Dark of the Moon

by Howard Richardson & William Berney


November 16 & 17 at 7pm and November 18 at 2pm


Based on a haunting folk-song called “The Ballad of Barbara Allen,” this powerful fantasy set in the Smoky Mountains is spectacular, intimate, and intense. This stage classic recounts the story of a witch-boy named John who falls in love with the beautiful Barbara Allen. He makes a deal with the conjur man and the conjur woman so that he can become human, get married to Barbara Allen, raise a family, and become part of the community. But the mountain witches resent his happiness and want him back, and the superstitious townspeople are afraid of him and cannot accept him for who he is. The moving, poetic dialogue and the mounting religious frenzy come to a fearsome and tragic end in this astonishing legend, sure to be a night of theatre you won’t forget.

The Iliad, The Odyssey,

and All of Greek Mythology

(in 99 Minutes or Less)

by Jay Hopkins & John Hunter


May 10 & 11 at 7pm and May 12 at 2pm

 

With the clock ticking in front of everyone’s eyes, this hilarious farce races through all of Greek Mythology in just under 99 minutes! In this easy to understand comedy, you will see Gods and Goddesses walk the red carpet, learn about the creation of mankind and how the gods botched it up, and witness Pandora’s fateful decision to open that ominous box!  Famous love stories are presented like dating shows and Greek Wars and tragedies are presented like sporting event highlights, with costume changes and madcap mayhem! And don’t forget the two greatest stories ever told! In “The Iliad,” Helen of Troy gets kidnapped, leading to a ten-year slap-fight of epic proportions followed by “The Odyssey” where Odysseus attempts to get home for another ten years while fighting seductresses, monsters, and even the Gods themselves! You won’t be able to keep from laughing as these zany characters present all of the myths with lightning speed in this hysterical spoof with only seconds to spare!

West Side Story

Music by Leonard Bernstein

Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Book by Arthur Laurents


February 8 & 9 at 7pm and February 1 at 2pm


This Tony Award winning Broadway classic is the story of two young lovers caught between prejudice and warring street gangs in the musical retelling of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” Transported to modern-day New York City, the doomed love affair of Tony and Maria is fated for tragedy amidst the vicious rivalry of two street gangs, The Jets and The Sharks. From the first notes of this classic score to the final breath of the climactic end, “West Side Story” is one of the most memorable musicals of all time and remains as powerful, poignant, and timely as ever.  The score is regarded as one of the best ever written with classic songs such as “Tonight,” “Maria,” “America,” and “Somewhere.” You won’t want to miss this exhilarating and breathtaking production, one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of all time.