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59th Season

Driving Miss Daisy
August 18 ~ September 11, 2016
Director:  Chuck Tweed

Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, voted by our patrons to open the season,  puts together a crotchety white Southern lady, and a proud, soft-spoken black man who form a bond that endures for 25 years.

Heaven Can Wait
September 29 ~ October 23, 2016

Director:  Richard Lemin

Joe Pendleton has a big problem. He finds himself being checked in for the Hereafter by a Mr. Jordan. When it is discovered Joe was called sixty years too early, the iconic Harry Segall comedy finds Joe in all sorts of trouble in his new body as a wealthy man about to be murdered by his wife. 

Leading Ladies
November 10 ~ December 4, 2016
Director:  Billie Thrash

A Jewel Box premiere of a comedy by Ken Ludwig , the author of Lend Me a Tenor (three-time Best Play Gem winner), and Moon Over Buffalo. It all starts out so easy. Leo Clark and Jack Gable, two down-on-their luck Shakespearean actors, find  a newspaper article about an ailing woman who wants to share her multimillion-dollar inheritance with her sister’s children, Max and Steve. When the men find out the aunt can’t find her nephews, you already know they plan to become Max and Steve. Minor problem: Max and Steve are actually Maxine and Stephanie. So, what do good Shakespearean actors do? Dress the parts! 

37 Postcards
January 19 ~ February 12, 2017
Director:  Don Taylor

Avery Sutton is coming home after years of traveling abroad.  Big comic surprises abound when he finds the house  is tilted at a distinct angle, the dog hasn’t been fed in five years, and his Grandmother, who everyone thought was dead, is alive and kicking. That’s just for starters.  Michael McKeever’s play is a Jewel Box debut. 

Bus Stop
March 2 ~ 26, 2017
Director: Terry Veal
A howling snowstorm has a bus making a stop at a roadside diner with five weary travelers who will have to stay overnight. Cherie, a nightclub chanteuse, finds herself kidnapped by Bo, a headstrong young cowboy, who wants to marry her. The William Inge comedy will have you laughing as she tries to tame his clumsy efforts in front of the other guests. 

South Pacific
April 13 ~ May7, 2017
Director:  Angela Prock

Bali Ha’i is calling you.  The Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award-winning musical takes nurse Nellie Forbush to an island paradise during World War II with such classic songs as ‘Some Enchanted Evening’, ‘There is Nothin’ Like a Dame’, and ‘I’m Gonna Was That Man Right Outa  My Hair.’  With music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, and a book by  Mr. Hammerstein and  Joshua Logan,  you will be swept away to another time of learning and love.


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58th Season

August 20 ~ September 13, 2015
Director:  Chuck Tweed
Musical Director:  Tim Goff
Choreographer:  Shawna Linck


Roaring twenties Chicago comes to life with all the razzle-dazzle brilliance of the Fred Ebb, John Kander, and Bob Fosse musical. The theatre classic won six Tony Awards and an Academy Award for Best Movie. ‘Chicago’ will open 30 years to the month from when we first presented this huge hit.
Rated PG13 for language and situations.

October 1 ~ 25, 2015
Director:  Angela Prock

The perfect murder. The perfect alibi. Tony Wendice has married his wife, Margot, for her money and now plans to murder her for the same reason.  Unfortunately, the murderer gets murdered and the victim survives.  The cat-and-mouse game with Tony and an inspector from Scotland Yard is suspenseful until the very last moment.  The Fredrick Knott thriller will have you guessing if Tony is smarter than the police.

November 12 ~ December, 2015
Director:  Terry Runnels

A valentine to marriage.  Endearing memories are about to be created from a couple's wedding night in 1890, until they pack and move 35 years later.  The comedy runs the gamut of emotions through laughter and tears, raising a family, and the husband whose heart melts when he sees the silly momento his wife left under the pillow for the new bride and groom of the fourposter.  Jan de Hartog's delightful play was the basis for the musical, 'I Do! I Do!'.

