Anne of Green Gables
By Sylvia Ashby
Adapted from the novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Directed by Tim Waite
Fridays & Saturdays, October 3, 4, 10 & 11, 2014 at 7:30pm.
Sunday Matinees, October 5 & 12, 2014 at 2:00pm.
A refreshing, contemporary telling of the classic story. Stern Marilla and her warm-hearted brother Matthew hoped to adopt a boy to work on their farm. But the orphanage sends young, befreckled Anne by mistake, and their lives will never be the same. Her warmth and wit affects everyone around her - even, eventually, the cold Marilla! We follow Anne through her rebellious years, her transformation into a young woman, and her romantic pairing with Gilbert. This play has been charming audiences around the world.
Amahl and the Night Visitors
A Christmas Musical by Gian Carlo Menotti.
Directed by Sandy Pickens. Musical Direction by Julie Rawson.
Fridays & Saturdays, December 5, 6, 12, & 13, 2014 at 7:30pm.
Sunday Matinees, December 7 & 14, 2014 at 2:00pm.
The story of a poor, but imaginative young boy and his mother, who are visited one night by three Kings on their way to Bethlehem to give gifts of frankincense, myrrh and gold to the newborn King. They ask to stay the night. The mother, having nothing to give them to eat, sends Amahl out to call the shepherds and shepherdesses to bring food, gifts and the entertainment of dance. After the excitement, the mother, Amahl and the Kings settle down for the night. But, the mother is tempted by the gold and reaches for it, only to be attacked by the Page. When Amahl sees this, he attacks the attacker. All is well when both the mother and Amahl want to know more about this King the Kings seek. Amahl wants desperately to send a gift to this King and offers his most important possession - his crutch. When he does that, he finds himself able to walk. “...I walk Mother, I walk Mother.”
By John Cariani
Directed by Walter Schumacher
Fridays & Saturdays, March 6, 7, 13 & 14, 2015 at 7:30pm.
Sunday Matinees, March 8 & 15, 2015 at 2:00pm.
On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night's dream.
Soldier, Come Home
By Frank Wicks
Directed by Lester Paquin
Friday & Saturday, April 10 & 11, 2015
Sunday Matinee, April 12, 2015
A special commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the end of the American Civil War. This play brings to life the Civil War letters of Mary Luke Pringles, her husband Philip W Pringles and family members. Written from 1859-1865 from western Pennsylvania and from several major Civil War battles such as Antietam, The Wilderness and Appomattox, the letters were adapted for the stage by their great grandson, Frank W Wicks.
Other Desert Cities
By Jon Robin Baitz
Directed by Diana Canterbury
Fridays & Saturdays, May 15, 16, 22 & 23, 2015 at 7:30pm.
Sunday Matinees, May 17 & 24, 2015 at 2:00pm.
Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents, her brother, and her aunt. Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family's history—a wound they don't want reopened. In effect, she draws a line in the sand and dares them all to cross it.
The play's name refers to a control city guide sign on eastbound interstate 10 in California, which indicates that the freeway is headed towards Indio, California and "Other Desert Cities" (that is, the rest of Coachella Valley).