2015 Season

List of Playbills

Skin Deep

Skin Deep

Synopsis: 

In Skin Deep, a large, lovable, lonely-heart, named Maureen Mulligan, gives romance one last shot on a blind-date with sweet awkward Joseph Spinelli; she's learned to pepper her speech with jokes to hide insecurities about her weight and appearance, while he's almost dangerously forthright, saying everything that comes to his mind. They both know they're perfect for each other, and in time they come to admit it. They were set up on the date by Maureen's sister Sheila and her husband Squire, who are having problems of their own: Sheila undergoes a non-stop series of cosmetic surgeries to hang onto the attractive and much-desired Squire, who may or may not have long ago held designs on Maureen, who introduced him to Sheila. With Maureen particularly vulnerable to both hurting and being hurt, the time is ripe for all these unspoken issues to bubble to the surface.


Directed By: 
Margaret Britton

Show Dates: 
March 20, 21, 26 - 28, 7:30pm
March 22 & 29, 2:00pm

Calendar Girls

Calendar Girls

Synopsis: 

When Annie's husband John dies of leukaemia, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade four fellow WI members to pose nude with them for an "alternative" calendar, with a little help from hospital porter and amateur photographer Lawrence. The news of the women's charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and hordes of press soon descend on the small village of Knapeley in the Yorkshire Dales. The calendar is a success, but Chris and Annie's friendship is put to the test under the strain of their new-found fame. Based on the true story of eleven WI members who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for the Leukaemia Research Fund, Calendar Girls opened at the Chichester Festival Theatre and has since become the fastest selling play in British theatre history.


Directed By: 
Danna Schuster

Show Dates: 
May 27 - 30, 2015 @ 7:30pm
May 31, 2015 @ 2:00pm
June 1 - 2, 2015 @ 7:30pm

Mame

Mame

Synopsis: 

The madcap life of eccentric Mame Dennis and her bohemian, intellectual arty clique is disrupted when her deceased brother's 10-year-old son Patrick is entrusted to her care. Rather than bow to convention, Mame introduces the boy to her free-wheeling lifestyle, instilling in him her favorite credo, "Life is a banquet, and most poor sons-of-bitches are starving to death." Also figuring in the story line are Mame's personal secretary and nanny-in-law, Agnes Gooch; her "bosom buddy" Vera Charles, the baritone actress and world's greatest lush; and Dwight Babcock, the stuffy and officious executor of Patrick's father's estate. Mame loses her fortune in the Wall Street Crash of 1929 and tries her hand at a number of jobs, with comically disastrous results, but perseveres with good humor and an irrepressible sense of style.


Directed By: 
Shawn Starr

Show Dates: 
July 16 - 18, 7:30pm
July 19, 2:00pm
July 23 - 25, 7:30pm
July 26, 2:00pm

Wait Until Dark

Wait Until Dark

Synopsis: 

Forty-seven years after Wait Until Dark premiered on Broadway, Jeffrey Hatcher has adapted Frederick Knott's 1966 original, giving it a new setting. In 1944 Greenwich Village, Susan Hendrix, a blind yet capable woman, is imperiled by a trio of men in her own apartment. As the climax builds, Susan discovers that her blindness just might be the key to her escape, but she and her tormentors must wait until dark to play out this classic thriller's chilling conclusion.

*This production is offered in loving memory of Lisa Opheim, who passed away October 1, 2014.  Lisa, who was serving on our board of directors at the time of her passing, chose to direct this play for our 2015 season.  Lisa had already begun the work of directing, and it is through her notes and conversations with us that we collaborate to present Wait Until Dark, doing our best to honor her inspired vision.

 


Directed By: 
Friends of the late Lisa Opheim*

Show Dates: 
October 22 - 24, 7:30pm
October 25, 2:00pm
October 29 - 31, 7:30pm