Boeing Boeing

September 18-October 4, 2015

2008 Tony Award Winner for Best Revival of a Play

Directed by Curt Hetherington

It’s the 1960’s, and swinging bachelor Bernard couldn’t
be happier: a flat in Paris and three gorgeous stewardesses all engaged to him without knowing about each other. But Bernard’s perfect life gets bumpy when his friend Robert comes to stay and a new and speedier Boeing jet throws off all of his careful planning. Soon all three stewardesses are in town simultaneously, timid Robert is forgetting which lies to tell to whom, and catastrophe looms. 

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STARRING
Greg Lucas as Bernard
Robert Barnett as Robert
Brynne Garman as Berthe
Ana Bury as Gloria
Holly Rose as Gabriella
Jana Gueck as Gretchen

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Rabbit Hole

October 23-November 8, 2015
PWYC-Thursday, November 5

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2007 Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

Becca and Howie Corbett are a happily married couple whose perfect world is forever changed when their young son, Danny, is killed by a car. Painful, poignant, and often funny, Becca’s experiences lead her to find solace in a mysterious relationship with a troubled young comic-book artist, Jason - the teenage driver of the car that killed Danny. Becca’s fixation with Jason pulls her away from memories of Danny, while Howie immerses himself in the past. The Corbetts, both adrift, make surprising and dangerous choices as they choose a path that will determine their fate. 

Directed by Suzy Willhoft

 

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STARRING
Jed Slaughter as Howie
Alissa Cattabriga as Becca
Elena Martinez as Izzy
Dana Galagan as Nat
Vinny Peitz as Jason

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A Christmas Story

November 27-December 20, 2015
Pay what you can:  Thursday, December 10

Special Added Performance: Thursday, December 17

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A Holiday Favorite brought to life on stage Humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940’s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher, and even Santa Claus himself. The consistent response: “You’ll shoot your eye out!” All the elements from the beloved movie are here, including the family’s temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys’ experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie’s father winning a leg lamp, Ralphie’s fantasy scenarios and more.

Directed by Jennifer York

 

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STARRING

Liam Loughridge as Ralphie
Blake R. York as Ralph
Mason Gibbons as Randy (select performances)
Luke Miller as Randy (select performances)
Heidi Walworth-Horn as Mother
Andrew Fry as The Old Man
Jessica Robins as Miss Shields
Tyler Saum as Schwartz
JJ Greenwell as Flick
Gabi  Grimmett as Esther Jane
Haylie Hetland as Helen
Evan Sherman as Scut Farkas
Ron Bauer as Ensemble
Veronica Bauer as Ensemble
Augusta Greenwell as Ensemble

 

Second Samuel

January 22-February 7, 2016
PWYC-Thursday, February 4

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Laugh, be moved, but don’t leave unchanged

It was a simpler time in the late 1940’s, especially in South Georgia in a sleepy little town called Second Samuel. The Great Depression was quickly fading into memory, the war had been won, and “Give ‘em Hell Harry” was still president. Folks in Second Samuel were ready for things to settle down and get back to normal. Except—this was the summer Miss Gertrude passed away, and deep dark secrets were about to be revealed. Nobody could have imagined how the death of one sweet little old lady would turn the entire town upside down. Would anything ever be normal again? 

Directed by Chris Serface

 

Starring:

Aaron Mohs-Hale as B Flat
Kerry Bringman as Frisky
Jimmy Shields as US
Bob Yount as Mansel
Tom Birkeland as Mr. Mozel
Diana George as Omaha
Jill Nicole Heinecke as Jimmy Deeanne
Ellen Peters as Ruby
Neicie Packer as Marcela
Michael Dresdner as Doc
Marc Carvajal as June

The Last Night of Ballyhoo

March 4-March 20, 2016
PWYC-Thursday, March 17

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1997 Tony Award Winner for Best Play by the author of Driving Miss Daisy

It’s December 1939 and Adolph Freitag, his sister Boo, and nieces Lala and Sunny
- a Jewish family so highly assimilated they have a Christmas tree in the front parlor - are looking forward to Ballyhoo, a lavish cotillion ball sponsored by their restrictive country club. Adolph’s worker, Joe Farkas, is an attractive bachelor and an Eastern European Jew, familiar with prejudice but unable to fathom its existence. His pres- ence prompts college student Sunny to examine intra-ethnic bias, her Jewish identity (or lack thereof), and the beliefs with which she’s been raised. 

 

Directed by Jeff Kingsbury

Starring
Katelyn Hoffman as Lala Levy
Jill Nicole Heinecke as Sunny Freitag
Stacie Hart as Boo Levy
Kim Holm as Reba Freitag
Russ Holm as Adolph Freitag
Kelly Mackay as Joe Farkas
Steven James Walker as Peachy Weil

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Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

April 8-April 24, 2016
PWYC-Thursday, April 21

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2013 Tony Award Winner for Best Play

Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Also on the scene are sassy maid Cas- sandra, who can predict the future, and a lovely young aspiring actress named Nina, whose prettiness somewhat worries the imperious Masha. 

Directed by Frank Kohel

 

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STARRING
Martin Larson as Vanya
Dayna Childs as Sonia
Stephanie Leeper as Masha
Fred Johnson as Spike
Leena Lambert as Nina
LaNita Hudson as Cassandra

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Smokey Joe's Cafe

May 20-June 12, 2016
PWYC-Thursday, June 2

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Broadway’s longest running musical revue

Leiber and Stoller virtually invented rock ‘n’ roll, and now their songs provide the basis for an electrifying entertainment that illuminates a golden age of American culture. In an idealized ‘50’s setting, the classic themes of love won, lost, and imagined blend with slice-of-life emotions. Featuring nearly

40 of the greatest songs ever recorded, SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE isn’t just great pop music - it’s compelling musical theatre. Featuring such hits as: Stand By Me, Yakety Yak, On Broadway, Jailhouse Rock, and Fools Fall in Love.

Directed by Micheal O'Hara
Musically Directed by Terry O'Hara
Choreography by Eric Clausell

STARRING

Melanie Gladstone
Ashanti Proctor
Jermaine Lindsay
Ashley Jackson
Nancy Hebert
Eric Clausell
Bruce Haasl

Loucas Curry
Kawika Huston

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