2022-2023 Season (75th)

She Kills Monsters

By: Qui Nguyen
October (2022) 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29
Directed by: Ezri Lutz

Synopsis:

(Dramatic Comedy) She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed young playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.

Cast:

  • Julia Corrado as Agnes Evans
  • Autumn Bradley as Tilly Evans
  • Evan Connors as Chuck
  • Tom Burke as Steve
  • Roy Mendez as Orcus/Ronnie
  • Michael Hall as Miles
  • Jesica Counts as Kaliope/Kelly
  • Sydney Cain-Frazier as Lilith/Lilly
  • Kailey Labovitz as Vera
  • Emily Thompson as Evil Tina
  • Kira Stein as Evil Gabbi
  • Jackie Sherman as Farrah
  • Nicolas Pinault as Monster
  • Mike Rizzo as Monster
  • Steve Niles as Monster
  • Michael McCormick as Monster
  • Callie Parker as Monster
  • Amman Bansal as Monster
  • Alexandra Gray as The Narrator

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Crimes of the Heart

By: Beth Henley
January (2023) 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28
Directed by: Kevin N. Christian

Synopsis:

(Comedy) The scene is Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the local hospital. Lenny, the oldest sister, is unmarried at thirty and facing diminishing marital prospects; Meg, the middle sister, who quickly outgrew Hazlehurst, is back after a failed singing career on the West Coast; while Babe, the youngest, is out on bail after having shot her husband in the stomach. Their troubles, grave and yet, somehow, hilarious, are highlighted by their priggish cousin, Chick, and by the awkward young lawyer who tries to keep Babe out of jail while helpless not to fall in love with her. In the end the play is the story of how its young characters escape the past to seize the future—but the telling is so true and touching and consistently hilarious that it will linger in the mind long after the curtain has descended.

Auditions:

  • Sunday, August 28th
  • Tuesday, August 30th

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Witness for the Prosecution

By: Agatha Christie
March (2023) 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25
Directed by: Kevin N. Christian

Synopsis:

(Drama) It is 1920s London. A murder, brutal and bloodthirsty, has stained the plush carpets of a handsome London townhouse. The victim is the glamorous and enormously rich Emily French. All the evidence points to Leonard Vole, a young chancer to whom the heiress left her vast fortune and who ruthlessly took her life. At least, this is the story that Emily’s dedicated housekeeper Janet Mackenzie stands by in court. Leonard, however, is adamant that his partner, the enigmatic chorus girl Romaine, can prove his innocence.

Auditions:

  • Sunday, December 4th
  • Monday, December 5th

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You Can’t Take It With You

By: Moss Hart & George S. Kaufmann
June (2023) 9, 10, 11 16, 17, 18, 23, 24
Directed by: Ashley Lora-Lee

Synopsis:

(Farce) Grandpa Vanderhof and his wacky family, the Sycamores, have been happily living their zany lives in his house by Columbia University in New York for many years. This family (and their friends) are a madcap group of eccentrics, marching to the beat of their own drum, with pride and joy. Their hobbies include collecting snakes, building fireworks in the basement, writing a myriad of plays that never get published, and taking ballet lessons. Things like stress, jobs, and paying taxes to the government are for other people, not for them! But when practical young Alice Sycamore becomes engaged to her company’s Vice President Tony Kirby, the Vanderhof/Sycamore clan must straighten up to meet the new in-laws. Disaster ensues when the Kirbys arrive at the wrong time and, despite the best laid plans, see Alice’s family in all of its crazy glory. The evening ends with everyone in the house getting arrested, and Alice ending the engagement. It isn’t until Grandpa’s wise speech to Mr. Kirby about the importance of living life to the fullest that the two families find a way to accept each other, and love conquers all. You Can’t Take It With You is a madcap, idealistic comedy that reinforces the idea that you can only live life to the fullest by doing whatever makes you happy.

Auditions:

  • TBA