2017 / 2018 Season
By A.R. Gurney
Directed by Liz Buchanan
Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa Gardner, both born to wealth and position, are childhood friends whose lifelong correspondence begins with birthday party thank-you notes and summer camp postcards. Romantically attached, they continue to exchange letters through the boarding school and college years—where Andy goes on to excel at Yale and law school, while Melissa flunks out of a series of "good schools." While Andy is off at war Melissa marries, but her attachment to Andy remains strong and she continues to keep in touch as he marries, becomes a successful attorney, gets involved in politics and, eventually, is elected to the U.S. Senate. Meanwhile, her marriage in tatters, Melissa dabbles in art and gigolos, drinks more than she should, and becomes estranged from her children. Eventually she and Andy do become involved in a brief affair, but it is really too late for both of them. However Andy's last letter, written to her mother after Melissa's untimely death, makes it eloquently clear how much they really meant, and gave to, each other over the years—physically apart, perhaps, but spiritually as close as only true lovers can be.
October 13, 14, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28
A Long Time Ago...
by Paul Barron & Sarah Dyson
Directed By Rob Blowey and Shirley Marshall
Anyone to whom the title seems familiar will recognise what is being parodied here.
The Evil Mange is trying to take over the galaxy but the planet Diptheria is yet to fall. If he can get the mystic Golden Thermos of Queeg, he'll have the power he needs. He recruits young Flash Artois to get it, but things don't work out as he hopes...
January 26, 27, 28, February 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11
by Norm Foster
Directed by Adam Harrison
What do a washed up radio announcer, a shy middle-aged couple, an aging rock star, an inept dancer, a man meeting an unrequited love from the past, and pair of thieves have in common? They are all searching for love and understanding in their divergent life journeys in Norm Foster's innovative take on six very funny - and very different - bedroom scenes. There's a lot happening between the sheets in this intricately balanced take on the lives, loves, and challenges faced by fifteen ordinary people. A heartfelt production that weaves an unforgettable tapestry connecting each story in an unexpected way, Bedtime Stories is an insightful look at the relationships that bind all of us together.
April 20, 21, 27, 28, 29, May 4, 5
2018 / 2019 Season
by R. C. Sherriff
Directed by Aubrey Boothman
RC Sherriff's ground-breaking play remains one of the most powerful and successful pieces of modern drama and one of the most acclaimed examples of literature that deals with the tragedy and horror of conflict. Set over the course of four days leading up to a massive German attack on the British trenches in 1917, Journey's End charts the tension and claustrophobia as the new recruit to the company, Lieutenant Raleigh, discovers that Captain Stanhope, his former childhood friend and hero, has changed almost beyond recognition.
October 26, 27, November 2, 3, 4, 9, 10
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