2021- 2022 SEASON

Murder Runs in the Family

August 6-22

Heather is a damsel in distress whose stepfather just kicked the bucket. Or did somebody kick it for him? With the crazy family it's hard to tell. To get the truth, she hires Jack Sparks, a private detective to act as her fiancée for the reading of the will. Sparks thinks of himself as a pretty shrewd cookie.. until the lights go out and he starts to crumble. Throw in the mother who gets lost in her own house, a cousin who's married to a known convict, twins, a stepsister, and a butler with the personality of a tongue depressor. This is a comedy/mystery which is funny and a great whodunit.

Although the WCP seats 122, we will be limiting shows to 50 guests for COVID safety reasons.  Thank you for understanding.

October 1-17

A bright French farce about a greedy merchant who finds himself snookered into being a matchmaker for two daughters, one the child of his wife and the other the maid's offspring. Rebellious young ladies, a comely new maid, pregnant ladies and mistaken identities lead to explosive hilarity. A larcenous employee who has embezzled half a million dollars even offers to return it for a managerial position and the daughter's hand. Half of the loot is in diamonds and half in cash the stashes in separate but identical bags. A third identical bag contains the maid's skivvies.

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Written by Jerome Chodorov
Directed by Chris Coleman

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Holiday Greetings

December 3-12

Youth Theatre Arts Program Presents

A Musical Variety Show

January 28 - February 13

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A writer of children's stories is popular in his field by not at home, where he is a calculating sadist. His wife turns to another man for affection, and eventually the two of them devise a fool-proof plan to do away with the husband. Unfortunately, however, the writer's frustrated secretary learns of it and uses her information to trap the other man into marriage after he has killed the husband. They go away together and the police are led to believe that the husband drowned chasing a prowler. But some weeks later there is a surprise in store when the husband turns up hale and hearty – having been warned in time by his secretary. True to form, he takes a brutal delight in tormenting his wife, and later goes up for a bath. Meanwhile, the secretary could not go through with the wedding, and the paramour returns. The Husband is still in the way. Or is he? According to the law, he died three weeks ago.

Written by William Fairchild
Directed by JD Rinde

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Fuddy 

Meers

 Claire has a rare form of psychogenic amnesia that erases her memory whenever she goes to sleep. Claire awakens each morning as a blank slate on which her husband and teenage son must imprint the facts of her life. One morning a limping, lisping man in a ski mask, pops out from under her bed and claims to be her brother, there to save her. They head toward Claire’s childhood home, where her mother, Gertie, is aching to reveal the secrets of her past -- if only she could understand Gertie’s stroke-afflicted speech patterns. It gets even more complicated when very unusual guests stop by! Every twist and turn in this funhouse plot brings Claire closer to revealing her past life and everything she thought she’d forgotten. The audience views the ensuing mayhem through the kaleidoscope of Claire's world. The play culminates in a cacophony of revelations, proving that everything is not what it appears to be. 

Written by David Lindsay-Abaire
Directed by Priscilla Gonzalez

March 25 - April 10

May 27 - June 19

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Written by Rachel Sheinkin
Lyrics by Donna di Novelli
Music by Rachel Portman

Directed by Patricia Miller

 Through the magic of live theatre, the musical follows the Ingalls family's journey westward and settlement in DeSmet, South Dakota where Ma and Pa Ingalls hoped to make a better life for their children. It tells the story of their struggle to keep their land claim. In story, song and dance, we see the Ingalls suffering the hardships of winter blizzards and prairie fires as well as rejoicing in the settlement of land and town. Most of all, the story follows Laura as she grows from the wild child who loved to run free into a woman who embraces the responsibilities of her own future while struggling to remain true to herself.