The end of our 2019-2020 season saw our last show cancelled due to pandemic restrictions, and our entire 2020-2021 season was re-tooled to contain streaming productions of small cast shows. We had planned on producing Dreamgirls, Jitters, The Harmony Baptist Church Ladies Auxiliary Christmas Jubilee, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and Vonya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Perhaps the titles were too long to fit into one season.
Our season evolved over the late summer and fall into the presentations below. We present these productions free to watch on line, encouraging donations to the theatre. We had no subscriptions. Our summer donation drive was moved to an annual donation drive in December.
Livestream via Eventbrite October 10, 11, 17, 18, 2020
INDOOR/OUTDOOR by Kenny Finkle, a Reader's Theatre. In this unabashedly sentimental comedy, a cat named Samantha has just started living with a guy named Shuman who she believes is her true love. At first everything seems to be going great. Eventually Samantha finds herself on a journey, both physical and emotional, that leads her to discover what having a home and being loved really mean to her.
Performed by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc.
Streaming via YouTube December 4 - 20, 2020
This collection of 3 radio plays by Eric Coble can be related to by every theatre lover. This funny, witty and old-time approach to the Golden Age of Radio will make for a fun time. Join us as we bring you MUSICAL THEATRE GEEKS – Before there was “Glee” there was the game show where fanatical fans face off with such questions as “Who was the costume designer on the 1914 production of “Banjo Eyes”? Sudden Death features an Lloyd Weber song. “LOST” ON BALI HAI – A group of castaways including Nathan Detroit, Maria, Tevye, and Sweeney Todd find themselves on a mysterious island…who will eat who first…? PROMETHEUS AND THE GOD(FATHER)- A look at Greek Gods as the “Family” they really are, along with a couple of humans plopped on each with no means to cook a monkey.
Produced by Special Agreement with Eric Coble.
Streaming via YouTube January 8 - February 14, 2021
An online selection of original Scenes written by local theatre artists to keep our audiences engaged during this trying time. Three pieces consisting of: “NIOBE ON THE BEACH” written by Dana Margulies Cauthen – A story of Quinn who packs up her baby’s things as Nana watches and prepares to take him away. Perhaps forever? “OUT THERE” written by Laura Maney – Totally realistic characters are trapped in a totally realistic mall when totally realistic zombies invade the town. Finally, A “RUDDIGORE” QUARTET PARODY, written by Jeff Joyner.
March 6, 7, 13, 14, 2021 Saturdays at 7:30, Sundays at 2:30
by Lee Kalcheim
A married couple who co-host a radio talk show in New York City before the turmoil of the sixties stirred the country out of its complacency. They are about to have their talk show canceled because of lack of interest. Since their marriage is based on their show, they may have to cancel their marriage as well. Will their budding radical of a son straighten up? Will their daughter actually marry the sailor she has just met? Will Les and Bess stay together? Stay tuned.
Produced by special arrangement with Concord Theatricals, NYC
Streaming on Youtube April 9 – April 25, 2021
by Terrence Afer-Anderson
Set in the fictional Holy Oak Penitentiary, The Tribesman is a spiritual warfare drama that explores topical themes reflective of the African-American experience. Serial killer Lee Jean suffers from multiple personalities1 He believes the African tribal markings that he carves in the faces of his victims will protect his soul from evil spirits. He shares with psychologist Michael Archer, Ph.D. that all of his victims are his “tribe.” This play addresses diversity issues found in the culture and health care system of African Americans.
Produced by special arrangement with Terrence Afer-Anderson
Peninsula Community Theatre
Last update November 18, 2020