2018 Summer Season Info
June 8- August 12
by Robert Harling
The action is set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done. Filled with hilarious repartee and plenty of humorously revealing verbal collisions. When the play moves toward tragedy, it draws on the underlying strength and love which give the characters the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad. Originally opening Off-Broadway in 1987, this play was adapted into a well-known movie in 1988, and then made it’s Broadway premiere in 2005.
The Tell-Tale Farce
by Don Zolidis
A wealthy dowager commissions Edgar Allan Poe to write her a poem for the vast sum of one hundred dollars. Only problem: the man who shows up to write the poem isn't Poe, he's Poe's mailman, and he's on a quest to woo the dowager's spinster niece. Playing Poe is harder than it looks, especially when your mustache keeps falling off, the teenage grand-daughter of the house is lusting after you, and Poe's arch-nemesis, Rufus Griswold, just happens to be dropping by to settle old scores. A freewheeling, door-slamming farce with a touch of the macabre.
A Year with Frog and Toad
Music by Robert Reale
Book and Lyrics by Willie Reale
A hit on Broadway, A Year with Frog and Toad was nominated for three Tony Awards-including Best Musical. Based on Arnold Lobel’s well-loved books, and featuring a hummable score, this whimsical show follows two great friends-the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad- through four fun-filled seasons. The jazzy, upbeat score bubbles with melody and wit, making it an inventive, exuberant, and enchanting musical for the whole family.
The Haunting of Hill House
By F. Andrew Leslie, from the novel by Shirley Jackson
Cut off from the outside world by its remote location and shunned by all who know its forbidding and sinister reputation, Hill House has remained empty and silent. Its isolation is broken by the arrival of Dr. Montague, an investigator of supernatural phenomena. Three others join him; his mission is to delve into the morbid history of the house and come to grips with the occult forces that have made it uninhabitable for many years. Their visit begins with jovial informality, but their sensibilities are soon jolted by strange and eerie occurrences, and eventually, for one of those present, fatal fury.
Maybe Baby, It's You
By Charlie Shanian and Shari Simpson
Maybe Baby, It's You is a comedy about the search for that most elusive of entities, the soul mate. The play is presented in a series of eleven vignettes that cover ground from the first kiss to the not-so-golden years of marriage. We take a raucous ride through relationships with would-be and shouldn't-be couples trying to find each other. Maybe Baby, It's You. Or maybe…it isn't.
General Admission - $14.00
Student (18 & Under) - $8.00
Group Rate (parties of 10 or more) - $10.65
This production of Maybe Baby, It’s You is possible WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE NEBRASKA ARTS COUNCIL AND THE NEBRASKA CULTURAL ENDOWMENT
THE NEBRASKA ARTS COUNCIL, A STATE AGENCY, HAS SUPPORTED THIS ARTS EVENT THROUGH ITS MATCHING GRANTS PROGRAM FUNDED BY THE NEBRASKA LEGISLATURE AND THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS, AND THE NEBRASKA CULTURAL ENDOWMENT.
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