Our Season

THE GREENBERG PLAYS
Saturday, September 21st • 7:30pm
Sunday, September 22nd • 3:00pm

Please come enjoy the four winning scripts from the 2019 GREENBERG PLAYWRIGHT COMPETITION for local one-act plays. Tickets are $10 per seat and may be acquired by calling the BOX OFFICE MESSAGE CENTER (765.643.0701) or coming in to the CENTRAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH office (Tue-Fri / 9:00a-5:00p).

Winning Scripts performed this year:
“THE FAIRY TALE” by Elaine Bowman
“THE 5 STAGES OF GAY” by Vance, Jaime Gause
“GASLIT” by Lauren Schaffter
“TO MEET BENEATH THE WILLOW’S LEAVES” by Sean Smith

These performances are not included as a part of the GOLDEN TICKET / REGULAR SEASON.

The state-wide competition is held each year to encourage playwrights of all experience levels and ages. Each winner receives a cash prize of $500, a summer work-shop of their script and this final performance.
More details about the competition are available here:


A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
by Tennessee Williams
NOVEMBER
14, 15, 16, 17, 2019
Thu, Fri, Sat at 7:30pm
Sunday at 3pm

This classic TENNESSEE WILLIAMS play has charmed and moved audiences with its dark
and moody lines since its opening in 1947.  “Classic characters” are pitted together in conflict from the opening lines of the script.  Meet Blanche DuBois, her sister, Stella…and Stella’shusband Stanley…alongwith the personalities of New Orleans thatsurround them in their brooding home.  Expertly directed by
ALLEY performer, TONY JOHNSON, thisproduction is the perfect script to open THE ALLEYTHEATRE’S sixth season.

OPEN HOUSE
by Rick Vale
DECEMBER
12, 13, 14, 15, 2019
Thu, Fri, Sat at 7:30pm
Sunday at 3pm

What happens when a community theatre is
losing money and needs help fast? Well, when the chairman of the theatre board is a Realtor by day, she decides to turn the theatre into a “reality
theatre” with a family living onstage.  The laughs start from the beginning in this play where there is literally no “fourth-wall”. Written by Rick Vale to commemorate the 50th  Season of Anderson’s Mainstage Theatre (10 years ago) MARTIN STAPLETON, of the original cast, directs a new cast for this production, bringing these characters back to life.  Come enjoy this hilarious
“Christmas Gift” for 2019.

AN INSPECTOR CALLS
by  J.B. Priestly
JANUARY
16, 17, 18, 19, 2020
Thu, Fri, Sat at 7:30pm
Sunday at 3pm

Well-known ALLEY actor, ANDREW PERSINGER directs this masterful script, which centers around a well-to-do family during the turn-of-the-century. It contains everything that keeps audiences on the edge of their seats.  First performed in 1945, in the Soviet Union, this is one of JB PRIESTLY’S most well-known works. It is both a mystery and a morality play for our time.  The Birling family, in the midlands of Britain, learn
that “everything and everyone is connected” when visited in the middle of dinner by the mysterious Inspector Goole.

HARVEY
by Mary Chase
FEBRUARY
20, 21, 22, 23, 2020
Thu, Fri, Sat at 7:30pm
Sunday at 3pm

Elwood Dowd has a close friend named Harvey, who happens to be an invisible rabbit. Is Elwood crazy or clever, or does Harvey really exist? You
should come and decide for yourself.  This Pulitzer-Prize-winning play will be deftly directed by Anderson theatre veteran, BILL MALONE and should make you laugh till you cry.  Written in 1944, this script has been adapted for television and film many times over, most famously starring Jimmy
Stewart.  Come enjoy this wonderful story.

HENRY V
by William Shakespeare
MARCH
12, 13, 14, 15, 2020
Thu, Fri, Sat at 7:30pm
Sunday at 3pm
Anderson Museum of Art

RICK VALE (Artistic Director at THE ALLEY) will set this “History Play” by William Shakespeare.  Believed to have been
written near 1599, the beautifully-written script
tells the story of King Henry V of England, focusing on events immediately before and after the Battle of Agincourt  1415 during the Hundred Years’ War.  Containing some of the most beautiful lines and monologues of all Shakespeare’s histories, this play is certain to be filled with action and poetry…This production is presented at THE ANDERSON MUSEUM OF ART.

Click on the link below, for a PDF of our Season Brochure

SEASON BROCHURE 2019-2020