and quite unexpected way as Jack and Algernon discover the importance of being earnest while answering to the name of Ernest.
by Kim Carney
Maxine, a feisty, bitter Alzheimer's victim, doesn't want to move into a nursing facility. But when she meets Joe, a widower who shares her love for dance, her outlook begins to change. Although the two clash when lucid, their hazy memories overlap, and they begin an affair that rejuvenates and fulfills them. But can these lovers -- played simultaneously by an elderly twosome and a young, vivacious couple -- stay together despite their families' wishes and their fading vitality?
by Neil Simon
The Odd Couple
This classic comedy opens as a group of the guys assemble for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. And if the mess is any indication, it's no wonder that his wife left him. Late to arrive is Felix Unger, who has just been separated from his wife. Fastidious, depressed, and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal, but as the action unfolds, Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together with hilarious results as The Odd Couple is born.
by Marquis De Sade
Oxtiern; or the Misfortunes of Libertinage
Based on his novel, the Marquis de Sade brings his tale to the stage. In this production, our Earnestine seeks vengeance on the wealthy Count Oxtiern for destroying her reputation and ruining her life. But who shall win the duel?
Dakota Lee Bryant
by Beth Kander
Running Mates; or The Family Party
Sam Storm has been the beloved mayor of Anderson, Georgia for the past 20 years. Loved by the community and his doting wife, Sam is usually the only one on the ballot come election time, but when an embarrassing video of him is leaked, his seat in office is threatened. Sam has some real competition when the last person he ever expected to run against him puts her name on the ballot: his wife Sophia. Now it’s down and dirty as husband and wife duke it out. Can their marriage withstand the political fisticuffs? And what happens when an unexpected third candidate enters the race? This fast-paced political comedy brings new meaning to the phrase “family politics.”
adapted by R. Owens, W.E. Hall Jr., and W. A. Miles Jr.
This adaptation is true to the novel in which Orwell depicts with great power the horrors of man’s fate in a society where Big Brother is always watching—where everything that is not prohibited is compulsory. As your cast presents the play, you will be participating in a theatrical event that is both powerful and disturbingly provocative. Orwell himself once said, “I do not believe that the kind of society I describe necessarily will arrive, but I believe that something resembling it could arrive. The moral to be drawn from the dangerous nightmare situation is a simple one: Don’t let it happen. It depends on you.”
by Bell Elliot Palmer
Setting the Nation Right and other Easy Plays for Women
Written almost 100 years ago, a group of modern women explore the troubles of the 1920s and 1930s - from jury duty, house sitting, social issues to illness join them as they embark on Setting The Nation Right.
by George Bernard Shaw
Ellie Dunn has been invited to a party along with her father and fiancé at the home of the eccentric Captain Shotover, where he lives with his bohemian daughter Hesione and her husband Hector. But it soon comes to light that Ellie has eyes for another man. Surprises hit one after the other, when it turns out Ellie’s “true love” is not who he appeared to be, Shotover’s other daughter, Ariadne, shows up at the party after a 23-year absence, and love triangles shift and overlap.