2018 Season

 

Nunsense
By Dan Goggin
January 25 – February 4
Thursdays – Saturdays 7:30pm - Jan 25, 26, 27, Feb 1, 2 & 3
Sunday Matinees 2:30pm – Jan 28 & Feb 4



An International phenomenon with more than 5000 productions worldwide, come meet the Little Sisters of Hoboken and see how it all began. When the sisters discover that their cook, Sister Julia – Child of God – has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters, and they are in dire need of funds for the burials. The sisters decide that the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show, so they take over the school auditorium. Here we meet Reverend Mother Regina, a former circus performer, Sister Mary Hubert, the Mistresses of Novices; a streetwise nun from Brooklyn named Sister Robert Anne; Sister Mary Leo, a novice who is a wannabe ballerina; and the delightfully wacky Sister Mary Amnesia, the nun who lost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head.


Brighton Beach Memoirs
By Neil Simon
March 15 – March 25
Thursdays – Saturdays 7:30pm – March 15, 16, 17, 22, 23 & 24
Sunday Matinees 2:30pm – March 18 & 25

 


Winner of 4 Tony awards Brighton Beach Memoirs is the first part of Neil Simon’s autobiography: a portrait of the writer as a young teen in 1937 living with his family in a crowded, lower middle-class Brooklyn walk-up. Eugene Jerome, standing in for the author, is the narrator and central character. Dreaming of baseball and girls, Eugene must cope with the mundane existence of his family life in Brooklyn: formidable mother, overworked father, and his worldly older brother Stanley. Throw into the mix his widowed Aunt Blanche, her two young (but rapidly aging) daughters and you have a recipe for hilarity, served up Simon-style. This bittersweet memoir evocatively captures the life of a struggling Jewish household where, as his father states “if you didn’t have a problem, you wouldn’t be living here.”




The 39 Steps
By Patrick Barlow & John Buchan
May 3 – May 13
Thursdays – Saturdays 7:30pm – May 3, 4, 5, 10, 11 & 12
Sunday Matinees 2:30pm – May 6 & 13



Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This 2-time Tony and Drama Desk Award winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of 4), and on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance!


 

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

By John Giore
Presented by EPT K.I.D.S. (Kids In Dramatic Studies)
June 7 – June 10
Thursday – Saturday 7:00pm – June 28, 29, & 30
Saturday & Sunday Matinees June 30 & July 1



Though the character may be familiar, each of your favorite storybook fables is uproariously derailed in this adaptation of Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith’s quintessential children’s book of fractured fairy tales. Everything from “Chicken Little” to “The Gingerbread Man” gets a complete makeover. In-eloquent giants, sassy barnyard animals, colossal cow pies, and enough stinky cheese to go around!



Anatomy of Gray
By Jim Leonard Jr
Presented by EPT K.I.D.S. (Kids In Dramatic Studies)
June 28 – July 1
Thursday – Saturday 7:00pm – June 7, 8, & 9
Saturday & Sunday Matinees June 9 & 10



This award-winning author of The Diviners, And They Dance Real Slow in Hackson, and Crow & Weasel describes his newest play as “A children’s story for adults” When June’s father dies, she prays for a healer to come to the small town of Gray, so that no one will ever suffer again, the next thin she knows, there’s a tornado and a man in a balloon blows into town claiming to be a doctor. At first, the new doctor cures anything and everything, but soon the town’s preacher takes ill with a mysterious plague. And the plague begins to spread. Set in Indiana during the late 1800’s. Anatomy of Gray deals with death, loss, love and healing in a unique coming-of-age-story.




Little Shop of Horrors
By Howard Ashman & Alan Manken
August 9 – August 19
Thursdays – Saturdays 7:30pm – August 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 & 18
Sunday Matinees 2:30pm – August 12 & 19



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. 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! Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid & Beauty and The Beast) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world!



Blood Money
By The Heather Brothers
October 18 – October 28
Thursdays – Saturdays 7:30pm – October 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 & 27
Sunday Matinees 2:30pm – October 21 & 28



Womanizer Mike Mason, star of TV’s “Bargain Basement” and his wife Liz were involved in a hit and run accident in which a young teenage girl, Carol Mitchell, was killed. They believed they had gotten away with it until seven years later they receive a call from someone claiming to be the dead girl. Returning home that night from an award ceremony the couple find their house trashed and the name “Carol Mitchell” painted on the wall…and so the nightmare begins. After a roller-coaster ride of twists and turns the play finally reaches its dramatic conclusion as the full shocking truth of Carol Mitchell’s death is revealed…along with the identity of their protagonist.





A Doublewide Texas Christmas
Jones Hope Wooten
December 6 – December 16
Thursdays – Saturdays 7:30pm – December 6, 7, 8, 13, 14 & 15
Sunday Matinees 2:30pm – December 9 & 16



It’s Christmastime in the newest-and tiniest-town in Texas. And it’s beginning to look a lot like trouble in Doublewide. Not only are the trailer park residents dealing with the stress of the holiday season, but they’ve just discovered that Doublewide is being double-crossed by the County. Determined to bolster their legitimacy, they first set their sights on the County-wide “Battle of the Mangers” competition. By the time this full-tilt rocket ride of lunacy climaxes in a what-else-can-go-wrong live television presentation, you’ll have doubled your Christmas spirit.