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 some of our most recent Productions & Performances:

The Stone in the Road
by Jane Avery

Our Town Theatre will present The Stone in the Road, written by Jane Avery. This show, directed by Lynne Elmlinger, features children from elementary to high school on the stage in a short, fun-filled story about using common sense and thinking for yourself.

The show is written specifically for children and all ages are encouraged to attend.

Historic Home Tours
by Chautauqua Then & Now

Our Town Theatre is pleased to participate in this year’s Chautauqua events in Mountain Lake Park.

The theatre will be hosting Historic Home Tours from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 6th. Please join local actors for an afternoon of history and fun. During the tour we will enter some of these majestic homes and hear stories about historic Mountain Lake Park. Tours start every 45 minutes and tickets are $15 per person. Each tour will have a limited number of reservations, so please don’t delay.

Our Town Theatre will start to take reservations after May 20th and you can buy tickets until the day of the event.

A Weekend with BlueShift
by BlueShift Dance

BlueShift Dance is committed to offering unique, immersive experiences with the human body in performance; to bringing interdisciplinary artists together to collaboratively curate site-specific installations and performances; to embracing critical thinking, in an environment of equality, open-mindedness, and artistic growth; and to stimulating conversations important to our community, on a universal scale.

Our Town Theatre will be hosting the Sunday Matinee performance of "The Male Gaze". A "Meet the Dancers" reception will immediately follow the performance.

Gracefully Ending
by A.J. DeLauder

Set in 2009 amidst the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia, Gracefully Ending depicts, through flashback, the tale of Beth Fuller, a divorced and recently fired bank clerk facing homelessness. Beth’s only son, Andrew, has become emotionally distant ever since she refused to bail him out of jail, so Beth finds herself trying to move in with her ailing, widowed mother, Margret, under the guise of protecting Margret from falling down late at night.

But Margret doesn’t want help, and the two begin feuding, especially after Beth learns that Margret believes she sees her late husband, Hank, in the house. In desperation, Beth calls on a doctor to declare her mother incompetent and even enlists Andrew for support.

A fight quickly builds between the two women, much like the early season snowstorm outside, and soon both find themselves faced with the same ultimatum: Ending gracefully requires ending with love.

She Loves Me
by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and music by Jerry Bock

Considered by many to be the most charming musical ever written, She Loves Me is a warm romantic comedy with an endearing innocence and a touch of old world elegance.

Set in a 1930s European perfumery, we meet shop clerks, Amalia and Georg, who, more often than not, don't see eye to eye. After both respond to a "lonely hearts advertisement" in the newspaper, they now live for the love letters that they exchange, but the identity of their admirers remains unknown.

Join Amalia and Georg to discover the identity of their true loves...and of all the twists and turns along the way!

Remembering World War I
by Various

Honor Veterans and celebrate the 100-year Anniversary of Armistice Day - the day World War I ended.

There will be music, literary readings, refreshments, and more!

Ghost Walks
by Cory Stieringer

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.

This year, Our Town's very own Cory Stieringer has written and directed eight spooky tales set against the backdrop of our little town of Oakland.

Please join us this Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27 at 7pm for this year's Ghost Walks!

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 conceived, 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.