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19thAnnual One Act Festival

By David Ives & David Lindsay-Abaire

Directed by Ann Hedger

David Ives. David Lindsay-Abaire.
What do they have in common?
Besides being award-winning playwrights, this season's festival features a collection of one acts by each of them which are...wait for it...quirky, quick and hilarious. –Rated Adult

The Universal Language
– David Ives
Learning a universal language brings together a young woman with a stutter and the creator and teacher of Unamunda, a wild comic language. Their lesson sends them off into a dazzling display of hysterical verbal pyrotechnics – and, of course, the possibility of love.

Words, Words, Words – David Ives
Recall the physical adage that monkeys typing into infinity will sooner or later produce “Hamlet”, and then ask: What would monkeys talk about at their typewriters?

St. Francis Talks to the Birds – David Ives
A comic excursion into death and dying in which the holy man meets a couple of desert vultures waiting to turn him into dessert.

Moby-Dude, or: The Three-Minute Whale – David Ives
A stoned-out surfer dude summarizes Melville’s classic for his skeptical high-school teacher in a high-speed monologue. Bodaciously tubular, man!

Crazy Eights – David Lindsay-Abaire
When Connie comes home late one night, she finds her parole officer waiting in her apartment with a….torte….and a long list of questions. The interrogation (which turns into a courting dance) that follows gets complicated by the after-hours arrival of a friend of Connie’s.

 That Other Person – David Lindsay-Abaire
Tonight is the night Ginge and Kevin are going to tell their respective spouses the marriage-shattering secret they’ve been keeping from everyone. But their bombshell gets put on the back burner when a lovely peeping-tom, with secrets of her own, falls in the pool and nearly drowns.

Apr. 17, 18, 23, 24 & 25 at 7:30 pm
Apr. 19 at 2:00 pm

Ticket Price:  $20 all tickets reserved seating

Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York

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Mel Brooks' The Producers, the Musical

Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan

Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Original direction and choreography by Susan Stroman by special arrangement with StudioCanal

Directed by James Mango

A pair of scheming theatrical producers find themselves with a "perfect plan" that backfires in this multi-Tony Awards-winning Mel Brooks musical. –Rated PG-13

June 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 & 20 at 7:30 pm
June 7, 14 & 21 at 2:00 pm

Ticket Prices:  $25/adults; $23/seniors & students 11 yrs. & up; $15/children 10 yrs. under reserved seating

The Producers is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, 421 West 54th Street, New York 10019
Tel.: (212) 541-4684 Fax: (212) 397-4684

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Chili Con Comedy Improv Troupe

Sponsored by Eric and Lisa Barbe

Directed by Sandy Kosovich Peck

Audiences will laugh and be amazed at the wit and humor of our young actors as they incorporate suggestions and chance into live performance. You will never see the same show twice! –Rated PG-13

Ticket Price:  $10 all tickets general seating in the Main Gallery

Click the date below to purchase tickets:
November 1, 2014 - 8:00 pm
February 7, 2015 - 8:00 pm
May 9, 2015 - 8:00 pm


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