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2015 - 2016 Season

Calendar Girls

CALENDAR GIRLS
By Tim Firth
Director: Don Harper
Producer: Alistair McVey
COMEDY
OCTOBER 8 - 30, 2015

When the motley crew of seven women, members of the Knapely Village Women’s Institute come together to plan for self improvement and community service activities strange things can happen.  They look at a variety of calendars for ideas and through a circuitous process finally decide they will be “Calendar Girls.”  The photo shoot is arranged.   The dynamics among the women are hilarious as they all eventually agree to embark on this venture -- motivated by the very poignant purpose for which it is being done.  Copies of a 2016 calendar with your local calendar girls will be available in the lobby – proceeds going to the cancer research foundation.

Merry Christmas George Bailey

MERRY CHRISTMAS,
GEORGE BAILEY!
By Jim MacNeal
Director:  Lesley McVey
Producer: Jim Windsor
CHRISTMAS PLAY
DECEMBER 17 - 31, 2015

The 1946 movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” is one of the most popular films in American cinema – particularly during the Christmas Season. In 1949 Lux Radio Theater created a wonderful radio play of this story, which, like the movie, starred James Stewart and Donna Reed. In 2002, this heartwarming story was adapted into a staged version of the radio play.  Entitled “Merry Christmas, George Bailey”, this production takes the audience into the recording studio of Lux Radio Theater as the cast bring this timeless classic to life for their radio audiences.  It is complete with all the sound effects and commercial breaks, and is a Christmas event not to be missed.

The Sound of Murder

THE SOUND OF MURDER
By William Fairchild
Director:  Wendy Punter
Producer:  Judi Andrews
MURDER MYSTERY
FEBRUARY 18 - MARCH 6, 2016

Charles Norbury is a successful writer of children’s books but he doesn’t like children.  An unlovable man, he has no friends, is arrogant, controlling, sadistic and cruel.  His wife, starved of love and denied children of her own, has met another man.  In their cottage in Surrey, a tape recorder has been left on during a conversation between his wife and her lover in which the latter plans the author’s murder. Charles’ secretary listens to the tape and hears the murder plot.  It appears that the murder happens - Charles is dead or is he?

A Doll's House

A DOLL’S HOUSE
By Henrik Ibsen  (trans. James McFarlane)
Director:  Gordon May
Producer:  Sue Murguly
CLASSIC DRAMA
APRIL 21 - MAY 8, 2016

One of the best-known, most frequently performed plays, Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House is a landmark of modern drama. In a time of financial desperation, a young wife makes a dangerous decision to save her husband’s life. Years later, her secret comes back to haunt her, and its revelation shakes the foundations of her entire world. Written nearly 150 years ago, Ibsen’s spellbinding masterwork translates through time. It raises questions still relevant to current society and makes the story from 1879 seminal to audience members in 2016.