January 21 ~ February 14, 2016
Director:  Don Taylor

A Jewel Box premiere!  Addison has met the man of her dreams, and is going to get married. Scratch that! Addison will get married if she can win over
her fiancée's disapproving mother and the over-the-top wedding planner. Scratch that!  Addison might go to jail before the wedding because the
wedding planner is murdered, and the mother points to Addison as the killer. What’s a girl to do? Sean Grennan's comedy is made for lots of laughs!

March 3 ~ 26,2016
Director:  Chuck Tweed

A love story that has become a world-wide sensation. Ethel and Norman Thayer return to their summer home for their forty-fourth year on Golden Pond. Feisty Norman, a retired professor, has the perfect foil in his wife as they return to make lasting memories.  Ernest Thompson’s play is a beautiful
reminder that life is good at a summer home on the pond. Audiences chose this play.

April 14 ~ May 8, 2016
Director:  Richard Lemin

Gathered in a hotel room is a group of New York theatre-folk who attended the opening night of their new play in Boston.  The lead actress, backer,
and several others are positively giddy at the prospect of a hit show. With an experimental work by an unknown author, lots of egos, and sudden
doubt as to whether it will be a hit or not ~ what could possibly go wrong? The comedic shenanigans make this Moss Hart classic one of the best
looks at how a new play evolves in spite of everyone’s intentions.

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57th Season
August 21 ~ September 14, 2014
Directed: Billie Thrash

Every August, five unforgettable Southern women set aside a long weekend to recharge their relationship. What began many years ago on their college swim team focuses on four of those weekends and spans a period of thirty-three years. The Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten play is a
Jewel Box debut!

October 2 ~ 26, 2014
Directed: Jennifer Teel

What was supposed to be an entertaining evening having an eccentric medium over, turns into a hilarious nightmare for Charles Condomine. The séance summons Charles’ first wife, back to torment him over their marriage. When the second wife is in an automobile accident, she, too, returns to join in the mayhem. The classic Noel Coward farce is always an audience favorite!

A World Premiere
November 13 ~ December 7, 2014
Director: Chuck Tweed

Max has two big problems: One, he is in debt to a loan shark for $20,000 for horse betting; and two: a woman drops off a 10-year-old boy (claiming Max is the father) for a week so she can get her life back in order. Imagine Max’s surprise when it turns out, during that time, the boy has a gift for picking winners at the track. That is, until his grandmother shows up! Author Michael Reimann has written an endearing look at how a man and a boy turn
out to be the best bet of all! Original Play winner of 2014!

January 22 ~ February 15, 2015
Director: Jason Beagle

The plan for three on-the-lam con artists who stumble upon Opal Kronkie, a middle-aged recluse who lives on the edge of the municipal dump, is to befriend her, be sure she has plenty of insurance, then plan her rapid demise. The con artists are shocked beyond belief when Opal, with her
unfailing kindness and abiding faith in the goodness of human behavior, reveals a big secret to her new ’friends.’
John Patrick calls his comedy a ‘prank in three acts’.

March 5 ~ 29, 2015
Director: Shawna Linck


Experimental surgery has been performed on a mouse named Algernon which increases his intelligence fourfold. The same surgery is performed on Charlie, a mentally-challenged man, who then turns into a genius. When Algernon shows signs of regression, it becomes a battle for Charlie to see if he can keep his progress. David Rogers’ powerful script is based on the popular Daniel Keyes novel.

April 16 ~ May 10, 2015

Director: Terry Veal

A father and his wife are in a turmoil!  They have a 33 year old playboy son, and a 21 year old rebellious sone who moves out of th house and into the playboy's merry-go-round apartment.  Guess who becomes the bigger playboy?  Neil Simon at his best!

