The Cemetery Club | May 6 – 21, 2016

by Ivan Menchell |  PG-Poignant Romantic Comedy  directed by Emily Piperato / Co-Produced by The GVTC Foundation

Three Jewish widows meet once a month for tea before going to visit their husband's graves. Ida is sweet tempered and ready to begin a new life, Lucille is a feisty embodiment of the girl who just wants to have fun, and Doris is priggish and judgmental, particularly when Sam the butcher enters the scene.  Glamorous Mildred appears on Sam's arm to complicate things further.

Cast and Crew

Ida
Patty Loftis
Lucille
Ida Steele
Doris
Kimberly Stoner
Sam 
Ray Baird 
Mildred
Carol Bidus


AD/SM
Timothy Stoner
Booth Operator
Matt Schulman

Don’t Dress For Dinner | July 15 - 30, 2016

show poster template-DDFDby Marc Camoletti/adapted by Robin Hawdon |  PG-Farce  directed by Keisha McFerrin / Co-Produced by Consuelo Scanlon

Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse, while his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend, Robert, along to provide the alibi. It's foolproof; what could possibly go wrong? Well – what if Robert turns up not realizing quite why he has been invited? Suppose Robert and Jacqueline are secret lovers? Or if the cook has to pretend to be the mistress and the mistress is unable to cook? Will everyone's alibi gets confused with everyone else's? An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed!

 

Veterans Play Project | March 4 – 12, 2016

Created By Wonderlust Productions | directed by Allen Rudolph | Co-Produced by Angels All Around You

*This Season's Production of

Theatre on the Edge

A play with humor, content or subject matter suitable for a mature audience.

The Veterans Play Project is a unique opportunity to take a close look at some of the obstacles military personnel face when returning to civilian life. It is an evolving script first created by Wonderlust Productions and over 100 veterans of U.S. military service. With a cast of 18 to 20 people this is a great chance for actors to show their support for our men and women in the services.

Rated R for strong language and content

Wonder of the World* | Jan. 16- 31, 2015

wonderby David Lindsay-Abaire  |  R Absurdist Comedy (for adult language) directed by Allen Rudolph
Co-Produced by Consuelo Scanlon

*This Season's Production of

Theatre on the Edge

A play with humor, content or subject matter suitable for a mature audience.

Nothing will prepare you for the dirty little secret Cass discovers in her husband's sweater drawer. It is so shocking that our heroine has no choice but to flee to the honeymoon capital of the world in a frantic search for the life she thinks she missed out on. It's a wild ride over Niagara Falls in a barrel of laughs as Cass embarks on a journey of self-discovery that has her crossing paths with a blithely suicidal alcoholic, a lonely tour-boat captain, a pair of bickering private detectives and a strange caper involving a gargantuan jar of peanut butter, all of which pushes her perilously close to the water's edge.

"Hefty laughter. David Lindsay-Abaire's WONDER OF THE WORLD is exceedingly whimsical and playfully wicked. Winning and genial. A top-drawer production." —NY Times. " Lindsay-Abaire's flair for the absurd combines nicely with an ability to pull laughs out of any situation. Absolutely hysterical." —Variety.

 

A Southern Exposure | November 7 - 22, 2014

asouthernexposuresmallby Kelley Kingston-Strayer  |  PG-Comedy/Drama   directed by Kathleen Lovejoy
Co-Produced by The GVTC Foundation

While away an hour or two in a Kentucky kitchen sipping coffee with Britney Hurt's family: Hattie, her bible thumping grandmother with a cast iron will; Ida Mae, a pushy card shark; and Mattie, a wig-wearing, Oprah-watching aunt. Britneyis a sweet young thing itching for life outside of her small town. Raised by Hattie, Britney stuns her grandmother and her two eccentric, doting aunts when she announces that she's fallen in love and is moving to New York City. We can all identify with this sincerely southern and comical story about love, sacrifice and the everlasting bond of family. Winner of Barter Theatre's Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights.

Blithe Spirit | September 11 - 26, 2015

blithe-spiritby Noel Coward |  G-Classic Comedy/Farce  directed by Patty Loftis / Co-Produced by The Drama Queens

The smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages, this much-revived classic offers up fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine, re-married to Ruth but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, clever but mischievous Elvira, called up during a séance’ by a visiting "happy medium", one Madame Arcati. For Charles’s current wife, Ruth, Elvira’s presence is no laughing matter, particularly since Elvira seems eager to reclaim her former husband – either in this world or the next!

Breaking Legs     |     Jul. 18 - August 2, 2014

by Tom Dulack  |  PG-13 Comedy  |  directed by Christine Crowley

Co-Produced by: H-E-B

The action occurs in an Italian restaurant owned by a successful mobster and managed by his beautiful unmarried daughter. When the daughter's former college professor arrives to ask for financial backing for a play he's written about a murder, the fun begins. The three main Mafiosi are intrigued with the idea of producing a play. The daughter becomes enamored of the playwright, who is delighted to have the family's support. His bubble is burst when he discovers that his backers are gangsters. In this madcap situation, murder and menace are served up with plenty of pasta and laughter!

