Upcoming Shows

Dixie Swim Club

by Jones, Hope and Wooten
Playing May 11th – July 14th, 2019

In this Jones, Hope and Wooten comedy five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina’s Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other’s lives. The Dixie Swim Club focuses on four of those weekends and spans a period of thirty-three years. As their lives unfold and the years pass, these women increasingly rely on one another, through advice and raucous repartee, to get through the challenges (men, sex, marriage, parenting, divorce, aging) that life flings at them. And when fate throws a wrench into one of their lives in the second act, these friends, proving the enduring power of “teamwork,” rally ’round their own with the strength and love that takes this comedy in a poignant and surprising direction. The Dixie Swim Club is the story of these five unforgettable women—a hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever…

Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling

September 7- October 20th, 2019

The action is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant Annelle,  wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon Ouiser; an eccentric millionaire Miss Clairee; and the local social leader M’Lynn whose daughter Shelby is about to marry a “good ole boy.” It is filled with hilarious repartee and humorously revealing verbal collisions.   The sudden realization of their mortality draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in this wonderful story about friendship.

Spirit Level  by Pam Valentine
October 26th- December 12th, 2019.

Recently deceased famous crime writer Jack Cameron and wife Susie are haunting their cottage. Their only pleasure is spooking the real estate agent until one day a young couple moves in. Christmas brings a snowstorm, a baby and a crisis…. and the results are hilarious.   Can Jack and Susie help the young couple with their problems? An angel from heaven helps sort things out. With plenty of laughs and one-liners, the Winnipeg Bee says “it’s all a joy, with lots of splendid lines in a script that emerges with high-speed precision.”

 

The Wild Women of Winedale by Hope, Jones and Wooten
January 4th- February 23rd, 2020.

This joyful and exuberant, yet ultimately touching, comedy focuses on three women at a crossroads in their lives—the Wild sisters of Winedale, Virginia—Fanny and Willa and their frustratingly quirky sister-in-law, Johnnie Faye. This feisty and fun-loving trio has supported and cheered one another through life’s highs and lows through the years, including the early demise of two of their husbands.  With equal doses of hilarity and heart, these extraordinary women come up with delightful and surprisingly unorthodox ways to clear the clutter from their lives, their homes and their relationships so they can move their lives forward. Together they prove it’s never too late to take another one of life’s paths for a grand new adventure.

 

A Comedy of Tenors the brand new comedy by Ken Ludwig
March 7 – April 26th, 2020

In this hilarious sequel to the smash hit Lend Me a Tenor one hotel suite, four tenors, two wives, three girlfriends, and a soccer stadium filled with screaming fans. What could possibly go wrong? It’s 1930s Paris and the stage is set for the concert of the century – as long as producer Henry Saunders can keep Italian superstar Tito Merelli and his hot-blooded wife, Maria from causing runaway chaos. Prepare for an uproarious ride, full of mistaken identities, bedroom hijinks, and madcap delight.

 

All Bark, No Bite by Kara Emily Krantz
May 9th- July 14th, 2020

Charlotte and her dog Eugene live a quiet, no-nonsense lifestyle surrounded by sudoku and argyle. Robert and his dog Bella are boisterous and messy and ridiculously in love. Then there’s the neighbor, Suzanne, who basically doesn’t know what’s going on, but definitely has something to say about it. Sure, relationships can be exciting. And if that doesn’t work? Well, get a dog.“-ingenious, endearing, uproariously funny, slyly written, giddy, witty and impeccably acted gem of a comedy.”– Worcester Telegram and Gazette

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