God of Hell
By Sam Shepard
Directed by Missy Bell

In a land known best for cheese and football, a mysterious man enters the scene to teach a good-hearted farmer’s wife all about patriotism.  Thrills abound as this picture of tranquil domesticity becomes a web of political intrigue. What will become of the man our ordinary farm couple has hidden in the basement, or the villain who wants him back?  Four actors show us just how alarming oatmeal cookies, dairy farming, plutonium, and helpful strangers can be.  God of Hell is a dark and mature comedy guaranteed to leave you ready to cast your vote this November.

Show dates:  Oct. 28, 29, Nov. 4, 5, 10, 11

Audition dates:  August 28-29, callbacks August 30

 

Pulse
An Ensemble-Created Play
Directed by Jenna Tamisiea

This ensemble-created performance confronts the issues that led to the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting. Striking the heart of the LGBTQ community, this gut-wrenching crime poses many questions.  Was this a terrorist attack? A gun control failure? An assault on Orlando’s Latinx community? Is there a master narrative that ties together these seemingly conflicting perspectives? Director Jenna Tamisiea will lead ensemble members, and then audiences, into confrontation with these questions through a provocative performance full of music, heart, and insight, drawing on personal experiences.  

Feb. 24, 25, March 3, 4, 10, 11

 

Prairie Fire
By Ryan Madden
Directed by Peter Lundblad

“A single spark can start a prairie fire,” noted Chairman Mao. In a board room high above a city in revolt, a noble band of executives soldier bravely forward through the 9 o’clock meeting. Rioting and bloodshed will do nothing to deter these proud corporate warriors from bearing witness to the quarterly report. In that well-furnished fiery crucible of profit margins and cost analysis, these three VP’s will reexamine the importance of capitalist values in a world gone mad. Prairie Fire is an absurdist dark comedy inspired by the writings of The Weather Underground.

April 21, 22, 28, 29, May 5, 6

 

Cafe le Monde
By Charles L. Mee
Directed by Missy Bell

Set in a cafe on the street at lunchtime in a world full of music, jugglers, living statues, actors, and other everyday people, playwright Charles L. Mee brings to life stories of the mundane into a visual and auditory work of beauty.  This caffeinated freight train ride of upheaval, pain, insanity, and oblivion carries audiences into a landscape woven together through song, dance, and dialogue.  Experience comedy, darkness, and total pleasure all in one performance.  

June 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, July 1

 

The Pillowman
By Martin McDonagh
Directed by Skyler Goff

In an unnamed totalitarian regime, a writer of horrific fairy tales is brought in for questioning when his words are found to have inspired a spree of child murders. Fantasy and horror merge into a dark comedy that will frighten, disgust, and perhaps enlighten you.  Come see this Tony Award-winning play by Irish Playwright Martin McDonagh and examine for yourself the nature of art and the weight it potentially carries.  

Aug. 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26