2014 - 2015 Season

Black Tie
By A. R. Gurney
Directed by David Pilkinton

Father of the groom, Curtis, simply wants to make a memorable toast. But before he is able to raise his glass, he must defend the time-honored ways of his past, including his attire. Cultures clash when a surprise guest is announced, threatening to throw convention out the window. Curtis finds that balancing the standards of his late father and the needs of his future family may prove too messy for a black tie affair. "BLACK TIE is insightful and touching in its depiction of a man welcoming back that ghost many of us have to banish consciously from our minds as we grow older, the voice of a parent (or grandparent) that becomes an internal barometer of the propriety of our behavior, whether we like it or not." —NY Times.
Auditions: August 17 and 18
Show Dates: October 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11,12

Critic's Choice
by Ira Levin
Directed by Teresa Wentzel

The New York Times outlines: "The hero is a drama critic…What is the most searching way to test this paragon's integrity? Have his wife write a play. A stinker, naturally…He heckles the little woman, tells her she won't finish the play, and, when it is completed, candidly informs her that it's awful. And what's worst of all, he insists that on opening night he will do his duty like a man; he'll review the play himself. There you have the beginnings of the problem. There are complications…Our hero, Parker Ballantine, has a flock of them… "A Broadway hit…it is so disarming that it could, if it gets around (and I'm sure it will), make the nation's youth aspire to become drama critics instead of firemen and baseball players." —NY Daily News.
Auditions: October 5 and 6
Show Dates: Dec 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14

The Spider or the Fly
by Sam Bobrink
Directed by George Robert Bailey

In this unique psychological thriller, two stories unfold simultaneously in the same space but in different time frames.Maura and Scott, a couple in their early-mid thirties, meet while serving on jury duty for a murder trial and get romantically involved with each other. As their relationship develops, they discover they adamantly disagree on what the verdict thould be. They also realize that each is not the person the other thought they were. At the same time and in the same space that their story is being played out to its frightening climax, Jan and Tom, another young couple who have just met, weave through their unusual relationship that strangely enough has ties to the same murder case. "Lively, entertaining and intelligent. A delectable and delicious play with some genuine surprising twists.''-NoHo LA
Auditions: Dec 8 and 9
Show Dates: Feb 13, 14, 15. 19, 20, 21, 22

Our Town
By Thorton Wilder
Directed by: Nancy Hoover

Described by Edward Albee as "…the greatest American play ever written," the story follows the small town of Grover's Corners through three acts: "Daily Life", "Love and Marriage", and "Death and Eternity."  Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, audiences follow the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry, and eventually - in one of the most famous scenes in American theatre - die.  Thornton Wilder's final word on how he wanted this play performed is an invaluable addition to the American stage and to the libraries of theatre lovers internationally.
Auditions: Feb 15 and 16
Show Dates: April 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress
By Alan Ball
Directed by: Jeff Mangum

During an ostentatious wedding reception at a Knoxville, Tennessee, estate, five reluctant, identically clad bridesmaids hide out in an upstairs bedroom, each with her own reason to avoid the proceedings below. They are Frances, a painfully sweet but sheltered fundamentalist; Mindy, the cheerful, wise-cracking lesbian sister of the groom; Georgeanne, whose heartbreak over her own failed marriage triggers outrageous behavior; Meredith, the bride's younger sister whose precocious rebelliousness masks a dark secret; and Trisha, a jaded beauty whose die-hard cynicism about men is called into question when she meets Tripp, a charming bad-boy usher to whom there is more than meets the eye. As the afternoon wears on, these five very different women joyously discover a common bond in this wickedly funny, irreverent and touching celebration of the women's spirit.

Auditions: April 19 and 10
Show Dates: June 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14

Calling all College & High School Actors

The Complete History of America (abridged)
(not a part of your season subscription)
By Adam Long, Reed Martin & Austin Tichenor
Directed by: Patrick Holifield

600 Years of History in 6000 SecondsHistory will never be the same!

From Washington to Watergate, yea verily from the Bering Straits to Baghdad, from New World to New World Order - The Complete History of America (abridged) is a ninety minute roller coaster ride through the glorious quagmire that is American History, reminding us that it's not the length of your history that matters - it's what you've done with it!  Tackle such controversial questions as: Who really discovered America?  Why did Abe Lincoln free the slaves?  How many Democrats does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

Auditions:  June 7 and 8
Show Dates: July 30, 31, August 1, 2