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2019 Season

 


Any Wednesday
by Muriel Resnik, directed by Carol M. Rice
Romantic Comedy


January 10 - 26
John, a company president, is using the executive suite to house his mistress, Ellen, whom he sees once a week. Cass recently sold his factory to the middle-aged romancer and is mistakenly directed to the suite by a new secretary...as is Johnís wife Dorothy, who assumes Ellen and Cass are a nice young married couple. All the confusion creates a delightful comedy, in which tax advantages donít always translate to love.

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The Playmakers
by Julie Zaffarano, directed by Jill Lightfoot
Comedy


February 7-23
Lisa and Sebastian were a successful romantic comedy playwriting team and lovers whose professional and personal relationships unraveled, crashed, and burned. After several years apart, they are thrown together by a producer to create a revival play. As they try to recapture their signature spark, their characters revolt as the lines between reality and fantasy blur. Winner of our 2018 New Full-Length Play Contest!

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The Bold, the Young, and the Murdered
by Don Zolidas, directed by Nicole Denson
Youth Show / Comedy

February 28 - March 2
The executive producer of long-running yet troubled soap opera The Bold and the Young gives the squabbling cast an ultimatum: Complete one episode overnight or the show dies. But when the director ends up murdered and then the cast members start dropping like flies, it seems like his threat might actually come true. Can these misfits discover the murderer before the show is literally killed off?

Presented by actors ages 10-18. Now included in the regular season!
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365 Women a Year Festival
Festival

March 28-April 6
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.

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Deliriumís Daughters

by Nicholas Korn, directed by Carol M. Rice
Comedy/Farce

May 2-18
When suitors arrive to ask for the hands of Signor Di Lirio's lovely daughters, the old gentleman agrees, as long as they have the approval of their mother. The problem is, his wife died three years ago, and he has gone so mad with grief that he still believes she is alive. However, one of the suitors is the town scoundrel, Giovio, who plays a series of kind-hearted but hilarious tricks that bring the father back to sanity and the intended couples together.

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Sharing the Stage is Murder
by Carol M. Rice, directed by Molly Bower
Comedy/Mystery


May 30 - June 15
An English drawing room comedy, an American sex farce, and a play about Chicago mobsters running from the law collide onstage in this hilarious yet surreal comedy/mystery. Featuring stereotypical characters from each genre meeting unexpectedly during what they think is ďreal life,Ē all is not as it appears as the bodies pile up and the beleaguered stage manager must come make things right. World Premiere!


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One Day Only 29, take 2
Festival


June 22
Another installment of our signature play festival, featuring five short plays, concept to curtain in JUST ONE DAY! Once again included in the regular season!

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Francineís Will
by Mary Dattillo, directed by Nancy Pistilli
Youth Show - Comedy

July 11-13
Francine Faraday dies and leaves her entire estate to her longtime companion H.P. Manly. While the loyal members of Francine's staff are delighted, her money-hungry relatives are furious. Though the will is ironclad, the relatives find that they can inherit Francine's fortune if H.P. dies of "natural" causes. As the family plots H.P.'s demise, the staff schemes to save him, resulting in counter-plots and mixed-up romances aplenty.

Presented by actors ages 10-18. Now included in the regular season!

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10-Minute Play Festival

Festival

July 25 - August 10
Join us for the winners in our fifth annual 10-minute comedy contest!
Funny stuff from playwrights all over the world!

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Mornings At Seven
by Paul Osborn, directed by Kim Titus
Classic Comedy


August 29 - September 14
Aaronetta and Ida Gibbs have lived next door to each other most of their lives and all of the Gibb sisters are an open book to each. Into the fray comes Myrtle Brown, perpetually engaged to Ida's son Homer. But Homer can't seem to pop the question. Taking matters into her own hands, Myrtle finally gets a proposal by compelling Homer to fly the nest. Sort of. A perennially charming portrait of small town America fifty plus years ago.

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Chemical Imbalance: A Jekyll and Hyde Play
by Lauren Wilson, directed by Mikey Abrams
Dark Comedy


October 10-26
A darkly comic adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, this is a fast-paced romp about men and women tightrope walking the line between aristocracy and depravity, and between the twin spectres of good and evil. "The humor is nonstop, but cannot cover the highly sinister aspects of the plotÖ" óSan Francisco Bay Times.

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A Comedy of Tenors
by Ken Ludwig, directed by Penny Elaine
Farce


November 7-23
One hotel suite, four tenors, two wives, three girlfriends, and a soccer stadium filled with screaming fans. What could possibly go wrong? Itís 1930s Paris and the stage is set for the concert of the century - as long as producer Henry Saunders can keep Italian superstar Tito Merelli and his hot-blooded wife Maria from causing runaway chaos. Itís an uproarious ride, full of mistaken identities, bedroom hijinks, and madcap delight.

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2020 Season

 


Shouting Down a Quiet Life
by Holli Harms, directed by Selmore Haines
Drama


December 5-14, 2019
Emmett Fludd is an African-American professor at a small college in the south. For 30 years he has kept the truth from his family about his involvement in a shooting that killed three students on a college campus. But when his past comes back to confront him, he will discover what his quiet has cost himself and his family. BONUS SHOW - part of the TNT POPS! New Play Project.

