2020 Season:

Curtain 8:00 pm
Most productions close on a Saturday evening.

2020 SEASON POSTPONED - RETURNS IN 2021

 

A NONSENSICAL AFFAIR
by Pam Brown, inspired by Ken Bradbury

Mary Lincoln spent the last year and a half of her life living in her sister’s home, the home in which she and Mr. Lincoln became husband and wife. Each day she was there, she would open one or two of her numerous trunks, and sort through all her memories they contained. Let’s watch as Mary celebrates her 62nd birthday, December 13, 1880, with the love of her life, sorting through a trunk as they ‘remember.’

BIG FISH
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Book by John August
Based on the novel by Daniel Wallace
Directed by Ed Smith

The story shifts between two timelines. In the present-day real world, sixty-year-old Edward Bloom faces his mortality while his son Will, prepares to become a father himself. In the storybook past, Edward ages from a teenager, encountering a Witch, a Giant, a Mermaid, and the love of his life, Sandra. The stories meet as Will discovers the secret his father never revealed.

COMPANY
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by George Furth
Directed by Preston Dodd

A 1970 musical comedy revolving around Robert (a single man unable to commit fully to a steady relationship, let alone marriage), the five married couples who are his best friends, and his three girlfriends. Company is a concept musical composed of short vignettes, presented in no particular chronological order, linked by a celebration for Robert’s 35th birthday.

SONGWRITERS CIRCLE
Featuring area musical artists.

THE BOW OF PROMISE
Written by Petersburg’s own Diana
Schoenherr
Directed by Jessica Polhemus

The Bow of Promise, an original play, commemorates the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th amendment. When Darah Walsh finds that social equality is out of grasp, an outspoken suffragette reminds her that transformation can only be reached through faith and hard work. Darah’s narrative offers poignant, thought-provoking insights into the myriad of challenges American women faced during their pursuit of political voice.

BABES IN ARMS
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Book by George Oppenheimer
Based on the original by Rodgers & Hart
Directed by Judy Smith

This quintessential ‘Hey, kids, let’s put on a show!’ musical boasts one of the greatest scores ever written. Set at a summer stock theatre, the plot concerns a group of young apprentices and their conviction to mount the original revue they’ve created while dodging the underhanded attempts of the surly theatre owner to squash their efforts at every turn.

INHERIT THE WIND
Written by Jerome Lawrence &
Robert E. Lee
Directed by Laurie McCoy

The play is a fictionalized account of the 1925 Scopes “Monkey” Trial, which resulted in John T. Scopes’ conviction for teaching Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution to a high school science class, contrary to a Tennessee state law. “…it is one of the truly great American dramas of this century.” —Scripps-Howard