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THE MOUNTAINTOP
By Katori Hall

Directed by Sal Jones
September 16- 18, 2022
(Friday & Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 2 pm and 7pm)

 

The Mountaintop is a fictional retelling of how Martin Luther King Jr. spent his last night on earth, before his tragic assassination. After delivering his famous “I’ve been to the mountaintop speech” on behalf of the sanitation workers in Memphis, Martin goes to the Lorraine Motel to rest before another long day of campaigning. His world is spun on his axis when he meets Camae, a beautiful maid, who delivers his room service. At first, they only exchange flirtatious remarks, but soon they start a deep dialogue about Martin’s hopes and fears, and the two develop a true understanding. When Camae reveals that she is an angel that has come to prepare him for the soon-to-be-coming afterlife, Martin must confront his fears and face his own mortality. The Mountaintop shows the audience a different side of Martin Luther King: a man who is tired, flawed, yet -- despite everything -- is an inspiration.
 

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH
By Alan Ayckbourn
 
Directed by Russell Greene
December 2-17, 2022
(Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 3 pm)
 

 

Unmarried middle-aged brother and sister, Martin and Hilda Massie, are living together and leading a quiet, Christian existence in the confines of the Bluebell Hill Development. Just as they are preparing for a housewarming gathering, their peace is shattered by a young trespasser in their garden. The Massies' neighbours congregate in their living room and together they agree to form a neighbourhood watch group to safeguard against further incidents. But after the Massies' beloved garden gnome Monty is thrown through their window, matters swiftly escalate, complicated by Martin's burgeoning romance with Amy, wife of Gareth, who was formerly involved with Luther, husband of Magda… What begins as a well-intentioned scheme for a safer community ends in violence and acrimony.

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SOMEBODY/NOBODY
by Jane Martin
 

Directed by David Sheppard
Assistant Directed by Erica Goddard
February 24 - March 11, 2023 
(Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 3 pm
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So you think you want to be famous? So did teen idol and "shark-movie" star Sheena Keener, the darling of the press, the obsession of the paparazzi, and the Goddess of the 'E! Channel'. But now she can't stand to be looked at anymore and her Godzilla of an agent is on the warpath. When Sheena ends up on the doorstep of naïve newcomer Loli, a recent arrival from Flatt, Kansas, it's a wild ride on the road to fame. Sheena is a somebody who wants to be a nobody. Loli is a nobody desperate to be a somebody. In this hilarious comedy about Hollywood, fame, and the TMZ, renowned playwright Jane Martin takes dead aim at our culture of celebrity. 
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FARCE OF HABIT
By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten
 
Directed by Kevin Nessman
May 5-20, 2023
(Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 3 pm)

Comic fireworks explode in an absurdly funny Southern-fried romp that takes us back to the Reel ’Em Inn, the finest little fishing lodge in the Ozarks. The proprietor, D. Gene Wilburn is hoping for a peaceful weekend of fishing, but there are a few...obstacles in the way of his lake time! With his son Ty’s marriage to Jenna on the rocks, his wife Wynelle’s attempt to break her caffeine habit cold turkey, and his sister Roxie’s strange undercover investigation, the Wilburn household is under a lot of stress! The wacky guest list includes a gaggle of nuns, an egotistical celebrity love guru, a shy retiree taking his very first vacation, and a couple of wild women who may or may not be who they claim to be. The storm of the century is converging upon the Reel ’Em Inn and an axe murderer is on the loose. Poor D. Gene may never get to go fishing again!