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2019 Performance

After Hours Logo

After Hours

Written By: Kevin Stone

Published By: Pioneer Drama

All is quiet on the storefront as the owner of a small clothes shop locks up for the night.  Little does she know that when the lights go out, activity in her store really picks up!  Two lively mannequins, LuAnn and Patty, have been waiting all day for a chance to loosen up.  When they discover fellow mannequin Danny in a mistakenly delivered crate, the night really gets interesting!  The new mannequin on the block talks of his dreams of becoming a crash test dummy — “No more standing all day with a crooked hairpiece!”  he exclaims.  He not only gets out of his box, he thinks outside the box when a pair of bungling burglars breaks in. 

 


2018 Performance

Dangerous Game LogoThe Most Dangerous Game

Written by: Burton Bumgarner

Published by: Eldridge Publishing

Inspired by the short story by Richard Connell. In this updated version of a classic thriller, corporate headhunters give new meaning to the term "hunting." Throughout the Zaroff Corporation's long history, success is based on finding the right employees. Four professionals are invited for an interview at Zaroff's headquarters. After a gourmet meal and cordial introductions, the potential employees realize that this would be the perfect job with the perfect salary. The human resource manager of Zaroff then tells the potential employees that they are all competing for one opening. They are going to be locked in the luxury condominium with no way to escape. The one who gets the job is the one who can survive the evening. What better way to test loyalty, resourcefulness, and resolve? At first, the four are frightened and horrified and refuse to have any part of the game. Then they begin to consider "the perfect job.”


2017 Performance

Louder, I Can’t Hear YouLouder I Can't Hear You logo

Written by: Bill Gleason

Published by: Dramatic Publishing

 

A comedy about a sometimes tragic, sometimes humorous, aspect of life today—the fact that people don't listen anymore, that people don't hear each other. In the deft hands of playwright Gleason, we see a family together but each one entirely in his or her own world. The point-counterpoint as each follows a separate line of thought is truly hilarious, but there's a poignancy under it. These people who won't or can't hear each other are losing the ability to communicate. The mother, anxious to reach her young people, turns to a psychiatrist for help—only to discover that he can't "hear" either! There's a final effort in which they try to involve themselves a little with each other and a wry, witty conclusion.


 

2016 Performance

The History of Tom JonesHistory of Tom Jones logo

Written by:By Dennis M. Maganza. Adapted into a one-act play by Luis Muñoz. Based on the book by Henry Fielding

Published by: Dramatic Publishing

Tom, a foundling, is in love with beautiful Sophia. Although her father envies Tom's reputation as a daredevil and womanizer, he wouldn't consider letting his daughter marry such a scoundrel. The story of Tom's love for the beautiful Sophia; his everlasting feud with the despicable Allworthy heir, Blifil; the mad race to London, punctuated by the infamous night in the inn and the ill-fated masquerade ball are skillfully transferred to the stage in this dramatization. The History of Tom Jones is a vibrant, brisk play for adults and young adults. Although the play has strong farcical content, it also has elements of honest drama and romance. Fielding's novel has lived as a classic because of the author's perceptive analysis of human nature, with its inherent hypocrisy, selfishness, boorishness and indifference toward the welfare of others. These characteristics have been captured in the play. It is presented in a commedia-like fashion, as a troupe of players unload their trunks, dress each other and introduce their characters in story-theatre style.


2015 Performance

Superhero SanitariumSuperhero Sanitarium logo

Written by: Scott Haan

Published by: Eldridge Publishing

Lois Lancaster is a big-city journalist writing about the current state of mental health facilities. Her research takes her to a hospital populated with a unique group of quirky inmates who imagine they are crime-fighting superheroes. Speed Freak thinks he can run at incredible speeds, while enthusiastic Dim Bulb thinks he has the ability to turn off lights with his brain. Mental thinks she can read minds, despite being prone to sudden outbursts of bizarre non-sequiturs. Kevin, much less quirky and flamboyant than the other inmates, doesn’t embarrass himself with a ridiculous code name or costume...at least, not initially. Dr. Gail Eisner appears to be a kindly hospital administrator, a steady influence needed to effectively run a madhouse like this one. At first Lois finds their elaborate superhero fantasies to be an entertaining diversion, the wild delusions of unstable minds, until something unusual happens that makes her wonder .... 

 

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