2014/15 Season

Music and Lyrics by Bob Merrill, Book by Michael Stuart
directed by Bennie Nipper
July 11 to August 3, 2014

Carnival is a hauntingly wonderful musical including puppets, jugglers, clowns, and dancers. Based on the film Lili, a young girl who dreams to join a Carnival.

Texas bluebonnet field at sunriseThe Road to Home
by Horton Foote
directed by Amber Fabian
August 29 to September 21, 2104

The Road to Home is a trio of one-acts centered on small-town Texas women. The masterful storytelling is full of unblinking honesty and humor.

greater-tuna-400x500Greater Tuna
by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard
directed by Bennie Nipper, October 3rd to October 26, 2014

Greater Tuna is the hilarious comedy about Texas’ third smallest town, where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. The eclectic band of citizens that make up this town are portrayed by only a few performers, making this satire on life in rural America even more delightful as they depict all of the inhabitants of Tuna — men, women, children and animals.

wyrd_sisters thumbWyrd Sisters
by Terry Pratchett
directed by Frederic Pearl, October 31 to November 23, 2014

When evil Duke Felmet kills good King Verence and names himself the new King of Lancre, Verence’s ghost haunts the castle while his young son is smuggled out of the kingdom and taken to a coven of three witches for protection.  How could the witches possibly refrain from using their magic skills to meddle in royal politics, place the rightful heir on the throne, and set things right?

christmasbelles2Christmas Belles
by Jones, Pope-Wooten
directed by Mike Fabian
December 4 to 21, 2014

A church Christmas program spins hilariously out of control in this Southern farce about squabbling sisters, family secrets, a surly Santa, a vengeful sheep and a reluctant Elvis impersonator.

overtheriver clipartOver the River and Through the Woods
(Texas Non-Profit Theater Contest)
by Joe diPietro
directed by Mike Fabian
January 9 to February 1, 2015

Nick is a single, Italian-American guy from New Jersey. His parents retired and moved to Florida. That doesn’t mean his family isn’t still in Jersey. In fact, he sees both sets of his grandparents every Sunday for dinner. This is routine until he has to tell them that he’s been offered a dream job. The job he’s been waiting for—marketing executive—would take him away from his beloved, but annoying, grandparents. He tells them. The news doesn’t sit so well. Thus begins a series of schemes to keep Nick around. How could he betray his family’s love to move to Seattle, for a job, wonder his grandparents? Well, Frank, Aida, Nunzio and Emma do their level best, and that includes bringing to dinner the lovely—and single—Caitlin O’Hare as bait…we won’t give the ending away here.

stephen-f-hayes-cat-and-canary-for-artvilleThe Cat and the Canary
by John Willard
directed by Frederic Pearl (directing debut)
February 13 to March 8, 2015

On a stormy night the relative of the late Ambrose West gather at his manor house to hear the reading of his will. But, after someone is murdered the heiress is close to losing her mind. Is a murderer loose in the mansion, or is it one of the disgruntled relatives. No one can leave before the storm breaks. Will they survive the night.

not-now-logoNot Now Darling
by Ray Cooney
directed by Mike Fabian
March 20 to April 12, 2015

Crouch struggles to keep things on even keel despite the energetic philandering of his partner in an exclusive London fur salon. Rapid-fire jokes keep the play bubbling along merrily until the final curtain.

theheiress_2386023bThe Heiress
by Ruth & Augustus Goetz
directed by Bennie Nipper
April 24 to May 17

The Heiress is the story of Catherine Sloper, the shy and sheltered daughter of a prominent New Yorker. Caught between the demands of an emotionally distant father and the attentions of a passionate young suitor, Catherine must navigate the terrain of love and regret, desire and duty, a chance for happiness and the burden of fortune… as only an heiress can.

StarSpangledcopy_001The Star Spangled Girl
by Neil Simon
directed by Curmira Bill (directing debut)
May 29 to June 21, 2015

The story is a love triangle, mixed with politics. Andy and Norman are radicals who barely make a living working on their magazine, Fallout, which is dedicated to fighting “the system” in America. Sophie, a former Olympic swimmer, is an all-American, Southern girl who moves into the apartment next door. It’s love at first sight (or, as the play has it, first smell) for Norman, but his feelings are not reciprocated. Norman’s obsession with Sophie makes Andy hire her just to keep the magazine going. Then Sophie falls for Andy, though they are at odds politically, threatening to destroy the magazine and the men’s friendship.

Non-Profit Community Theater in Dickinson, TX

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