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The 52nd Season
by Marsha Norman
Drama | April 19 - May 4
Starring Greenbrier Valley Theatre Producing Artistic Director Cathey Sawyer, and Associate Artistic Director/Education Director Courtney Susman. A woman, lost in a world of illness and disappointment, reveals her plan to commit suicide to her mother. While Jessie prepares to end her life, her mother, Thelma, struggles to understand the severity of her daughter’s illness. As the evening progresses into night, Thelma tries to convince Jessie that life is worth living.
PG-13 - This play contains adult themes including suicide.
A Comedy of Tenors
Farce | May 17 - June 1
A side-splitting ride from start to finish, Ken Ludwig’s comedy is non-stop hilarity. In glamorous 1930s Paris, Producer Henry Saunders is ready to throw the concert of the century, but only if he can keep the star, Tito Merelli, and his wife Maria, in line. Showtime draws near, tempers flare and chaos reigns, but the show must go on.
PG-13 - Some Strong Language
Into the Woods
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine
Originally Directed on Broadway by James Lapine
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
Musical | June 21 – July 6
A retelling of your favorite fairytales; a baker and his wife who can’t have a child, Cinderella in search of her Prince Charming, Jack who just wants his cow to give milk and a few other enchanting classics. Everyone is granted their wish but no one is ready for the consequences.
A Musical Comedy
Book, Music and Lyrics by Dan Goggin
Musical Comedy | July 19 - August 3
Sister Julia, Child of God, has unintentionally poisoned her fellow sisters with a bad batch of vichyssoise, leaving it up to the surviving five Little Sisters of Hoboken to raise funds for funeral costs. Using their unique and diverse talents, they put on a show! This hilarious production is a fantastic way to lift your spirits.
The Diary of Anne Frank
A Play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett
Based upon Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
Newly Adapted by Wendy Kesselman
Drama | September 20 - October 12
The heartbreaking tale of a young Jewish girl trapped in one of history’s most terrifying eras. While in hiding from Nazis, Anne Frank confronts the dark reality of her situation with wit, bravery and unshaken honesty to emerge as one of the most inspiring figures of the 20th century.
The Greenbrier Ghost
Book and Lyrics by Cathey Sawyer
Music by Joe Buttram
Musical Arrangements by Jeremy Fenn-Smith
Musical | November 1 - November 16
The year is 1896 and newlywed Zona Heaster has been found dead. Her death is officially ruled as an “everlasting faint” but her mother Mary Jane knows better, and Zona’s ghost will help her prove it. A local legend, the trial went down in history as the only trial won based on the testimony of a ghost.
Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)
By Michael Carleton, James FitzGerald and John K. Alvarez
Comedy | December 6 - December 21
The title says it all! What better way to celebrate the holiday season than with every Christmas story condensed into a 90-minute show? Bursting with classic tales, carols and joy, you will laugh all night with this fun-filled romp through the holiday season.
PG (Parents be advised: includes “The Santa Talk”)
The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail, 2013. Max Arnaud* and Hannah McGinley*. *denotes members of Actors’ Equity Association. Photo by 84 Agency.