2016 – 2017 Season

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by Donald Tongue

Hatbox Theatre
October 21 – November 6, 2016
Fridays & Saturdays – 7:30pm
Sundays – 2pm

An original political farce that will keep you laughing right down to the wire – Election Day 2016.

Arizona Senator, Bob Roberts (Larry Pizza), and Texas Governor, John McCoy (David Afflick) have emerged as the winners of the Iowa Caucuses, and eagerly head east for the next round in the presidential election season – the first in the nation New Hampshire primary. Their political fortunes are on the rise, but an unscripted candid moment leaves them fighting for more than their political survival. The final outcome of the ‘election’, and the play, will be determined by an audience vote for the candidate of their choice.

Don’t miss this golden opportunity to vote early and often, and to make this election year even more memorable!

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The Truth Will Spring Yuh
by Donald Tongue

Hatbox Theatre
April 28 – May 14, 2017
Fridays & Saturdays – 7:30pm
Sundays – 2pm

A contemporary southern gothic play about a Residential Reentry Center for women located in the backwoods of Crawford County Georgia. A recent inmate, Sarah Wheaton (Jackie Coffin), is finding it difficult to adjust to the ramshackle, cockroach infested, halfway house, which is operated by Mama and her son Henry (Aaron Compagna). She is also confronted by a less than agreeable fellow inmate, Elizabeth Johnston (Ellie Willis). Despite these hardships, Sarah is determined to prove she can fit in to avoid an even worse fate – being sent back to the county jail to serve out the rest of her sentence.

Intended for mature audiences.

Sunday performances on April 30 and May 7 will be followed by an audience talkback session with the playwright, directors, and cast members.

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One Act Wonders

Two Lessons at the Bus Stop by George Kelly
Two Lessons at the Bus Stop

Hatbox Theatre
June 16–25, 2017
Fridays & Saturdays – 7:30pm
Sundays – 2pm

New World Theatre presents an evening of three one act plays written by regional playwrights.

Two Lessons At The Bus Stop by George Kelly  – A man sits alone on a park bench, having just emerged from the church of his youth. He is waiting for a bus.  A blooming flower garden is in front of him, and his past is behind him. He is half way “home,” and is just now, trying to reconcile his own mortality.

Whatever you Want by Tom Z. Spencer – The story of a young man who taught himself English from one source…Shakespeare. Surprise number one: no one else speaks in verse.  

Jason, Jason, and Florence by Matthew Bickerstaff, produced by Outcast Productions – An abusive father, who appears to have truly changed, tries to reconnect with his only child; a child who has done everything within their power to forget the person they once were, but with every step only seems to be brought back to these traumatic events.

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Players’ Ring
July 7–16, 2017
Fridays & Saturdays – 10:00 p.m
Sundays – 9 p.m.

Mika and Jake earn a slim living as test subjects in medical experiments. When their waiting room banter deepens into a real relationship, these drifting twenty-somethings must navigate a treacherous maze of emotion, trust, and survival as their carefully monitored and medicated lives bleed into their true selves. Lab Rats is a sharply comic love story that poignantly examines the raw connection between two damaged humans as they struggle to redefine what it means to escape.

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