February 3 - 19, 2023
Director: Lisa Jones Bevil
An Army nurse’s experiences on the island of Corregidor during WWII are shared through a series of letters that she writes to and receives from her mother, her best friend and her former high school teacher. Because of the war, friendships change, courtships go amiss and family bonds stress and strengthen. A spiritually uplifting, emotionally touching war story, all the more intense because it is told by women. Funny, moving and poetic.
April 14 - 30, 2023
Director: Kristen Mulkey
The inhabitants of the smallest trailer park in Texas (4 doublewides and a shed) are thrown for a loop when they learn that the nearby town of Tugaloo is determined to annex them. The hilarious cast of characters works together to save their community. Joveeta Crumpler takes on the fight while trying to keep her feisty mother, Caprice, out of the bars. Her brother, “Baby” Crumpler is convinced to compete in the womanless beauty pageant with hilarious results. There’s kind-hearted Georgia Dean, who runs Bronco Betty’s Buffeteria; Big Ethel Satterwhite; recent arrival Larken Barken; the curmudgeon Haywood Sloggett; Lomax Tanner and Starla Pudney. These enemies, friends and neighbors realize they’ll all have to work together to defeat the encroaching annexation if they want to survive being swallowed up by “the big guys”. The rollicking mayhem of this comedy will keep audiences laughing!
June 9 - 18, 2023
Director: Karen Lasater
This comedy parodies every English mystery play ever written but with a decidedly American flair. Miss Maple, a dowager with a reputation for “clever” weekend parties, invites a group of detective writers to Ravenswood Manor on Turkey Island, where they are to impersonate their fictional characters. She has arranged several amusing incidents which are all fun and games until there is a real murder. She then offers a reward to the “detective” who can bring the killer to justice. This zany assortment of would-be sleuths trip over clues and each other on the way to unmasking the killer.
August 4 - 27, 2023
Director: Sandra Barkerding
Rating: G for all audiences
Aboard the H.M.S. Majestic crossing the Atlantic, Snively Swine disguises himself as Sir Reginald Rottentot and, with the help of his sidekick Archnia, attempts to kidnap wealthy young heiress Merry Ann Sweet. Merry Ann falls for the handsome Cary, a waiter, but he follows the ship’s rules and won’t become involved with a passenger. Flappers Ritzi, Mitzy and Ditzy try to help Merry Ann attract Cary’s attention while he is trying to avoid the clutches of Arachnia. Hedda Hooper (gossip columnist), Mary Pickaxe (aging movie star), Bea Goode (Merry Ann’s aunt and chaperone), Capt. Barney Kuhl, Skeet Suiter (entertainment director) add to the humor and fun. Sgt. Willy Ketchum always on the lookout for a crook humorously can’t see the one right in front of him. Willy’s wife, Wanda, just wants him to relax and enjoy the trip with her. Can Cary avoid the clutches of Arachnia? Can he save Merry Ann from the evil Snively? Will Willy catch his man? You have to see it to find out!
October 6 - 22, 2023
Director: Stephanie Phillips
After inheriting ten million dollars upon her husband's death, Mrs. Ethel Savage makes plans to give the entire fortune away to people who wish to pursue their “foolish dreams". Her stepchildren strongly object, however, and to prevent her from doing away with their family’s wealth and ruining their legacy, they have her committed to a sanatorium called The Cloisters. It is among the gentle residents there that she finds her true family. The Curious Savage is a warm comedy that compares the kindness and loyalty of psychiatric patients with the greed and hostility of so-called “normal people”.
December 1 - 17, 2023
Director: Alicia Meier
Rating: G for all audiences
Claudette Harris and her best friend and neighbor, Doris Blumquist, have a long-standing rivalry concerning the gifts they receive from their husbands, and Claudette is set on winning this year. Her husband, Walter, says he will handle it… but she has her doubts.
Amidst the festive chaos are their younger neighbors, Mimi and Kevin Quinn, who grapple with job challenges and health issues but have recently taken in Selma Davis, an endearing older woman with humor and wisdom to spare.
This warm comedy is told through laughter and love, and in the end, Walter's Gift is perfect for everyone.
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