2018-2019 Season

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Performances August 24 - September 9, 2018

By William Shakespeare

Adapted and Directed by Jonathan Minchew-Gonzalez

William Shakespeare’s classic magical play of magic, madness, and manic love comes to the intimate Pearl stage. Following last year’s Antony and Cleopatra, this Dream  will  prove a fast and fun Shakespeare experience with the audience right in the middle of the action. Join our band of fairies, royals, mad lovers, and inept but hilarious workers as their stories weave in and out of the magical forest of Athens on a special Midsummer night.

 

Silent Sky

Silent Sky

Performances October 5 - October 21, 2018

by Lauren Gunderson

A witty, fictionalized portrayal of the life of Henrietta Swan Leavitt who receives the opportunity of a lifetime when she is called to join Harvard’s corps of “computers”. With her compatriots, Annie Jump Cannon and Wilhelmina Flemming, Leavitt searches photographs of the night sky, mapping the stars in order to determine our place in the galaxy. Family and romance vie for her attention as she catalogues the stars, and she is torn between a life of love, of duty, and of devotion to her science.

Leavitt’s struggle as a woman in a male-dominated scientific field remains relevant today. Though many barriers to entry in physics and astronomy have been overcome, women still face being paid less than men across the board, and women of color particularly face unique challenges in science academia and industry. 

 

Performances:

  • Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm
  • Sundays at 3:00 pm
  • Buy One Get One Free Thursday October 11 at 7:30pm

Tickets:

  • Adults $16
  • Seniors & Students $14

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The Theater is COLD, please bring a sweater.

Kid Frankenstein

Kid Frankenstein

Performances November 2-11, 2018

by Kathryn Schultz
Directed by Renee van Nifterik

Frightfully funny laughs are in store in this bright new version of Mary Shelley's classic Frankenstein!  Here Frankie and Irving are science nerds who have an unusual idea for the upcoming Science Fair. When Doctor Frankenstein's ancient secret book arrives from Transylvania, the friends are whisked into a sci-fi fantasy of time-warped, weirdly scary and lively adventure. When Frankie needs a brain for his new monster, Irving and Helga sneak into the science lab to grab a monkey brain. However, it gets mixed up with the brain of little Fluffy, a sweet puppy dog.  Hilarity ensues as Frankie and his crew present a surprising monster to the Science Fair! Troublemakers T-Bone and his Gang of Bonez try to ruin Frankie's plans even as the Monster terrifies the Villagers.  Science Teacher, Mrs. Newton comes to the rescue. Only she can stop the terrible brain transference!  Fearful villagers storm the kids' basement laboratory and lead the play to its warm and funny conclusion.

Youth Auditions will be held September 15, 2015 at 2pm.

The Velveteen Rabbit

Velveteen Rabbit

Performances December 7-16, 2018

Adapted by James Still from the Story by Margery Williams
Directed by Katie Harrison

"There are two ways to be real," the Skin Horse says. "The first is when you are real to one special child, and the second is when you are real to the world." More than anything he wants to be a real rabbit—real to the world. One night the Toy Fairy offers him his chance, but he must leave with her immediately. The boy, who is ill with scarlet fever, will die without him. Will the Velveteen Rabbit go with the Toy Fairy, or will his love for the boy cause him to turn his back on the thing he wants most? If he stays, what will happen to him?  This holiday favorite will delight you with comedy, warmth, adventure and a final triumph for the hero, who learns that love makes all things real.

Auditions: October 7 - 8 at 7pm

Blues for an Alabama Sky

Blues for an Alabama Sky

Performances January 25-February 10, 2019

By Pearl Cleage
Directed by Renee van Nifterik

In the summer of 1930 in Harlem, New York we meet Angel Allen. She is a down-and-out back-up singer and the recent ex-girlfriend of an Italian-American gangster. She has lost her job at the Cotton Club and is drowning her bad luck in booze. Once again, she must depend upon her roommate, Guy Jacobs, for support. Guy is a brilliant and flamboyant costume designer (also fired from the Cotton Club) who dreams of sailing off to Paris to design clothes for the internationally renown black, singer/actress, Josephine Baker. Across the hall lives Delia Patterson, a dedicated young social worker, who is being courted by Sam Thomas, a mature general practitioner, who embraces Harlem’s nightlife in order to forget his unending workdays and the grinding poverty of his patients. Into the mix comes Leland Cunningham, a naïve young man who has just moved to notorious Harlem from a small town in Alabama following the death of his wife and unborn child. He is a hard-working, God-fearing Christian who is appalled at the libertarian life-styles he finds in Harlem, that is, until he meets and is smitten with Angel. Filled with humor, love, hope, fear and survival, the play deals with personal and social issues.

Auditions November 18, 3pm and November 19, 7pm

Doublewide, Texas

Doublewide, Texas

Performances March 8-24, 2019

By Hope, Jones, and Wooten
Directed by Curtis Barber

Welcome to Doublewide, Texas! The inhabitants of one of the smallest trailer parks in Texas — four doublewides and a shed — are thrown for a loop when they realize the nearby town of Tugaloo is determined to annex them. They realize they'll have to work together to defeat the encroaching annexation if they and their way of life have a snowball's chance to survive being swallowed up by "the big guys." The rollicking mayhem escalates as the residents attempt to secede from Texas, discover a traitor in their midst, and turn the tables in a surprising and side-splitting finale. So grab your Stetson and come on over to Doublewide, Texas, where life is double the fun, double the joy, and where you will double over with laughter! This is another hilarious comedy by Hope, Jones, and Wooten, authors of The Red Velvet Cake WarsRex’s ExesThe Last Roundup of the Guacamole Queens, and Always a Bridesmaid.

Auditions January 13, 2019 3pm and January 14, 2019 7pm

5 More Minutes: A Modern Story of a Sleeping Beauty

5 More Minutes: A Modern Story of a Sleeping Beauty

Performances April 26-May 5, 2019

By Katie Harrison
Directed by Katie Harrison

Rose is tired of everyone telling her what to do: Sit up straight! Do your homework! Don’t talk to the crazy cat lady next door! Between finals, prom dress shopping, and keeping up with her social media queendom, Rose is exhausted! If only she could just take a break. Little does she know, her break has been schedule since the day she was born.

Audtions March 2, 2019 at 2pm

The Wiz

The Wiz

Performances June 7-30, 2019

Book by William F. Frown, Music * Lyrics by Charlie Smalls, From the Story "The Winderful Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum
Directed by Alric Davis

It begins on a tumbledown farm in Kansas, but the tornado sets Dorothy and Toto down in a city like Oz. The words are hip and the songs upbeat. After celebrating the demise of the Wicked Witch of the East with the Munchkins, Dorothy departs for the Emerald City with a live yellow brick road. She encounters a cool Scarecrow who wants to join her because he has a feeling he isn't going anywhere; an uptight Tin Man who needs Dorothy's help to hang loose again, and timid Lion who has lost faith in the help he's been getting from an owl. Together they will seek help from the Great Man in the flashy city to make their wishes come true.

Dorothy, a restless Kansas farm girl eager to see more of the world, is transported by a tornado to a magical world of Munchkins, witches, and a yellow brick road. On her way to the Emerald City to meet the Wizard of Oz, who she believes can help her get back home to Kansas, she encounters the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion - friends who help her battle the Wicked Witch of the West and eventually learn that there really is “no place like home.”

Auditions March 31, 2019 3pm and April 1, 2019 at 7pm