2014-2015 THEATER SEASON
Anne of Green Gables
By Sylvia Ashby
Adapted from the novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Directed by Tim Waite
Fridays & Saturdays, October 3, 4, 10 & 11, 2014 at 7:30pm.
Sunday Matinees, October 5 & 12, 2014 at 2:00pm.
A refreshing, contemporary telling of the classic story. Stern Marilla and her warm-hearted brother Matthew hoped to adopt a boy to work on their farm. But the orphanage sends young, befreckled Anne by mistake, and their lives will never be the same. Her warmth and wit affects everyone around her - even, eventually, the cold Marilla! We follow Anne through her rebellious years, her transformation into a young woman, and her romantic pairing with Gilbert. This play has been charming audiences around the world.
Amahl and the Night Visitors
A Christmas Musical by Gian Carlo Menotti.
Directed by Sandy Pickens. Musical Direction by Julie Rawson.
Fridays & Saturdays, December 5, 6, 12, & 13, 2014 at 7:30pm.
Sunday Matinees, December 7 & 14, 2014 at 2:00pm.
The story of a poor, but imaginative young boy and his mother, who are visited one night by three Kings on their way to Bethlehem to give gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh to the newborn King. They ask to stay the night. The mother, having nothing to feed them, sends Amahl out to call the people of the village to bring food and the entertainment of dance. After an eventful evening, the mother and Amahl query the three Kings about this newborn King they seek. Amahl wants desperately to send a gift to this King and when he offers his most important possession - his crutch - the results are wondrous.
By John Cariani
Directed by Jessie Olson
Fridays & Saturdays, March 6, 7, 13 & 14, 2015 at 7:30pm
Sunday Matinees, March 8 & 15, 2015 at 2:00pm
On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night's dream.
Other Desert Cities
By Jon Robin Baitz
Directed by Diana Canterbury
Fridays & Saturdays, May 15, 16, 22 & 23, 2015 at 7:30pm
Sunday Matinees, May 17 & 24, 2015 at 2:00pm
Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents, her brother, and her aunt. Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family's history—a wound they don't want reopened. In effect, she draws a line in the sand and dares them all to cross it.
The play's name refers to a control city guide sign on eastbound interstate 10 in California, which indicates that the freeway is headed towards Indio, California and "Other Desert Cities" (that is, the rest of Coachella Valley).
After an extremely successful run on Broadway, "Other Desert Cities" won the prestigious Outer Critics Circle Award and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 2012.
Adapted by Joseph Robinette
Based on the book by E. B. White
Directed by Hannah Hall
Thursday, Friday & Saturday, June 25, 26 & 27, 2015 at 7:30pm
Sunday Matinee, June 28, 2015 at 2:00pm
This is the endearing classic about a mouse named Stuart Little who is born into an ordinary New York family. All the charm, wisdom and joy of the E.B. White original are captured in this adaptation by Joseph Robinette, who also dramatized the highly acclaimed stage version of Charlotte's Web. The many adventures—both big and small—of Stuart Little are brought vividly to life in this story theatre presentation.
Young Adult Musical Theater
Back to the 80's
Written by Neil Gooding
Additional Material by Stuart Smith
Revised Orchestrations and Arrangements by Brett Foster
Original Musical Adaptation by Scott Copeman
Music and Lyrics by Various Artists
Directed by Jason Burnett
Fridays & Saturdays, August 14, 15, 21 & 22, 2015 at 7:30pm
Sunday Matinees, August 16 & 23, 2015 at 2:00pm
Join the class of 1985 as they experience the fun and heartbreak of growing up in a totally awesome decade.
From the era that brought the world The Rubik's Cube, Max Headroom and The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comes the "totally awesome" musical Back To The 80's. In the style of movies such as Back To The Future, Ferris Bueller's Day Off and The Karate Kid, Back To The 80's is a nostalgic romp through the greatest hits of the decade.
Soldier, Come Home
By Frank Wicks
Directed by Lynne Miller
*** One performance only ***
Sunday Matinee, May 31, 2015 at 2:00pm
A special commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the end of the American Civil War. This play brings to life the Civil War letters of Mary Luke Pringles, her husband Philip W. Pringle and family members. Written from 1859-1865 from western Pennsylvania and from several major Civil War battles such as Antietam, The Wilderness and Appomattox, the letters were adapted for the stage by their great grandson, Frank W. Wicks.