Out of Sight, Out of Murder

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Run Dates

April 20-23, 27-30

Description

Peter Knight is grinding out a murder story in an old mansion where another author was murdered years before. A weird electrical storm effects a cosmic snafu, bringing his fictional characters to life – including a lovely ingenue, the trusty butler, a feisty Miss Marple-type, a dauntless hero, a fascinating "other woman," the hapless serving girl, and the wily lawyer, all waiting for midnight to read a will. Peter loses control of his characters and learns a murder is in the works…and he is the intended victim! Can Peter find the killer before the killer gets his author?

Crew

  • Director – John Donald O’Shea
  • Stage Manager – Eugenia Giebel
  • Technical Director – Jennifer Kingry
  • Set Builder – MIke Skiles
  • Costumer – Terri Nelson

Cast

  • Peter – Nicholas Waldbusser
  • Minna – Barbara Nurmi
  • Kay – Elizabeth Buzard
  • Coburn – Joe LoGiudice
  • Lydia – Stacy Herrick
  • Fiona – Jackie Skiles
  • Addie – Faith Douglas
  • Dick – James Amble
  • Jordan – Archie Williams

Inherit the Wind

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Run Dates

June 1-4, 8-11

Description

Bert Cates, a 1920’s schoolteacher, is put on trial for violating the Butler Act, a state law that prohibits public school teachers from teaching evolution instead creationism. Cates’ girlfriend Rachel, the daughter of Reverend Brown, is torn between the opposing beliefs held by Cates and her father and her love for both of them. INHERIT THE WIND made its stage debut in 1955. The story fictionalizes the 1925 Scopes “Monkey” Trial as tiny Hillsboro Tennessee brings in two world-famous, powerhouse attorneys to argue the case. The debate over creationism versus evolution still exists today and will spark conversation and insight into the topic.

Crew

  • Director – Tom Morrow
  • Stage Manager – Jackie Skiles
  • Lighting & Sound Designer – Jennifer Kingry
  • Costumes – Stacy Herrick and Cast Members
  • Set Construction - Mike Skiles 

Cast

  • Matthew Harrison Brady – Joe LoGiudice
  • Henry Drummond – John VanDeWoestyne
  • E.K. Hornbeck – Steve Trainor
  • Rev. Jeremiah Brown – John Donald O’Shea
  • Judge – Stan Weimer
  • Mayor – Glenn Kluge
  • Bertram Cates – Dana Moss-Peterson
  • Rachel Brown – Elle Winchester
  • Meeker – Michael Skiles
  • Tom Davenport – Kevin Brake
  • Howard – Colin McConville
  • Mrs. Brady – Terri Nelson
  • Mr. Bannister – Matthew McConville
  • Hot Dog Vendor / Radio Man – Archie Williams
  • Mr. Sillers – Jim Strauss
  • Mrs. Goodfellow – Lindsay Achenbach
  • Mrs. Krebs – Jackie Patterson
  • Mr. Dunlap – Cory Holbrook
  • Mrs. Loomis – Sandy Glass-Bailey
  • Mrs. McLain – Faith Douglas
  • Melinda – Naoko Sambdman
  • Mrs. Blair – Lona Friedman
  • Elijah – Greg O'Neill 

Rounding Third

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Run Dates

July 13-16, 20-23

Description

Two Little League coaches embark on a tumultuous journey through an entire season, from their first tentative meeting to the climactic championship game. Don is the tough, blue-collar, win-at-all-costs veteran coach whose son is the star pitcher, while Michael is a newcomer both to the town and to baseball. He's a corporate executive who agrees to be Don's assistant because he wants a special activity with his son, who's never played baseball before. Despite their differences, Michael and Don form an uneasy alliance for the benefit of the team. And over the course of exhilarating victories, heartbreaking defeats, and interminable rain-outs, the two men battle over how to lead the team.

Crew

  • Director – Dana Skiles
  • Stage Manager – Lindsay Achenbach
  • Technical Director – Jennifer Kingry
  • Sound Operator – Nick Dunk
  • Crew - Catherine Pryzbyla
  • Set Builder – Mike Skiles

Cast

  • Coach Michael – Andreas Renberg
  • Coach Don – Dana Moss-Peterson

Big...Bad...Mouse!

