PRESENTING OUR 24TH SMASH SEASON!
Single Ticket: $21 for plays, $25 for musicals (Lucky Stiff & The Rocky Horror Show)
Group Tickets (10 or more) are discounted $2
Friday & Saturday Evenings 8:00 pm
Sunday Matinees 2:00 pm
It Runs in the Family by Ray Cooney
August 4 – 20, 2017
In this hilarious British farce, Dr. Mortimore tries to fend off a paternity suit, an ex-wife, a punkish son and various other lunatics so that he may, at last, deliver the famed Ponsonby Lecture.
“My glasses steamed up with laughter…A must for the bruised in spirit and the young at heart.” – The Sunday Times
**The Rocky Horror Show by Richard O’Brien
September 22 – October 8, 2017
In this humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late 1940s through to the early 1970’s , a stranded couple end up in a castle where aliens have sinister plans for mankind.
“A musical that deals with mutating identity and time warps becomes one of the most mutated, time-warped phenomena in show business.” – The New York Times
**Please note that this show contains strong language and adult themes.
Talley’s Folly by Lanford Wilson
November 3 – 19, 2017
In this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Matt Friedman, an accountant from St. Louis, and Sally Talley, the bookish, erudite daughter of a wealthy family, overcome their great differences to ultimately find true love.
“ … a funny, sweet, touching and marvelously written and contrived love poem for an apple and an orange.” – NY Post
Lucky Stiff by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty
January 12 – 28, 2018
In this offbeat, hilarious murder mystery farce, complete with mistaken identities, six million bucks in diamonds, and a corpse in a wheelchair, an unassuming English shoe salesman stands to inherit a fortune if he can succeed in passing his uncle off as alive.
“ … Lucky Stiff is a thoroughly enjoyable example of good old fashioned musical theatre” – London Theatre News
Polish Joke by David Ives
March 9 – 25, 2018
In this comedy about ethnic identity and the eternal American search to belong, Jasiu, a Polish-American who has been taught not to value his own roots, decides to make his own. His adventures – alternately zany and heartbreaking – help him discover who he is and what it means to be a Pole.
“…furiously funny [and] endearingly foolish.” – NY Magazine
Completely Hollywood by Reduced Shakespeare Co.
April 20 – May 6, 2018
Get your clapper boards ready as we rummage through the reels and flick through the films in this riotous carnival of the classics. The authors of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) have condensed the 186 greatest films in Hollywood’s 100+ year history into a complete compilation of classic cinematic clichés.
“A hilarious and speedy take on Hollywood’s highs and lows. I loved it! An instant classic!” – BBC
**Gemini by Albert Innaurato
June 1 – June 17, 2018
In this Obie Award winner, Fran Geminiani’s son, Francis, celebrates his twenty-first birthday with two socialite friends from college, a boisterous, earthy divorcee and her fat, asthmatic son. You will love the antics of this blue-collar, South Philly family.
“ … rambunctious, hilarious, touching, quite beautiful play.” – NY Magazine
**Please note that this show contains strong language and adult themes.
It Runs in the Family and The Rocky Horror Show are presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. Polish Joke, Gemini and Talley’s Folly are presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York. Lucky Stiff is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International. Completely Hollywood is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing, Inc.
16-17 Season Overview
The Mystery of Irma Vep 8/12/2016 8/28/2016 Director: Matthew Schiel Producer: Dennis Winchester
The Queen of Leenane 9/23/2016 10/9/2016 Director: Jeremy Moranski Producer: Eileen Rea
A Nice Family Gathering 11/4/2016 11/20/2016 Director: Mary Kay Cyrus Producer: Kimen Mitchell
Doublewide, Texas 1/13/2017 2/5/2017 Director: Susan Demers Producer: Jason Freeman
The Lyons 3/3/2017 3/19/2017 Director: Ron Zietz Producer: Gary Ammerman
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike 4/21/2017 5/7/2017 Director: Donna Donnelly Producer: Ashlie Johnson
Psycho Beach Party 6/2/2017 6/18/2017 Director: Keven Renken Producer: Eileen Rea
Moon Over Buffalo, a comedy by Ken Ludwig
August 8-24, 2014
A hilarious romp brought to you by the author of Lend Me a Tenor. Charlotte and George Hay are on tour in Buffalo in 1953 with a repertory consisting of Cyrano de Bergerac “revised, one nostril version” and Noel Coward’s Private Lives, when they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee.
Monkey, Monkey, Bottle of Beer, How many Monkeys Have We Here? a suspenseful drama by Marsha Sheiness
September 19-October 5, 2014
This psychodrama is set in the waiting room of a clinic where five mothers await word on the futures of their intellectually disabled children. They have been given the opportunity to change their children into geniuses, and the play explores the hopes, fears, and guilt of each woman. As the drama moves forward, the very nature of parent child love is examined.
Baggage, a romantic comedy by Sam Bobrick
November 7-23, 2014
Two difficult single people get their luggage mixed up at the airport. After a very disagreeable first encounter, the two decide to help each other get over their heartaches by forcing a friendship. They soon discover that while they may be too difficult for everyone else in the world, they are perfect for each other.
Don’t Dress for Dinner, a comedy by Marc Camoletti and Robin Hawdon
January 16 – February 1, 2015
With his wife away, his best friend Robert unwittingly invited as an alibi, and a gourmet cook to fancy things up, Bernard has the foolproof romantic weekend planned for himself and his chic mistress – or so he thinks. An evening of mistaken identities and hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert are forced to improvise plausibility at breakneck speed.
Other Desert Cities, a drama by Jon Robin Baitz
March 6-22, 2015
Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents, her brother, and her aunt. Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family’s history… drawing a line in the sand and daring them to cross it.
Always a Bridesmaid, a comedy by Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten, and Jessie Jones
April 17-May 3, 2015
By the authors who brought you The Red Velvet Cake War and Rex’s Exes, this is the rollicking tale of four loyal and determined women who definitely answer the question, “Just how far are you willing to go to keep a promise to a friend?”
Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays, a collection of comedies
by Mo Gaffney, Jordan Harrison, Moisés Kaufman,
Neil LaBute, Wendy MacLeod, José Rivera,
Paul Rudnick, and Doug Wright
Conceived by Brian Shnipper
June 5-21, 2015
Perhaps more than any other current controversy, same-sex marriage has been discussed and debated in state legislatures, classrooms, courtrooms and across dining room tables throughout the country. Standing On Ceremony brings the issue down to the human level with laughter and just a few tears. The play not only addresses gay marriage but also celebrates all individuals who commit to a life-long journey together. A heartwarming gem.
West Coast Players: the spirit of community theatre
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