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56th Season
August 22 ~ September 15, 2013  
Don Taylor 

The Lords are having a wedding! Tracy Lord, a spoiled daughter of the privileged, finds a reporter and a camera   woman have been sent by a gossip weekly to cover the ceremony.  A surprise visit  by the first husband also stirs up the pot in the Philip Barry screwball comedy classic.  
October 3 - 27, 2013 
Ben Hall

A con man who pleads insanity to escape his duties on a work farm meets his match when he is sent to a mental hospital where he  finds the cold, calculating head nurse more than he bargained for.  Dale Wasserman's adaptation of the Ken Kesey novel makes for a brilliant evening of theatre. 
November 14 ~ December 8, 2013   
Richard Lemin

   In Richard Lemin's telling of "The Second Greatest Christmas Story Ever Told", Dickens himself (as Scrooge's nephew) makes the novel spring literaly to life on stage with all of the memorable and colorful characters we have come to love.
January 16 ~ February 9, 2014
Director: Matthew Sipress

To obtain his freedom, all Pseuodolus (a crafty slave) has to do is win the hand of a beautiful, but slow-witted courtesan for his young master.  What
stands in the way is a handful of zany characters and songs.  A laugh fest in the Tony Award winning musical with a Burt Shevelove and Larry
Gelbart book an music and lyrics by Stephen Sondeim.
March 6 ~ 30, 2014
Director: James Gordon
The gamesmanship between  Henry II and his wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine, makes for one wicked Christmas in 1183 England.  For Eleanor, imprisoned since 1173, is let out every Christmas to visit Henry and her three sons: Richard, Geoffrey and John.  The witty James Goldman dialogue won Tony Awards on Broadway, and the movie won Katharine Hepburn a Best Actress Academy Award.
April 10 ~ May 4, 2014
Angela Prock
One of the wackiest comedies of all time!  Two families are put to the test when rich Tony Kirby falls for Alice Sycamore, whom his parents think is beneath him.  The always vibrant Sycamore family household (with its  fireworks in the basement, printing press in the parlor, and Grandpa not
believing in income tax) shocks the Kirbys, until the elder realizes that family is the most important joy in life.  The Moss Hart and George
S. Kaufman hit was our patrons' number on choice!
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55th Season
August 23 ~ September 16, 2012
Choreographer:  Susan Webb
by Andrew Lloyd Webber

The purr-fect musical! Based on 'Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats' by TS Eliot, larger than life felines inhabit a metaphorical junkyard.
Enjoy such classics as 'Memory', 'Mr. Mistoffelees', 'The Rum Tum Tugger' and 'Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats'.

October 4 ~ 28, 2012
Director:  Chuck Tweed


"The Ugly Duckling"
by A.A.Milne
The King and Queen plot to have a beautiful maid impersonate their plain daughter to get her married while the plain prince has his hansome aide impersonate him.
"Sorry, Wrong Number"
by Lucille Fletcher
Mrs. Stevenson, an invalid confined to bed, overhears two men planning a murder when wires are crossed on her telephone.
To her horror, she realizes she is the intended victim.

November 15 ~ December 9, 2012
Director:  Linda McDonald
Rob Barron
 A young woman from 1800 England will impact a little boy's life in present-day New York City through a archeological excavation.  Mary Anning (a true story) uncovers a fossil so big, the world is stunned.  Young Kenny, also interested in fossils, has not spoken since the death of his mother over a year ago.  Beautifully woven between past and present, the two lives intertwine in a heart-warming excavatio of life.  Our 2012 Original Play winner.

 January 17 ~ February 10, 2013
Director: Jennifer Teel

Boring man meets a woman who claims to be a spy (after all, she does have a thick accent).  He takes her home.  She is murdered.
Thus, begins the Tony Award - winning fast-paced whodunit with 150 zany characters play by four!  Fast and frothy!  A Dizzy Delight!

 February 28 ~ March 24, 2013
Director: Don Taylor
 by Robin Roberts

We are cordially invited to the dinner party from hell! Junior executive Brooke invites her boss and his wife over for dinner in the hopes of securing a promotion. Bad idea ~ so much goes hysterically wrong that the play is called a farce with all types of eclectic characters coming and going throughout  the evening.