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Sherlock Holmes and the Portal of Time
by Mike Druce, directed by Shauna Holloway
Comedy

January 9 - February 1
Only one man can stop evil mastermind Professor Moriarty from changing the outcome of World War II, and that man is Sherlock Holmes. With the help of his trusty sidekick Dr. John Watson, Holmes must join forces with H.G. Wells and Albert Einstein in two different time periods to pursue Moriarty and protect the fate of the world.

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THE CREATURE CREEPS!
by Jack Sharkey, directed by Nancy Pistilli
Youth Sh
ow / Comedy Mystery

February 6-15
This hilarious send up of the horror story genre has an ancient Transylvanian castle, creaking doors, a mad scientist, his misshapen assistant, a grim housekeeper, secret laboratory, shrieks from the depths of the cellar, disappearing villagers, an incredibly stalwart and stupid hero of sterling character, the scientist's absolutely dopey daughter, and so many laughs you'll lose count.

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Women in Jeopardy!
by Wendy MacLeod, directed by Sara Jones
Comedy

February 27 - March 14
Thelma and Louise meets The First Wives Club! Divorcťes Mary and Jo are suspicious of their friend Lizís new dentist boyfriend. Heís not just a weirdo; he may be a serial killer! Trading their wine glasses for spy glasses, imaginations run wild as the ladies try to discover the truth and save their friend in a hilarious off-road adventure

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365 Women a Year Festival
Festival


March 26 - April 4
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.

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One Day Only 30
Festival

Saturday, April 18
Our THIRTIETH signature play festival: five short plays, concept to curtain in JUST ONE DAY!

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Proprioception
by Marilyn Millstone, directed by Carol M. Rice
Drama

April 23 - May 9
Kylie, a young prima ballerina with a torn ACL and a chip on her shoulder, and Esther, an elderly widowed Holocaust survivor estranged from her only child, are both patients of renowned African- American physical therapist Mike Sheffield. When Sheffield decides that the two women should share appointments, attachments form, conflicts erupt, secrets surface, and lives unravel. A play about how we heal Ö and how we donít.

World Premiere in partnership with AACT NewPlayFest!


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Murder at the Orient Burlesque
by Carol M. Rice, directed by Mike Hathaway
Comedy / Mystery

May 21 - June 13
When Russian princess Katherina Anastasia Faberge Antoinette joins the cast of the burlesque at Christieís Orient Palace, the trouble begins, so itís not a surprise when she turns up dead after only one performance. As Detective Red Flannegan quickly discovers, everyone has a motive, and the Czarina was not only shot, but poisoned, stabbed, electrocuted and strangled. The question then becomes not who did it, but who did what, and is there anyone who didnít? A riotous comedy by Roverís Artistic Director and the author of last seasonís hit, Sharing the Stage is Murder.

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Nooses Off
by Don Zolidis, directed by Nicole Denson
Youth Show - Farce

June 18-27
An amateur theater company's whodunit hurtles towards opening night - but the real mystery is whether the cast and crew can get this disaster to curtain call when the actors are in a revolving door of showmances, one suitcase plays the role of nine, and the playwright won't admit that Nine Little Indians just might be plagiarizing Agatha Christie. A full-throttled homage to Michael Frayn's classic comedy.

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10-Minute Play Festival
by Jack Sharkey, directed by Nancy Pistilli
Festival

July 16 - August 1
Winners of our sixth annual 10-minute comedy contest! Funny stuff from playwrights all over the world!

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Attack of the Killer Bs
by Sean Abley, directed by Matt Stepan
Youth Show - Comedy

August 6-15
While visiting their motherís grave, Glen and Barbara are attacked by the undead who have risen to feast upon the living. Glen is killed, but that doesnít stop him from coming back as a zombie to rescue his sister! A side-splitting tribute to all the best B horror movies, including everything from Night of the Living Dead and Friday the 13th to Nightmare on Elm Street. Will they survive?

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The Girls in 509
by Howard Teichmann, directed by Carol M. Rice
Comedy

August 27 - September 19
Two wealthy ladies cut themselves off from the outside world in 1932 when ďthat manĒ Roosevelt succeeded Hoover. 25 years later, their hotel has been condemned and a swarm of reporters has discovered their hideaway, followed close behind by the leaders of both the Republican and Democratic parties, greedily drawn to their supposed wealth. What changed during the girlsí seclusion, along with all that has ridiculously stayed the same, makes this a comic delight no matter who you vote for!

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Marrying Terry
by Gregg Opelka, directed by Rick Tuman
Romantic Comedy

October 1-17
Itís New Yearís Eve and a massive snowstorm has paralyzed Chicago. Librarian Terry Adams has just reserved the last room at the Drake Hotel in hopes that her long-distance boyfriend will finally propose. Meanwhile, radiologist Terry Adams has passed out while at the bar with friends celebrating his recent engagement and is mistakenly put in her hotel room. Neither Terry Adams has any idea whatís in store for them in this romantic comedy in which no one is quite who they seem, but it all ends happily.

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Four Weddings and an Elvis
by Nancy Frick, directed by Penny Elaine
Comedy

October 29 - November 21
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!

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