2015 Plays

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Dial “M” for Murder

May 29- August 2

Psychologically suspenseful story, full of thrills! More »
by Frederick Knott

Directed by Charles Fee

When murder calls…hang up! Deception, betrayal, passion and greed prove potent ingredients for a perfect mystery in this intense and darkly gripping thriller, famously filmed by Alfred Hitchcock. Ex-tennis professional Tony Wendice married his wife for love, or money? Now he is convinced she is having an affair, is she or isn’t she? The exciting ending of this psychologically suspenseful story, which has thrilled audiences for decades will leave you breathless at the edge of your seat.

Age recommendation:  Recommended for age 12 and up due to one instance of violence.

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The Tempest

June 5- July 24

A comic and cathartic tale of romance and renewal. More »
by William Shakespeare

Directed by Drew Barr

Tempted by spirits, teased by sprites, and tormented by a monster, a shipwrecked king and his party face the wrath of the betrayed conjurer, Prospero – a man they marooned on the enchanted island years ago. But revenge yields to redemption in William Shakespeare’s final glorious gift to the world. Along the magically tempestuous journey, passions are unleashed, villainy is thwarted and a family is reunited in a comic and cathartic tale of romance and renewal.

Age recommendation: Suitable for all ages.

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The Secret Garden

July 3- August 30

Enchanting classic, reimagined in brilliant musical style More »
Book and lyrics by Marsha Norman, music by Lucy Simon, based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Directed by Victoria Bussert

This enchanting classic of children’s literature is reimagined in brilliant musical style by composer Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of ‘Night Mother. Orphaned in India, 11 year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald and his invalid son Colin. The estate’s many wonders include a magic garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies and the “Dreamers”, spirits from Mary’s past who guide her through her new life, dramatizing The Secret Garden’s compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal.

Age recommendation: Suitable for all ages.

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King Lear

August 7-27

A wrenching story of love, loss, endurance and reconciliation More »
by William Shakespeare

Directed by Joseph Hanreddy

A wrenching story of love, loss, endurance and reconciliation, King Lear stands as one of Shakespeare’s most towering tales. An aging monarch resolves to retire and divides his kingdom among his three daughters. The unexpected consequence of losing everything that defines him is shattering—a reminder that even the most powerful among us can be undone.

Age recommendation: Recommended for ages 14 and up due to violence and mature themes.

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The Fantasticks

September 4- 27

A funny and romantic musical, a timeless fable of love More »
Book and lyrics by Tom Jones, music by Harvey Schmidt

Directed by Victoria Bussert

The longest-running musical in the world, and with good reason! At the heart of its breathtaking poetry and enchanting music is a purity and simplicity that transcends barriers. The result is a timeless fable of love, a tale both nostalgic and universal at once, a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl and the fathers who try to keep them apart.

Age recommendation: Suitable for all ages.

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