Crimes of the Heart
Directed by Izzy Klafka
March 29, 30 April 5, 6, 12, 13
House opens at 7:00pm
Performances start at 7:30pm
The tragicomedy relates the story of the three Magrath sisters, Meg, Babe, and Lenny, who reunite at Old Granddaddy's home in Hazlehurst, Mississippi, after Babe shoots her abusive husband. The sisters were raised in a dysfunctional family with a penchant for ugly predicaments. Each has endured her share of hardship and misery. Past resentments bubble to the surface as the sisters are forced to deal with assorted relatives and past relationships while coping with Babe's latest incident.
May 17, 18, 24, 25, 31 June 1 @ 7:30pm
The play concerns a pre-WWII plot by the dastardly Count Otto Von Brunno and his ambiguous relation Lenya Von Brunno to ruin the international diamond market by kidnapping Professor Rupert Fenton. Working against them are Hugh "Bullshot" Crummond and Rosemary Fenton (the professor's daughter). The characters are highly stereotypical: Otto a German supervillain, Lenya a femme fatale, Fenton an absent-minded professor, Rosemary a damsel in distress who faints and runs around in her underwear, and Crummond a highly intelligent and quick-witted hero. (However, at many times during the play, humor arises because Crummond f...
Alice in Wonderland
July 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 @ 7:30pm
The charming, affable Narrator begins the play. (This role was originally written for and played by Mr. Hans Conreid.) The story they are about to see is a classic. He attempts to elaborate, despite constant interruptions from the Wonderland characters. His prologue concludes when the Queen of Hearts marches on stage, and tells him to "get on with it!" or "Off with his head!" Naturally, he hastens to comply - she IS the Queen, after all. Opening his book, he begins the story: "One sunny afternoon . . . "