24 Hour Play
Plays will be written and rehearsed starting at 7:00 PM on November 10
November 11 @ 7:00 PM
IN THE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
By: Larry Shue
Now an aspiring young architect in Terre Haute, Indiana, Willum Cubbert has often told his friends about the debt he owes to Rick Steadman, a fellow ex-GI whom he has never met but who saved his life after he was seriously wounded in Vietnam. He has written to Rick to say that, as long as he is alive, “you will have somebody on Earth who will do anything for you”—so Willum is delighted when Rick shows up unexpectedly at his apartment on the night of his thirty-fourth birthday party. But his delight soon fades as it becomes apparent that Rick is a hopeless “nerd”—a bumbling oaf with no social sense, little intelligence and less tact. As Rick stays on and on, his continued presence among Willum and his friends leads to one uproarious incident after another.
“Shue delivers a neatly crafted package that uses some classic comic forms to bring the audience to its knees, laughing.” – The Milwaukee Journal
“…the audience almost never stops laughing—handkerchiefs wiping away tears of merriment.” –Variety
November 27, 28, December 3, 4, 5 @ 7:00 PM
November 29 @ 2:00 PM
IN THE CHINA PAVILION
Inherit the Wind
By: Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
Set in America’s contemporary mid-west, this standard of American drama presents a fictionalized account of the Scopes Monkey Trial. When a high school biology teacher is put on trial for teaching evolution, the two greatest legal minds of the day come to clash in small-town USA in the buckle of the Bible belt.
“One of the truly great American dramas of this century.” —Scripps-Howard.
January 7, 8 @ 3:00 PM in the China Pavilion
March 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12 @ 7:00 PM
March 6 @ 2:00 PM
IN THE CHINA PAVILION
Music by: George Stiles
Book & Lyrics by: Anthony Drewe
Based on: Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling
HONK! is the story of Ugly, whose odd, gawky looks instantly incite prejudice from his family and neighbors. Separated from the farm and pursued by a hungry Cat, Ugly must find his way home. Along his rollicking and harrowing journey he not only discovers his true beauty and glorious destiny, but also finds love and acceptance in all its forms. Ugly finds out that being different is not a bad thing to be. Witty and hilarious, but also deeply moving, HONK! will treat you to equal amounts of laughter and tears.
“…theatre which will please viewers of all ages…” – Bob Rendell
March 14, 15 @ 7:00 PM in the China Pavilion
(3:00 PM audition times will be negotiated for those who cannot make the evening times)