~or ~
 Go Slow with the Pony Express

 April 11 ~ May 5, 2013
Director: Jay Prock
 by Robert Swift



54th Season

The Bikinis
By Ray Roderick & James Hindman
August 25 - September 18, 2011

The Bikinis, a girl's group that was hot in the summer of 1964 is back! The 4 women take you down memory lane with such classics as YELLOW POLKA DOT BIKINI, IT'S RAINING MEN, IT'S IN HIS KISS and THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKING, to name a fab few, Beach Party for everyone!

Director & Choreographer: Billie Thrash
Musical Director: Tim Goff

Black Comedy
By Peter Shaffer
January 19 - February 12, 2012

This 'dazzling comic ballet' is a play that starts with a blown fuse in an apartment. The place is plunged into darkness, BUT with brilliant reverse lighting, once the electricity trips, the stage lights come up, and the actors spend the rest of the play in a world of darkness for them, but bright as day for the audience. Funny! Brilliant!

Director: Director:  Richard Lemin

The Broken Statue
By Bob Perry
October 6 - 30, 2011

The Marland mansion in Ponca City, OK holds an intriguing story of riches, romance and betrayal. The story of E.W. Marland and his search for oil, his mansion on the prairie and his marriage to his adopted daughter, Lydie, comes to life in this unbelievable true story.

Director: Chuck Tweed

Sherlock Holmes and the
Hound of the Baskervilles

Adapted & Dramatized by Harvey Mackie
March 1 - 25, 2012
This classic mystery is Holmes' most famous and popular case: Sir Charles Baskerville has fallen victim to the family curse. Suspects abound ~ from the secretive butler, to the escaped Notting Hill murderer, or was it the ghostly hounds that haunt the moors? Sherlock Holmes at his best!

Director: Linda McDonald

Flaming Idiots
By Tom Rooney
November 17 - December 11, 2011

Two men think the way to help their floundering restaurant is to copy a popular place across town where a notorious mobster was shot. The only problem is who to shoot. This winner of the New American Comedy Festival is brought back by popular demand.  The title refers to a special drink!

Director: Don Taylor

Around The World In Eighty Days
By Mark Brown
April 12 - May 6, 2012

Talk about the original amazing race! Fearless adventurer Phileas Fogg and his faithful manservant race to beat the clock. This 'wildly wacky' comedy has five actors playing 39 characters as they travel seven continents with stampeding elephants, raging typhoons and runaway trains. All Aboard!

Director: Bob Woods

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53rd Season

Wartime Recipes
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By E.E. Smith
August 26 - September 19, 2010

An unforgettable summer in 1943 for 11 year old Edy as she helps manage a middle-class boarding house during World War II. Winner of the 1996 original play competition, the 1998 world premiere was an endearing Gem winner.

Director: Shawna Linck

The Miracle Worker
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By William Gibson
January 20 - February 13, 2011

Trapped in her secret world, there seems to be no hope for Helen Keller, until a teacher is hired. Together, Annie Sullivan and her pupil will make history!

Director:  Shawna Linck

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By Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston
October 7 - October 31, 2010

Be afraid! Be very afraid as Count Dracula visits Dr. Seward’s and has the entire household in a panic with all types of scary apparitions going on. Believe me, you will jump!  If you dare, attend a midnight show Oct. 30th!

Director: Charles Tweed

Mystery Radio Plays: 1940-50’s
Public Domain
March 3 - 27, 2011
Remember those nights when the family gathered around the radio? There were comedies and variety shows. But, through the magic of radio, audiences were spellbound as they ‘saw’ the mysteries come to life. A first for Jewel Box!

Director: Linda McDonald

I Hate Hamlet
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By Paul Rudnick
November 18 - December 12, 2010

Comic glitches meet actor Andrew Rally when he moves
into a New York apartment. He is asked to play Hamlet in Central Park, a role he hates, and  is visited by the
ghost of John Barrymore, who played Hamlet and in
whose apartment Andrew lives. Barrymore challenges Andrew to a fencing match to make him perform.

Director: Charlotte Rose

Money Matters
By Carole Brendlinger
April 14 - May 8, 2011

After many requests, we bring back the brilliant comedy that won a Gem Award! Catherine thinks she has met the man of her dreams, only to find out he married her for her money. She hatches a plan to kill him ~ three times  ~ with hilarious results. Winner of the 2002 original play competition, a killer closing for our 53rd season.

