The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge
November 26, 2010 – December 19, 2010
Director: Tom Kline
A year after his miraculous transformation, Ebenezer
Scrooge is back to his old ways and is suing Jacob Marley and the Ghosts
of Christmas Past, Present and Future for breaking and entering,
kidnapping, slander, pain and suffering, attempted murder and the
intentional infliction of emotional distress. The ghosts employ Solomon
Rothschild, England's most charismatic, savvy, and clever barrister.
Scrooge, that old penny pincher, represents himself. One by one, Bob
Cratchit, Scrooge's nephew Fred, solicitor and philanthropist Sara Anne
Wainwright, and the ghosts themselves take the witness stand to give
their account of the night in question. By Mark Brown.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
January 21, 2011 – February 13, 2011
Director: Jan Sheldon
Based on the popular 1988 film, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
centers on two con men living on the French Riviera. The first is suave
and sophisticated Lawrence Jameson, who makes his lavish living by
talking rich ladies out of their money. The other, a small-time crook
named Freddy, swindles women with fabricated stories about his
grandmother's failing health. After meeting on a train, they find that
the small French town isn't big enough for the two of them and agree on a
settlement: the first one to extract $50,000 from a young female
target, heiress Christine Colgate, wins and the other must leave town.
Book by Jeffrey Lane, music and lyrics David Yazbek.
Arsenic and Old Lace
March 11, 2011 – April 3, 2011
Director: Joe Ousley
Arsenic and Old Lace is the amusing story of two charming
and innocent elderly ladies who decide that by poisoning their poor,
lonely lodgers and burying the bodies in their cellar, they are saving
these unfortunates from the sorrows of this world - however, not
everybody shares their views! Author Joseph Kesselring.
April 29, 2011 – May 22, 2011
Director: Dan Martin
50th Anniversary of the Show. Based on Les Romanesques by
Edmond Rostand, The Fantasticks is the longest-running production of any
kind in the world, and with good reason: at the heart of its
breathtaking poetry and subtle theatrical sophistication is a purity and
simplicity that transcends cultural barriers. The result is a timeless
fable of love that manages to be nostalgic and universal at the same
time. Book by Tom Jones, music by Harvey Schmidt, lyrics by Tom Jones.
June 17, 2011 – July 10, 2011
Director: Scotty Schultz
What do you do to prepare for a visit from your parents?
Plenty, when you're the daughter of strict Italian Catholic parents who
expect to meet your female roommate, who is actually a guy. John was
hoping to celebrate his and Maria's two-year anniversary as housemates
by proposing to her. Instead he finds himself as "Suzanne" wearing a
dress and trying to cope with Maria's cranky father, her overbearing
mother and her wild younger sister, and her childhood friend who tries
to make his move on Maria as well as "Suzanne." Add John's
trouble-making friend and you've got laughs on top of laughs. Author
John D. Smitherman.
All the Great Books [Abridged]
August 5- 28, 2011
Director: William McCoy
Confused by Confucius? Thoroughly thrown by Thoreau? Wish Swift
was swifter? Tennyson tinier? Then buckle up and hop aboard as the
three cultural guerrillas zip through everything you didn’t get around
to reading in school. A ninety-eight minute roller-coaster ride through a
compact compendium of the world’s great books. By Reed Martin and
Austin Tichenor (Reduced Shakespeare Company).