PLAY ON - FEBRUARY 22-24, MARCH 1-4
Directed by Sue Aukerman
PLAY ON: February 22-24, March 1-4; Director, Sue Aukerman
Set in the present - day on the stage of a local community theatre, is the hilarious story of a theatre group trying desperately to put one play in spite of maddening interference from a haughty author who keeps revising the script.
Act 1 is a rehearsal of the dreadful show, Act II is the near disastrous dress rehearsal , and the final act is the actual performance, in which anything that can go wrong, does. When the author decides to give a speech on the state of the modern theatre during curtain calls, the audience is treaded a madcap climax to a thoroughly hilarious romp. Even the sound effects reap their share of laughter. The play will be directed by Sue Aukerman.
FOOLS - Directed by Patrick McCray
Leon Tolchinsky is ecstatic. He's landed a terrific job in an idyllic Russian hamlet. When he arrives he finds people sweeping dust from the stoops back into their houses and people milking upside down to get more cream. The town has been cursed with Chronic Stupidity for 200 years and Leon's job is to break the curse. No one tells him that if he stays over 24 hours and fails to break the curse, he too becomes Stupid. But, he has fallen in love with a girl so Stupid that she only recently learned how to sit down.
"The brightest, freshest, funniest, warmest and happiest to do on Broadway in many a day.....CBS TV
DIXIE SWIM CLUB - JULY 12-14 & 19-22
Directed by James Fisher
Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina's Outer Banks to catch up, laugh, and meddle in each other's lives.
THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB focuses on four of those weekends and spans a period of thirty-three years.
Sheree, the spunky team captain, desperately tries to maintain her organized and "perfect" life, and continues to be the group leader. Dinah, the wisecracking overachiever, is a careen dynamo. But her victories in the courtroom are in stark contrast to the frustrations of her personal life. Lexie, pampered and outspoken, is determined to hold on to her looks and youth as long as possible. She enjoys being married, over, and over again. The self deprecating and acerbic Vernadette, acutely aware of the dark cloud that hovers over her life has decided to just give in and embrace the chaos. The sweet, eager-to-please Jeri Neal experiences a late entry into motherhood that takes them all by surprise. THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB is the story of these five unforgettable women- a hilarious and touching comedy about friendship.
OUTSIDE MULLINGAR - Directed by Dennis Loy
Anthony and Rosemary are two introverted misfits straddling 40. Anthony has spent his entire life on a cattle farm in rural Irelalndl, a state of affairs that - due to his painful shyness - suits him well. Rosemary lives right next door, determined to have him, watching the years slip away. With Anthony's father threatening to disinherit him and a land feud simmering between their families, Rosemary has every reason to fear romantic catastrophe. But the, in this very Irish story with a surprising depth of poetic passion, these yearning, eccentric souls fight their way towards solid ground and some kind of happiness. Their journey is heartbreaking, funny as hell, and ultimately deeply moving. OUTSIDE MULLINGER is a compassionate, delightful work about how it's never too late to take a chance on love....stated Variety
PARFUMERIE - Directed by Len Willis
This new adaption of the play that inspired several movies is a warm, gentle comedy that follows the tangled tale of Parfumerie employee George Horvath. Just days before Christmas, George's boss fires him after mistakenly suspecting him to the over of his unfaithful wife. Meanwhile, George's own love life goes awry when he discovers that the stranger he has fallen in love with through a secret correspondence is none other than Amalia Balash, a co-worker with whom he constantly feuds. For the employees of the Parfumerie, only truth can lead to a happy resolution in this old-fashioned romantic Christmas tale.
...Sarasota Magazine states "Romance and retail - who could ask for anything more for the holiday season."