WORKSHOP PLAYERS THEATER PRESENTS
OUR 71st SEASON
OVER 70 YEARS OF ENTERTAINMENT
Farce of Habit by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten
Directed by Dave MacKeigan.
September 13, 14, 15, 16 and 21, 22, 23
We open our 71st season with an OVER the top comedy hailing from Mayhew, Arkansas. Join us as D. Gene Wilburn welcomes us to his “Reel ‘Em Inn” ﬁshing lodge in the Ozarks. All Wilburn wants is a peaceful weekend on the lake, but alas, his wife tries to white-knuckle her way through caffeine withdrawal, his son’s marriage is falling apart, and his sister is caught up in a bizarre undercover police operation. Toss in an ego centric relationship guru, an axe murderer and a handful of nuns and his dreams of tranquility ﬁzzle. Nonetheless, Director, Dave Mackeigan is bound to snare his audiences, hook, line and sinker.
Night Watch, by Lucille Fletcher
Directed by Pat Price
November 8, 9, 10, 11 and 16, 17, 18
Next up is an OVER THE EDGE thriller with veteran director Pat Price at the helm. It’s guaranteed to keep audiences on the edges of their seats. Elaine Wheeler is plagued by memories of a turbulent past and cannot sleep. Across the way, in another building, she spies a dead body. Her husband and best friend do their best to calm her when police, called to the scene, can find no evidence of a crime. Is Elaine on the verge of a breakdown? Should she be committed? Who can be trusted with the truth? Anxieties increase and lead to a chilling climax that literally turns lives upside down. Come enjoy this roller coaster ride of a show!
Forever Plaid, by Stuart Ross
Directed by Mike LaRochelle
January 17, 18, 19 20 and 25, 26, 27
Director Mike LaRochelle makes his Workshop directorial debut with four male characters who have the unique chance for a DO-OVER. Sparky, Smudge, Jinx and Frankie’s dreams of becoming their own pitch perfect Barbershop Quartet was cut short by an untimely deadly accident on the way to their first gig. Miraculously, the clouds open and the “Plaids” have one opportunity to come back to earth to strut their stuff … and strut they do! Get ready for a nostalgic trip back to the fabulous 50s as they deliver beloved songs, alongside their delightful patter. It’s a hoot for them and a special treat for us! It’s a perfect show to take the chill out of winter blues.
Charlottes Web by Josh Robinette adapted from the book by E.B.White
Directed by Kristina Rivera
March 14, 15, 16, 17 and 22, 23, 24
Adults, alongside children, have the chance to experience OVER again a favorite children’s classic. All of our favorite characters appear including Wilbur, the irresistible young pig who desperately wants to avoid the butcher; Fern, a girl who understands what animals say to each other; Templeton, the gluttonous rat who can occasionally be talked into a good deed; and, most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who proves to be “a true friend and a good writer.” This is a beautiful, knowing play about friendship will give audience an evening of nostalgic enchantment. Add director Kristina Rivera into the mix and this one’s a sure fire hit.
The Savannah Sipping Society by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten
Directed by Pat Price
May 9, 10, 11, 12 and 17, 18, 19
Here we find four unique females, each seeking a MAKE OVER to escape the perceived mess their lives have become. A chance meeting brings them together, but it’s over the course of six months, filled with laughter, misadventures, and the occasional liquid refreshment, these middle-aged women successfully bond and find the confidence to jumpstart their new lives. Along the way, they discover lasting friendships and a renewed determination to live in the moment. So join us and director Pat Price to raise your glass for these strong women who come to so fiercely embrace better things in life. “Cheers!” to this joyful, touching Jones, Hope, Wooten comedy!