Performances: March 1-4, 2017 (Ticket sales begin February 1, 2018) Location: Quinn Hall (Memorial Park)
A woman carries her heart, broken into nineteen pieces, in a small paper bag. A man shrinks to half his former size, after losing hope in love. A couple keep the love they have given each other in large red bags, or compress the mass into the size of a diamond. These playful and surreal experiences are commonplace in the world of John Cariani’s Almost, Maine, where on one deeply cold and magical Midwinter Night, the citizens of Almost -- not organized enough for a town, too populated for a wilderness -- experience the life-altering power of the human heart. Relationships end, begin, or change beyond recognition, as strangers become friends, friends become lovers, and lovers turn into strangers. Propelled by the mystical energy of the aurora borealis and populated with characters who are humorous, plain-spoken, thoughtful, and sincere, Almost, Maine is a series of loosely connected tales about love, each with a compelling couple at its center, each with its own touch of sorcery.
The Smell of the Kill
Second Stage Production
Auditions: March 5-6, 2018 Ages: 18+ Performance Dates: April 26-29, 2018 Location: Quinn Hall
Performances: April 26-29, 2018 (Ticket Sales TBA) Location: Quinn Hall (Memorial Park)
Take three delicious, malicious wives, add three miserable, unloving husbands—and chill. That's the recipe of Michele Lowe's tantalizing new comedy that had Broadway audiences cheering. The Smell of the Kill revolves around Nicky, Debra and Molly who have tolerated one another during once-a-month dinners for years. While their unseen spouses play golf in the dining room, the women exchange confidences for the first time revealing that all three marriages are on the brink of disaster and all three women are facing the challenges of their lives. Nicky's husband has been indicted for embezzlement, Molly's husband is stalking her and Debra's husband is leaving her for another woman. When the men mistakenly lock themselves in a basement meat locker the women are faced with a life-or-death decision—should they leave the men out in the cold—permanently—or let them thaw?
Mernie's Little Hoax
Second Stage Production
Audition Dates: March 7, 2018 Ages: 40+ Performance Dates: May 4-6, 2018 Location: Quinn Hall
Mernie, a rich widow living in the Golden Gate Retirement Community, with a ‘Retire here Expire here!’ logo—is concerned, because she has no heirs to her fortune. Not willing to see her fortune go to the state, she devises a hoax to see who among her supposed-loyal friends might be candidates in her will. Hilarity ensues, when she unexpectedly winds up the victim of her own plot! Her fake demise backfires in the midst of crazy shenanigans in a network of unpredictable retirees, as she learns the lessons of true friendship and graceful aging.