Productions

We try to produce plays that further our mission statement and are suitable to our space. Our productions are held to the standards of a professional theatre group, even though we are a community theatre.

Below are the productions from our 20th Anniversary Season:

The Dining Room
by A.R. Gurney

The play is set in the dining room of a typical well-to-do household, the place where the family assembled daily for breakfast and dinner and for any and all special occasions.

The action is a mosaic of interrelated scenes—some funny, some touching, some rueful—which, taken together, create an in-depth portrait of a vanishing species: the upper-middle-class WASP.

The actors change roles, personalities and ages with virtuoso skill as they portray a wide variety of characters, from little boys to stern grandfathers, and from giggling teenage girls to Irish housemaids. Dovetailing swiftly and smoothly, the varied scenes coalesce, ultimately, into a theatrical experience of exceptional range, compassionate humor and abundant humanity.

Silent Sky
by Lauren Gunderson

When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours” and has no time for the women’s probing theories.

As Henrietta, in her free time, attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love.

The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications; Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.

The Scariest House on the Block
by Jen and Mikey Virts

The children of the classic monsters Dracula, Frankenstein, Wolf Man, Mummy, Skeleton, and Zombie decide it's time to turn the tables on their parents and finally learn how to scare like real monsters—except things don't quite go according to plan.

Once Little Moriarity gets involved, the young monsters themselves become part of their own Haunted House.

Written by Jen and Mikey Virts, this children's play was concept, rehearsed, and acted by the children who participated in our Build a Play program in the summer of 2017.

Ghost Walks
by Jane B. Avery

Ghost Walks is a project that founding Artistic Director Jane Avery developed where she researched local stories about Garrett County and wrote scenes and monologues about the folks.

Some of the monologues were based on stories from Strange and Unusual True Stories of Garrett County compiled by The Garrett County Historical Society in 2000.

The project aims to showcase and bring the history of our area to life.