2023 - 2024 Season
Cowboys & Idiots
By Grant Harrison
Directed by G. B. Dixon
The laughs stampede out of the Old West when bachelor Joe Barton dies intestate and in debt, leaving the fate of his saloon at the mercy of the bank. But to the villainous banker (Boo/hiss) who has long coveted the property, mercy is only the French word for “Thank you.” The townspeople soon discover that their beloved watering-hole is to be demolished. Alas, without a will, without a Barton heir, all seems lost…until, Ellie Craig, the long-lost Niece From the East shows up. (Yay!). Can she thwart the nefarious banker’s plans? Will the townspeople stop drinking? What of the handsome sheriff? Find out in this melodrama of 100 proof hilarity.
October 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15
Ken Ludwig’s The Game’s Afoot (or Holmes for the Holidays)
By Ken Ludwig
Directed by Larry Chaney
Breathtaking mystery and high hilarity in equal parts, this play tells the story of Broadway star William Gillette, who has invited his fellow cast-members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. When one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. It is then up to Gillette himself, who just happens to think he’s Sherlock Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears. The danger and laughter are non-stop in this glittering whodunnit set during the Christmas holidays.
December 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10
Jane Austen’s Lady Susan
Adapted by Rob Urbinati
Directed by Alyssa Rae Hendricks
In this charming and fast-paced period comedy, Lady Susan, a young widow, flees London and arrives at the country home of her obliging brother-in-law and his suspicious wife. Soon to come – uninvited – are an eligible suitor, her willful daughter, her chatty confidante and a dimwitted bachelor. Lady Susan schemes for position and wealth, but all does not go according to plan as she and her daughter become rivals for the same man.
February 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11
By Tom Dulack
Directed by George Robert Bailey
The worlds of the Mafia and the theatre clash hilariously when a professorial playwright seeks funding for his new play from the family of a former student. The “family” turn out to be minor Mafia godfathers who are willing to underwrite the play provided they never have to read it. The fact that the unwed daughter of the house falls in love with the playwright only furthers his involvement with the Mob. You’ll leave full of laughter and hungry for Italian food.
April 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14
Flemming: (An American Thriller)
By Sam Bobrick
Directed by Mike Price
Bored by his privileged but mundane life, Henry Flemming sells his lucrative brokerage firm to become… a detective! On his very first case, and to the horror of his wife, Karen, and their two crazy neighbors, Suzy and Stan, the Flemming living room begins to fill up with dead bodies. A hilarious spoof of film noir thrillers from the 40s and 50s, this surprising and witty farce will leave you laughing as well as longing for a good drink! The play won a top award at the International Mystery Writers’ Festival in Owensboro, KY in 2008 and the playwright was made a Kentucky Colonel.
May 31, June 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9