Theatre West Presents the 2019-2020 Season

(performances Thursday, Friday and Saturday promptly at 7:30 P.M.

auditions Sunday and Monday at 7:00 P.M.)

A Tour To Die For is a collaboration formed in 2016 between the North Lincoln County Historical Museum, Taft Pioneer Cemetery Association and Theatre West. Stories about the residents of the Cemetery are united with actors to literally bring the history of Lincoln City to life. Ninety-two years ago, Mr. Bones, owner of the grocery store in the Taft district of Lincoln City, donated land for the City’s first cemetery. Taft Pioneer Cemetery is on a hill with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean (which is to die for). Guests will meet Mr. Bones at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, where they will board a shuttle and travel to the Taft Pioneer Cemetery to meet some of the permanent residents. In case of inclement weather, the shuttle will take guests to the North Lincoln County Historical Museum, where they will encounter the same permanent residents in a warm, dry environment.

Performances: Friday, September 27: 5:30/6:30/7:30/8:30/9:30pm

Saturday, September 28: 5:30/6:30/7:30/8:30/9:30pm

Sunday, September 29: 5:30/6:30/7:30pm

Friday, October 4: 5:30/6:30/7:30/8:30/9:30pm

Saturday, October 5: 5:30/6:30/7:30/8:30/9:30pm

Sunday, October 6: 5:30/6:30/7:30pm

Deathtrap - Thriller by  3 Female, 3 Male

Comfortably ensconced in his charming Connecticut home, Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, is struggling to overcome a dry spell which has resulted in a string of failures and a shortage of funds. A possible break in his fortunes occurs when he receives a script from a student in the seminar he has been conducting at a nearby college—a thriller that Sidney recognizes immediately as a potential Broadway smash. Sidney’s plan, devised with his wife’s help, is to offer collaboration to the student for co-credit. Or is it? DEATHTRAP provides twists and turns of devilish cleverness, and offers hilariously sudden shocks in such abundance that audiences will be spellbound until the very last moment.

Directed by Jackie Tasker at Lincoln City Cultural Center Oct 24 - Nov 16

A BAD YEAR FOR TOMATOES by John Patrick 3F/4m

Fed up with the pressures and demands of her acting career, the famous Myra Marlowe leases a house in the tiny New England hamlet of Beaver Haven and settles down to write her autobiography. She is successful in turning aside the offers pressed on her by her long-time agent, but dealing with her nosy, omnipresent neighbors is a different matter. Attempting to shoo them away, and gain some privacy, Myra invents a mad, homicidal sister—who is kept locked in an upstairs room, but who occasionally escapes long enough to scare off uninvited visitors. The ruse works well, until the local handyman develops a crush on “Sister Sadie”, (really Myra in a fright wig). What is Myra going to do? You’ll have to see the play to find out.

Directed by Sharon Whitmer at Theatre West Jan 9th-Feb 1st

Auditions will be held at 7pm October 27th and 28th at Theatre West

COCKTAIL HOUR by A.R. Gurney 2F/2M

The time is the mid '70s, the place a city in upstate New York. John, a playwright, returns to his family's house, bringing with him a new play which he has written about them. He wants to obtain their permission to proceed with production, but his wealthy, very proper parents are cautious from the outset. For them the theatre is personified by the gracious, comforting era of the Lunts and Ina Claire, and they are disturbed by the bluntness of modern plays. There is also John's sister, Nina, to contend with, although her reservations have to do with the fact that John has given her character such a minor role! Their confrontations take place during the ritual of the cocktail hour. As the martinis flow so do the recriminations and revelations. Both funny and poignant, but how are things resolved? You’ll have to see the play to find out.

Directed by Bryan Kirsch at Theatre West Mar 5- Mar-28

Auditions will be held at Theatre West at 7pm December 8th and 9th

SAVANNA SIPPING SOCIETY By Jesse Jones, Nichols Hope, & Jamie West  4F

In this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy, four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by Fate—and an impromptu happy hour—and decide it’s high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost through the years. Randa, a perfectionist and workaholic, is struggling to cope with a surprise career derailment. Dot, still reeling from her husband’s recent demise and the loss of their plans for an idyllic retirement, faces the unsettling prospect of starting a new life from scratch—and all alone. Earthy and boisterous Marlafaye, a good ol’ Texas gal, has blasted into Savannah in the wake of losing her tom-cattin’ husband to a twenty-three-year-old dental hygienist. Also new to town, Jinx, a spunky ball of fire, offers her services as a much-needed life coach for these women. The words fly as the martinis go down for an evening of rollicking fun.

Directed by Rich Emery at Theatre West May7-May 30

Auditions will be held at 7PM February 9th and 10th at Theatre West.


EPIC PROPORTIONS By Larry Coen and David Crane 1F/3M + extras

Set in the 1930s, EPIC PROPORTIONS is the story of two brothers, Benny and Phil, who go to the Arizona desert to be extras in the huge Biblical epic Exeunt Omnes. Things move very quickly in this riotous comedy and before you know it, Phil is directing the movie, and Benny is starring in it. To complicate matters further they both fall in love with Louise, the assistant director in charge of the extras. Along the way there are gladiator battles, the Ten Plagues and a cast of thousands portrayed by four ther actors

Directed by Bonnie Ross at Theatre West July 9- August 29

Auditions will be held at 7pm April 13th and 14th at Theatre West

Remember, reservations are always recommended and they must be made by phone!
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