BEDTIME STORIES by Norm Foster
February 18-28 Comedy 2w/3m – tripling roles
Single set – bedroom, location of which changes with the scene from a hotel to a home, set in the recent past, a small town in Canada
Fifteen characters, related in various ways, tell stories of love, loss, redemption, growing up, staying together. Series of related vignettes with actors playing multiple roles. Characters range from a shock-jock DJ and his estranged wife, a middle-aged married couple, their teen-age daughter, a former hockey player, two almost high school sweethearts, an aging shock rocker, a couple of blue-collar guys, the owner of a strip club, and an exotic dancer who really isn’t very good. Mild adult language and themes.
"Takes the audience on an exploration of love which leaves them involved, surprised, a little touched and judging by the howling reactions of the opening night crowd, quite helpless with laughter. A tour de force." -- Morrisburg Leader
REX’S EXES by Jones, Hope, and Wooten
April 21-May 1 Southern comedy/farce 8w/4m -- some doubling
Single set – Sweetgum, Texas
Sequel to The Red Velvet Cake War with the same characters and then some.
SPECIAL PROJECT: AACT FEST?
GOOD PEOPLE by David Lindsay-Abaire
June 30 – July 10 Contemporary drama 4w/2m
Multiple sets – South Boston, Lower End and Chestnut Hill, Mass, current time.
Margie Walsh, a lifelong resident of Southie, a blue collar Boston neighborhood, is fired for tardiness from her job as a cashier at a dollar store. A single mother, and knowing that she and her handicapped adult daughter Joyce, supposedly born premature before Margie's husband left her," are only a single paycheck away from desperate straits," Margie goes to her old high school boyfriend Mike - now a doctor, but formerly from her neighborhood - looking for employment. Roles are Margie, her best friend, her landlady, her ex-boss, Mike, and his wife (young, black).
SEEING STARS IN DIXIE by Ron Osborne
August 18-28 Southern comedy 4w/1m
Single set – tearoom, Natchez, Mississippi, 1958
It's 1956 and Hollywood has arrived in Natchez, Mississippi with its brightest stars to film Raintree County. Meanwhile,at Clemmie's, a Natchez tea room, the widowed proprietor who has a fascination with movies and a secret admirer, oversees her own cast of characters: Tootie, her take charge friend; Jo Beth, a former beauty queen; Glease, a man who prefers the quiet calm of the tea room, and Marjorie, an unethical social climber. Competition for a small role in the movie brings out the best and worst of these memorable characters. Twists, turns and revelations lead Clemmie to trade a moment of fame for love and the chance to impact the lives of people dear to her.
"A warm, funny play...hilarious, heart-warming, sassy Southern comedy...a standing ovation." - Asheville Citizen-Times
"Offers jolly good fun...tightly crafted dialogue delivers a chuckle a minute." - Starkville Daily News
MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS by Ron Hutchinson
September 22-October 2 Comedy 1w/3m
Single set – office in Hollywood 1939
Hollywood is abuzz. Legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down production of his new epic, Gone with the Wind, a film adaptation of Margaret Mitchell's novel. The screenplay, you see, just doesn't work. So what's an all-powerful movie mogul to do? While fending off the film's stars, gossip columnists and his own father-in-law, Selznick sends a car for famed screenwriter Ben Hecht and pulls formidable director Victor Fleming from the set of The Wizard of Oz. Summoning both to his office, he locks the doors, closes the shades, and on a diet of bananas and peanuts, the three men labor over five days to fashion a screenplay that will become the blueprint for one of the most successful and beloved films of all time.
"Frankly, my dear, this is one funny play…a rip-roaring farce…[with] witty, pointed dialogue and hilarious situations…" —NY Daily News
SPECIAL PROJECT: Halloween?