Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play
by Joe Landry
September 30, October 1, 3, 4, 2016 at 7:30pm
Spies, murder, love, and other trademarks of Alfred Hitchcock come to life in the style of a 1940s radio broadcast of the master of suspense's earlier films. Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play is a triple feature, complete with vintage commercials, that recreates a daring train chase, a serial killer's ominous presence, and a devastating explosion through the magic of live sound effects and musical underscoring.
The Diary of Anne Frank
by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman
November 11, 14, 15, 16, 2016 at 7:30pm
In this transcendently powerful new adaptation by Wendy Kesselman, Anne Frank emerges from history a living, lyrical, intensely gifted young girl, who confronts her rapidly changing life and the increasing horror of her time with astonishing honesty, wit, and determination. An impassioned drama about the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK captures the claustrophobic realities of their daily existence—their fear, their hope, their laughter, their grief. Each day of these two dark years, Anne's voice shines through: "When I write I shake off all my cares. But I want to achieve more than that. I want to be useful and bring enjoyment to all people, even those I've never met. I want to go on living even after my death!" This is a new adaptation for a new generation.
by John Dempsey, Hugh Murphy, Dana P. Rowe
February 24, 25, 27, 28, March 1, 2017 at 7:30pm
This “girl-loves-ghoul” rock and roll Off Broadway musical is set in the atomic 1950s at Enrico Fermi High, where the law is laid down by a zany, tyrannical principal. Pretty senior Toffee has fallen for the class bad boy. Family pressure forces her to end the romance, and he charges off on his motorcycle to the nuclear waste dump. He returns glowing and determined to reclaim Toffee's heart. He still wants to graduate, but most of all he wants to take Toffee to the prom. The principal orders him to drop dead while a scandal reporter seizes on him as the freak du jour. History comes to his rescue while a tuneful selection of original songs in the style of 50s hits keeps the action rocking across the stage.
1959 Pink Thunderbird
by James McLure based on the plays Laundry and Bourbon and Lone Star
April 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 2017 at 7:30pm
In Maynard, Texas, local hero Roy Caulder has returned from the Vietnam War. While his prized 1959 pink Thunderbird runs as good as ever, he finds his hometown profoundly changed. As Roy reconnects with his brother over a case of beer, Roy's wife Elizabeth wonders if their marriage will ever be the same again. James McLure’s enduring comedy offers a glimpse at the racy side of small town life.