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Season 62    2015 – 2016

!!! Something for Everyone !!!



Written and Directed  by Randolph Smith

September 11th thru October 2nd and 4th , 2015

A musical tribute to a classy lady, Phyllis Hyman, through her words, music and presence.  Sometimes dark, sometimes funny but always full of the music that expressed her.  The disastrous effects of conflicts in her life lead to moments of grace and beauty in the midst of tragedy.  Come to relive the music and story of one of the musical giants. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS


“SPELL #7″

By Ntozake Shange

Directed by Mari Travis

October 23rd thru November 1st , 2015

This striking choreopoem by the author of  For Colored Girls … is set in St. Louis in a bar frequented by Black artists and musicians.  It is another meditation on the irony of being Black in a white world.  The artists bare their souls in soliloquies, many of them illustrated by in the mood dances.  Spell #7 is humanely upbeat.  In the end, (it) proclaims inner self respect as the essential quality of Black pride and Black identity. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS



By Paul Freed

Directed by Aaron Androh

November 20th thru December 6th

Members of the newly renovated Meadowbrook Health Resort are dropping like flies, including famed chef Edith Chiles! On the eve of the grand re-opening, this is not the best advertisement! It’s up to John Stone, the manager, to find the cause and the murderer.  This comedy is delightful and will have you leaving with nothing to worry about. Maybe!!!  CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS




December 18th, 19th, and 20th, 2015



January 8th, 9th and 10th, 2016

3 new full length plays to be given reading .  Audience critique is encourage as to whether the play could possibly be given a full production.  The plays are still being chosen.  Each play will be given full reader’s production without set or movements.  This is a chance for the audience to ask questions about the play and to make suggestions.   The readings will take place over the weekend of January 8th, 9th and 10th, 2016.  A different play each night.  Check website for updates including titles of plays to be read.  These are Studio 801 productions  directed by  D. Russell Owens and David D. Mitchell. These are included in subscriptions, otherwise admission is $5.00.



by Lynn Nottage

Directed by Rosalind Cauthen

February 12th thru February 21st, 2016

FABULATION is a social satire about an ambitious and haughty African-American woman, Undine Barnes Calles, whose husband suddenly disappears after embezzling all of her money.  Pregnant and on the brink of social and financial ruin, Undine retreats to her childhood home in Brooklyn’s Walt Whitman projects, only to discover that she must cope with a crude new reality.  Undine faces the challenge of transforming her setbacks into small victories in a battle to reaffirm her right to be.  FABULATION is a comeuppance tale with a comic twist.  CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS



by Agatha Christie

Directed by Randolph Smith

March 11th thru March 27th, 2016

Agatha Christie’s most celebrated courtroom drama – Leonard Vole stands trial for the murder of his beneficiary.  His wife  can prove his innocence but when she takes the stand she denies his alibi.  Can he escape the hangman’s noose? There are plenty of surprises in this suspenseful court drama.



Written and Directed by Robert Russell

April 8th thru April 24th, 2016

a revival

The pastor of St. Peter and Paul Baptist Church is suddenly called away, and in his absence, funds from the church account are missing.  A trustee claims that he was robbed of the final payment; even bottles of communion ware are missing, too.  Accusations run rampant among the members.  Come to find out if the money and the wine is found.  Who’s behind what’s happening and if the church can be saved.  It’s a barrel of laughs.





The time is 1959.  The place is a seedy bar in Philadelphia and the audience is about to witness one of Billie Holiday’s last performances, given four months before or death.


a brand new musical  Conceived and Directed by Troy Burton whose “BALLIN’ THE JACK” was such a hit last season.


All Friday and Saturday shows are at 8pm and Sunday shows are at 4pm.

General Admission is $18.00    Student and Seniors  Admission is #12.00

 Check “EVENTS” for comedy, jazz, lectures and other limited special shows.  They are constantly changing. It is another entertaining night out.



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