Season 2006-2007

Chapter Two
By Neil Simon
September 22nd – October 8th, 2006

The usual hilarity of Simon with a sweetly poignant touch. George Schneider is an author whose wife has just died. His brother, Leo, whose troubled marriage certainly does not put him in a strong position to give advice, gives George the number of Jennie MacLaine, an actress who has just gone through a divorce. George and Jennie somehow hit it off. And then, just as things are moving along, the memory of George’s first wife comes between them and jeopardizes the second chance that both are seeking.

Charles Dickens’ Ghost Stories
By David John Preece
October 27th – November 19th, 2006

Just right for Halloween time. Beguiled in early childhood by his nursemaid’s stories of giants and demons, ghosts and monsters, Charles Dickens harbored all through his life a fascination with ghosts, apparitions, and chilling coincidence. These stories are a lively collection of eerie tales from one of the greatest storytellers of all time.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
By Barbara Robinson
December 8th – 10th, 2006

Join us for the Second 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! Click here for details.

The Complete History of America [abridged]
By Adam Long, Austin Tichenor & Reed Martin
January 19th – February 11th, 2007

They’re Back! Brought to you by the warped minds that produced The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [abridged], The Complete History of America [abridged] interprets the past 600 years as a breathlessly paced sequence of silly vaudeville sketches, puns, and crude parodies of movie and television genres. Both smart and cheeky, nothing is sacred and many of the facts have been skewed to suggest the paranoid ravings of a particularly loony tabloid.

Prelude to a Kiss
By Craig Lucas
February 23rd – March 11th, 2007

In this quirky romantic comedy, Peter, a straight-laced man, meets a free-spirited bartender named Rita. The two are swept into a whirlwind romance characterized by an intense connection that defies description. The two decide to marry; however, on their wedding day an unforeseeable cosmic occurrence completely changes the nature of their relationship. Can love conquer all?.

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (revised)
Music, Lyrics, and Book by Clark Gesner
Additional Dialogue by Michael Mayer Additional Music & Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
April 27th – May 20th, 2007

Based on the beloved Charles Schultz comic strip, this musical play chronicles the events in a day in the life of Charlie Brown and his imaginative beagle, Snoopy. All of his familiar friends, Lucy, Linus, Schroeder, and Sally Brown, join in the fun, and the musical score is filled with delightful songs.

Rough Crossing
By Tom Stoppard
June 8th – 24th, 2007

The co-authors, the composer and most of the cast of a comedy destined for Broadway are simultaneously trying to finish and rehearse the play while crossing the Atlantic on an ocean liner. In this play, which is based on an original play by Ferenc Molnar, Tom Stoppard weaves an increasingly amazing pattern of verbal misunderstandings, eccentric character development, showbiz spectacle and seagoing hazards which all result in an hilarious plot.

One Act Festival – 2007
July 6th (A), 7th (B), 13th (B), 14th (A), 2007

Group A
Emotional Baggage by Nina Shengold
directed by John Dickson
The Last Good-Night by Stephen LaRocque
directed by Cassandra Hoye
Wanda’s Visit by Christopher Durang
directed by Joe Lewis

Group B
What Do You Believe About the Future by David Auburn
directed by Amanda Marie Imhof
Escurial by Michel de Ghelderode
directed by Mary Schmidt
Babel’s In Arms by David Ives
directed by David Jones