Upcoming Productions

Upcoming Productions

Unless otherwise noted, our performances begin at 8:00 P.M. on Friday and Saturday evenings. Sunday matinee performances begin at 2:00 P.M.

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Friday June 8, 2018 through Sunday June 17, 2018
Matinee performances on June 10 and June 17 at 2:00 P.M.
5 Courses of Funny Fare
by award-winning local playwright, Jim Wise
Directed by Lori Bruun, John Cusumano, Hillary Mazer Stisham, Gerald George, and Rick Bergmann
Produced by Maureen Rogers and John Cusumano

ISO
Directed by Lori Bruun

Norman and Gloria, two thirty-something veterans of too many disastrous first date encounters meet on a blind date at an all together too pricey Manhattan restaurant for Norman's budget. This was the early 1990's, a decade before Match.com and internet-dating became all the rage. "In search of" personal ads in the classifieds was then the popular way to meet someone new. Norman and Gloria do not arrive alone at the restaurant. No indeed. Each party is accompanied by their own respective alter egos. In this comedy/farce, Norman and Gloria each proceed to commit one faux pas' after another as the audience begins to seriously wonder whether either or both of these hapless singles might possibly self destruct before the first course is even served.

Mugger in the Park
Directed by John Cusumano

This one act comedy takes place in Central Park, NYC and is part of a trilogy entitled, Central Park Trilogy. An elderly woman sitting alone on a bench in a deserted park can be a dangerous thing--But for whom?

Anniversary A Salt
Directed by Hillary Mazer Stisham

"Celebrating" almost thirty years of marriage, Frank and Sylvia sit down to a home cooked meal served up with the usual side dishes of complaints, criticisms and communication errors du jour. Unexpectedly, their newly wed daughter and son-in-law drop in for crisis intervention over their first marital tiff. What follows in this one-act comedy only proves-- well, we're not exactly sure what it proves.

Estelle Vs. The Washington Redskins
Directed by Gerald George

Estelle has had it with being a football widow. Set during the mid 1990's football season, her husband, Arnie, spends every weekend and Monday nights glued to the T.V. watching the games. In desperation, Estelle turns to newspaper advice columnist, Ann Landers. Ann suggests Estelle do something dramatic to gain her husband's attention. She does just that in this comedy/farce.


Seymour Levine Visits The Headshrinker
( A scene from the novel and play adaptation of The Caterpillar Club)
Directed by Rick Bergmann

The year is 2006. Seymour Levine, 82, a cantankerous, World War II veteran and widower has been referred to geriatric psychiatrist, Dr. Arnold Simpson, for a mental status examination prior to his admission into an assisted living facility located near his home in Bowie, Maryland. Seymour's mind suffers from early signs of dementia, but more problematic is that he is haunted (literally) by survivor guilt related to the war and a fellow paratrooper he failed to save. The fallen comrade, Private Billy Flynn, appears as a wise-cracking, skirt-chasing, chain-smoking, bespectacled ghost who is seen by Levine and the audience, though invisible to others. If you would like more information email John Cusumano at actpro1@live.com Subject 1 Act Festival or Maureen Rogers at maureencrogers@gmail.com!

Performances run weekends from Friday June 8, 2018 through Sunday June 17, 2018 with Friday and Saturday evening performances at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 for general admission. Admission for students (12 and under), active duty military and seniors (65 and over) is $15. Tickets can be purchased by clicking the link below. For further information, please call 301-617-9906 and press 2, or contact Maureen Rogers at maureencrogers@gmail.com or 301-452-2557.

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Friday June 29, 2018 through Sunday July 15, 2018
Laughing Stock
by Charles Morey
Directed by Daniel Johnston
Assistant Directed by Michael Hartsfield
Produced by Maureen Rogers

LAUGHING STOCK is a hilarious backstage farce and genuinely affectionate look into the world of the theatre. When The Playhouse, a rustic New England summer theatre, schedules a repertory season of Dracula, Hamlet and Charley's Aunt, comic mayhem ensues. We follow the well-intentioned but over-matched company from outrageous auditions to ego-driven rehearsals through opening nights gone disastrously awry to the elation of a great play well told and the comic and nostalgic season close.

"—a summer stock production of Dracula disintegrates into chaos on opening night. Gothic horror becomes high comedy amid misplaced technical cues, forgotten lines, wrong entrances and eccentric acting—the large audience howled with glee as they watched the mayhem unfold…" —Salt Lake Tribune. "LAUGHING STOCK soars as farce…" —Salt Lake City Weekly. "The delightful thing…is that Morey strikes a balance between a depiction of everything that can and usually does go wrong…and a genuinely affectionate look at the magic that holds theatre companies together…these are all type characters but Morey adeptly deepens and individualizes each one…The Dracula section and a rehearsal of Charley's Aunt where the actors improvise being animals at dusk around an African water hole are comic high point…" —Event (Salt Lake City). "LAUGHING STOCK will indeed have you laughing in your seat if not rolling in the aisles…It's hard to imagine anyone whose funny bone wouldn't be tickled by this one…it's a hoot…it's a blast…" —Monadnock Ledger (NH). "Scene after scene, beat after beat, LAUGHING STOCK piles on the laughs…every single piece crackles with successful wit and abundant humor…virtuoso farce…" —Keene Sentinel (NH). "I cried, I choked, I fell into a coughing fit, I cried some more…can't help but love this play." —Nashua Telegraph (NH).

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Publishing Company. Performances run weekends from Friday June 29, 2018 through Sunday July 15, 2018 with Friday and Saturday evening performances at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 for general admission. Admission for students (12 and under), active duty military and seniors (65 and over) is $17. Tickets can be purchased by clicking the link below. For further information, please call 301-617-9906 and press 2, or contact .

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