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Our MISSION is to provide excellent amateur and professional theatre in Transylvania County and to encourage young and old alike to develop and maintain lifelong relationships with the theatre arts, whether through participation or attendance.

2019 Season

The Complete History of America (abridged)

August 23-25, 30, 31 &
September 1, 2019
comedy
600 years of history in 6000 seconds… history will never be the same! From Washington to Watergate, New World to New World Order, “The Complete History of America (abridged)” is a rollercoaster ride through the glorious quagmire that is American History. Dozens of landmark events and trends are mined for comic gold and are given an irreverent boost and turned it into something accessible and alive. Breathlessly paced sequences of silly vaudeville sketches, word-association games, puns and crude parodies of movie and television genres are presented with lightning speed. A slapstick tour that’s as hysterical as it is historical.

Ancestral Voices

September 27, 28 & 29, 2019
drama

Set in Buffalo, New York in the 1940's, Ancestral Voices, by A.R. Gurney, is a bittersweet story perceived through the eyes of humorous young Eddie, whose family is turned inside out when his grandmother unexpectedly divorces his grandfather in order to marry his grandfather's best friend. Simultaneously the outside world is undergoing changes as we follow the family through the era of World War II. This beautiful chamber work is performed as a concert style reading. Paul Neuman, Joanne Woodward and Susan Sarandon are among the stars who brought these roles to life in former productions. This show is part of our "Curtain Call" series performed in front of the curtain. Admission is FREE with a $5 donation appreciated at the door.

 

Wait Until Dark

October 25-27, 31,
November 1-3, 2019
thriller
Forty-seven years after premiering on Broadway, Jeffrey Hatcher has adapted Frederick Knott's 1966 original, giving it a new setting. In 1944 Greenwich Village, Susan Hendrix, a blind yet capable woman, is imperiled by a trio of men in her own apartment. As the climax builds, Susan discovers that her blindness just might be the key to her escape, but she and her tormentors must wait until dark to play out this classic thriller’s chilling conclusion.

 

Christmas Belles

December 5-8, 12-15, 2019
comedy
A church Christmas program spins hilariously out of control in this Southern farce about squabbling sisters, family secrets, a surly Santa, a vengeful sheep and a reluctant Elvis impersonator. The feuding sisters eventually find a way to pull together and present a Christmas program the citizens of Fayro will never forget. Their hilarious holiday journey through a misadventure-filled Christmas Eve is guaranteed to bring joy to your world!