Director: Don Taylor

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52nd Season

Auntie Mame
August 20 - September 13, 2009
by Jerome Lawrence & Robert E. Lee

Everyone's favorite mad-cap aunt makes her Jewel Box debut!  A comedy classic that has Mame introducing her young nephew to some zany characters in her quest to teach him about life through her eyes.

Director: Charles Tweed

January 21 - February 14, 2010
by Neil Simon

Poor Leon Tolchinsky! Coming to accept a teaching job in an idyllic Russian hamlet, he finds the town has been cursed with chronic stupidity for 200 years, and if he fails to break the curse, he, too, will become stupid. You’ll laugh out loud at people who milk their cows upside down to get more cream.

Director: Richard Lemin

And Then There Were None
October 1 - 25, 2009
by Agatha Christie

A group of guests will check into a house on Indian Island, but not all will be checking out in the classic whodunit that has delighted audiences for generations!

Director: Charlotte Rose

Born Yesterday
March 4 - 28, 2010
by Garson Kanin

Crooked Harry Brock comes to Washington to make some deals, bringing with him a charming but dumb ex-chorus girl, Billie. Little does Harry realize when he hires magazine reporter, Paul Verrall, to teach Billie some smarts...she’s not so dumb after all, and turns Harry’s world upside down.

Director: Don Taylor

Bell, Book, and Candle
November 12 - December 6, 2009
by John van Druten

What to do? What to do? Gillian Holroyd finds herself casting a spell over an unattached publisher who lives in her building. He falls in love with her and proposes marriage. Witches can't fall in love, so Gillian then has to choose between breaking off with her fellow witches or true love. What to do?

Director: Billie Thrash

Coming Back To Jersey
April 15 - May 9, 2010
by Carl L. Williams

She thinks her middle-aged husband is having an affair because he daydreams. He sees her with an attractive widower and thinks she is having an affair. After some hilarious flirting and spying, they realize nothing is going on, and come back to Jersey for a rekindled romance.

Director: Shawna Linck

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2008~2009 (51st) SEASON

Annie Get Your Gun
August 21 - September 14, 2008
Music & Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Book by Herbert and Dorothy Fields

"There's No Business Like Show Business" when it's the story of sharpshooter Annie Oakley. A musical for the ages and a bulls-eye of entertainment!

Director: Jennifer Stephenson

Thee and Thou
January 15 - February 8, 2009
Written by Bret Jones

World Premiere! This Oklahoma author's comedy has two thieves stumbling into the Globe Theatre in 1599 with hilarious results of mistaken identity.

Director:  Charlotte Rose

The Three Wives of Harry Simpson
October 2 - 26, 2008
Written by Morna Martel

World Premiere! Think 'First Wives Club' as Harry finds his present wife and two exes taking him to court to keep his six-figure job in New York and not open a small bistro. A delightful comedy! 2007 Best Original Play winner!

Director:  Doobie Potter

Call Me Henry
March 5 - 29, 2009
Written by Woody Eney

World Premiere! Three males are named Henry. Ten-year-old Henny idolizes his grandfather Henry, has a father Hank, who has little patience with him, and a mother stuck in between. This poignant play lets us see the world through Henny's eyes with the Henrys in his life. Our 2006 Best Original Play winner!

Director:  Charles Tweed

Love Letters
November 13 - December 7, 2008
Written by A.R. Gurney

Beginning with childhood notes, the power of the written word comes to life as Melissa and Andy keep in touch through letters in this irresistible evening. Pairs of your theatre favorites will be performing during the run.

Forbidden Broadway / Greatest Hits I
April 16 - May 10, 2009
Created and Written by Gerard Allesandrini

Oklahoma Premiere! The successful award-winning romp through Broadway musicals with a zany twist! See spoofs of Chicago, Annie, The Lion King, Les Miz, Oklahoma!, Beauty and the Beast, and Cats. Fantastic, funny, and forbidden!

