2017 Season

Almost, Maine
by John Cariani
Director: Annette Hobbs
(Comedy)

February 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, March 3, 4, 5

Cast: Minimum 2m, 2f with doubling or a maximum of 19 (10m, 9f without doubling)

Synopsis: This play is comprised of 9 vignettes with 4 common elements: the location
(Almost, Maine), the time (9 o’clock on the same Friday night in the winter), a romantic
theme (of one sort or another), and characters (some characters in 1 tale are friends of
characters in another tale). In each of the vignettes, residents of the mythical town of
Almost, Maine fall in and/or out of love in unexpected ways.


Agnes of God
by John Pielmeir
Director: Al Edick
(Drama)

April 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, May 5, 6, 7

Cast: 3 women

Synopsis: This play is based on a true story. A newborn baby is discovered in a
wastebasket in a convent, with its umbilical cord around its neck. The mother (a novice
nun named Agnes) is indicted for manslaughter. A court psychiatrist is brought in to rule
on whether or not the baby’s mother is insane. The Mother Superior of the convent fills in
with some information that Agnes has either forgotten or is concealing and tries to protect
Agnes’ naiveté at the same time.

Urinetown
by Greg Kotis
Co-Directors: Mark Thompson, Heather Denton
(Musical)

June 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, July 1, 2

Cast: Flexible (should be large to accommodate people who usually participate in Cabaret)

Synopsis: In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought,
has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public
amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission
for one of humanity's most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides he's had
enough, and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom.

A musical satire of our legal system, capitalism, social, Urinetown is a hilarious musical
satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy,
corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself, this play has won
3 Tony Awards, 3 Outer Critic's Circle Awards, 2 Lucille Lortel Awards, and 2 Obie Awards.


Rainmaker
by Richard Nash
Director: Jonathan Forester
(Comedy)

August 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27

Cast: 6m, 1f

Synopsis: The unnamed western state in which this takes place is suffering from a
paralyzing drought, which is killing the cattle. The play centers on a family, consisting of a
father, 2 brothers, and an unmarried daughter, whose potential future as an old maid is
concerning them almost as much as their dying cattle, due to the fact that they find her to
be very plain-looking. Enter the Rainmaker, a stranger (con man?) to the town who
promises to bring rain for $100. Rain does come, and so does love.


A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
by John G. Fuller
Directors: Bob Stacy
(Comedy)

October 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29

Cast: 6m, 6f

Synopsis: Based on the story by Mark Twain, this is the tale of a young engineer just out
of college (the Yankee), who is experimenting at home with all kinds of mechanical
devices and whimsically expresses the wish that he could invent a time machine. He
unexpectedly gets his wish when he is knocked out by one of his own experiments and
awakens in the Court of King Arthur, where Merlin immediately takes a dislike to him.


In the Workshop
by J. Brooks and A. Hobbs
Director: To be determined
(Christmas Comedy)

December 7, 8, 9, 10

Cast: 11+, with assorted elves added at director’s discretion. Most of the characters can
be either male or female with the exception of Santa, Mrs. Claus and Harding (i.e., 2m, 1f).

Synopsis: This play takes place between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. Santa’s
operation is affected by a series of events that will threaten the delivery of toys to all the
good little children on Christmas Eve: Mrs. Claus is tired of the constant cold and wants to
move to a warmer climate; Harding Winchester the 4th representing the North American
and European League of Vendors and Manufacturers insists that Santa modernize his
operation, and the elves are meeting with union organizers.