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TUESDAYS THROUGH SATURDAYS @ 7:30PM
SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS 2:00PM

 
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CALENDAR GIRLS

When Annie’s husband John dies of leukemia, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade four fellow WI members to pose nude with them for an “alternative” calendar. The news of the women’s charitable venture spreads like wildfire, but Chris and Annie’s friendship is put to the test under the strain of their new-found fame.

 

"It’s a show full of poignant moments – about friendship, determination and hope; about loss in many forms; about the importance of acceptance; about knowing when to let go." - Liverpool Daily Post 

 

"Smash-hit show...hilariously touching play." – Informed Edinburgh

 

"The play induces a few tears along with the joy and laughter." - The British Theatre Guild

Please be advised this production contains mature themes and language that some may find objectionable.

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BUYER & CELLAR

IN OUR ALL NEW STUDIO THEATRE

 

By Jonathon Tolins

 

a one-man tour de force directed by Lisa Keeler

 

Alex More (played by Ben Earman) has a story to tell. A struggling actor in L.A., he takes a job working in the Malibu basement of the beloved megastar, Barbara Streisand. One day, the lady herself comes downstairs to play. It feels like real bonding in the basement, but will their relationship ever make it upstairs? BUYER & CELLAR is an outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs.

 

“A fantasy so delightful you wish it were true.” – The New Yorker

 

“Hilarious! Beyond brilliant. This show will go down like butta’!” – Entertainment Weekly

 

“Fantastically funny.” – New York Post

 

Sundays, January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2022

 

*Tickets go on sale January 3, 2022.

*This production contains adult themes and language.

*Mask wearing is optional/Covid seating in the Studio Theatre is not available.

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I DO! I DO!

This remarkably intimate, thoroughly romantic piece, allows audiences into the bedroom of Agnes and Michael, as they try to maintain passion and devotion through the joys and pains, trials and tribulations, setbacks and celebrations of their fifty year marital odyssey. In that time we watch them go through their wedding night jitters, raise a family, negotiate mid-life crises, quarrel, separate, reconcile and grow old together, all lovingly to the strains of a tuneful, charming score which includes the standard "My Cup Runneth Over."

 

“An honest picture of wedded bliss and bugaboos against a musical palette of wonderful songs that is both funny and tender." – Theatre in Chicago

 

 “A four-star, must-see show!” – Theatre in Chicago

 

“Filled with humor; a fine score and two delightful characters, I Do! I Do! is an ode to all those eternal marriages so dominant in the 20th Century.” – Theatre in Chicago

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SEE HOW THEY RUN

So swift is the action, so involved the situations, so rib-tickling the plot in this London and Broadway hit that at its finish audiences are left as exhausted from laughter as though they had run a foot race. Galloping in and out of the four doors of an English vicarage are an American actor and actress, a cockney maid who has seen too many American movies, an old maid who "touches alcohol for the first time in her life," four men in clergyman suits presenting the problem of which is which and a sedate Bishop aghast at all these goings-on and the trumped up stories they tell him.

 

"Breathless show, fast tempo, plenty of laughs." - Variety

 

"A positive riot; in all my fifty years in the theatre I've never heard such laughter." - Bernard W. Suss

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THE CHICAGO GYPSIES

IN OUR ALL NEW STUDIO THEATRE

By V Glasgow Koste

 

a heart-warming tale about the migratory life of a show business kid

during the Great Depression

 

Carolina Lee, nick-named Charley, is the youngest actress in the company that suddenly finds itself stranded, where she becomes a drop-in at the local school and recess is more like a Roman coliseum. Connecting rich, fully realized characters from three generations, audiences warm to Charley's temperamental actress-mother; her loving, song-and-dance-man of a father; and Charley's illegitimate adopted grandmothers. While set in the Depression, these Chicago gypsies stubbornly see their way through the worst of times to the best of times in a regenerative reunion that makes these odd yet ordinary people shine with the miracle of loving, quiet survival.

 

Winner of the AATE Distinguished Play Award and the Charlotte B. Chorpenning Playwright Award!

 

Sundays, April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, June 5, 12, 19 & 26

 

*Tickets go on sale January 3, 2022.

*Mask wearing is optional/Covid seat in the Studio Theatre is not available.

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NATIVE GARDENS

Pablo, a high-powered lawyer, and doctoral candidate Tania, his very pregnant wife, are realizing the American dream when they purchase a house next door to community stalwarts Virginia and Frank. But a disagreement over a long-standing fence line soon spirals into an all-out war of taste, class, privilege, and entitlement. The hilarious results guarantee no one comes out smelling like a rose.

 

"A lighthearted comedy with some heavier threads woven through for just the right amount of heft." - Broadway World

"A comedy planted in difficult, painful issues." - Chicago Tribune

 

“Bad fences make for a fun, formulaic comedy about bickering neighbors.” – Los Angeles Times