2017-2018 Season

The proposed 2017-2018 season shows are listed here and run from September to June.

Harvey

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September 7 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Performance Dates:  September 7, 8, 9, 15, 16, and 17, 2017
$15

Venue

Roger T. Sermon Community Center,
201 N Dodgion St Independence , 64050 United States
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Description

Written by:  Mary Chase

Directed by: Nancy Eppert

SYNOPSIS: Elwood P. Dowd is an affable man who claims to have an unseen (and presumably imaginary) friend Harvey — whom Elwood describes as a six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch tall pooka resembling an anthropomorphic rabbit. Elwood introduces Harvey to everyone he meets. His social-climbing sister, Veta, increasingly finds his eccentric behavior embarrassing. She decides to have him committed to a sanitarium. When they arrive at the sanitarium, a comedy of errors ensues.

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Wait Until Dark

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November 2 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Performance Dates: Nov 2, 3, 4, 10, 11, and 12, 2017
$15

Venue

Roger T. Sermon Community Center,
201 N Dodgion St Independence , 64050 United States
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Written by:  Frederick Knott

Directed by: Nino Casisi

SYNOPSIS: In 1944 Greenwich Village, Susan Hendrix, a blind yet capable woman, is imperiled by a trio of men in her own apartment. As the climax builds, Susan discovers that her blindness just might be the key to her escape, but she and her tormentors must wait until dark to play out this classic thriller's chilling conclusion.

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The Glass Menagerie

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January 11, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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January 11, 12, 13 and 19, 20, 21
$15

Venue

Roger T. Sermon Community Center,
201 N Dodgion St Independence , 64050 United States
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Written by:  Tennessee Williams

Directed by: Cece McFarland

SYNOPSIS: Amanda Wingfield, a faded Southern belle of middle age, shares a dingy apartment with her son Tom and his slightly older sister, Laura. Amanda worries, especially about the future of her daughter Laura, a young woman with a limp. She has created a world of her own symbolized by her collection of glass figurines. Tom works in a shoe warehouse doing his best to support the family. Tom feels both obligated toward yet burdened by his family and longs to escape.

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

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April 5, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Performance Dates: April 5, 6, 7, 12,13,14, and 15, 2018
$18

Venue

Roger T. Sermon Community Center,
201 N Dodgion St Independence , 64050 United States
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Description

Written by:  Stephen Sondheim

Directed by: Mitchell Ward

SYNOPSIS: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart.
Inspired by the farces of the ancient Roman playwright Plautus (251–183 BC), specifically Pseudolus, Miles Gloriosus, and Mostellaria, the musical tells the bawdy story of a slave named Pseudolus and his attempts to win his freedom by helping his young master woo the girl next door. The plot displays many classic elements of farce, including puns, the slamming of doors, cases of mistaken identity (frequently involving characters disguising themselves as one another), and satirical comments on social class. The title derives from a line often used by vaudeville comedians to begin a story: "A funny thing happened on the way to the theater".

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The Kitchen Witches

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May 31, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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May 31 & June 1, 2, 8, 9, and 10, 2018
$15

Venue

Roger T. Sermon Community Center,
201 N Dodgion St Independence , 64050 United States
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Description

Written by:  Caroline Smith

Directed by: Michael Masterson

SYNOPSIS: Isobel Lomax and Dolly Biddle are two "mature" cable-access cooking show hostesses who have hated each other for 30 years, ever since Larry Biddle dated one and married the other. When circumstances put them together on a TV show called The Kitchen Witches, the insults are flung harder than the food! Dolly's long-suffering TV-producer son Stephen tries to keep them on track, but as long as Dolly's dressing room is one inch closer to the set than Isobel's, it's a losing battle, and the show becomes a rating smash as Dolly and Isobel top both Martha Stewart and Jerry Springer!

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