Summary of Shows Offered
Clarence Darrow by David Rintels
Great for Labor Day, Independence Day or Martin Luther King Day
This play features intense court room drama and comic relief as it highlights the life and times of Clarence Darrow, attorney extraordinaire and defender of the downtrodden and the damned. From his youthful innocence in small town Ohio to the embattled national stage of the “Scopes Monkey Trial” and the Leopold and Loeb court rooms it is a roller coaster ride into the heart and mind of a complex American hero
The Lunatic, the Lover and the Poet -Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits
Come and share some of the most memorable moments in dramatic literature. Let your imagination sally forth with fabled kings as they “mount barb’d steeds to fright the souls of fearsome adversaries.” Eavesdrop on the intimate murmuring of Romeo, the obsessive passions of Anthony and Cleopatra; the demented musings of King Richard as he broods over the love he will never have. Don’t miss the essence of the world’s greatest wordsmith.
And Now Mark Twain
Appropriate any time especially warm months perfect for picnics & ice cream socials
Come & enjoy a visit with one of America’s best-loved writers and humorists. You will be treated to a compendium of his life & works; laugh along with him at the foibles, follies and fantasies of a bygone era.
Barrymore! by William Luce
Enjoy the life and times of the “bad boy” actor of the early 20th century, John Barrymore. Have a rollicking goodtime as he takes us down memory lane to the era of the roaring 20’s & 30’s. Join an audience at a rehearsal of his greatest performance -Shakespeare’s “Richard III.” His trusty prompter tries to keep him on the straight-and-narrow & pick up the pieces as he stumbles through this boozy undertaking. This is a charming concoction of comedy and pathos as Barrymore struts what’s left of his “stuff”. Family history, theatre lore, the rigors of marriage and Hollywood are mixed in a portrait of a great artist who has lost his way.
Love Letters by A. R. Gurney
Great for Valentine’s Day or any day
Set in the WW II era this Broadway hit is a poignant and humorous look at life and love told through a series of letters. The reading of these letters reveals complicated feelings and emotions, connections and a re-affirmation of the enduring value of friendship and love.
Great Scot! It’s Andrew Carnegie!
Great for a Library Celebration or book for Carnegie’s birthday in November!
He rose from humble beginnings to become “The King of Steel & the richest man in the world. Called the “greediest little devil that ever lived”, he gave away billions of dollars building thousands of libraries. He warred with labor yet passionately advocated for world peace and counted Mark Twain, Helen Keller and Booker T Washington his friends
Life, Language and the Pursuit of Happiness-Ernest Hemingway Alive! by B. L. Walker and Richard Clark
This is the story of a remarkable life, a rough-and tumble journey into the soul of one of the twentieth century’s greatest literary figures. The New York Times heralded him as the “greatest writer since Shakespeare”. His passion carried him to the pinnacle of his profession and his life ended in a tragic final act that seemed his destiny from the start.
Atticus Finch steps from the pages of “To Kill a Mockingbird” and brings to life the tragedy and triumph of Harper Lee’s classic American novel.
A Time to Laugh, A Time to Weep
Scenes from “Prisoner of Second Avenue” and “California Suite by Neil Simon
“Death of a Salesman” by Arthur Miller
This show, new for 2013, brings you to scenes from three American theatrical masterpieces. Join Richard Clark and Lynne McKenney Lydick on a roller coaster ride from comedy to tragedy with two of America’s foremost playwrights of the twentieth century.
Educating Rita by Willy Russell ***
This is the classic tale of the Cockney girl who seeks culture through a college education and finds herself along the way. Wit, wisdom and humor mix with human drama to create engaging entertainment.
*** Educating Rita is available for evening shows only.
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