Welcome to the 2018-2019 Season for Olde Towne!
We are so excited to share an exciting year of theatre with you! This season will prove to be one of the most exciting and varied that we have ever had. We are excited to offer laugh out loud comedies, a few heartfelt moments, and edge of your seats thrills and mystery, all with a scrumptious meal! Read below to see what we have in store for the coming year!
Fall Show - Going Bare, September 14-16, 21,-23, 27,-30 and October 4-7, 11-14
By Mary Jane Taegel
Dr. Jack Ramsay is “going bare” choosing to work without malpractice insurance rather than pay the outrageous premiums every year. However, soon after this decision he is hit with a frivolous lawsuit for 4.2 million dollars! But Jack isn’t going down without a fight, he and his wife Barbara hatch a plan to get divorced leaving him penniless “you’ll be too poor to sue because I’ll have all your money!”. Over the protests of his best friend and Lawyer, the boozy womanizing Elliot, they go through with the plan. With the divorce taking place, it’s only a matter of moments before single women come hunting for the handsome, seemingly single doctor. Can Jack and Barbara’s marriage survive divorce, lawyers, lust and lies? Don’t miss this hilarious comedy that kicks off our thirty sixth season!
Christmas Show - Blithe Spirit, November 29-30, December 1-2, 6-9, 13-16, 20-21, 27-30 and January 5, 6*
By Noel Coward
In this comedy, Novelist Charles Condomine invites medium, Madame Arcati, to his home for a seance to try and spark inspiration for his next book. He gets more than he bargained for when she instead summons the spirit of his temperamental first wife, Elvira. Unhappy that her former husband has re-married, Elvira decides to disrupt the happy couple in any way she can. This proves especially effective as Charles’ new wife Ruth can’t hear or see the apparition, is Charles simply going mad? Can Charles find a way to banish the specter of his past or will he be the one to give up the ghost? Find out in this hauntingly good show.
Winter Show - 37 Postcards, February 15-17, 22-24 and 28, March 1-3, 7-10, 14-17
By Michael McKeever
In this heartfelt comedy about the stresses of family life, we meet Avery Sutton, a prodigal son who has finally decided to return to the chaos of his wealthy family. In tow is his new fiancé Gillian, a beautiful but terribly normal girl who will have to help Avery brave his family’s oddities. What they walk into is even worse than could have been expected. Avery’s aunt is running an adult hotline, his mother seems to be losing what’s left of her mind, and Nana may not be as dead as everyone believed for the last five years. Over the course of a few short days, Avery is forced to confront oddities, insecurities, and what being a part of a family truly means. This is a show sure to make you laugh and think.
Spring Show - Dial M for Murder, May 3-5, 10-12, 16-19, 23-26, 30-31, June 1-2
By Frederick Knott
Hailed as “a holiday for the whodunit fans” this thrilling murder mystery will leave you wondering to the very end. Husband Tony Wendice seems as though he will do anything to get his hands on his wife Margot’s fortune. However, when the hitman he hires turns up dead instead of his wife, the audience is left wondering what could possible have happened, and what Tony will do next to get her money. With detectives working fast to find the true culprit, it seems that everyone in this show has their own angle to work. Find out why the New York Times called it “original and remarkably good theatre – quiet in style but tingling with excitement underneath”