Playbill

Playbill 2024

1. A Tomb with a View

By Norman Robbins

Directed by Les Hart

Synopsis

“A Tomb With A View” is set in an as-sinister-an-old-library as one is likely to come across, presided over by a portrait of a grim faced, mad-eyed, old man. There, a dusty, lawyer reads a Will, involving some millions of pounds, to an equally sinister family – one member of which has werewolf tendencies, another wanders around in a toga and a third member is a gentle, old lady who plants more than seeds in her flower beds.
By the third act, there are more corpses than live members left in the show, with no two dying alike! And what about the sympathetic nurse and the author of romantic novels? Are they all, or more than, they seem to be? All is revealed as the plot twists and turns to its surprising conclusion.

Season Dates: 14 – 17  & 21 – 23 March 2024
Thursday, Friday & Saturday performance at 8pm
Sunday Matinee at 2pm

2. The Skin of Our Teeth

By Thornton Wilder

Directed by Kadey McIntosh

Synopsis

AN OPTIMISTIC CATASTROPHE SET IN PREHISTORIC NEW JERSEY, CIRCA. 1942
An immersive and metatheatrical experience that combines farce, burlesque, and satire (among other styles), The Skin of our Teeth is the story of an Eternal Family (The Antrobuses) who narrowly escape one disaster after another, from ancient times to the present. Meet George and Maggie Antrobus (married only 5,000 years); their two children, Gladys and Henry (perfect in every way!); and their maid, Sabina (the ageless vamp) as they overcome ice, flood, and war — by the skin of their teeth.

Season Dates: 13 -16 & 20 – 22 June 2024
Thursday, Friday & Saturday performance at 7.30pm
Sunday Matinee at 2pm

3. Chapter 2

By Neil Simon

Directed by Matthew Freeman

Synopsis

Recent widower, writer George Schneider, is encouraged by his younger brother Leo to start dating again. This sends George into even more depression after a series of bad matches. Then Leo comes up with Jennie Malone, and she’s a keeper. Still, it’s a bumpy trip on the road to Dreamland for these not-so-young lovers. George and Jennie stumble on, overcoming both their hesitation on the rebound and emotional neediness. In a hilarious, farcical subplot, Leo has a fling with Faye, Jennie’s neurotic married friend.

Season Dates: 5 – 8 & 12 – 14 September 2024
Thursday, Friday & Saturday performance at 8pm
Sunday Matinee at 2pm

4. Drinking Habits

By Tom Smith

Directed by Bethany Simmons

Synopsis

Accusations, mistaken identities, and romances run wild in this traditional, laugh-out-loud farce.

Two nuns at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing have been secretly making wine to keep the convent’s doors open, but Paul and Sally, reporters and former fiancees, are hot on their trail. They go undercover as a nun and priest, but their presence, combined with the addition of a new nun, spurs paranoia throughout the convent that spies have been sent from Rome to shut them down.

Season Dates: 21 – 24 & 28 – 30 November 2024
Thursday, Friday & Saturday performance at 8pm
Sunday Matinee at 2pm