Civic Theatre Guild (CTG) 2018 – 2019

Sheridan Civic Theatre Guild
2018-2019 Season


Enchanted April
by Matthew Barber
Directed by Jami Lance
September 27-30, October 4-7
Rated PG

Nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play – When two frustrated housewives decide to rent a villa in Italy for a holiday away from their bleak marriages, they recruit two very diff erent women to share the cost and the experience. There, among the wisteria blossoms and Mediterranean sunshine, all four bloom again—rediscovering themselves in ways that they could never have expected.


Escanaba in da Moonlight
by Jeff Daniels
Directed by Dan Cole
November 29-December 2, December 6-9
Rated PG-13 for some crude humor

When the Soady clan reunites for the opening day of deer season at the family’s camp in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, thirty-fi ve-year-old Reuben Soady brings with him the infamous reputation of being “Da Buckless Yooper” – the oldest Soady in the history of the Soadys never to bag a buck. In a hunting story to beat all hunting stories, Escanaba in da Moonlight spins a hilarious tale of humor, horror and heart as Reuben goes to any and all lengths to remove himself from the wrong end of the family record book.


American Buffalo
by David Mamet
Directed by Chip King
January 24-27, January 31-February 3
Rated R for extreme language and situations

Considered one of Mamet’s best works – Broadway productions have starred Al Pacino and Robert Duvall – In a Chicago junk shop, three small-time crooks plot to rob a man of his coin collection, the showpiece of which is a valuable “Buffalo nickel.” These high-minded grifters fancy themselves businessmen pursuing legitimate free enterprise. But the reality of the three – Donny, the oafish junk shop owner; Bobby, a young junkie Donny has taken under his wing; and “Teach,” a violently paranoid braggart – is that they are merely pawns caught up in their own game of last-chance, dead-end, empty pipe dreams.


9 to 5
WYO Theater & CTG Co-Production
(event will be held at the WYO Theater)

Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton
Directed by Emma Hall
March 7-10
Rated PG

Based on the seminal 1980 hit movie. Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic. Pushed to the boiling point, three female coworkers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot!


The Clean House
by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Josh Hanson
April 25-28, May 2-5
Rated PG-13 for adult language and themes

Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize – A romantic comedy about loss, love, change and redemption, The Clean House is both whimsical and touching. A serious career-oriented doctor, Lane, has hired a quirky Brazilian maid. The only problem is that the maid, Matilde, hates to clean. Instead, she longs to be a comedienne. Lane is deserted by her husband, Charles, who leaves her for his mistress, Ana, a passionate, older Brazilian woman upon whom he recently performed a mastectomy. This enchanting play reminds us that there is humor and beauty to be fi nd in life’s most unlikely messes.


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