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2017 Season
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Things My Mother Taught Me
by Katherine diSavino, directed by Carol M. Rice

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.

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

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.

Set A - Thur/Sat, Fri/mat

The Anesthetic Was Psalms
by Nancy Gall-Clayton (Jeffersonville, IN)

Julia Tuttle: The Mother of Miami
by Marj O'Neill-Butler (Miami Beach, FL)

The Deaths of Anna May Wong
by Anne V. McGravie (Chicago, IL)

Return to Sender: The Minnie Cox Story
by Rita Anderson (Austin, TX)

by Diana Burbano (Costa Mesa, CA)

Herstorical Pen-Pals
by Caroline Turner Cole (Dallas, TX)

Curtain Rods
by J. Sanders Nelson (Dallas, TX)


Set B - Fri/mat, Thur/Sat

No Limits
by Carol M. Rice (Plano, TX)

Little Swan
by Allie Costa (Los Angeles, CA)

The Mysterious Affair at the Christies
by Jennifer O’Grady (Pelham, NY)


by Susan Shafer (New York, NY)

Hitler’s Whore

by Jim Colgan (Wallingford KY)

The Performance Schedule
(More DetailsTo Come)

8:00 p.m.
Set A
Set B
Set A
3:00 p.m. Matinee
Set B
8:00 p.m.
Set B
Set A
Set B
3:00 p.m. Matinee
Set A

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 Kayla Cullinane-Freeman

June 8 - July 1
Jane 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.

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!
Tickets Here

Out Of The Frying Pan
by Francis Swann, directed by Lindsey Humphries

August 3-5
A group of would-be young actors share an apartment above that of a Broadway producer who is casting a show. When he comes upstairs to borrow a cup of flour, the kids aren't going to let him leave until he sees their work, but their performance of a murder mystery is so realistic that the cops show up, with hilarious results!
Tickets Here

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

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!
Tickets Here

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.
Tickets Here

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!
Tickets Here

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

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!
Tickets Here

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All plays and dates subject to change depending on availability