Director:  Shawna Linck

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2007~2008 (50th) SEASON
August 23 - September 16, 2007
Written by Dan Goggin

Our most produced show is back! The Sisters of Hoboken have to get those nuns out of the freezer by putting on a show. Non-stop laughter at the convent!

Director: Charles Tweed

Forever Plaid
January 17 - February 10, 2008
Written and originally directed/choreographed by Stuart Ross

On the way to their first concert in 1950, four young men are killed in a car crash. The group is brought back by the Theatre Gods so they can fulfill their dream of being a major singing group with such standards from that era as “Three Coins in the Fountain”, “Catch a Falling Star”,and “Sixteen Tons” to name a few!

Director: Billie Thrash

October 4 - 28, 2007
Written by Ira Levin

Sidney Bruhl needs a hit play! Although his career is in a slump, a former student has sent him a play that seems destined to become a huge hit! Bruhl invites him over. Now he must think ~ to what lengths will he go to get that play? Murder?

Director: Charles Tweed

Lend Me a Tenor
March 6 - 30, 2008
Written by Ken Ludwig

1934 Cleveland and world-famous tenor Tito Morelli has come to sing.  Before he can: Max thinks Tito has committed suicide with pills; Saunders suggests Max put on Tito’s Otello costume and sing the opera; Maggie, Max’s girlfriend, throws herself at Max thinking him Tito; and Tito is found running around the theatre in his costume for Otello!

Director: Charles Tweed

Arsenic and Old Lace
November 15 - December 9, 2007
Written by Joseph Kesselring

The Brewster sisters love older gentlemen to visit because they like to offer them a glass of Elderberry wine! Imagine nephew Mortimer’s surprise when he discovers what is happening to the gentlemen in this classic comedy!

Director: Don Taylor

My Fair Lady
April 17 - May 11, 2008
Book/Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Music by Frederick Lowe

Phonetics professor Henry Higgins bets his friend Col. Pickering that he can turn the flower-selling Eliza Doolittle into a lady. Through such standards as “The Rain in Spain”, “On the Street Where You Live”, and “I Could Have Danced All Night” audiences will find themselves swept away with this delightful musical!

Director: Sara Phoenix

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2006~2007 (49th) SEASON
Someone To Love
August 24 - September 17, 2006
Written by Vicki Bartholomew

A World Premiere! Over a cup of coffee at the Outside Cafe, a couple could fall in love...and do in this charming winner of our 2005 Original Playwriting Contest that has a waitress named Patti finding herself falling in love with Fred, a warm-hearted retired man who makes her feel special.

Director: Sara Phoenix
Tuesdays with Morrie
January 18 - February 11, 2007
Written by Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom

For everyone, there is a special person who made a difference in their life. For sportswriter Mitch Albom, it is former professor, Morrie Schwartz. After a 16 year separation, the pair journey down a path in which an older man passes lessons of life on to younger man, who will always remember his Tuesdays with Morrie.

Director: Charles Tweed
Dark of the Moon
October 5 - 29, 2006
Written by Howard Richardson & William Berney

A mystical romance based on the poem The Ballad of Barbara Allen with an elfin witch boy making a bet with a Conjur Man to become a human and marry Barbara Allen. A beautifully told love story.

Director: Charles Tweed
March 1 - 25, 2007
Written by Larry Gallagher

Five women with take you back to sock-hops that run the gamut from Leslie Gore and the British Invasion to Tina Turner, Janis Joplin and Aretha Franklin!  You will be tapping your toes to this blast from the past!

Director: Sara Phoenix
Greater Tuna
November 16 - December 10, 2006
Written by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Holward

A laugh fest that begins at radio station OKKK in Tuna, Texas with Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie, and moves around
the town with all the zany characters the audience has known to love!

Director: Charles Tweed

The Odd Couple
April 12 - May 6, 2007
Written by Neil Simon

The poker-playing group is interrupted by the arrival of one of
their own who has just separated from his wife.  The meticulous and tense Felix Unger is invited to move in with the divorced slob Oscar Madison. What follows is pure Simon!

Director: Don Taylor