Sheridan Civic Theatre Guild – 2019-2020 Season

Sheridan Civic Theatre Guild
2019-2020 Season

Adult $15  ♦  Senior $12  ♦  Student $12

 

Painting Churches
by Tina Howe
Directed by Jami Lance
September 19-22, 26-29
Rated PG

Gardner and Fanny Church are preparing to move out of their home of many years and into their summer cottage on Cape Cod. Gardner was once a famous poet but now finds himself slipping in and out of senility while Fanny tries valiantly to keep them both grounded. Their daughter, Mags, has come to help them move and hopes, as well, to finally paint their portrait. She is now on the verge of artistic celebrity herself and hopes, by painting her parents, to come to terms with them and they with her. A finalist for the 1982 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.


True West
by Sam Shepard
Directed by Gene Davis
November 8-10, 15-17 and 22-24
Rated R for some crude humor

Austin is a high-achieving screen writer with an idyllic domestic life. His older brother Lee is an unstable, thieving, ever-wandering hustler. Left alone in their mother’s suburban Los Angeles home, they find themselves back in the vicious patterns that have haunted their family for their entire lives. Lee sabotages Austin’s chance at real success, while Austin challenges Lee’s hyper-confident façade. As their self-destructive behavior spills into the world around them, each man is forced to look squarely at his own limitations, and neither likes what he sees. Finalist for the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.


Ripcord
by David Lindsay-Abaire
Directed by Heather Bujans
February 6-9, 13-16
Rated PG

The sunny room on an upper floor is prime real estate in the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility, so when the cantankerous Abby is forced to share her quarters with a new arrival Marilyn, she has no choice but to get rid of the infuriatingly chipper woman by any means necessary. A seemingly harmless bet between the old women quickly escalates into a dangerous game of one-upmanship that reveals not just the tenacity of these worthy opponents, but also deeper truths that each would rather remain hidden.


The Underpants
by Steve Martin
Directed by Dan Cole
April 16-19, 24-26
Rated PG

Louise and Theo Maske have their conservative existence shattered when Louise’s bloomers fall down in public. Though she pulls them up quickly, he thinks the incident will cost him his job as a government clerk. The momentary display does not result in scandal, but does attract two infatuated men, each with ostensible interest in the Maskes’ spare room for rent. The oblivious Theo happily splits the room between the ridiculous duo, judging himself a brilliant businessman. As the would-be Casanovas circle in, the comedy ratchets up in this nonstop high speed farce


WYO Theater will sell tickets until 4:00pm on Thursday and Friday.
Remaining tickets will be available at the Carriage House Box Office one hour before curtain.
Curtain times: 7:30pm Thursday-Saturday and 2:00pm on Sunday