Main Series

 

 

Mrs. Mannerly by Jeffrey Hatcher
Directed by Stephanie Irwin
October 20-22 and 27-29, 2017
Inspired by hilarious memories of a childhood etiquette class in Steubenville, Ohio, in 1967, playwright Jeffrey Hatcher conjures up the world of a 10-year-old who is studying manners.  Mrs. Mannerly is a demanding teacher, and no student in her 36 years of etiquette classes has achieved a perfect score.  But when he discovers her secret past, young Jeffrey is determined to be the first to achieve this feat.  This unique comic tale reveals truths about the face we present and the real selves that lie inside.

 

Almost, Maine by John Cariani
Directed by Joe Klapatch
January 12-14 and 19-21, 2018
On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine.  As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways.  Knees are bruised.  Hearts are broken.  But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.

 

God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza
(translated by Christopher Hampton)
Directed by Doree Austin
March 16-18 and 23-25, 2018
A playground altercation between 11-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter.  At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters.

 

Moonlight and Magnolias by Ron Hutchinson
Directed by Michael Jinbo
June 1-3 and 8-10, 2018
1939 Hollywood is abuzz. Legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down production of his new epic, Gone with the Wind, a film adaptation of Margaret Mitchell’s novel.  The screenplay, you see, just doesn’t work.  So what’s an all-powerful movie mogul to do?  While fending off the film’s stars, gossip columnists and his own father-in-law, Selznick sends a car for famed screenwriter Ben Hecht and pulls formidable director Victor Fleming from the set of The Wizard of Oz.  Summoning both to his office, he locks the doors, closes the shades, and on a diet of bananas and peanuts, the three men labor over five days to fashion a screenplay that will become the blueprint for one of the most successful and beloved films of all time.