2015 - 2016


The Waiting Room
by  Lisa Loomer
Oct. 13, 15-17 | 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 18 | 2 p.m.
Pridemore Playhouse

What do a fading Jersey party girl, a Victorian doctor’s wife and a feudal Chinese bride have in common? Find out as they meet in that great “equalizer,” the waiting room. The Waiting Room is playwright Lisa Loomer’s imaginative and fearless examination of medical ethics, societal expectations and the ageless quest for ideal physical beauty.

This play is intended for mature audiences.


Spinning Into Butter

The Zoo Story
by Edward Albee
Nov. 4-7 | 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 8 | 2 p.m.
Hawes Studio Theatre

A battle for a bench threatens to turn bloody when a desperate man tries to tell his story about what happened at the zoo. In today’s increasingly disjointed world Edward Albee’s landmark play rings just as true today as when it first appeared over forty years ago.

This play is intended for mature audiences.


The Velveteen Rabbit

Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat
Adapted and originally directed by Katie Mitchell, based on the book by Dr. Seuss

Dec. 5 | 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Pridemore Playhouse

Catch the crafty cat when he and his minions Thing 1 and Thing 2 liven up a rainy day for young Sally and her brother. Fiction’s most fantastical feline pounces onto the Pridemore’s Hayes Stage in this year’s Theatre for Young Audiences’ offering.


Time Stands Still

Dog Sees God
by  Bert V. Royal

Feb. 17-20 | 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 21 | 2 p.m.
Hawes Studio Theatre

Being a cartoon character isn’t easy as it seems, especially when they have to grow up like real people. Bert V. Royal’s Dog Sees God is a clever, irreverent “what if” some of America’s favorite cartoon kids were human teenagers.

This play is intended for mature audiences.


Major Barbara

Anything Goes
Music and lyrics by Cole Porter; book by Guy Bolton, P. G. Wodehouse, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse

Mar. 29 & 31, Apr. 1-2 | 7:30 p.m.
Apr. 3 | 2 p.m.
Pridemore Playhouse

Set sail for shipboard shenanigans when the S.S. American cruises through the Pridemore Playhouse. Anything Goes is the classic musical comedy with romance, a boatload of laughs and a swinging Cole Porter score featuring
such standards as “You’re the Top,” “Friendship” and “All Through the Night.”

Don’t miss the ship!

Click here to see an interview with guest artists Dick and Kathleen Harshberger.


Making A Scene

Making a Scene
(Projects of the Advanced Directing class)

Apr. 27-30 | 7 p.m.
Hawes Studio Theatre

Students of the Advanced Directing class present their final projects. This one act play festival is an eclectic bag of zany and thought-provoking works with something for every taste.

This play is intended for mature audiences.