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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 Michael 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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