Oscar Wilde’s brilliantly clever comedic masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest, was once called by critic W.H. Auden, “the only pure verbal opera in English.” Earnest tells the story of two young gentlemen in London, who each live a double-life, creating elaborate deceptions to find some balance in their lives. Oscar Wilde’s brilliant comedy captures audiences with both wit and charm while capturing the struggle of four passionate lovers trying to conform to expectations.
March 8 7:00pm
March 9 7:00pm
March 10 2:00pm
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March 24- 31
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The Spotlight Festival of Short Plays has grown into a week-long event featuring some of the most talented writers and actors in the region.
Meet the Playwrights Reception March 24 – 4:00pm
- The Billards – Ty Cain (March 25 – 6:30pm)
- The Wall – Edwin Tait (March 25 – 7:30pm)
- My Little Eyes and Ears – Saylour Burchfield (March 26 – 6:30pm)
- Sheltered Secrets – Patricia Watkins (March 26 – 7:30pm)
- Rewritten – Bonnie Fitzsimmons (March 27 – 6:30pm)
- Locks – Catherine Tait (March 27 – 7:30pm)
- Over Due Books – Hadley O’Bryan (March 28 – 6:30pm)
- Princess Hold’em – Ali King (March 28 – 7:30pm)
- Mean Spirited – Cassidy Jones (March 29 – 6:30pm)
- Beasts of the Bluegrass – Marie Mitchell and Mason Smith (March 29 – 7:30pm)
- Revenge – Bethany Johnson (March 29 – 8:30pm)
- Ugh, Dad – By Arabella and John Huff (March 30 – 6:30pm)
- There’s No Wrigley Field – William McCann Jr.
(March 30 – 7:30pm)
Performed by Spotlight Acting School students age 11-18
A satire of big business and all it holds sacred, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a little handbook called How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive, tackling such familiar but potent dangers as the aggressively compliant “company man,” the office party, backstabbing co-workers, caffeine addiction and, of course, true love.
Friday, April 12 – 7:00pm
Saturday, April 13 – 7:00pm
Sunday, April 14 – 2:00pm
This new dramatization of C.S. Lewis’ classic, set in the land of Narnia, faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia. The intense action features chases, duels, and escapes as the witch is determined to keep Narnia in her possession and to end the reign of Aslan. All the memorable episodes from the story are represented in this exciting dramatization: the temptation of Edmund by the witch, the slaying of the evil wolf by Peter, the witnessing of Aslan’s resurrection by Susan and Lucy, the crowing of the four new rulers of Narnia, and more. The supporting characters are also here: the unicorn, the centaur, and other forest animals, along with Father Christmas, Mr. and Mrs. Beaver and Tumnus the Faun. This story of love, faith, courage, and giving, with its triumph of good over evil, is a true celebration of life.
Thursday, April 18 – 7:00pm
Friday, April 19 – 7:00pm
Saturday, April 20 – 7:00pm
Friday, April 26 – 7:00pm
Saturday, April 27 – 7:00pm
Sunday, April 28 – 2:00pm