2022 Season


Dead Man's Cell Phone



March 30th- April 1st at 7:00 PM
April 1st at 2:00 PM





Plot

An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet café. A stranger at the next table who has had enough. And a dead man – with a lot of loose ends. So begins Dead Man’s Cell Phone, a wildly imaginative new comedy by MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient and Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl. A work about how we memorialize the dead – and how that remembering changes us – it is the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world.


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Cast

Four females, two males

Megan Wiebersch as JEAN - a woman

Rex Daisy as GORDON - a dead man

David Pettinger as MR. GOTTLIEB - Gordon's father

Lori Cassady as HERMIA - Gordon's Widow

Jordan Martin as DWIGHT - Gordon's brother

Brittany Thomas- Lamb as THE OTHER WOMAN/THE STRANGER - has an accent






The Money In Uncle George's Suitcase



June 1st-4th at 7:00 PM
June 4th at 2:00 PM





Plot

When Uncle George invites his whole family up for a weekend of fun at his rustic cabin, he actually wants them together so he can read his will. But between the bequeathing and his rambling stories, George drops the bomb that somewhere on the property is a suitcase holding four hundred and eighty thousand dollars! What follows is a hilarious farce of pettiness, slander, and greed. The relatives end up wrestling each other, falling down the stairs, and getting stuck in the furniture. "Yep, we're gonna have lots of fun!" says George as he's seen carrying a shovel out the front door. But George's gift is much more important than mere money, even though the relatives don't see it that way - at first. Int. set..


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Cast

Five females, three males


“John Metier as UNCLE” GEORGE (Porge) PLUNKETT: A relaxed, very congenial man around 60. A woodsman from the cherished past, he spins his tales like campfire smoke.

Jim Laupp as MITCH BRYANT: Joanne’s husband, in his late 30s. He sees life through a wise crack.

Emma Davis as JOANNE BRYANT: George’s niece, a loving, caring woman, also in her late 30s.

Anna Fisher as CHELSEY BRYANT: Joanne and Mitch’s daughter, around 13 and smarter than most.

TBD as MARGARET (Peg) BLANKENSHIP: George’s younger sister, a rather suspicious woman in her late 50s. She’s the mother of Joanne.

Amber Rouse as MAMIE JO DURANT: Margaret’s younger sister, in her mid 50s and something of a take-charge individual. She’s the mother of Gloria.

Erik Farrell as ANDREW SHUMWAY: Gloria’s husband, a rather slick urbanite, about 40 and something of a con man.

Janessa Hendrix as GLORIA SHUMWAY: George’s other niece, a bit of a snob in her late 30s.






Johnny Brooke: A Ghost Story



July 6th-9th at 7:00 PM
July 9th at 2:00 PM





Plot

The clean, little house that Eliza Manning and her three teenagers have just rented comes with a story, but the landlady and the ditzy neighbor aren’t telling. The Mannings may have wondered why the rent is so low, but they certainly never considered that the house is haunted. Who would have known that the ghost of Johnny Brooke, a young teenager who supposedly committed suicide in the early sixties, still resides there? But this is not your typical haunted house story! It’s a tender piece about relationships and life changes. Johnny appears only to Michelle, the oldest of the siblings, and the two of them develop a unique and supportive friendship. He helps her find the courage to adjust to her new life, coping with a new town, a new job, a new school and finding new friends. Michelle, in turn, unravels and solves the mystery of Johnny’s death, freeing his spirit. A nosy neighbor, sibling competition and an all-girl slumber party add fun and humor to this sensitive story...


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Cast

Eight females, six males


“Mrs. Wooden: Middle aged owner of the house

Eliza Manning: psychologist and mother of three teenagers

Michelle Manning: 17 year-old girl

Megan Manning 15 year-old girl.

