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By David Lindsay-Abaire
Directed by Christian Haines
January 24 – February 23
Abby takes pride in her residence in one of the most desired rooms in the Bristol Place Assisted Living Facility. Things turn sour quickly when she must take in a new roommate to share her precious space. A seemingly harmless bet between the women quickly escalates into a dangerous game that spirals out of control. This wacky, biting comedy humorously examines the difficulties of aging and the mania of possession.
THE QUALITY OF LIFE
By Jane Anderson
Directed by Lexie Lazear
March 20 – April 19
A year after a devastating fire has razed their home in the Berkeley Hills, left-leaning Jeanette and Neil are living a bohemian lifestyle in a yurt on their burned-out property. Neil’s health is deteriorating, and Jeanette’s conservative Mid-Western cousins arrive to show their support, but their dissimilarities quickly become apparent. This compelling drama is written with compassion, humor, and honesty.
Book and Lyrics by Tom Eyen
Music by Henry Krieger
Directed by ShawnJ West
Musical Direction by Armando Fox
Choreography by Jennifer Frazier
May 22 – June 28
This musical gives us a brilliant look into the enormous impact that R&B groups like the Supremes, the Marvelettes and the Temptations had on American popular music. It follows the story of a young female trio from Chicago called “The Dreams”, who work their way to stardom and fight for their rights in an industry that was traditionally dominated by men. Dreamgirls was nominated for 13 Tony Awards, won six, and was made into a major motion picture.
COME BACK TO FIVE AND DIME, JIMMY DEAN, JIMMY DEAN
By Ed Graczyk
Directed by John Maio
August 14 – September 13
In a small-town dime store in West Texas in 1975, the “Disciples of James Dean,” self-proclaimed biggest fans of the eponymous movie star, gather for their twentieth reunion. They catch up on the present and reminisce about their teen years, but the arrival of a stunning-but-familiar stranger prompts them to revisit the truths and lies from their past. This play was made into a popular film by Robert Altman starring Cher, Sandy Dennis, Kathy Bates, and Karen Black.
A NICE FAMILY GATHERING
By Phil Olson
Directed by Kimberly Ridgeway
October 16 – November 15
This sweet, laugh-out-loud family comedy is about a man who loved his wife very much but never realized he hadn’t told her until after his death. Now possessed with unfinished business, he manifests as a ghost on the first Thanksgiving since his passing to try and make things right. Unfortunately, his wife has invited a date to dinner, and the only person who can see or hear him is his hapless son Carl.