2015-2016 Season

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Arrangement for Murder, No. 2

OCTOBER 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 25, 2015

By Eric Appleton

Valerie finally has the painting she has always dreamed of.  The fact her husband Fred had to sell some real estate and drain a stock portfolio to pay for it is of no importance. She just hopes Fred doesn’t realize there is more to her obsession with this painting than meets the eye.  Richter is climbing the social ladder, using his friendship with Valerie and Fred to raise his own status while hoping that no once looks too closely at his past.  Anne meets Richter in a coffee shop. On their second date (dinner with Fred and Valerie), Anne is horrified to realize that Richter knows a secret she’d rather keep hidden.

2015 Young Person’s Playwriting Project

DECEMBER 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 20, 2015

A “holiday” themed show created by project participants in sessions over the summer.  Developed from discussions including, “What is a Play,” “The Art of Playwriting,” and using techniques of improvisation, free association, and research, this is a great experience brought by new upcoming talent. These shorter plays will be based on an adaptation of stories such as A Christmas Carol or Gift of the Magi, and shows based on cultural traditions. The participants determined what was created, and how the plays were to be performed.

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A Raisin In The Sun

FEBRUARY 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 2016

BY LORRAINE HANSBERRY
Set on Chicago’s South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family: son Walter Lee, his wife Ruth, his sister Beneatha, his son Travis and matriarch Lena.
When her deceased husband’s insurance money comes through, Mama Lena dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood in Chicago. Walter Lee, a chauffeur, has other plans, however: buying a liquor store and being his own man. Beneatha dreams of medical school. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama.
Sacrifice, trust and love among the Younger family and their heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration.

The Skin of Our Teeth

April 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 2016
Inspiration Studios

Meet George and Maggie Antrobus of Excelsior, New Jersey, a suburban, commuter-town couple (married for 5,000 years), who bear more than a casual resemblance to that first husband and wife, Adam and Eve: the two Antrobus children, Gladys (perfect in every way, of course) and Henry (who likes to throw rocks and was formerly known as Cain); and their garrulous maid, Sabina (the eternal seductress), who takes it upon herself to break out of character and interrupt the course of the drama at every opportunity (“I don’t understand a word of this play!”)

Whether he is inventing the alphabet or merely saving the world from apocalypse, George and his redoubtable family somehow manage to survive apocalypse after apocalypse — by the skin of their teeth.

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August 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 2016
Inspiration Studios

BY MATTHEW KONKEL
Wherever there’s a right needing to be wronged, he’ll be there. Whenever there’s food needing to be eaten, he’ll have a fork. And whatever you can do, he can do better. Some say he’s not human. Others say he’s just a man. Only a small percentage say he’s a woman. But no matter what he is, his name and title remain the same. Into the light of the dark black night comes… Jake Revolver, Freelance Secret Agent!