|Who’s Afraid of
Directed by Amanda Carson-Green
August 3rd—August 25th
George, a professor at a small college, and his wife, Martha, have just returned home, drunk from a Saturday night party.
Martha announces, amidst general profanity, that she has invited a young couple—an opportunistic new professor at the
college and his shatteringly naïve new bride—to stop by for a nightcap. When they arrive the charade begins. The drinks flow
and suddenly inhibitions melt. It becomes clear that Martha is determined to seduce the young professor, and George couldn't
care less. But underneath the edgy banter, which is crossfired between both couples, lurks an undercurrent of tragedy and
despair. George and Martha's inhuman bitterness toward one another is provoked by the enormous personal sadness that they
have pledged to keep to themselves: a secret that has seemingly been the foundation for their relationship. In the end, the
mystery in which the distressed George and Martha have taken refuge is exposed, once and for all revealing the degrading
mess they have made of their lives.
|FEAR FACTORY INSANITARIUM HAUNTED HOUSE
Fridays And Saturdays
October 12th - Nov. 3rd
8PM til Midnight
Dr. Lucious Blackburn is back and he's even more Evil. Come dare to walk the
halls of an even bigger and more thrilling Insanitarium!
|Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge
Benjamin Keegan Arnold
Auditions: October 15, 16, 17
In this departure from Dickens, young Scrooge's exclamations of "Bah, humbug!" are an undiagnosed "kind of seasonal
Tourette's Syndrome," and The Ghost of Christmas Past is played by a sassy African-American woman with enough
attitude to portray all three spirits (which she does). She tries to show Scrooge his past, present and future in order to
change him, but her magic keeps malfunctioning in Durang's version of the beloved holiday classic, and they
consistently find themselves transported to the wrong time and place. She tries to take Scrooge back to see his old
employers, the Fezziwigs—"always an audience favorite"—but instead she and Scrooge keep appearing in the present at
the Cratchit's pathetic home. Mrs. Bob Cratchit, a minor character in the Dickens, takes center stage here. No longer
loving and long suffering, Mrs. Bob is in a rage: She's sick of Tiny Tim (the goody-goody crippled child), she hates her
twenty other children (most of them confined to the root cellar), including oversized Little Nell, and she wants to get
drunk and jump off London Bridge. As the Ghost loses more control, the plot morphs into parodies of Oliver Twist, "The
Gift of the Magi" and It's a Wonderful Life. And to make matters worse, Scrooge and Mrs. Bob seem to be kindred souls
falling in love.
|FOOLS AND KINGS: THE TALL TALE OF
JOBIE AND THE BEER-BATTERED BOYS
By Billy W. Boone ii
Lakeside Community Theatre's winning play of our
4th Annual Playwriting Contest
February 15th - March 9
Auditions: January 2, 3, 4
Set in a Rural West Texas town Jobie King owner of Buffalo Beer enjoys the simple life in his
quaint ranch style home. While Jobie enjoys his simple life, his son-in-laws, Franklin and
Theodore have something else in store for him. They want the company and try to convince
Jobie to move to LA or NY where his daughters live but Jobie is having nothing of it. So
Theordore and Franklin come up with a scheme to take over Buffalo Beer and stick Jobie in a
Nursing home. Coming up with a plan is the easy part, making it work is another story.
by John Cariani
Directed by Douglas Gill
April 12th - May 4th
Auditions: February 18, 19, 20
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.
|Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?
by Tom McCabe
Directed by: David J. Wallis
Auditions: April 15, 16, 17
This hilarious comedy cleverly combines the tale of The Three Little Pigs and Little Red Riding Hood with a very hungry wolf
stuck between them! Children and adults will delight in the whirlwind antics of the three pigs, a French Canadian woodsman,
and Cornelius B.B. Wolf, who might actually get something to eat, if he doesn't keep blowing things away. First produced at the
Children's Theatre of Massachusetts to terrific audience and critical response, this play has been performed throughout the
country. A real crowd pleaser for kids and adults alike!
|Lakeside Community Theatre