Kevan Dunkelberg, Director
Keegan Rose and Kaleb Benda, Music Directors
This panto-style re-imagining of J.M. Barrie's classic book focuses on Wendy's transition from a child to a responsible young lady -- with plenty of adventure in between! When Wendy refuses to leave the nursery and sleep downstairs, her mother gives her a mysterious box containing Peter Pan's shadow. Unable to resist, Wendy opens it, Peter arrives, and they're off to Neverland! But even there, Wendy must learn what it means to grow up. Full of enchanting music and beloved characters, this fast-paced adaptation of Barrie's Peter and Wendy is a treat for children of any age.
Directed by Christine Dawson
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..."
September 6 6:00pm-8:00pm
October 28,29 7:00pm
October 30 2:00pm
Directed by Keri Peavler
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.
December 10,16,17 7:00pm
December 11,17,18 2:00pm
Directed by Kristin Richardson
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.