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Run Dates

August 17-20, 24-27, 2017

Description

The sleepy factory office of Chunkibix Ltd. is run by domineering and pompous Mr. Price-Hargreaves whose assistant, the shy and downtrodden Mr. Bloome, is under his thumb and generally treated badly. That is until a flasher chases a young female across the Common, and Bloome is accused by the victim and a police detective! Surprisingly the female workers in the office, to whom Bloome had previously been all but invisible, suddenly find him sexually interesting and almost a hero figure. So satisfying is Bloome’s transformation and newly-found confidence that when the young victim discovers she had made a mistake in identifying him as her assailant, Bloome becomes increasingly desperate to keep her quiet.

Crew

  • Director – Joe DePauw
  • Stage Manager – Suzanne DeReu
  • Technical Director – Jennifer Kingry
  • Set Builder – Mike Skiles
  • Set Design/Dress – Mollie Schmelzer
  • Costumer – Suzanne DeReu 

Cast

  • Fiona Jones – Renee Fortino
  • Harold Hopkins – Will Luebke
  • Miss Spencer – Jessica Moore
  • Mr. Price-Hargraves – Jim Luebke
  • Mr. Bloome – Jason Schaad
  • Lady Chesapeake – Jackie Patterson
  • Doris Povey – Riley Mathews 

The Diviners

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Run Dates

October 5-8, 12-15

Description

Winner of the American College Theatre Festival, this marvelously theatrical play is the story of a disturbed young man and his friendship with a disenchanted preacher in southern Indiana in the early 1930s. When the boy was young he almost drowned; this trauma and the loss of his mother in the same accident has left him deathly afraid of water. The preacher, trying to break away from his family tradition of a long line of Kentucky preachers, works as a mechanic for the boy’s father. The town lacks a preacher and the women try to persuade him to preach while he tries to persuade the child to overcome his fear of water.

Crew

  • Director - Jalayne Riewerts
  • Ass't Director/Stage Manager - Mike Skiles
  • Lighting & Sound Designer - Jennifer Kingry
  • Costumer - Stacy Herrick
  • Set Construction - Mike Skiles
  • Guitar - Justin Hager

Cast

  • Buddy Layman, an idiot boy - Colin McConville
  • Jennie Mae Layman - Faith Douglas
  • Ferris Layman - Matthew McConville
  • C.C. Showers - Adam Sanders
  • Norma Henshaw - Dana Skiles
  • Darlene Henshaw - Elle Winchester
  • Golde Short - Terri Nelson
  • Luella Bennett - Sondra Karben
  • Basil Bennett - Don Faust
  • Melvin Wilder - Justin Hager
  • Dewey Maples - Andreas Renberg

Doublewide, TExas

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Run Dates

November 30 - December 3, 7-10

Description

The inhabitants of one of the smallest trailer parks in Texas—four doublewides and a shed—are thrown for a loop when they realize the nearby town of Tugaloo is determined to annex them. It’s not as if they don’t already have enough to deal with! But these friends, enemies, and neighbors realize they’ll have to work together to defeat the encroaching annexation if they—and their way of life—have a snowball’s chance to survive being swallowed up by “the big guys.” The rollicking mayhem of this flat-out funny Jones/Hope/Wooten 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.

Crew

  • Director & Set Designer - John VanDeWoestyne
  • Stage Manager & Costumer - Suzanne DeReu
  • Lighting & Sound Designer - Jennifer Kingry
  • Sound Board Operator - Harvey Green
  • Stage Crew/Props - Jeff Blackwell
  • Set Construction - Mike Skiles
  • Base Painting - Harvey Green
  • Graphic Art Painting - Sondra Karben 

Cast

  • Big Ethel Satterwhite - Eugenia Giebel
  • Georgia Dean Rudd - Lisa Ingram
  • Larken Barken - Faith Douglas
  • Norwayne "Baby" Crumpler - Nathan Johnson
  • Haywood Sloggett - Mike Skiles
  • Joveeta Crumpler - Jessica Moore
  • Caprice Crumpler - Diane Greenwood
  • Lomax Tanner - Justin Raver
  • Starla Pudney - Sondra Karben