Mark Manning 14 year-old boy

Mrs. Muriel Simmons- a nervous, nosy middle-aged neighbor

Johnny Brooke- a teenage spirit

Linda- a teenage girl

Sarah- a teenage girl

Mary Beth- a teenage girl

Jason- obnoxious would-be boyfriend of Michelle

Carl - Nice boyfriend of Michelle

Police Chef- in charge of investigation

Mr. Ken Lehr- auto tech teacher at the high school






Girls' Weekend



August 10th-13th at 7:00 PM
August 13th at 2:00 PM





Plot

In this lightning-quick farce, four women travel to Dot’s Northwoods cabin to consume copious amounts of wine, laugh at their lives, trade stories and chat about their book club’s latest selection. However, after the third case of wine comes through the door, it becomes clear there will be more stewing than reviewing. Carol, who is monitoring her temperature for the best “window of opportunity” to get pregnant, gets a ride to the cabin from her husband, Rick, who is hoping the “time is right” for a quick tryst. She sends him home, frustrated, in a snowstorm, only to discover that her temperature shows she IS ready, and calls him to drive back and hide out in a shed until she can sneak him in with a special porchlight signal. Meg, recently widowed, is having a secret affair with Dot’s son, only to find he has shown up at the cabin unexpectedly and wants to further their relationship in stealth. Meg sends him to hide in a boathouse until he sees her special porchlight signal and the coast is clear to rejoin her in the cabin. Ellie, the youngest and Meg’s daughter, would rather not be a part of the weekend with her “elders” and meets a young townie, inviting him to hide out in a barn. When he sees her special porchlight signal, he climbs into her bedroom window and sneaks her out to a local bar after the other ladies retire. The only obstacle to each of the ladies’ secret endeavors is Dot, who wants to stay up all night and party with the girls. So they make sure they ply her with plenty of party favors, and Dot proceeds to pass out. The ladies move Dot’s lifeless body from floor to closet to room, as the bottles tip up, the secrets spill out and the men sneak in. The madcap, door-slamming chaos comes to a head when Dot wakes up and discovers her girls’ weekend is full of men!


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Cast

Four females, four males


Dot

Carol

Rick

Meg

Dot's Son

Meg

Townie






Mama Won't Fly



October 5th-8th at 7 PM
October 8th at 2 PM





PLOT

An outrageously hilarious race against the clock begins when Savannah Sprunt Fairchild Honeycutt agrees to get her feisty mother all the way from Alabama to California in time for her brother’s wedding. Savannah’s problem: Mama won’t fly. With only four days to make it to the ceremony, this determined daughter has no choice but to drive cross-country with her equally willful mother, Norleen Sprunt, in Mama’s vintage sedan. As Savannah steels herself for this hastily conceived road trip, another outrageous complication arises: the bubbly, over-eager bride-to-be arrives unannounced. Hayley Quinn, delighted to finally meet her future in-laws, is convinced that travelling together to her wedding is the perfect way to bond. The folly of her decision quickly becomes apparent when the journey begins and comedic chaos ensues. Every conceivable—and inconceivable—mishap that can occur does, including the theft of their car and all their clothes, a near-fatal encounter at an underwear museum, the accidental homicide of an ancient Texas relative, a mad dash across the desert in a hijacked eighteen-wheeler and a riotous detour to Vegas that ends in a brawl with an ordained showgirl/minister. As the misadventures multiply, the beleaguered trio rapidly develops the urge to ditch each other anywhere along the way. Eventually the race to get to the church on time takes its toll and the overwhelmed bride calls off the wedding. Rising above their age-old mother-daughter issues, Norleen and Savannah work together to get the nuptials back on track. In a surprising and heartwarming resolution, they forge an exciting new path for their own relationship and welcome Hayley into their delightfully wacky family. This ferociously funny, family-friendly Jones-Hope-Wooten comedy will have you laughing your way across the country and all the way down the aisle!




Cast

Savannah Honeycutt

Norleen Sprunt

Tanya Dudley / Sybil

Denton Crawford

Haley Quinn

Essie

Aunt Rama Jean / Juliet

Aunt Ardale

Cousin Chicke / Red

Uncle Ferd / Officer Duggar / Kelvin

Great-Aunt Pawnee

Mickey / Spud Farley

Mitch / Ronald

Edweena

Fanny

Kiki

Teeta




Scrooge The Musical



December 7-10th at 7 PM
December 10th at 2 PM





PLOT

Come on its Scrooge. You know the plot




Cast

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