Jeffrey Hatcher's Murderers consists of three monologues from people who take a perverse pride in their crimes. Each person takes the stage and immediately proclaims, "I am a murderer." But there's nothing in these confessions that will chill the blood of a theatergoer; most people will be too busy laughing to be frightened.
Runs: January 28th - February 11th
Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Sally, Schroeder, and a beagle named Snoopy navigate the joys and pitfalls of childhood: chaotic baseball games, unrequited valentines, World War One flying beagles, and five cent psychiatry. Great fun for the family!
Runs: March 10th - March 25th
Based on a true story, The Tin Woman is the story of a woman who receives a heart transplant and her eventual meeting with the family of the donor. Instead of relishing life after her heart transplant, Joy enters a downward spiral, unsure if she deserves a second chance. The Tin Woman uses humor and pathos to explore loss, family, and what it means to be given a new life.
Runs: April 20th - April 29th
I LOVE YOU BECAUSE is a modern twist on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice , set in New York City. A young, uptight greeting card writer’s life is changed when he meets a flighty photographer. Along with their eccentric friends and siblings, they learn to love each other not in spite of their faults, but because of them.
Runs: June 2nd - June 17th
The songs of Journey, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard and other artists underscore a tale of big dreams in Hollywood. Soon after hopping off a bus from the Midwest, aspiring singer Sherrie Christian immediately finds herself in trouble. Coming to her rescue is Drew, a bar-back at the legendary club the Bourbon Room. With stars in their eyes, the young lovers chase their dreams, but a misunderstanding involving rock god Stacee Jaxx threatens to tear them apart.
Coming in July/August
One evening a charming Irish couple invite, a young co-ed and her date to the mansion where they serve as caretakers. Once there the young woman is met with an unusual request. Since she strongly resembles Veronica, the long-dead sister of the mansion's current owner, could she possibly visit Veronica's room and try on some of her clothes? The caretakers convince the young woman that the sight of "Veronica" alive again might soothe their employer, an elderly woman afflicted with dementia. But a compassionate-sounding request masks a fiendish plot with hellish consequences that she might never escape. Written by Ira Levin (The Boys from Brazil, The Stepford Wives, Rosemary's Baby and Deathtrap)
It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play is based on the classic holiday movie with a clever twist thrown in: the story is staged as a live radio broadcast. Actors portray numerous characters, and sound effects are done through Foley artists. It’s a Wonderful Life is about the life of George Bailey, a generous and well-meaning man who has become too downcast and tired to continue living. It will take help from a lovable angel to show George what life would be like if he wasn’t born for George to have a change of heart and understand the true spirit of the holidays.
An eclectic group of sixth-graders arrives at the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, each eager to win for very different reasons. Sweet and shy Olive brings only her best friend (the dictionary) with her to the bee; bold and hyperallergic speller William Barfee uses his “magic foot” to propel him to greatness; former champion Chip is struggling with his burgeoning puberty; easily distracted Leaf is unconvinced that he’s smart enough to be a challenger; overachiever Marcy is disappointed by her consistent success; and politically aware Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre only wants to impress her gay dads. In hilarious, touching, and catchy songs, each speller reveals his/her hopes, struggles, and passions as they make their way through the competition. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee causes audiences to fall in love, both with the show itself and its “perspicacious,” “jocular,” and “effervescent” spellers.
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