Live Productions

We will welcome you back by showcasing the three productions we put on hold due to COVID-19.  These three plays were too good to just cancel.  Season Tickets purchased for the 2019-2020 Season will be honored. 

 

The Show Will Go On!

Wait Until Dark

Thriller by Frederick Knott

Directed by Gordon Barnes

Show Dates      

TBD

About the Show

A sinister con man, Roat, and two ex-convicts are about to meet their match. They have traced the location of a mysterious doll, which they are much interested in, to the Greenwich Village apartment of Sam Hendrix and his blind wife, Susy. Sam had apparently been persuaded by a strange woman to transport the doll across the Canadian border, not knowing that sewn inside were several grams of heroin. When the woman is murdered the situation becomes more urgent. The con man and his ex-convicts, through a cleverly constructed deception, convince Susy that the police have implicated Sam in the woman's murder, and the doll, which she believes is the key to his innocence, is evidence. She refuses to reveal its location, and with the help of a young neighbor, figures out she is the victim of a bizarre charade. But when Roat kills his associates, a deadly game of cat and mouse ensues between the two. Susy knows the only way to play fair is by her rules, so when darkness falls she turns off all the lights leaving both of them to maneuver in the dark until the game ends.

White Bluffs

Drama by Bonnie Rutherford

Directed by Ted Miller

Show Dates      

TBD

About the Show

Kim and Danny are a young couple looking to get established in the boom time of the early days of Hanford. They live in a trailer camp next to an older couple, Gladys and Willie. With a promotion in the offing and a higher security clearance necessary, Kim reluctantly reveals a secret from her past that could cost Danny his chance for advancement. When Gladys overhears this revelation her raw feelings about her son who died in the bombing lead to emotional reactions that threaten to tear the young couple apart.

These Shining Lives

Drama by Melanie Marnich

Directed by Christy Valle

Show Dates      

TBD

About the Show

Based on the true story of four women who worked in a watch factory in Ottawa, Illinois, the play dramatizes the danger women faced in the workforce in the 1920s, and the lack of concern by companies for protecting the health of its employees.

Narrated by one of the workers, Catherine Donohue, These Shining Lives shows women getting a chance for a well-paying job in the 1920s and early 1930s, which was uncharacteristic for the time in the United States. The job, which seems easy enough to the four main characters, is painting the hour markings onto different sized watch dials using a radium compound which glows in the dark. Radium Dial, the company that hires the women to do the painting, tells them that there is no evidence that radium is harmful, and even has health benefits. After a few years, the workers notice that their hands start glowing in the dark, but assume that it is just from the radium powder that is used to paint the faces. The ladies develop ailments, including jaw infections and bone pain, but several local doctors tell them that all they need is aspirin, which of course does not help. After years of search, they find a doctor who is willing to put his name on the line and diagnose the women with radium poisoning. This in turn helps the four main characters decide to file a lawsuit against Radium Dial. An attorney, Leonard J. Grossman, agrees to take the case for free with Donohue as the lead plaintiff.

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