Theater

Spring 2023: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? and Akeelah and the Bee

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

    Performance Dates:

    • Friday, March 17 @ 7pm-9pm
    • Saturday, March 18 @ 7pm-9pm
    • Sunday, March 19 @ 2pm-4pm
    • Friday, March 24 @ 7pm-9pm
    • Saturday, March 25 @ 7pm-9pm
    • Friday, March 26 @ 2pm-4pm

    Akeelah and the Bee

    Audition Dates:

    • Monday, February 20 @ 6pm-9pm
    • Tuesday, February 21 @ 6pm-9pm

    Performance Dates:

    • Friday, May 19 @ 7pm-9pm
    • Saturday, May 20 @ 7pm-9pm
    • Sunday, May 21 @ 3pm-5pm
    • Friday, May 26 @ 7pm-9pm
    • Saturday, May 27 @ 7pm-9pm
    • Sunday, May 28 @ 3pm-5pm

    2022-2023 Productions

    A Seussarific Christmas Carol

    SYNOPSIS: An imaginative twist of Dickens’ Christmas story classic in wacky rhymes. Will Tiny Tammy Hoo and all her Seussariffic friends be able to change the cold heart of Ebenezer Scrooge? This family fun tale brings holiday cheer to every heart young and wise.

     

    Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

    SYNOPSIS: A progressive white couple’s proud liberal sensibilities are put to the test when their daughter brings her black fiancé home to meet them in this fresh and relevant stage adaptation of the iconic film Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. Blindsided by their daughter’s whirlwind romance and fearful for her future, Matt and Christina Drayton quickly come to realize the difference between supporting a mixed-race couple in your newspaper and welcoming one into your family–especially in 1967. But they’re surprised to find they aren’t the only ones with concerns about the match, and it’s not long before a multi-family clash of racial and generational difference sweeps across the Draytons’ idyllic San Francisco terrace. At the end of the day, will the love between young Joanna and John prevail? With humor and insight, Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner begins a conversation sure to continue at dinner tables long after the curtain comes down.

     

    Akeelah and the Bee

    SYNOPSIS: Akeelah has a crazy passion for words: the more abstruse and labyrinthine, the better. But this gift is almost overwhelmed by the challenge of her daily life in a tough, Chicago neighborhood. Akeelah’s aptitude earns her a spot in the National Spelling Bee, which inspires the people in her neighborhood with her courage and tenacity.

    2021-2022 Productions

    Glory Bea: A Shenandoah Christmas Story

    SYNOPSIS: It is 1930’s in the Shenandoah Valley and the Depression has hit the Valley residents hard. Families need work and the CCC is providing jobs creating the Skyline Drive on the Blue Ridge. Promises are made. The Pineville Christmas Eve pageant will not be complete without its Christmas Cedar Tree. But, the blizzard of ’33 is causing havoc on the family members trying to get home for Christmas through the blinding snowstorm. It’s Christmas Eve – anything is possible on Christmas Eve. Hard times, an argument over a tree, a baby born at Christmas, a little girl lost in the snow, redbirds and angels…and a miraculous homecoming.

     

    Terms of Endearment

    SYNOPSIS: Challenges in life and love test the resilience of a mother-daughter relationship in Dan Gordon’s adaptation of Terms of Endearment, based on the book by Pulitzer Prize-winner Larry McMurtry and James L. Brooks’s screenplay of the Oscar-winning film. Though Emma is often exasperated by her highly-opinionated mother, Aurora, they talk every day about their problems, from Aurora finding unexpected love even as she becomes a reluctant grandmother, to Emma’s struggle in her troubled marriage. But when they need one another most, will they be able to find courage in each other? This funny and touching story captures the delicate, sometimes fractured bonds between mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, and lovers, both old and new.

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