Season 2010-2011

The Thin Line Between…

…Fact and Fiction
Moonlight and Magnolias
By Ron Hutchinson.
September 10th – 26th, 2010

In the MGM office of movie producer David O. Selznick in 1939, he, along with , director Victor Fleming and writer Ben Hecht have one week to rewrite Gone with the Wind before filming begins. Subsisting on bananas and peanuts only, these three men are walking the thin line between real and unreal in the make-believe world of Hollywood.

…Right and Wrong
Antigone
By Sophocles
October 22nd – November 7th, 2010

This is the classic story of the daughter of Oedipus and her fight to bury her brother Polyneices, despite the laws of the land. It is a story that pits the “unwritten laws of the gods” against the laws of humankind; family ties against civic duty; and man against woman. Sometimes the thin line between what should be and what is, isn’t that thin afterall.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
By Barbara Robinson
December 10th – 12th, 2010

Join us for the Sixth Annual benefit production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Playing for one weekend only. In this hilarious Christmas tale, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids– probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem– and the fun– when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on!

…Love and Hate
Smell of the Kill
By Michelle Lowe.
January 7th – 23rd, 2011

At a dinner party, three women discover that they have a dilemma with regard to their ridiculous spouses–a dilemma of life and death proportion. A dark comedy that balances on the thin line between right and wrong in relationships that are meant to last a lifetime.

…Life and Art
Picasso at the Lapin Agile
By Steve Martin.
February 4th – 20th, 2011

Paris. 1904. So, Albert Einstein walks into a bar … and thus begins this hilarious, provocative, and slightly absurd play about an imagined meeting between an awkward and unknown twenty-five year old scientist and a lusty and unknown twenty-five year old painter named Pablo Picasso. A treat for both your brain and your funny bone, Picasso at the Lapin Agile proves that the thin line between genius and insanity looks something like a tightrope for those who dare to push the envelope.

…Hope and Reality
Stones in His Pockets
By Marie Jones.
March 4th – 20th, 2011

In County Kerry, Ireland, a Hollywood movie is being filmed. The whole village is excited to be a part of the mysterious world that is Hollywood. But, as in any place, the laughter is balanced with the tears. Spend a little time in this small Irish community and you will understand a bit more about the thin line between comedy and tragedy.

…Friends and Enemies
Strangers on a Train
By Craig Warner based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith.
May 13th – 28th, 2011

Guy Haines and Charles Bruno meet by chance on a train and share about the people in their lives they could do without. When Bruno has an idea about planning the perfect murders, and then goes on to commit one, Haines finds himself in the bad position between a rock and a hard decision. This tense thriller will surprise you as it wobbles on the thin line between good and evil and the people we let into our lives.

One Act Festival – 2011
July 15th – 24th, 2011

Group A ( 7/15, 7/17, 7/23)
After the Garden by Greg Powell
directed by Ted Ballard
Going to the Chapel by Donald Steele
directed by Bruce Hirsch
Pillow Talk by Peter Tolan
directed by David Jones

Group B (7/16, 7/22, 7/24)
Porch by Jeffrey Sweet
directed by Aly B. Ettman
Graceland by Ellen Byron
directed by David Dossey
Soap Opera by David Ives
directed by Christopher Mannino

Montgomery County's oldest community theater