Directed by Keri Peavler
2m/3f Auditions September 6 at 6pm-8pm
Edgar Allan Poe stands alone in the flickering darkness of his mind, trying desperately to convince himself -- and us -- that he's not mad. The spell he weaves brings us a highly theatrical adaptation of four tales Poe himself considered his best: "The Raven," "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Pit and the Pendulum," and "The Tell-Tale Heart." Enter the world of Poe and check your heartbeat at the door.
Our 3rd Annual Battle of the Bands will be an even larger event this year with food trucks and vendors on both days.
September 9, 2022
September 10, 2022
Art Show sponsored by El Reno Arts Council
Safe Haven Animal Rescue Tent
Mother-Daughter Look Alike Contest
Father-Son Corn Hole Tournament
Making God Laugh follows one typical American family over the course of thirty years' worth of holidays. Starting in 1980, Ruthie and Bill's grown children -- a priest, an aspiring actress, and a former football star -- all return home, where we learn of their plans and dreams as they embark on their adult lives. The empty-nester parents contend with their own changes, too, as old family rituals are trotted out and ancient tensions flare up. As time passes, the family discovers that, despite what we may have in mind, we often arrive at unexpected destinations.
As Woody Allen once said, "If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans..."
by Collin Andrulonis
Directed by Kristin Richardson
3w/2m/many kids - Auditions October 17 and 18 6pm-8pm
It’s Molly’s first year to host Christmas Eve and everything must be perfect. The kitchen table is beautifully set; the banana-blueberry pie is chilling in the fridge; the turkey is roasting; and everyone invited has a beautifully wrapped Christmas Eve present under the beautifully trimmed Christmas tree. What could possibly go wrong? But wait—the Christmas carolers, who were so cute the first couple of times around, won’t stop coming. Molly’s 12-year-old son, Johnathan has a shiner just in time for family photos, and her controlling mother-in-law, who never cuts Molly any slack, invites her husband’s ex-fiancé, Lee Ann to dinner. But that’s not the worst of it. When Nana’s drink accidentally gets switched with spiked cider and “Giggles” the children’s pet ferret finds a hiding place inside the turkey and Lee Ann’s last minute gift under the tree reveals an unusually revealing negligée, the chaos – and the fun – explodes with laughter. It’s a perfectly hilarious family holiday play perfect for every person in your audience, no matter what their age.