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2015 - 2016 Season
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2015 - 2016 Season


Towards Zero - Agatha Christie
Mystery


Toward Zero - Agatha Christie

directed by Carol M. Rice, October 22 - November 14, 2015
Neville Strange insists it won’t be a problem for his ex-wife Audrey to visit Lady Tressilian at the same time as he and his new wife Kay, but tensions are understandably high from the start. When Lady Tressilian is brutally murdered, Inspector Battle is on the case to solve the crime. Dame Agatha at her finest!


Four Weddings and an Elvis - Nancy Frick
Comedy


Four Weddings and an Elvis

directed by Matt Stepan, January 7-30, 2016
Anything can happen in a wedding chapel in Las Vegas...and does! From a couple getting married by the King himself as revenge on their exes, to arrogant, aging stars tying the knot as a publicity stunt, to a ceremony that really needs to happen before the police arrive, to the nuptials of the wedding chapel owner herself, what happens in Vegas...is hilarious!


A Valentine Murder Mystery
Dinner Mystery


Death Imitates Art 2

Saturday, February 13, 2016
Somebody in the Rover family will be murdered, and it will be up to the audience to help us solve the crime. Last year’s event sold out in less than a week, so mark your calendar now! (BONUS! Not included in the season.)


Rocket Man - Steven Dietz
Serious Comedy


Rocket man - Steven Dietz

directed by Jason Rice, February 25 - March 19, 2016
Somewhere in the universe is a place where all the roads we never chose converge. Donny is so determined to find this parallel world he has placed everything he owns on his front lawn with a sign that reads: “Here's my life. Make an offer.” Will he find what he’s looking for?


When Did You Last See Your Trousers?
- Ray Galton and John Antrobus
Farce


When Did You Last See Your Trousers

directed by Andi Allen, March 31 - April 23, 2016
While Howard and Penny are asleep, a burglar climbs through the window and steals Howard's suit. How is he supposed to make it back to the suburbs to his wife in his underwear? Add to this a punk with rainbow colored hair, a flasher, and a singing telegram Gorilla and you have the ingredients for an outrageous farce!


365 Women a Year Festival
Variety / Festival


365 Women a Year

May 5-14, 2016
Rover again partners with international playwriting coalition, 365 Women A Year, to present short plays about historical women by area playwrights. The project’s focus is to write plays about extraordinary women in past and present history, bring women back into the social consciousness, and plant seeds of herstory around the country.


Crisis - Larry Herold
World Premiere Comedy


Crisis

directed by Paul McKenzie, May 26 - June 18, 2016
When a corporation screws up - like, for instance, when the CEO is seen doing questionable things in a viral YouTube video - they bring in a crisis expert. Someone to circle the wagons. Handle the media. Control the panic. That would be Margot Euston. All she needs is for CEO Jack Carville to be completely honest. But honesty is not a part of Jack's business plan.


10-Minute Play Festival
Variety / Festival


10 Minute Play Festival

June 30 - July 9, 2016
Join us for the winners in our second annual 10-minute comedy contest! Funny stuff from playwrights all over the world!


Heels Over Head - Susan Goodell
Comedy


Heals over Head

directed by Frances Seman, July 21 - August 13, 2016
Two total strangers have eloped after an ecstatic first meeting at a bungee jump, but neither suspects a future with terrifying roommates, unbreakable leases, an internet stalker, an ex-boyfriend, and nomadic bouncing between two extreme households.
Rover SECONDS Play Contest Winner!


One Day Only 26
Variety / Festival


One Day Only 26

Saturday, August 27, 2016
The twenty-sixth installment of our signature play festival, featuring five short plays from concept to curtain in just one day. Come see if we can pull it off again!


Kong’s Night Out - Jack Neary
Farce


Kong's Night Out

directed by Carol M. Rice, September 8 - October 1, 2016
This is the story of what happened in the hotel room next to the hotel room where Fay Wray was whisked out into the Manhattan night by King Kong. There's always a backstory, and in this case, it’s a door-slamming farce meticulously coordinated with the events depicted in the classic 1933 movie.


Think Twice - Ayn Rand
Mystery


Think Twice - Ayn Rand

directed by Lindsey Humphries, October 20 - November 12, 2016
A seemingly altruistic man uses his brilliant ideas to gain power and control over everyone in his life, giving all of them compelling motives for his murder. Just keep in mind that you’ll have to “think twice” when deciding who you think did it!







