A Bad Year for Tomatoes
Fed up with the pressures and demands of her acting career, the famous Myra Marlowe leases a house in the tiny New England hamlet of Beaver Haven and settles down to write her autobiography. She is successful in turning aside the offers pressed on her by her long-time agent, but dealing with her nosy, omnipresent neighbors is a different matter. In an attempt to shoo them away, and gain some privacy, Myra invents a mad, homicidal sister—who is kept locked in an upstairs room, but who occasionally escapes long enough to scare off uninvited visitors. The ruse works well, at first, but complications soon arise. Needless to say, all is straightened out in the end, but the uproarious doings will keep audiences laughing right up to the final curtain, and then some.
Tuesdays with Morrie
Dinner Theater Production
Tuesdays with Morrie has been a best-selling book, a movie and a hit Broadway play. When a beloved, eccentric professor develops a fatal disease, a former student comes to spend time with him. Their conversations are in turn, funny and sad, instructive and heartwarming. Lead actors, Dean Schaan and Rodger Rossman, star in this touching, intimate show almost guaranteed to make you laugh, think, and shed a tear. This one-act play is directed by Peter Thomson and produced by Sue Thomson. Tickets are $30 each. Dinner will be provided by Montero’s. Opening January 10 with six performances at the Encore Workshop, Hwy 17 South. Seating is limited so book early!
Cotton Patch Gospel
This "Greatest Story Ever Retold" is based on the book The Cotton Patch Version of Matthew and John by Clarence Jordan in which the Gospel is presented in a setting of rural Georgia with country music songs, the final and perhaps best work of Harry Chapin. As this Gospel begins, they sing that "Somethin's brewin' in Gainesville." Herod is the mayor of Atlanta and, inevitably, Christ is lynched by local thugs only to rise again. Drama critics loved this show and so did a broad spectrum of religious commentators.
Briefs and Shorts
An Eclectic Evening of 10-Minute Plays
Join us for a collection of 10-minute plays. Each is a complete work on its own, together they present a delightful evening of the unexpected. Watch for more details as scripts are selected for this unique theatre experience.