2017-2018 Footlight Season


September 15-October 1, 2017
Ripcord by David Lindsay-Abaire
When cantankerous Abby is forced to share her apartment in her Senior Living facility, she decides to do her best to rid herself of the infuriatingly chipper woman at any cost. A seemingly harmless bet between the old women quickly escalates into a dangerous game of one-upmanship that reveals not just the tenacity of these worthy opponents, but also deeper truths that each would rather remain hidden.

November 10-26, 2017
12 Angry Jurors by Reginald Rose
A 19-year-old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. We join the jury as they deliberate this seemingly open-and-shut case, which soon becomes more personal than they could have imagined. As each juror’s character is revealed and the murder is reenacted, a new threat is born. Tempers grow short as arguments grow heated as these very different people become 12 angry jurors.

February 9-25, 2018
Don’t Dress for Dinner by Marc Camoletti and Robin Hawdon
While Bernard’s wife is away, he plans a romantic weekend with his mistress. He invites along an alibi in the form of his best friend as well as a cook. When his wife refuses to leave, everyone assumes a role in the charade that ensues. An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as everyone improvises at breakneck speed. Auditions December 4 & 5 – 3M, 3W

April 13-29, 2018
A Shayna Maidel by Barbara Lebow
Separated by war, a Polish family finally gets the chance to reunite. Mordechai and his younger daughter Rose fled to America when Rose was just four. His wife and eldest daughter Lusia were caught by the Nazis and held in concentration camps. His wife did not survive. Sixteen years later, Lusia finally makes it to America, and the contrast between the two sisters is painfully apparent. Through discussions, disagreements, and a letter from the past, the three find a way to restore family and find hope. Auditions February 19 & 20 – 4W, 2M

June 8-24, 2018
Is He Dead by Mark Twain, adapted by David Ives
Jean-Francois Millet, a young painter of genius, is in love with Marie Leroux but in debt to Bastien Andre. Andre forecloses on Millet, threatening debtor’s prison unless Marie marries him. Millet realizes that the only way he can pay his debts and keep Marie from marrying Andre is to die, as it is only dead painters who achieve fame and fortune. He fakes his death and prospers, all while passing himself off as his own sister, the Widow Tillou. Now a rich “widow,” he must find a way to get out of a dress, return to life, and marry Marie. Auditions – April 16 & 17 – 4-6W, 7-12 M

Booklight & Improv
In addition to our fully staged productions, will also continue our tradition of having a few Booklight performances as well as improv shows on the first Saturday of the month at 7pm.