May 30- July 25
Directed by Charles Fee
Cunningly clever and comically twisted, Deathtrap is a murder mystery masterpiece that is so wickedly good…it’s to die for! A once successful Broadway playwright is struggling to overcome not only a dry spell but also a string of flops and a shortage of funds. His fortunes turn when one of his students shares a brilliant new script with blockbuster potential. Resolved to resurrect his collapsing commercial career, the covetous playwright conceives a treacherous trap to snare the script and claim credit for its creation. Murderous machinations ensue, springing forth a surprising conclusion and, of course, a breathless finale.
Age recommendation: Recommended for age 14 and up due to mature language and themes.
June 6- 27
Directed by Edward Morgan
Comedy abounds in the fertile Forest of Arden, where a disguised Rosalind seeks refuge after being wrongfully banished by her uncle. Her unfortunate exile is transformed into a charming adventure when she encounters some of Shakespeare’s most beloved characters - colorful fools, wayward rustics, and the handsome, lovesick Orlando. A clandestine, gender-bending courtship ensues and a quartet of couples emerge in this timeless and transcendent romantic comedy.
Age recommendation: Suitable for all ages.
July 3- August 31
Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg
Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer
“Les Mis,” is the international smash-hit that may be the most popular musical in the world. In 19th Century France, Jean Valjean is released from 19 years of unjust imprisonment, but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a life-long struggle for redemption as he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert, who refuses to believe Valjean can change his ways. Epic, grand and uplifting, Les Misérables packs an emotional wallop that thrills audiences and is a powerful affirmation of the human spirit.
Believing himself irresistible, Sir John Falstaff plans to seduce the wives, and the fortunes, of two wealthy Windsor merchants. But the wives, who are both merry and virtuous, discover Falstaff’s scheme and devise a plan of their own that will only increase their merriment and leave Falstaff to rue his assignations gone awry. Throw into this convivial mix a head-strong daughter, an oft-beguiled husband and townsfolk who rally to protect their own, and you’ll be chuckling along with anyone trying to keep a straight face... including the players.
Gathering a group of good-hearted gossips in a small-town beauty parlor, Steel Magnolias is alternately hilarious and touching—and, in the end, deeply revealing of the strength and purposefulness which underlies the antic banter of its lovable ladies. Welcome to Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the women who are "anybody" come for cuts, curls and company. Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic verbal collisions Steel Magnolias draws on the social strength—and love—of its characters, for a marvelously amiable tale.