Improv returns, June 24, 7:30 PM!
This is our first official Youth Theater production and we’re really excited. (This is not part of our Main Stage season or eligible for Flex Passes). Tickets will be a very affordable $5, to allow as many families and kids to enjoy this delightful play. Cast entirely from the young people of our community, Tater Patch hopes this will be the beginning of a long and rewarding series of theater productions featuring our young talent and aimed at our young audiences.
Man of La Mancha August 11, 12, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27.
A musical tribute to hope: Miguel de Cervantes, aging and an utter failure as playwright, poet and tax collector, has been thrown into a dungeon to await trial by the Inquisition. There he is dragged before a kangaroo court of his fellow prisoners, who plan to confiscate his few possessions—including the uncompleted manuscript of a novel, Don Quixote. Cervantes, seeking to save the manuscript, proposes his defense in the form of a play. The “court” agrees, and Cervantes an d his manservant don make-up and costumes, transforming themselves into Don Quixote and Sancho Panza. They then play out the story with the prisoners taking the roles of other character. The play within the play takes the audience on a musical journey of love, despair, and hope. The battle of good vs evil is play out in comedy, struggle and song. Directed by Nan Nawrocki.
The Savannah Sipping Society September 29, 30 October 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15
In this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy, four unique Southern women — Randa, Dot, Marlafaye, and Jinx — are all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, and are drawn together by Fate—and an impromptu happy hour. They decide it’s high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost through the years. . Over the course of six months, filled with laughter, hilarious misadventures, and the occasional liquid refreshment, these middle-aged women successfully bond and find the confidence to jump-start their new lives. Together, they discover lasting friendships and a renewed determination to live in the moment—and most importantly, realize it’s never too late to make new old friends. So raise your glass to these strong Southern women and their fierce embrace of life and say “Cheers!” to this joyful and surprisingly touching Jones, Hope, Wooten comedy. Directed by Audrey Kirsten-Lewis.
You Can’t Take it With You November 24, 25, 26, December 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10.
While not a traditional Christmas play, this Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman play has survived the test of time for heartwarming comedy. At first the Sycamores seem mad, but it is not long before we realize that if they are mad, the rest of the world is madder. In contrast to these delightful people are the unhappy Kirbys. The plot shows how Tony, attractive young son of the Kirbys, falls in love with Alice Sycamore and brings his parents to dine at the Sycamore home on the wrong evening. The shock sustained by the Kirbys, who are invited to eat cheap food, shows Alice that marriage with Tony is out of the question. The Sycamores, however, though sympathetic to Alice, find it hard to realize her point of view. Meantime, Tony, who knows the Sycamores are right and his own people wrong, will not give her up, and in the end Mr. Kirby is converted to the happy madness of the Sycamores, particularly since he happens in during a visit by an ex-Grand Duchess, earning her living as a waitress. No mention has as yet been made of the strange activities of certain members of the household engaged in the manufacture of fireworks; nor of the printing press set up in the parlor; nor of Rheba the maid and her friend Donald; nor of Grandpa’s interview with the tax collector when he tells him he doesn’t believe in the income tax.