2017 Season


Things My Mother Taught Me
by Katherine diSavino, directed by Carol M. Rice
Comedy


January 12 - February 4
When Olivia and Gabe move into their first apartment together, everything that can go wrong does go wrong: from both sets of parents arriving to help them move to their van being stolen. Is this really how they want to start their lives off together?


Death Imitates Art:
A Valentine Murder Mystery
conceived by Lindsey Humphries
Interactive Dinner Theatre


February 10-11
Somebody in the Rover family will be murdered, and it will be up to the audience to help us solve the crime. Two nights only! This event tends to sell out fast!


Murder in the Knife Room
by Jonathan Rand
YOUTH SHOW Mystery/Comedy


February 23-25
One murder, ten suspects. Who killed Mysterious Host? Could it be Respected General? What about Wealthy Dowager? Or maybe it was Santa Claus. The mystery unfolds as Inexplicably Omniscient Inspector takes on his most thrilling and baffling murder case in the history of thrilling and baffling murder cases.


Bigger
Winner of our annual new play contest!
by Ron Peer, directed by Rick Tuman
World Premier Comedy


March 9 - April 1
Plastic surgeon John Swift is in BIG trouble...he’s in debt to loan sharks, the FBI wants him to help bring down a ruthless mobster, and he’s gotten both his wife and the mobster’s girlfriend pregnant. You won’t believe how he gets out of it!


365 Women a Year Festival
Festival


April 6-15
Rover again partners with international playwriting coalition, 365 Women A Year, whose focus is to write and present plays about extraordinary women , bring women back into the social consciousness, and plant seeds of herstory around the country.


One Day Only 27
Variety / Festival


Saturday, April 22
The twenty-seventh time is the charm. (That's 3 cubed, ya know)
installment of our signature play festival, featuring five short plays from concept to curtain in just one day. Come see if we can pull it off again!
It's both impossible and guaranteed a good time.


Move Over, Mrs. Markham
by Ray Cooney & John Chapman, directed by Paul McKenzie
British Farce


May 4-27
This riotous farce exposes the intricacies and complications that ensue when three different sets of hopeful lovers all converge on the bedroom of the Markham’s supposedly empty flat, assuring a hectic and hilarious evening for all!


Who’s Under Where?

by Marcia Cash & Doug Hughes, directed by Frances Seman
Farce


June 8 - July 1
ane and Sybil have rented a hotel suite for a very private showing of their new lingerie line for famous Italian designer Bruno Fruferelli...but their jealous husbands arrive, having jumped to the wrong conclusions! Giddy farce in the classic tradition.


Miss Millions
by Glenn Hughes, directed by Lindsey Humphries
YOUTH SHOW - Comedy


July 13-15
Wealthy Valerie Morgan is missing, and according to her father’s will, she has to be married by her 21st birthday or she loses her fortune! When a Miss Jones, a Miss Brown, and a Miss Smith all check into the Crystal Lake Inn, Fred the desk clerk takes it upon himself to propose to each of them, just to be safe, and hilarity ensues!


10-Minute Play Festival
Variety / Festival


July 20-29
Join us for the winners in our third annual 10-minute comedy contest! Funny stuff from playwrights all over the world!


Dear Delinquent
by Jack Poppelwell, directed by Carol M. Rice
Comedy


August 10 - September 2
When David finds pretty Penelope robbing his apartment, he decides he must reform her. His fiancée is not particularly enthusiastic about the idea, the police just want to find his neighbor’s missing jewels, and Penelope decides she just wants David!


Bus Stop
by William Inge, directed by Matt Stepan
Classic Comedy


September 14 - October 7
A snowstorm leaves weary bus passengers holed up at a roadside diner over night. Cherie is being pursued by a headstrong cowboy in love who’s ready to sling her over his shoulder and carry her, alive and kicking, all the way to Montana to marry him.


One Day Only 28
Variety / Festival


Saturday, October 14
The twenty-eighth installment of our signature play festival, featuring five short plays from concept to curtain in just one day.
Come see if we can pull it off again!


Sherlock Holmes and the West End Horror
by Anthony Dodge & Marcia Milgrom Dodge,
directed by Paul McKenzie
Mystery


October 26 - November 18
A theatre critic has been murdered! Holmes and Watson are soon visited by aspiring Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw, who entices Holmes to take the case. Featuring some of the most famous literary luminaries of the day, this is a rollicking whodunit!



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