Nana's Naughty Knickers

​By Katharine DiSavino

Directed by Chelsey Barnhart

Bridget and her Grandmother are about to become roommates. However, what Bridget saw as a unique opportunity to stay with her favorite Nana in New York for the summer quickly turns into an experience she’ll never forget. It seems her sweet Grandma is running an illegal boutique from her apartment, selling hand-made naughty knickers to every senior citizen in the five borough area!

Will Bridget be able to handle all the excitement? Will her Nana get arrested - or worse! - evicted?

Farce of Nature

​By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten

Meet D. Gene Wilburn, the owner and proprietor of the Reel 'Em Inn, the finest little fishing lodge in the Ozarks. Well, it used to be, but lately business is down, tourists are few, and the lone guest who's just checked in—an extremely jittery Carmine DeLuca from Chicago—is only there due to a location shift in the Witness Protection Program. Doesn't anybody just want to fish anymore? Certainly not D. Gene's frustrated wife, Wanelle, who's fed up with their lackluster romantic life. She's taken drastic steps to improve it through hypnotic suggestion and, for the life of him, D. Gene cannot understand why his pants keep falling down. D. Gene's feisty sister Maxie has her own problems, chief among them battling ageism to resume her career in law enforcement. She's determined to prove her worth by keeping Carmine DeLuca alive through the weekend—a task that's going to prove to be much harder than she bargained for since she keeps losing both her gun and the bullets. And she never anticipated the gangster Camine's been dodging for the last five years, Sonny Barbosa, is about to walk through the door, in hot pursuit of his sexy wife, Lola. Seems the headstong Lola has driven hundreds of miles to the lodge to follow her boytoy, D. Gene and Wanelle's son Ty. But Lola meets her match in Ty's seemingly innocent girlfriend, Jenna, whose patience has reached the breaking point after months of waiting for Ty to come home. In the deliciously funny romp that ensues, they all hide, lie, disguise themselves, cross-dress, and slam doors chasing one another, while trying to figure out the source of an increasingly awful stench. By then it's too late and the lodge is surrounded by vicious critters and hungry varmints that have followed the odor down from the hills. Yet by the delightfully chaotic climax of this one outrageous day, love blossoms, truths are revealed, and the lives of all—family, guests and gangsters alike—change in incredible and surprising ways.

Txt U Later

​By Jennifer Addesso, Olivia Biggar, Sophie Buck, Eleanor Davitt, Susan King, and Sajdeep Soomal

Juliette is a typical middle-school girl. She attends Shakespeare Middle School, has a crush on the popular and arrogant Horatio, and longs to be popular and beautiful like the seemingly perfect Ophelia. One day, Juliette finds Ophelia's cell phone. She is faced with a choice: does she keep it or give it back? Juliette decides this is her chance to know about the "in" crowd and maybe discover something about Horatio. The decision, however, becomes more complicated than she thought, and Juliette begins to wonder if keeping the cell phone was worth it. She begins receiving harassing messages from Horatio intended for Ophelia, and she realizes he isn't all she thought he was. Juliette learns a little about Ophelia's life as well and finds out it is not as perfect as it seems from the outside. Juliette also discovers some things about her friends: Viola, who advised her in the beginning to give back the cell phone, proves to be a real friend, but she discovers Tina is not a friend at all as she works to make Juliette look like a fool in front of Horatio. Juliette discovers in Romeo the qualities she was looking for in Horatio and comes to realize you can't always be sure who your true friends are. With the helpful advice of her little sister, Claribell (a wise girl for an 8-year-old), and Viola, Juliette comes clean with Ophelia and returns the phone. While this play has many comedic moments, it delivers a serious message about the consequences and complications of deception.

Play On

​By Rick Abbot

Directed by Diana Mendel

The hilarious story of a theater group trying desperately to put on a play in spite of maddening interference from a haughty author who keeps revising the script. Act I is a rehearsal of the dreadful show, Act II is the near disastrous dress rehearsal, and the final act is the actual performance in which anything that can go wrong does. When the author decides to give a speech on the state of the modern theatre during the curtain calls, the audience is treated to a madcap climax to a thoroughly hilarious romp. Even the sound effects reap their share of laughter.

The Addams Family

​Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice

Music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa

​Directed by Emily Hores

​Musical Direction by Lakin Weaver 

THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents.

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