September 2016: 30
October 1, 2*, 7, 8, 9*
One of Neil Simon's lesser known plays, but a gem of a show. Jake, a writer with an overly vivid imagination faces a marital crisis by daydreaming about the women in his life. A love story as only Neil Simon can tell it.
Setting: Jake's Soho apartment and his mind.
February 2017: 3, 4, 5*, 10, 11, 12*
The tremendous heart-warming story of an incredible friendship and bond between a teacher, Annie Sullivan, and her deaf and blind student, Helen Keller. Set in Tuscumbia, Alabama, Helen contracts an illness at 18 months old that leaves her blind and deaf. Her parents, who pity and spoil their afflicted daughter, are desperate to have order, hire a young Annie Sullivan to try and reach the mind of Helen. After many battles and disciplined weeks together, Annie breaks through to Helen, giving her a connection to language and all the world has to offer.
Setting: Keller homestead in Tuscumbia, Alabama.
May 2017: 5, 6, 7*, 12, 13, 14*
Dublin, Missouri. County seat of Chosen County. Home to a thriving cheese plant, a welcoming church, and a surprisingly good community theatre. Home to the Hoch and Bates families, their friends and neighbors, and the occasional visitor. A place for community, nostalgia, and middle-American values.
Death changes things.
Wilder's Our Town meets Shaw's Saint Joan in this country-noir story about how friendship, loyalty, and willful denial prevent us from confronting the truth.
Setting: Summer in a small town on the cusp of the new millennium.