SEASON 99 | 2018-2019

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Arsenic and Old Lace

By Joseph Kesselring

September 14, 15, 20**, 21, 22, 23*, 27**, 28, 29, 30*, 2018

New York newspaper critic Mortimer Brewster is about to marry the preacher’s daughter, and he’s off to visit his sweet spinster aunts to announce the engagement. Mortimer is the normal one of the eccentric Brewster family.  Not only does he have a brother who believes himself to be Teddy Roosevelt, Mortimer’s world is rocked when he discovers that his aunts have been poisoning lonely old men for years. In the midst of the mayhem, his other brother, a psychopathic gangster, shows up unexpectedly to add more hysterical complications to the mix.  This uproarious farce ran over three years on Broadway during WWII and has become one of the most produced American plays of all time.

All performances 8:00pm, except:  *Matinee performance 2:00pm | **Evening performances 7:30pm

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The Savannah Sipping Society

By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten

November 2, 3, 8**, 9, 10, 11*, 15**, 16, 17, 18*, 2018

In this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy, four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by Fate—and an impromptu happy hour—and decide it’s high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost through the years. Over the course of six months, filled with laughter, hilarious misadventures, and the occasional liquid refreshment, these middle-aged women successfully bond and find the confidence to jumpstart their new lives. 

All performances 8:00pm, except:  *Matinee performance 2:00pm | **Evening performances 7:30pm

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Silent Sky

By Lauren Gunderson

January 11, 12, 17**, 18, 19, 20*, 24**, 25, 26, 27*, 2019

Astonishing discoveries await Henrietta Leavitt as she maps distant stars in galaxies beyond our own. But this brilliant, headstrong pioneer must struggle for recognition in the man’s world of turn-of-the-century astronomy. In this blend of science, history, family ties, and fragile love, a passionate young woman must map her own passage through a society determined to keep a woman in her place. This true story of Henrietta and other early 20th century female “computers” at Harvard Observatory details their extraordinary work and highlights the enormous impact they had on the advancement of science.

All performances 8:00pm, except:  *Matinee performance 2:00pm | **Evening performances 7:30pm

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Old Love

By Norm Foster

March 1, 2, 7**, 8, 9, 10*, 14**, 15, 16, 17*, 2019

A story of courtship, rekindled romance and the indomitability of hope, Old Love spans three decades, and half-a-dozen meetings between Bud, a salesman, and Molly, his boss's wife. One of them is smitten from the very first meeting - the other - less so. Straightforward, easy and funny, Canada's pre-eminent comic playwright Norm Foster has another hit with this clever and witty heartwarming journey celebrating the never-ending pursuit of love.

All performances 8:00pm, except:  *Matinee performance 2:00pm | **Evening performances 7:30pm

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I Hate Hamlet

By Paul Rudnick

April 19, 20, 25**, 26, 27, 28*, May 2**, 3, 4, 5*, 2019

Andrew Rally seems to have it all:  celebrity and acclaim form his starring role in a hit television series; a beautiful girlfriend; the perfect New York apartment; and the chance to play Hamlet in Central Park. However, Andy’s TV series has been canceled; his girlfriend is eccentric; his apartment is haunted by the ghost of John Barrymore and he HATES Hamlet.

All performances 8:00pm, except:  *Matinee performance 2:00pm | **Evening performances 7:30pm

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Sister Act

Music by Alan Menken

Lyrics by Glenn Slater

Book by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner

Additional Book Material by Douglas Carter Beane

June 7, 8, 13**, 14, 15, 16*, 20**, 21, 22, 23*, 2019

Based on the Touchstone Pictures Motion Picture Sister Act written by Joseph Howard Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet! When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won't be found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood.

All performances 8:00pm, except:  *Matinee performance 2:00pm | **Evening performances 7:30pm

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Contemporary cutting edge dramas and comedies that are beyond the traditional. Minimalist and progressive live theatre that will engage, challenge and inspire.

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