Season 20

Sherlock Holmes: The Whitechapel Murders Sherlock Holmes: The Whitechapel Murders

This WORLD PREMIER of an original stage play involves the intrepid Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson as they investigate the series of murders in London’s East End in the last half of 1888. The murder victims are all women, and are linked by gruesome disfigurement by the perpetrator.  The murderer has become known as Jack the Ripper because of a letter sent to Scotland Yard.  He is taunting police.  In a second letter, he referred to himself as ‘saucy Jacky’.  But, how does Irene Adler figure into this case?  Is Sherlock more involved in this case than any of us would like to believe?  Will the identity of Jack the Ripper be revealed or remain a mystery?

Goodbye Charlie Goodbye Charlie

Lauren Bacall on Broadway and Debbie Reynolds onscreen assayed the title role in this knockabout farce by the author of The Seven Year Itch. Charlie was a cad, a womanizer, with a foul mouth and taste for booze Shot by a jealous husband while hightailing it from a lover’s husband’s yacht, Charlie falls out a porthole and is lost at sea only to find himself “returned” as an attractive blond woman (cigar in hand). And gets a second chance at life and love. His best friend is staying at his house as he puts Charlie’s affairs in order and after being convinced, finds himself an unwilling helper in Charlie’s new plan to marry into money.

Send Me No FlowersSend Me No Flowers

Doris Day and Rock Hudson starred in the movie version of this show.  George’s  favorite hobby is hypochondria.   At one of his many doctor visits, he overhears his doctor discussing another patient with heart trouble, and mistakes the dying man’s diagnosis for his own. He bravely prepares to meet his end, sure that it’s ‘his time’. Putting his affairs in order, he writes a heartbreaking letter to his wife , Judy, to be read as his eulogy. He tries to arrange a good second husband for his soon-to-be widow.  When he finally tells his wife about his impending demise, she quickly finds out that he’s not dying at all. She believes it’s just a lame excuse to hide an affair, but he’s just trying to find a cemetery plot for three: himself, his wife and the new future ‘Mister Kimball’.

All Because of Agatha All Because of Agatha

A newly married couple buys a house in  historic Salem, Massachusetts.   Which has the annoying feature of being  visited each year by a slightly destructive witch named Agatha Forbes. Things go along smoothly, so they decide to make a farewell party out of Agatha’s next visit. A crazy aunt, nice looking doctor and his mother, a self-proclaimed medium and the local newspaper’s star reporter are all invited. But all gaiety vanishes when the witch arrives in a cloud of smoke and bad temper. Impatient from the outset, Agatha makes no bones about the fact that she wants everyone out of the house. As no one will cooperate, she then exercises her special powers and casts a spell which, to every one’s dismay, makes them actually become, temporarily, as they secretly wish themselves to be. The results are uproarious.  Fortunately, they discover (in the nick of time) how to free Agatha from her house-haunting obligation.

Doublewide TexasDouble Wide, Texas

The inhabitants of Texas’ smallest trailer fight the a town who wants to annex them.  With everything else they’re dealing with: being passed over again for a work promotion. Attempting to keep a feisty mother out of the local bar.  Trying to keep Baby from taking his participation in a womanless beauty pageant way too seriously.   Curbing the impulse to take in every stray cat, possum, and armadillo that wanders by. Being frustrated by the clients at the  Stairway To Heaven Retirement Village.  Constantly battling with the curmudgeon from across the road, who loathes their “trailer-trash” ways. But these friends, enemies, and neighbors realize they’ll have to work together if they have a snowball’s chance to survive being swallowed up by “the big guys.” The rollicking mayhem of this flat-out funny comedy escalates as the residents attempt to secede from Texas, discover a traitor in their midst, and turn the tables in a surprising and side-splitting finale. So come on over to Doublewide, where life is double the fun, double the joy, and more than double the laughter!

Til Beth Do Us Part Til Beth Do Us Part

A career-driven wife Suzannah, needs a lot more help on the home front than she’s getting from her husband, Gibby.  Enter Beth as the newly-hired assistant, a gregarious, highly-motivated woman who whips the household into an organized, well-run machine – at the perfect time. Suzannah’s, boss is flying in from London for an important make-or-break business dinner. Gibby grows increasingly wary as Beth insinuates herself into more and more aspects of their lives, and into Suzannah’s  career.  Beth is given carte blanche to change anything in the household that “will make it run more efficiently.” And the change Beth makes is convincing Suzannah that Gibby must go! When he realizes it’s Suzannah’s career Beth is really after, a newly-determined Gibby sets out to save his marriage aided by Suzannah’s best friend, Margo, and his best friend,  Hank.  Their effort to stop Beth goes uproariously awry just as the boss arrives for that all-important dinner. Whether you’re married, single, rethinking your divorce or currently being controlled by someone up to no good, you’re sure to enjoy this family-friendly, laugh-out-loud, fast paced farce!