2012 - 2013 Season
Mama Won't Fly
Directed by Pattie Ziesig
"Mama Won't Fly" by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten is an outrageously hilarious race against the clock that begins when Savannah Sprunt Fairchild Honeycutt agrees to get her feisty mother all the way from Alabama to California in time for her brother's wedding. Savannah's problem: Mama won't fly. With only four days to make it to the ceremony, this determined daughter has no choice but to drive cross-country with her equally willful mother, Norleen Sprunt, in Mama's vintage sedan. As Savannah steels herself for this hastily conceived road trip, another outrageous complication arises: the bubbly, over-eager bride-to-be arrives unannounced. Hayley Quinn, delighted to finally meet her future in-laws, is convinced that travelling together to her wedding is the perfect way to bond. The folly of her decision quickly becomes apparent when the journey begins and comedic chaos ensues.
Starring Walt Willey and Kathleen "Kat" Gravatt
Love Letters is a Pulitzer Prize for Drama nominated play by A. R. Gurney. The play centers on just two characters, Melissa Gardner and Andrew Makepeace Ladd III. Their stories are beautifully told through the notes, letters and cards – in which over nearly 50 years, they discuss their hopes and ambitions, dreams and disappointments, victories and defeats – that have passed between them throughout their separated lives.
Directed by John Tillinger, it opened with Kathleen Turner and John Rubinstein on March 27, 1989, at the off-Broadway Promenade Theatre, where it ran for 64 performances. The play was performed only on Sunday and Monday evenings and changed its cast weekly. Among those who appeared in it were Barbara Barrie,Philip Bosco, Stephen Collins, Victor Garber, Julie Harris, George Grizzard, Anthony Heald, George Hearn, Richard Kiley, Dana Ivey, William Hurt, Marsha Mason, Christopher Reeve, Holland Taylor, George Segal, Christopher Walken, Joan Van Ark, Treat Williams, and Frances Sternhagen.
The Bethlehem Project
Directed By Pattie Ziesig
The Island Theater Company, the Marco Lutheran Church, the Island Dance Academy, and The Rose History Auditorium partnered together with Christmas Island Style to present a very special Christmas production…The Bethlehem Project.
The Bethlehem Project, written by Barny and Carter Robertson, features the traditional Christmas story but with a fresh twist that provides both fun and life relevance for kids. The Bethlehem Kids and the Shepherd Kids don't get along until they find their common bond. This musical is loaded with humor, lots of colorful characters, and a wide variety of song styles - from contemporary to rock and roll - from country to calypso.
The show featured local talented children who brought a bundle of energy, enthusiasm, and lots of their own perspective to this fun and exciting family production.
As part of Christmas Island Style this holiday production was open to the public and tickets were not required. People brought their whole family and kicked off the holiday in “style”. In keeping with the spirit of Christmas there was a special collection for needy families in our community.
It's A Scream!
Directed By Pat Berry
It’s A Scream, by David DeBoy is a "Horror-bly Funny Comedy” with a plot right out of the 1930’s and 1940’s movie library. The play is set in the 1950’s at a time when the old Hollywood studio system is falling apart and the new TV industry threatens the box office. Young studio head Spencer Pierce has inherited his father's film studio and pays a call at a gothic mansion to lower the boom on Alexander Moreau, a Karloff/Price/Carradine sort, on his top actor's career. It’s A Scream will ran for ten shows at the Rose History Auditorium in October… just in time for Halloween.