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for ​a ​cocktail reception immediately following the opening night performance of

True West

on Friday, May 18th

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Beginning March 7  -  Talley's Folly  by Lanford Wilson

Directed by Arte Whyte

2020 Dates:  Saturdays and Sundays - March 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22

Saturdays at 7:30  -  Sundays at 2:00 

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

Seeking Sponsorship - If you or your company or organization would like to be a hero for the performing arts, please give us a call at (707) 894-2214.

Students and Children $7   Adults $12 

Tickets available online or at Mail Center, Etc., at 207 N. Cloverdale Blvd., 707-894-3222; or at the door if available prior to performances.

 

 

 

Beginning May 2  -  Crimes of the Heart  by Beth Henley

Directed by Sandy Ziviani

2020 Dates:  Saturdays and Sundays - May 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17

Saturdays at 7:30  -  Sundays at 2:00 

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 $7   Adults $12 

Tickets available online or at Mail Center, Etc., at 207 N. Cloverdale Blvd., 707-894-3222; or at the door if available prior to performances.

Beginning July 18  -  Funny Money  by Ray Cooney

Directed by Jonathan Graham

2020 Dates:  Saturdays and Sundays - July 18, 19, 25, 26 August 1, 2

Saturdays at 7:30  -  Sundays at 2:00 

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 $7   Adults $12 

Tickets available online or at Mail Center, Etc., at 207 N. Cloverdale Blvd., 707-894-3222; or at the door if available prior to performances.

 

 

 

Beginning July 18  -  Funny Money  by Ray Cooney

Directed by Jonathan Graham

2020 Dates:  Saturdays and Sundays - July 18, 19, 25, 26 August 1, 2

Saturdays at 7:30  -  Sundays at 2:00 

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 $7   Adults $12 

Tickets available online or at Mail Center, Etc., at 207 N. Cloverdale Blvd., 707-894-3222; or at the door if available prior to performances.

 

 

 

Beginning September 26  -  The Beard of Avon  by Amy Freed

Directed by Beulah Vega

2020 Dates:  Saturdays and Sundays - September 26, 27, October 3, 4, 10, 11

Saturdays at 7:30  -  Sundays at 2:00 

This is a witty farce about William Shakespeare which was nominated for a 2004 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Play.  “Will Shakspere” 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 and by Dobie Edmunds and Thomas King

Students and Children $7   Adults $12 

Tickets available online or at Mail Center, Etc., at 207 N. Cloverdale Blvd., 707-894-3222; or at the door if available prior to performances.

 

 

 

Beginning December 5  -  The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood  by Mary Lynn Dobson

Directed by Amy Lovato

December 5, 12  (On Saturdays) TWO PERFORMANCES 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm 

December 6, 13  (On Sundays) ONE PERFORMANCE at 2:00 pm only

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 

Tickets available online or at Mail Center, Etc., at 207 N. Cloverdale Blvd., 707-894-3222; or at the door if available prior to performances.

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