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2017 Season
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2018 Season hi






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.

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)

Linda
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)

Joan

by Susan Shafer (New York, NY)

Hitler’s Whore

by Jim Colgan (Wallingford KY)


The Performance Schedule
(More DetailsTo Come)


Thu
Fri
Sat
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7
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8:00 p.m.
Set A
Set B
Set A
3:00 p.m. Matinee
Set B
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15
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
Farce


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
YOUTH SHOW - Comedy


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
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!
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
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!
Tickets Here

 

2018 Season

 


Love, Lies & the Doctor’s Dilemma
by Michael Parker and Susan Parker, directed by Matt Stepan
Farce


January 11 - 27
One little white lie leads to another in this hilarious farce, complete with a former movie star, a mobster hit man, an accident prone next door neighbor, a mysterious potting shed, and a gardener inexplicably masquerading as a psychiatrist...whose misguided advice actually seems to work! Will everyone survive the mayhem?


A Southern Exposure
Local Playwright!!

by Kelley Kingston-Strayer, directed by Leslie Austin
Comedy/Drama


March 1-17
Unrealistically romantic Callie Belle was raised by her sassy, Bible-thumping grandmother and her two eccentric aunts in a small Kentucky town, but she yearns for more. When her fairy tale doesn’t turn out the way she expects, she grows strong and independent while learning what family is all about - the fiercest kind of love imaginable.


365 Women a Year Festival
Festival

March 22-31
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.


Smoke & Mirrors

by Will Osborne and Anthony Herrera, directed by Carol M. Rice
Comedy/Thriller

May 10-26
Power hungry film producer-director Hamilton Orr has lured his timid screenwriter Clark into a scheme to get rid of the insufferable star of their multi-million dollar movie. But no one on this isolated island is what they appear to be and twists and turns abound as the talkative local sheriff unearths one surprise after another.


10-Minute Play Festival
Festival


June 21-30
Join us for the winners in our fourth annual 10-minute comedy contest! Funny stuff from playwrights all over the world!



The Awesome 80s Prom
by Ken Davenport, directed by Polly Harrison
Comedy


July 26 - August 11
It’s 1989, and all your high school buddies are at the prom! From the captain of the football team to the foreign exchange student, from the geek to the head cheerleader, they’re all competing for Prom King and Queen...and the audience decides who wins! Travel back in time and join the breakdancing, or just sit back and laugh at everyone!


Charley’s Aunt
by Brandon Thomas, directed by Lon Barrera by Ray Cooney & John Chapman, directed by Paul McKenzie
Classic Comedy


September 13-29
Jack and Charley invite Kitty and Amy to meet Charley’s wealthy aunt from Brazil, but she cancels at the last minute, leaving them without a chaperone. Desperate, the boys draft a college pal into a black satin skirt, bloomer, and a wig. As “Charley’s Aunt,” this charming frump wins over everyone, but when the real aunt turns up, comic confusion ensues!


The Best of One Day Only, Vol. 3


October 18-27
Some of the BEST 10-minute plays from past One Day Only 24-hour play festivals!


Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
by Ken Ludwig, directed by Paul McKenzie
Mystery/Comedy


November 1-17
The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being murdered one by one, and Sherlock Holmes is on the case! To find their ingenious killer, Holmes and Watson must brave the desolate moors before a family curse dooms its newest heir. Come see how far from elementary the truth can be as five actors deftly portray more than forty characters.

PLUS BONUS SHOWS!
(not included in season)


Death Imitates Art: A Valentine Murder Mystery
Interactive Dinner Theatre


February 9-10
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!


One Day Only 29

Saturday, April 7
Another installment of our signature play festival, featuring five short plays, concept to curtain in JUST ONE DAY!


I Am a Star
by Billy St. John, directed by Penny Chinn
Youth Show, Comedy


April 19-21
The “in-crowd” is too involved trying to get parts in the movie that’s going to be filmed at their school to notice nerdy new student Jane. Little do they know Jane is really a teen soap opera star who’s there undercover to prove she can act and earn the film’s lead! Can she succeed...and learn something about herself at the same time?


The Belle of West Texas
by Carol M. Rice, directed by Nancy Pistilli
Youth Show, Melodrama


July 19-21
When villain Gerald Snively and his sidekick, Melinda Mooch, hit Oilwell, Texas, it's rack and ruin from start to finish. From providing poor widow Lizzie Holiday a fake map to her dead husband’s oil well, to keeping apart true love between our hero, Eddie Allswell, and the angelic Belle, these two are evil personified! But naturally good triumphs and “all’s well with oil wells.”



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