Shiner Gaslight Theatre
Fall Production:"Arsenic and Old Lace"
Mortimer Brewster is living a happy life: he has a steady job at a prominent New York newspaper, he's just become engaged, and he gets to visit his sweet spinster aunts to announce the engagement. Mortimer always knew that his family had a bit of a mad gene -- his brother believes himself to be Teddy Roosevelt and his great-grandfather used to scalp Indians for pleasure -- but his world is turned upside down when he realizes that his dear aunts have been poisoning lonely old men for years! When Mortimer's maniacal brother, Jonathan, (who strangely now resembles Boris Karloff) returns on the night that the aunts were planning to bury the newest victim; Mortimer must rally to help his aunts and protect his fiancé -- all while trying to keep his own sanity, as well.
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Summer Production:"In Praise of Miss Brown"
An ingenious two-act script in which the plot line is secondary to its lovable characters and the prickly situations in which they find themselves.
The five teen members of the cast spend a great deal of time in the home of their teacher, Constance Brown, where she lives with her widowed mother. The intertwining story lines deal with students' encouragement of Miss Brown's romance and with her election of Teacher of the Year. Reminiscent of the Our Miss Brooks television series, In Praise of Miss Brown demands strong comedic acting and a feel for nostalgia.
A poignant comedy about the separation of a husband and wife and the confused identities of her new roommates. It all works out well at the end of a bumpy and funny journey.
Accommodations revolves around a woman who leaves her husband and moves into an apartment she believes will be shared by two other women. At the same time, one of the 'roommates' thinks the same thing - only he believes it's two other men. Lee Schallert, housewife, feeling she may be missing out on something, leaves her husband, Bob, and her suburban home and moves into a two room Greenwich Village apartment with two roommates named Tracy and Pat. One roommate, Pat, is an aspiring actress, never out of character or costumes; but through an agency mix up, the other roommate is a serious, young, male, graduate student. The fun and misdirection begin when the husband, who wants to win his wife back, pays a visit and meets the roommates. The ensuing complications make a hysterical evening of entertainment for the whole family with a happy ending for everyone. This play was made into the popular 1980's TV show, Three's Company.
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