Nunsense     |     May 9 - 24, 2014

nunsenseby Dan Goggin  |  PG Musical Comedy  |  directed by Keisha McFerrin

Co-Produced by: Kendall County Air

Five of the 19 surviving Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook has accidentally killed the other fifty-two residents of the convent with her tainted vichyssoise. There is no money in the kitty to pay for the last four burials. With the deceased nuns on ice in the deep freeze, they decide to stage a variety show in the Mount Saint Helen's School auditorium to raise the necessary amount.

Winner of Four Outer Critics Circle Awards

 

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) | July 17 – August 1, 2015

shakespeareby Long, Singer, and Winfield |  PG-Zany Comedy  directed by Keisha McFerrin
Co-Produced by H-E-B

Can three guys really cover thirty-seven Shakespeare plays in less than two hours? This fast-firing comedy does just that as it parodies all of the Shakespeare plays (plus the sonnets!) with only three performers in two acts. This play is full of energy as the characters run across the stage and keep you guessing how they will pull off the next play. As the characters are about to come to the end of the first act, they realize they forgot to perform Hamlet. One of the actors becomes nervous and runs out of the theatre with another actor chasing him. The final actor is left to entertain the audience by himself, which he does by telling jokes and calling for the intermission. The missing two actors return and save their companion from reciting all of the sonnets. All three actors then perform their extremely abbreviated version of Hamlet (with a little help from the audience), thus "completing" the canon in only an hour and a half!

I Hate Hamlet | May 15 - 30, 2015

i-hate-hamletby Paul Rudnick |  PG-Comedy   directed by Keisha McFerrin
Co-Produced by Secure Money Strategies

Andrew Rally seems to have it all: celebrity and acclaim from his starring role in a hit television series; a rich, beautiful girlfriend; a glamorous, devoted agent; the perfect New York apartment; and the chance to play Hamlet in Central Park. There are, however, a couple of glitches in paradise. Andrew's series has been canceled; his girlfriend is clinging to her virginity with unyielding conviction; and he has no desire to play Hamlet. When Andrew's agent visits him, she reminisces about her brief romance with John Barrymore many years ago, in Andrew's apartment. This prompts a seance to summon his ghost. From the moment Barrymore returns, dressed in high Shakespearean garb, Andrew's life is no longer his own.

The Last Romance | February 27 – March 14, 2015

thelastromance 1by Joe diPietro |  PG-Romantic Comedy   directed by Don Barton
Co-Produced by Kendall County Air

A crush can make anyone feel young again—even a senior widower named Ralph. On an ordinary day in a routine life, Ralph decides to take a different path on his daily walk—one that leads him to an unexpected second chance at love. Relying on a renewed boyish charm, Ralph attempts to woo the elegant, but distant, Carol. Defying Carol's reticence—and his lonely sister's jealousy—Ralph embarks on the trip of a lifetime, and regains a happiness that seemed all but lost. THE LAST ROMANCE is a heart-warming comedy about the transformative power of love.

The Crazy Quilt Club | January 22 - February 6, 2016

by Pat Cook |  G-Comedy  directed by Don Barton / Co-Produced by Secure Money Strategies

Veronica Blather is a sweet little old lady who spends most of her time knitting and solving murders, most of which occur whenever she shows up. Understandably she has a problem finding a place to live. When her niece invites her to stay at a retirement home for old knitters, it seems ideal - until one of its members dies from drinking poisoned punch. Who did it? Clues drop as fast as corpses and dialogue races along at breakneck speed to keeps the audience in stitches till the last minute!

The Odd Couple | November 13 - 29, 2015

by Neil Simon |  PG-Comedy  directed by Christine Crowley / Co-Produced by H-E-B and A-1 Red White and Blue Storage

This classic comedy opens as a group of the guys assembled for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. And if the mess is any indication, it's no wonder that his wife left him. Late to arrive is Felix Unger who has just been separated from his wife. Fastidious, depressed and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal, but as the action unfolds Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean-freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together with hilarious results as The Odd Couple is born.

You Can't Take it With You | September 19 – October 4, 2014

youcanttakeitwithyou SMALLby Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman  |  G-rated Classic Comedy  |  directed by Patty Loftis
Co-Produced by The Drama Queens

At first the Sycamores seem mad, but it is not long before we realize that if they are mad, the rest of the world is madder. In contrast to these delightful people are the unhappy Kirbys. The plot shows how Tony, attractive young son of the Kirbys, falls in love with Alice Sycamore and brings his parents to dine at the Sycamore home on the wrong evening. The shock sustained by the Kirbys, who are invited to eat cheap food, shows Alice that marriage with Tony is out of the question. The Sycamores, however, though sympathetic to Alice, find it hard to realize her point of view. Meantime, Tony, who knows the Sycamores are right and his own people wrong, will not give her up, and in the end Mr. Kirby is converted to the happy madness of the Sycamores.

Sleuth     |     Feb. 28 - Mar. 15, 2014

sleuthby Anthony Shaffer  |  PG Classic Thriller  |  directed by Don Barton

Co-Produced by: Secure Money Strategies

The ultimate game of cat-and-mouse is played out in a cozy English country house owned by celebrated mystery writer, Andrew Wyke. Invited guest Milo Tindle, a young rival who shares not only Wyke's love of the game but also his wife, has come to lay claim. Revenge is devised and murders plotted as the two plan the ultimate whodunnit.

Winner of the Tony and Drama CriticsCircle Awards for Best Play

 

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