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The 2018-19 theatre season will be announced in August.


Consider the Oyster theatre iconCONSIDER THE OYSTER
by David MacGregor

November 10, 11, 17 & 18 at 7:30 p.m.
November 12 & 19 (Nov. 19 ASL interpreted) at 2 p.m.

Tickets available October 30.

After watching his favorite team win the Super Bowl, Gene spontaneously proposes to his longtime girlfriend Marisa, and in the midst of his excitement, breaks his leg. The oyster shell the doctor leaves in Gene’s leg to aid in healing sets off a chain reaction of odd feminine changes in Gene’s physicality, hormones and emotions. Just as an oyster changes from male to female over the course of its life, Gene is changing, too. He begins to question his feelings for his new fiancée, and his relationships with friends and family become awkward and strange. Watch as gender identity and humor explode on stage in comical yet thought-provoking ways.


Virtual Devotion theatre iconVIRTUAL DEVOTION
by Eric Coble

February 23 & 24 and March 2 & 3 at 7:30 p.m.
February 25 & March 4 (March 4 ASL interpreted) at 2 p.m.

Tickets available February 12.

It’s the end of the world as we know it; pollution, terrorism and disease have taken over humanity. Three characters, Pete, Anne and Ruth – all members of a broken family – attempt to sell their faith to nonbelievers in various, and sometimes violent, ways, as a last-ditch effort to save souls, including their own. Through a series of ironic, laughable and most unfortunate events, all of the characters, including the returned Son of God, Jesus Christ, find one another on the Home Shopping Network selling religious artifacts. But now that they are finally together, is it too late to stop the ensuing Armageddon?


26 Pebble theatre icon26 PEBBLES
by Eric Ulloa

April 13, 14, 20 & 21 at 7:30 p.m.
April 15 & 22 (April 22 ASL interpreted) at 2 p.m.

Tickets available April 2.

What happened to the people of Newtown, Conn., after the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre after the rest of the world kept spinning and moved on? Months after the attack, Eric Ulloa held intimate interviews with members of the Newtown community and created a play that nods to Thornton Wilder’s Our Town. This docudrama is a weave of verbatim interview excerpts from many people of Newtown as they recount the ripples that were made in the aftermath of unthinkable tragedy and the resulting push forward towards healing in their community.