We are thrilled to announce the lineup for next season's FIVE (actually it will be SIX) plays!
To open the season we are excited to present the murder-mystery “A Murder is Announced” penned by the world famous Agatha Christie. We follow up with a set of comedies we are confident you will enjoy. November brings you Norm Foster’s “Jenny’s House of Joy” followed up by A.R Gurney’s “The Dining Room” in January 2018. An extra special treat this season is a double feature: two hour long plays. “Black Comedy” by Peter Shaffer & “The Real Inspector Hound” by Tom Stoppard will be presented in February 2018. Rounding out the season is John Acro’s film noir themed play “Dead Men Don’t Itch” in March 2018.
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By Agatha Christie
An announcement in the local paper states the time and place when a murder is to occur in Miss Blacklock’s Victorian house. What follows is a classic Agatha Christie puzzle of mixed motives, concealed identities, a determined Inspector grimly following the twists and turns and Miss Marple on hand to provide the final solution.
By Norm Foster
Jenny’s House of Joy is a brothel in Kansas in the 1880s. Jenny has too many customers and now one of her “employees” has run off to get married. She needs a new girl immediately before the next cattle drive moves through Baxter. Along comes a new woman who thinks she has what it takes to work at Jenny’s – she is pretty, sexy and smart… perhaps a bit too smart … and a bit too ambitious.
By A.R. Gurney
“The Dining Room” lets audiences eavesdrop on the comings and goings in one room over the span of fifty years. The dining room where birthday parties, celebrations, dinners and holidays occur is the perfect setting for such discovery. Watch eight actors play 50 roles in 18 scenes! This Pulitzer Prize nominated play is humorous, meaningful, witty and touching.
BLACK COMEDY by Peter Shaffer - A young sculptor arranges an evening at home with guests ... and then the lights fail! A classic farce which occurs during a blackout. The play begins in complete darkness and then when the blackout occurs the stage is then illuminated. Hilariously, the characters are seen shambling around by the audience but invisible to one another.
“THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND” by Tom Stoppard - Feuding theatre critics Moon and Birdboot, the first a fusty philanderer and the second a pompous and vindictive second stringer, are swept into the whodunit they are viewing. This is a hilarious spoof of Agatha Christie!
By John Arco
Private Eye Jake Chapel is hired by the seductive Grace to find her missing ravenous twin sister Angel who was last known to be ‘torching’ in the nightclub of the infamous and dangerous Frankie D. Time is of the essence as his late partner’s widow daunts him, the crooked cops taunt him and long lost love haunts him to find not only the girl but a stolen precious jade. Will an alcoholic sax player be able to help him? Will he learn who the killer in the alley way was? Will he know why a murder? Will Jake’s case be solved?