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2017 Season

List of Playbills

Veronica's Room

Playwright(s): 
Ira Levin


Synopsis: 

This chilling mystery thriller by the author of Rosemary's Baby explores the thin line between fantasy and reality, madness and murder. Students Susan and Larry find themselves as guests enticed to the Brabissant mansion by it's dissolute caretakers the lonely Mackeys.Struck by Susan's strong resemblance to Veronica Brabissant, long- dead daughter of the family for whom they work, the older couple gradually induce her to impersonate Veronica briefly to solace the only living Brabissant, her addled sister who believes Veronica alive. Once dressed in Veronica's clothes, Susan finds herself locked in the role and locked in Veronica's room. Or is she Veronica, in 1935, pretending to be an imaginary Susan?


Directed By: 
Kimberly Ross

Show Dates: 
Friday and Saturday, October 13 - 14, 7:30 PM
Sunday, October 15, 2:00 PM
Thursday - Saturday, October 19 - 21, 7:30 PM
Sunday, October 22, 2:00 PM

The Boys Next Door

Playwright(s): 
Tom Griffin


Synopsis: 

The place is a communal residence in a New England city, where four mentally handicapped men live under the supervision of an earnest, but increasingly "burned out" young social worker named Jack. Norman, who works in a doughnut shop and is unable to resist the lure of the sweet pastries, takes great pride in the huge bundle of keys that dangles from his waist; Lucien P. Smith has the mind of a five-year-old but imagines that he is able to read and comprehend the weighty books he lugs about; Arnold, the ringleader of the group, is a hyperactive, compulsive chatterer, who suffers from deep-seated insecurities and a persecution complex; while Barry, a brilliant schizophrenic who is devastated by the unfeeling rejection of his brutal father, fantasizes that he is a golf pro. Mingled with scenes from the daily lives of these four, where "little things" sometimes become momentous (and often very funny), are moments of great poignancy when, with touching effectiveness, we are reminded that the handicapped, like the rest of us, want only to love and laugh and find some meaning and purpose in the brief time that they, like their more fortunate brothers, are allotted on this earth.


Directed By: 
Danna Schuster

Show Dates: 
Friday and Saturday, February 17 - 18, 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 19, 2:00 PM
Monday, February 20 and Friday and Saturday February 24 - 25, 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 26, 2:00 PM

2 Across

Playwright(s): 
Jerry Mayer


Synopsis: 

Two strangers, a man and a woman board a San Francisco BART train at 4:30 AM. They're alone in the car, each is married, both are doing the New York Times crossword. She's an organized, sensible, psychologist. He's a free spirited, unemployed ad exec. She is a crossword pro, he always quits. When he tosses his puzzle away, she snaps, "Crosswords are a metaphor for life, those who finish, succeed, those who don't, fail." Now he vows to finish. Why?  He's a competitor and she happens to be lovely. This starts an 80 minute ride described by critics as "Hilarious," "Witty," "Romantic," "Poignant," "Wonderfully entertaining." Two opposites in an enclosed space, attacking each other's values but also being swayed and intrigued by them. They each have serious life problems that the other helps them solve. Their trip is filled with unpredictable but believable surprises, even a passionate kissing embrace or two. As the train ride ends it's obvious each of them has been changed for the better. 


Directed By: 
Richard Buman

Show Dates: 
Friday and Saturday, April 21 - 22, 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 23, 2:00 PM
Thursday - Saturday, April 27 - 29, 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 30, 2:00 PM

Little Shop of Horrors

Playwright(s): 
Book and Lyrics by: Howard Ashman
Music by: Alan Menken


Synopsis: 

A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney's The Little MermaidBeauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world.

The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II" - after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!


Directed By: 
Wayne Blum

Show Dates: 
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, June 15 - 17, 7:30 PM
Sunday, June 18, 2:00 PM
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, June 22 - 24, 7:30 PM
Sunday, June 25, 2:00 PM