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A Funny Adult Comedy

"WHAT THE RABBI SAW"

 A Hilarious Farce by Billy Van Zandt & Jane Milmore

Directed by Tom Briggs

April 26, 27, 28  May 3, 4, 5

Vintage Van Zandt & Milmore: full of silly, zany madcap antics at a rapid fire pace. endless pratfalls, door ballets, and bits of physical comedy have actors diving under beds and into suitcases, getting hit with silver platters, hiding under wedding gowns, slipping on ice cubes, dodging bullets, falling off buildings, and jumping in and out of closet doors which seem to have minds of their own.

A Powerfull Story of Survival

"SAFE HAVEN"

Written by Michael Nupuf & Laura Lowrie

Directed by Richard Mosher

June 1 Dinner Theater at the Foundry

June 2 Brunch and Theater at the Foundry

It was WW II. It was the Holocaust. Fort Ontario was the only place President Roosevelt allowed over 900 refugees to come to a place of safety. Nupuf and Lowrie tell of a fictional family, the Levi's, as they arrive at the newly formed encampment only to find barbed wire fencing encircling the place they would call home for the months and years ahead. A heartfelt story of love, family, survival and the community who learned to take them into their hearts.  

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Summer Musical

"ANNIE GET YOUR GUN"

Music by Irving Berlin, Book by Herbert and Dorothy Fields 

Revised by Peter Stone 

Directed by Matt Fleming

July 26, 27, 28  August 2, 3, 4

"Annie Get Your Gun" scored a bulls eye when it returned to Broadway in 1999, starring Bernadette Peters and sporting a revised libretto by Tony, Oscar and Emmy winner Peter Stone. As Newsday reported Stone's revisions are sweetly ingenious, and the show is a dream. Stone reshaped the 1946 book to create a Wild West show-within-a-show that frames the ageless "Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better' love story of sharpshooters Annie Oakley and Frank Butler.

 

A Comedy for the Whole Family

“I TAKE THIS MAN”

by Jack Sharkey

Directed by Sherri Metz

October 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 (Frances Marion Brown Theater)

October 25, 26 (Dinner Theater at the Church of the Resurrection)

When lovely young Gideon Hollis a.k.a. Giddy spots an unconscious man in a tank top and shorts lying in Copley Square just after all other Boston Marathon racers have crossed the finish line, she reasons that since nice guys finish last, this must be Mr. Right!  She regrets her subterfuge when he tries to be a loving husband. Complications escalate at a furious pace in this outrageous concoction of wild, warm, and lightning-paced hilarity that is perfect for the entire family.

 

 


A Family Christmas Special

“FAIRYTALE COURTROOM”

by Dana Proulx

Directed by Norman Berlin 

December 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15

 

This extremely adaptable comedy shows the other side of several familiar fairy tales, when two of their biggest villains, the Big Bad Wolf and the Wicked Witch, are brought to trial. Both the Wolf and the Witch have been frolicking from fairy tale to fairy tale, wreaking havoc as they try to prevent the general public from living happily ever after. Hear the personal accounts of what happened, told in testimonies and flashback sequences, from characters such as Snow White, Dorothy, Sleeping Beauty, the Three Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood, and many others, including the Witch and the Wolf themselves, as each trial unfolds.

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