We Welcome You to Our 47th Season!
We are the oldest repertory theatre in Nebraska, and we're excited as we prepare for our 47th season of repertory theatre! The bridge is open and the river is in its banks, so come on over!
Amy's Wish by Tom Sharkey
Sam is a retired newspaper reporter who meets and marries Amy, who prior to her retirement was the chief nutritionist for General Foods. They spend their honeymoon in a newly built studio-condo in the retirement community of Fountain Springs. Legend has it that Ponce de Leon spent a great deal of time searching for the fountain of youth near the community. Imagine what happens when Amy drinks the water and wakes up the next morning looking like a nineteen year old girl! How does Sam explain this to a nosey neighbor, a young man who is smitten with Amy and a curious sheriff who thinks there has been a murder?
The Butler Did It by Tom Kelley
Miss Maple is known for her "imaginative" weekend parties. She invites a group of detective novel writers to eerie Ravenwood Manor on Turkey Island. They must assume the personalities of their fictional detectives. Secrets abount in this creepy old mansion. Why does the social secretary carry a hatbox everywhere she goes? Who is the corpse in the wine cellar? When an actual murder takes place, each writer realizes that he or she is marked for death. The sleuths spend most of their time tripping over clues and each other. This is a comedy that spoofs English mysteries, but with a decidedly American flavor.
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown by Clark Gesner
The classic musical You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown is based on the comic strip by Charles Schulz with the book, music and lyrics by Clark Gesner. We all know Charlie Brown and the musical shows us a sample of everyday moments from Charlie's life-his unrequited love affair with the "Red-Headed Girl", Snoopy's never-ending battle with the Red Baron, Linus's attachment to his blanket, Schroeder's lack of interest in Lucy. Of course Charlie's day would not be complete without a baseball game. This is a show for the entire family to enjoy.
Darling Mr. London by Anthony Marriot and Bob Grant
Edward London is a mild-mannered gent whose hobby is fighting battles with toy soldiers. He works at Continental Telephone Exchange and spends his free time chatting with various female operators in exchanges throughout Europe. All is well until Miss France, Miss Germany, Miss Italy and Miss Sweden arrive in London to compete in the Miss Europhone contest, anxious to meet Mr. London. Many hilarious complications ensue as Edward attempts to conceal these ladies from his wife, his mother-in-law and his lodger, a very pious curate.
One Toe in the Grave by Jack Sharkey
The show features Jason, the treasurer of a billion dollar patent medicine company. The company requires that all its officers be married. Jason claims that his wife suffers from a rare disease that does not allow her to entertain or attend company events. The problem is that Jason has no wife. Imagine what happens when the company discovers a cure for his wife's rare disease and sends company doctors to administer the cure. Suddenly Jason finds three women who claim to be his wife-his fiance` Nicki, Poopsi whose age and IQ hover near 20, and Vonga the Jungle Girl. Throw in a two-inch needle that must be placed in the armpit and mayhem becomes rampant!