As we bid farewell to 2019, we welcome in the new season at our theater. We have four outstanding Main Stage shows for you as well as Youth Theater, workshops for young and old, and some surprises!
The 2020 season will be:
The Messiah on the Frigidaire
February 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 and March 1, 6, 7, 8
Come and laugh at the residents of this Elroy, South Carolina trailer park. They’re just trying to move along with their lives when a strange shadow on the refrigerator changes everything. Suddenly there’s wonder and curiosity, and some attempts at profit-taking and self-promotion that will make you laugh and shake your head. How will the residents get out of their self-made predicament? Will the city council or the local preacher help them? What about all that Grape Nehi?
Showtime at First Baptist
May 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17
This is the warm and funny sequel to First Baptist of Ivy Gap. If you didn’t see the first one, don’t worry, you’ll soon be involved in the laughter and love of the Ivy Gap community, as they begin their 101st year.
First Baptist of Ivy Gap’s 100th anniversary picnic was a smashing success, except for one little thing: the bolt of lightning that struck the church’s steeple, igniting a fire that destroyed the sanctuary and so much more. In the wake of the disaster, key women of the church – led by Edith, the pastor’s take-charge wife – gather in what’s left (the fellowship hall) to commiserate and try to put things back together. And as always, they do it with down to earth faith and unending good humor.
Sex Please, We’re Sixty
September 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 and October 2, 3, 4
Mrs. Stancliffe’s Rose Cottage Bed & Breakfast has been successful for many years. Her Guests (nearly all women) return year after year. Her next door neighbor, the elderly, silver-tongued, Bud “Bud the Stud” Davis believes they come to spend time with him in romantic liaisons. The prim and proper Mrs. Stancliffe steadfastly denies this, but really doesn’t do anything to prevent it. She reluctantly accepts the fact that “Bud the Stud” is, in fact, good for business. Her other neighbor and would-be suitor Henry Mitchell is a pharmacist who has developed some sort of miracle pill. Well Bud’s personal “miracle pills” and Mitchells get mixed up and the whole story goes from great comedy to hilarious farce. When the mayhem finally settles you’ll be laughing at the new directions the Guests’ lives have taken.
November 27, 28, 29 and December 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13
This is the next play in the exuberant Futrelle Sisters saga. The just-closed Dearly Beloved was praised by our audiences as one of the funniest shows we’ve ever done. Well, let us just tell you that the fun has only begun. As this show opens, a cranky Frankie is weeks overdue with her second set of twins. Twink, recently jilted and bitter about it, is in jail for inadvertently burning down half the town. And hot-flash-suffering Honey Raye is desperately trying to keep the Tabernacle of the Lamb’s Christmas Program from spiraling into chaos. But things are not looking too promising: Miss Geneva, the ousted director of the previous twenty-seven productions, is ruthless in her attempts to take over the show. The celebrity guest Santa Claus—played by Frankie’s long-suffering husband, Dub—is passing a kidney stone. One of the shepherds refuses to watch over his flock by night without pulling his little red wagon behind him. And the entire cast is dropping like flies due to food poisoning from the Band Boosters’ Pancake Supper. And when Frankie lets slip a family secret that has been carefully guarded for decades, all hope for a successful Christmas program seems lost, even with an Elvis impersonator at the manger. But in true Futrelle fashion, the feuding sisters find a way to pull together in order to 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!