Schedule of Upcoming Events

Nov 24 until Dec 31 -  "Still Home .... For the Holidays"

A compilation holiday album!  The album features donated original songs and videos of CPAC guest artists and Cloverdale community members.

Guest artists include: Wendy DeWitt, Dirty Cello, Del Sol, members of Paula Gilbert Studios & the Cloverdale Community.   Tickets are $20

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Postponed Event - Performance Dates To Be Announced 

 

Talley's Folly

By Lanford Wilson

Directed by Arte Whyte

This one-act, two-character play was winner of both the Pulitzer Prize for Drama andthe Drama Critics Circle Award in 1980. A romantic drama which takes place in abroken down boathouse in Lebanon, Missouri in 1944, this is an unlikely meetingbetween two people--a pretty, but as yet unmarried Protestant lady and a persuasiveand charming 40-ish Jewish accountant from St. Louis who is determined to woo andwin her. The two characters reveal secrets which reflect their changing world and theirunconventional attraction to one another. This play has been described by The NewYork Times as a “’valentine to a classic romantic ideal: two lost souls finding in eachother a respite for loneliness." A poignant tale Talley’s Folly is full of humor, need and inthe end, the humanizing power of love.

 

Generously sponsored by

Railroad Station Bar & Grill

Hamburger Ranch BBQ

David McChesney

Students and Children $12   Adults $25 

 

Postponed Event - Performance Dates To Be Announced 

 

Crimes of the Heart 

By Beth Henley

Directed by Sandy Ziviani

We join the three Magrath sisters as they reunite in Hazlehurst, Mississippi to attend the family patriarch, Old Granddaddy, as he lives out the last hours of his life in this tragicomedy by American playwright, Beth Henley. Nominated for the 1981 Tony Award for Best Play Winner and winner of the1981 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Henley’s play has the distinction of not only being written by a woman but of having three female lead characters. Crimes of the Heart was adapted for film in1986 and garnered three Academy Award nominations. 

Products of a dysfunctional family prone to ugly problems, Meg, Babe and Lenny has each endured her share of trouble and misery. Terribly serious and also somehow hilarious, their troubles are highlighted by their stuffy cousin, Chick, and the awkward young attorney whose efforts to keep Babe from jail are complicated by his inability not to fall in love with her.

In a “Southern Gothic” atmosphere where laughter and craziness and love all come together, each of these three sisters faces her own “crimes of the heart.” This play is tough, tender and eccentric—like its characters-- and worthy of our attention.

Generously sponsored by Bob Scott and Tim McDonald

Students and Children $12   Adults $25 

 

Postponed Event - Performance Dates To Be Announced 

 

Funny Money 

By Ray Cooney

Directed by Jonathan Graham

This is British farce at its most frenetic, improbable and charming. Mild-mannered accountant Henry A. Perkins is on his way home on the train when he picks up the wrong briefcase, one full of money. He assumes it is illicit but decides to keep it, races home to his wife and tells her they will move to Barcelona and leave everything behind. Confusion reigns as the couple tries to flee, with incompetent cops and criminals chasing Henry and his wife, and the money. The hapless accountant’s mad impulse to take the money and run finally comes to a predictably unpredictable finale. A play for lovers of comic mayhem in the best British style.

Generously sponsored by Dave McChesney

Students and Children $12   Adults $25 

 

 

Postponed Event - Performance Dates To Be Announced 

The Beard of Avon 

By Amy Freed

Directed by Beulah Vega

This is a witty farce about William Shakspeare which was nominated for a 2004 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Play.  “Will Shakespere” is a stage-struck country bumpkin who longs to flee his dirty barn, his wife, and endless chores to join the ranks of poets and playwrights flourishing in Elizabethan London. Shakspere’s emergence as a writer of considerable talent finally impresses more than just his fellow actors.  We watch Shakspere become "Shakespeare" the front man, putting his name on works by Sir Francis Bacon, Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, and even the formidable monarch herself, Elizabeth I. 

These illustrious historical figures were all secret playwrights who feared association with the common people who made up theatrical audiences of the time, preferring that Will Shakespeare claim authorship.

Needless to say, playwright Amy Freed has supported just one of many theories about who and what Shakespeare actually was in this comic drama, but she also reflects on creative genius and the artists’ struggle to give it shape.  Join us and be delighted in this wonderful and irreverent tribute to the man (or men/women) called William Shakespeare!

 

 

Generously sponsored by

Lee Hunt and Joan Meisel

Dobie Edmunds and Thomas King

Students and Children $12   Adults $25 

 

Postponed Event - Performance Dates To Be Announced 

 

 

The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood 

By Mary Lynn Dobson

Directed by Amy Lovato

This holiday season we invite everyone, young and old, to cheer the exciting and screwy adventures of that famous man-in-green who robs from the rich to give to the poor—of course it is Robin Hood!  Robin and his Merry Men encounter the ever-present damsel-in-distress, and a scheming sheriff, a gold-hoarding monarch, plus a “Town Guy” who seems to show up in every scene, whether he’s supposed to or not. Fun and laughter follow our hero as he follows his never-ending quest. So come one, come all—Robin’s Sherwood Forest awaits!

Generously sponsored by Reuser Industrial Park

Students and Children $7   Adults $12 

UPDATE

We are definitely not offering any entertainment inside the theater for the remainder of 2020. We continue to be hopeful for in theater plays and entertainment in 2021.

We are planning some short one or two person online plays in the near future. Stay tuned for more on this topic!

For those who have purchased tickets for performances through the balance of 2020, following are your options:

  • Hold on to your ticket as it will be valid for the future performance

  • Please consider donating your ticket back to the theater if you are unable to attend. Your donation is very much appreciated.

  • If you would like a refund, please email: office@cloverdaleperformingarts.com and we will refund your ticket to the credit card on file or mail a check.

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