Acts of Murder by Whitney Ryan Garrity
Directed by Whitney Ryan Garrity
Two new one-act plays starring the effervescent Cornelia Sherwood. Written and directed by local playwright Whitney Ryan Garrity.
Untucked by Teresa Hennessey
Directed by Chris Davis & Pat Price
We will be performing a free performance of our Quad show that will be going to TexFest in March. While this will be a free performance we are asking for donations to help us cover the costs of taking this show to the state competition in Houston. Any amount would be greatly appreciated. We also want to make audience members aware that there are some adult situations in the show. Here is the description of the show.
‘Untucked’ is a bitter-sweet comedy of trust and jealousy; frocks and frills. It takes place during the interval of a drag show, somewhere in the outskirts of a major city. It is set in the present day.
Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley
Directed by Izzy Klafka
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.
Bullshot Crummond by Alan Shearman, Derek Cunningham, Diz White, John Neville-Andrews, and Ronald E. House
Directed by Chris Davis
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 by Michele L. Vacca
Directed by Ginny Case
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 . . . "
The Tempest by William Shakespeare
Directed by Pat Price
It is set on a remote island, where the sorcerer Prospero, rightful Duke of Milan, plots to restore his daughter Miranda to her rightful place using illusion and skillful manipulation. He conjures up a storm, the eponymous tempest, to cause his usurping brother Antonio and the complicit King Alonso of Naples to believe they are shipwrecked and marooned on the island. There, his machinations bring about the revelation of Antonio's lowly nature, the redemption of the King, and the marriage of Miranda to Alonso's son, Ferdinand.
The Uninvited by Dorothy Macardle (Stage Adaptation by Tim Kelly)
Directed by Chris Davis
Seeking to escape the demands of life in London, Pam Fitzgerald and her brother, Roddy, an aspiring playwright, discover a charming house in the west of England, overlooking the Irish Sea. The house, Cliff End, has long been empty, and they are able to purchase it at a suspiciously low price from crusty Commander Brooke, the village curmudgeon. The reason is soon apparent: The house has an unsavory reputation. Fifteen years earlier a murder may or may not have occurred by the gnarled tree that can be viewed from the parlor window. Slowly the Fitzgeralds begin to sense the evil spirit that still inhabits the house, announcing its presence with a sudden, bone-chilling cold. Their housekeeper's cat will not enter the nursery, where the sound of a weeping woman adds to the tense atmosphere, and the scent of a flowery, exotic perfume called mimosa comes and goes. The village doctor, the local gossip, and a former governess visit, with strange stories of the beautiful Mary Meredith, who once lived in the house and of the striking, unstable Carmel, who posed for a painting that led to her destruction. With the help of Mary's daughter, Stella, a beautiful young girl whose mysterious birth holds the key to the puzzle, and a seance arranged by an actress friend of the Fitzgeralds, Cliff End is forced, at last, to reveal its dark secrets. The action then builds steadily to a truly terrifying climax, in which the ghost is discovered to be not only real but dangerous.
The Year Without a Santa Claus by Phyllis McGinley (Stage Adaptation by Izzy Klafka, and Ginny Case)
Directed by Mickie Klafka
Mrs. Claus tells us about the time Santa had a bad cold and decided to take a vacation from Christmas. Two of his elves, Jingle Bells and Jangle Bells decided to go out (with Vixen) to find children to convince Santa that the Christmas spirit is still important to everybody else. But they have to get past Heat Miser and Snow Miser, first, before they land in Southtown, USA, where it never snows for Christmas. But the Miser Brothers can't agree to let it snow in Southtown. But Mrs. Santa knows their mom--Mother Nature.