Nick spends every Sunday with both sets of his Italian-born grandparents. When Nick
announces that his is being transferred across the country, his grandparents conspire
to give him a reason to stay. Over the River is a wonderfully affirming play about
family, but it's mostly just funny--Very Funny!
For all ages
Produced by special arrangement with Dramatist Play Service Inc.
Hans Christian Andersen (original classic fairytale)
Directed by Jody Weaver
June 12, 13, 14
18, 19, 20, 21
A girl no bigger than her mother's thumb feels all alone in the world knowing she
is the only person her size. Her wish for a companion at last comes true when the
prince of the fairies arrives at her window sill. However, the naive Thumbelina's
life goes downward from there when a toad kidnaps her. While she tries to find a
way home, she begins to grow up and learns about hope with the help of the friends
she always wanted.
Share this timeless enduring classic about the March sisters’ journey from childhood
to maturity during the American Civil War. Audiences of all generations will enjoy
acquainting - or reacquainting - themselves with the beloved characters in this story.
Penned by Louisa May Alcott 140 years ago, this much - loved classic tale is still
relevant to audiences today.
During WWII, six women gather at the church to roll Bandages and plan the churches
75th anniversary. Overseeing things is Edith, the pastor’s wise-cracking wife who
dispenses Red Cross smocks and witty repartee to Luby, whose son is fighting in the
Pacific; Mae Ellen, the church’s rebellious organist who wants to quit but hasn’t
the courage; Olene, who dreams of a career in Hollywood; Sammy, a shy newcomer with
a secret; and Vera, an influential Baptist with a secret of her own. When Luby learns
her son has been wounded, she confounds the others by blaming the vulnerable Sammy.
Twenty -Five years later, our “First Baptist Six” reunite. Back to reconcile with
Luby - whose son died of his wounds - is Sammy, whose own son is now in Vietnam;
and Olene, whose flashy show business career will set the town on its ear . There
to welcome them are Vera, her secret still safe; Mae Ellen, still rebellious and
looking for an escape; and Edith, whose biggest challenge isn’t the church’s upcoming
centennial bur revelations that shake relationships formed over a quarter of a century.
With humor and pathos, these six very different women find comfort, forgiveness and
redemption in each other. Winner of multiple playwriting awards
When it snows on a May Day in Indiana, Sister Columba, an elderly rheumatic nun,
asks St. Joseph to take her where the weather is warm. St. Joseph takes her, the
convent, and six other nuns who happen to be in the convent at the moment, to the
warm sands of Nevada--just outside of Las Vegas. Las Vegas is a shock to the nuns
and to St. Joseph, and the nuns and St. Joseph have a startling effect on Las Vegas.
This bustling resort town gives up gambling and takes up contemplation; the Bible
becomes a best seller; a mission priest is the rage of the nightclub crowd; three
dancing girls from the Silver Dollar, Peaches, Boots, and Baby, decide to take the
veil. But: the nuns have their problems too. There is real-estate difficulty; they
own the convent but not the ground; the younger nuns thumb rides to town; Peaches,
Boots and Baby teach one of the sisters a dance routine; and finally the sister in
charge finds herself offering to "place a small bet." St. Joseph and the nuns realize
they had better go home, so St. Joseph returns the convent and its occupants to Indiana--the
occupants at the moment including the proprietor of the Silver Dollar and the Board
of Directors of the Amalgamated Night Clubs. "While the play is a farce, the nuns
are not farcical characters, nor are they characters of saccharine pietistic tendencies.
They are rather the ordinary, gracious, efficient American nuns." --Sister M. Agnese,
S.P., Catholic Theatre. "We highly recommend this play and are confident it will
answer quests for a play that is both humorous and charming." --The Catholic Alumnae