2016 - 2017 Season
PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM
BY WOODY ALLEN
SEPTEMBER 23, 24, 29, 30 OCTOBER 1
Allan Felix has this thing about Humphrey Bogart. If only he had some of Bogart's technique... Bookish and insecure with women, Allan's hero, Bogey comes to the rescue, with a fantastic bevy of beauties played out in hilarious fantasy sequences. Fixed up by friends with gorgeous women, he's so awkward that even Bogey's patience is tried. Allan mostly resembles a disheveled, friendly dog and this is what ultimately charms his best friend's wife, Linda into bed. It's a tough life, making it in the world of beautiful people but if you can't be a hero it helps to have one...
"Hilarious... a cheerful romp. Not only are Mr. Allen's jokes and their follow ups, asides and twists audaciously brilliant, but he has a great sense of character." - The New York Times
DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER
BY MARC CAMOLETTI
MARCH 24, 25, 30, 31, AND APRIL 1 2017
Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse, whilst his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend, Robert, along too to provide the alibi. It's foolproof; what could possibly go wrong? Well.... suppose Robert turns up not realizing quite why he has been invited. Suppose Robert and Jacqueline are secret lovers, and consequently determined that Jacqueline will NOT leave for the weekend. Suppose the cook has to pretend to be the mistress and the mistress is unable to cook. Suppose everyone's alibi gets confused with everyone else's. An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed.
"I found myself having two of the most rib-tickling hilarious hours I have spent in the theatre in some time. It’s amazing what the right combination of smart writing, polished acting and slick direction can do to energize a tired genre...A text book example of how to create the perfect farce." - Chicago Style Magazine
DEATH BY CHOCOLATE
BY CRAIG SODARO
JUNE 16, 17, 22, 23, 24 2017
Nick Noir, private eye, has fallen on hard times after botching his last case. Out of desperation & hopelessness, he is forced to fire his secretary, Selma. That is, until a call from Coco Purvis offers a tantalizing case that just might pay off for Nick. Coco, and her sister, Bonbon, run Precious Perks Coffee Shoppe, known for its signature drink, Death by Chocolate. Unfortunately, the name came all too true for a fellow named Vinnie the Leech, who died while drinking it one month earlier. Now, business has fallen off, and the shop might have to close unless somebody figures out why Vinnie the Leech fell over dead. After a second death under similar circumstances, Selma plays a psychic who, with the help of her ever-present Blackberry, reveals some deep dark chocolate secrets. Armed with motives, opportunity, and Selma, Nick solves the crime and earns the sweet smell of success, plus enough to afford an office—and Selma.