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2019-2020 Theatre Season

The 2019-2020 Theatre Season

The Man Who Came to Dinner

By Moss Hart & George S. Kaufman

Thursday, September 26 and Friday, Sept. 27 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, September 28 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm

Box Office opens September 18

Sheridan Whiteside, noted acerbic radio personality, breaks his hip after slipping on the front steps of Ohio businessman Ernest Stanley’s home.  The self-centered Whiteside monopolizes the Stanley servants, populates the house with a menagerie of exotic animals, and holds court for his wide circle of friends.  When Maggie Cutler, Whiteside’s secretary, falls in love with local newspaperman Bert Jefferson, Whiteside summons the glamorous actress, Lorraine Sheldon, to win the affections of the young reporter.  Hilarity ensues in this madcap classic comedy that is for the entire family. 

The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus

By Christopher Marlowe

Thursday, November 21 and Friday, 22 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 23 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm

Box office opens November 13

The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus, the most famous of Christopher Marlowe’s plays, tells the story of the erudite Faust, a respected German scholar, who is highly successful yet dissatisfied with his life.  His displeasure leads him to make a pact with the devil.  Faustus exchanges his soul for unlimited knowledge and worldly pleasures.  First published in 1604, we are witness to a furious Lucifer, battling angels, and the Seven Deadly sins.  The play is a fine example of the glories of Elizabethan drama.

Uniquely Frank
An Alvin the Alligator Story

Children’s Theatre Show

by Bob Peterson

Saturday, February 22 at 2:00 PM
Box Office opens February 14

Alvin the Alligator and his best buddy, Franklin Osborne Barrett Digby Jr. IV, return to share the newest chapter in the story of their friendship.  Joined by other Digby Prep School student favorites, Franklin and Alvin learn the valuable lesson in what it means to be content with who you are.  Digby school’s favorite English teacher, Miss Chadwick, returns to guide the story with lessons taught in and out of the classroom!

The Servant of Two Masters

By Carlo Goldoni

Thursday, April 16 and Friday, April 17 at 7:30 pm*
Saturday, April 18 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm*

Box Office opens April 8

Simpleminded Truffaldino brings himself into double-trouble when he attempts to care for two masters at once without either finding out.  Will he succeed in his ruse, or will he be exposed and lose all? Written by Carlo Goldoni in 1743, this delightful Commedia dell’Arte play is fun for everyone!

*These performances were canceled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic