Our 2021-2022 Season

Baskerville

Show Dates

October 15, 2021 - November 15, 2021

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By Ken Ludwig

A ferocious beast has been terrorizing the Baskerville family for generations and Sir Henry Baskerville is next on its list. Enter the brilliant Sherlock Holmes and his loyal sidekick Dr. Watson, determined to thwart the dastardly creature before it claims its next victim. Throw in a cast of over forty characters, played by only five actors, and you are in for an evening of dastardly villains, beautiful maidens, and a sidesplitting retelling of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic tale The Hound of the Baskervilles. If you loved LTVB's production of The 39 Steps, then you'll go mad for this laugh-out-loud comedy! "The joy in watching [the] witty new play Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery is not in solving the crime but in the plethora of wildly imaginative characters you meet along the way. By dispensing with British formality, Ken Ludwig has given us a play that is ingeniously funny and will keep you guessing until the curtain call." - Broadway World "Written by Tony-winning playwright Ken Ludwig, the new play turns one of Holmes’ most famous mysteries, The Hound of the Baskervilles, on its head. Instead of a heady whodunit, this production is a fast-paced comedy." - Washington City Paper "Baskerville is a madcap sendup of what you might hold dear about that Doyle classic, done up in the style of The 39 Steps." - DC Theatre Scene Show rating: PG

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The Importance of Being Earnest

Show Dates

January 14, 2022 - February 6, 2022

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By Oscar Wilde

You are cordially invited to a comedy of manners, sophistication, and frivolity that could only come from the mind of Oscar Wilde! Meet two dashing bachelors and dear friends, Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff, who each created an alter ego in order to escape the humdrum of gentlemanly life and the boring trappings of respectability that go along with it. Enter the Honorable Gwendolen and the fair Cecily, who are determined to marry a man named Ernest. Add to the mix a domineering and society focused matriarch, a missing heir, and a battered handbag, and you have Oscar Wilde's classic drawing room comedy. "....this merry and entertaining boondoggle through life in the 'good ole (Victorian) days' will keep you laughing." - Los Angeles Splashmags.com "(Wilde's) writing is snappy and silly, brilliantly funny in the same moment as he is cutting. Everything is trivial to the point of brilliant, bubbling, effervescent nonsense." - Mooney on Theatre Show rating: PG

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The Miss Firecracker Contest

Show Dates

March 11, 2022 - April 3, 2022

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By Beth Henley

Happy Fourth of July! The burgers are prepped, the brownies are out of the oven, and the Miss Firecracker Contest is about to begin! Carnelle Scott, a self-conscious orphan raised by her aunt, desperately wants this July 4th to bring her a chance at a new life as this year’s crowned Miss Firecracker, if only to remove the stain of her other title, the town’s “Miss Hot Tamale.” With the return of her beautiful cousin, Elain, a former Miss Firecracker herself, and Elain’s brother, the mentally questionable Delmount, the pressure is on. Throw in a few charming, if colorful, locals and you have Beth Henley’s heartwarming tale of not just second chances to love, but second chances to love yourself. "...Beth Henley possesses a unique talent for combining emotional fragility with robust comedy." - The Christian Science Monitor "...Beth Henley, the playwright from Jackson, Miss., whose best work transforms eccentricity into extraordinariness, and punctuates oddball comedy with bursts of all-embracing compassion." - The New York Times Show rating: PG

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Clue: On Stage

Show Dates

May 13, 2022 - June 6, 2022

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Adapted from the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn
Additional material by Hunter Foster, Eric Price & Sandy Rustin

On a dark and stormy night six strangers arrive at a majestic mansion for dinner with a side of blackmail. Or so they think. When their mysterious host winds up dead, everyone is a suspect in the hilarious comedy based on the Hasbro board game and the 1985 Paramount Pictures motion picture. Was it Mrs. Peacock with the lead pipe in the dining room? Or Mr. Green with the wrench in the kitchen? You'll "die" laughing while you try to figure out WHODUNIT, with WHAT, and WHERE? “CLUE is an athletic, uproarious 90-minute sprint.” – The Philadelphia Inquirer “The script is chockfull of deliciously groan-worthy one-liners and slapstick antics, and it serves up delightfully melodramatic over-embellishments of classic murder-mystery tropes.” – The News-Herald Show rating: PG-13

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