Acts of Murder
Directed by Whitney Ryan Garrity
February 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23
House opens at 7:00pm
Performances start at 7:30pm
Two new one-act plays starring the effervescent Cornelia Sherwood. Written and directed by local playwright Whitney Ryan Garrity.
Crimes of the Heart
March 29, 30 April 5, 6, 12, 13 @ 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...