2011 Season

June 22-July 3
by Arlene Hutton

Christmas, 1940. A soldier. A schoolteacher. A train. All aboard for a surprising and engaging character study of two young people searching for happiness as they navigate the eternal mysteries of courtship and how fate works its hand in it all. This old-fashioned love story will take you on a sweet journey of the heart. PG

July 6-17
music and lyrics by Noel Coward, devised by Roderick Cook

A sharp, sophisticated songfest that celebrates one of theatre’s greatest entertainers, Sir Noël Coward. Weaving together songs and literary delights, Oh Coward! sparkles with effervescent music and charming quips.

July 20-31
by A. R. Gurney

The Bard of WASP America spins a tender portrait of a family turned on end when the grandparents misbehave. Seen through the eyes of an 8-year-old, who grows up narrating the tale, Gurney’s reminiscence is full of wit and sensitivity, change, and joy – the ineffability of what we call “family.” PG

August 3-14
by George Bernard Shaw

Shaw’s most popular play, Arms and the Man is a wartime romance satirizing both the glory of battle and a young girl’s idealistic notions of love. Raina adores her dashing warrior fiancé Sergius, until Bluntschli, a Swiss mercenary and realist (who would rather carry chocolate than ammunition), bursts through her bedroom window seeking sanctuary.

August 17-28
by Jules Romains, translated by Gus Kaikkonen

Make an appointment to see Dr. Knock, a young doctor who is swindled into buying an unprofitable practice in a small village. Using his own medical techniques, his business is soon booming! A staple of the French and European repertoire, Gus Kaikkonen's witty translation of Doctor Knock is a comedic take on health care reform, as topical today as it was in 1923 when it was written.

August 31-September 11
by William Shakespeare

“Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.” Shakespeare’s black comedy tingles with intrigue in this story of love, lust, and politics. A full cast of characters flesh out issues of mercy, justice, and truth, as only Shakespeare can. PG-13

September 14-25
by David Rambo

Laugh along with America's favorite advice columnist, Ann Landers. No topic was taboo in her newspaper column, where she answered countless letters with wit and wisdom. But what happens when she has to grapple with her own heartbreak? This is an irresistible portrait of the woman whose charm, common sense, and down-to-earth approach to life made us keep asking questions! PG-13

Second Company

8 PM June 8, 10, 11, 2 PM June 12
By Caroline Francke, based on the novel by Edward Streeter

Father of the Bride is a collaboration between professional actors and staff and talented high school actors. Bring the family to this beloved comedy about a father who is overwhelmed by all of the turmoil (not to mention finances) caused by his daughter’s out-of-control wedding! Rated G

July 1, 2, 8, 9, 13, 15, 16, 22, 23
adapted by Joseph Robinette, based on the book by E.B. White

This mild-mannered mouse will win your heart! Come along on his many adventures, as he learns to succeed in a “real people’s world.”

Suitable for age 4 and up.

August 20, 22, 23, 26, 27
music & lyrics by Ellen Mandel, book by Kathleen Menino

A hilarious, human-sized feline in footwear tries to outwit his master, a king, and a hungry ogre in this musical comedy fable that will keep your toes tapping!

Suitable for age 8 and up.

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