OUR SEASON

NOTICE: For the safety and health of our AUDIENCE and ACTORS; because of COVID-19 we have moved our previously-planned first two shows of the season to the 2021-2022 Season, and THE GREENBERG PLAYS will be performed in MARCH 2021.

WHEN WE DO HAVE LIVE PERFORMANCES (planned to begin January 2021) please know that we will take all social distance precautions for BOTH the audience and actors – while still providing quality performances.  These are strange times, but YOUR health and safety is our priority, at THE ALLEY THEATRE.


 

BLITHE SPIRIT
by  Noël Coward
JANUARY
21, 22, 23, 24, 2021
Thu, Fri, Sat at 7:30pm
Sunday at 3:00pm

Opening in 1941, this Noël Coward comedy was an instant hit. As a novelist seeks to gather material for his next novel, by visiting the local, eccentric, clairvoyant and attending a seance, everything backfires as the ghost of his first wife soon begins to haunt him. Tommy Thomas makes his ALLEY THEATRE debut directing what is sure to be a group of comedic geniuses in this hilarious play certain to warm you up in cold January!

 

THE MIRACLE WORKER
by William Gibson
FEBRUARY
18, 19, 20, 21, 2021
Thu, Fri, Sat at 7:30pm
Sunday at 3:00pm

William Gibson’s moving script tells the true story of the blind, deaf, and mute young girl, Helen Keller, and the “miracle” experience when she and her governess/teacher, Annie Sullivan, connected. Originally a “Playhouse 90 Teleplay” the three-act stage play premiered in 1959 with stars Anne Bancroft (Sullivan) and Patty Duke (Keller). Rhonda Tinch-Mize, no stranger to THE ALLEY, directs this wonderful story.

 

AMADEUS
by Peter Shaffer
MARCH
18, 19, 20, 21, 2021
Thu, Fri, Sat at 7:30pm
Sunday at 3:00pm
Anderson Museum of Art

Rick Vale appears as “Antonio Salieri” in this Tony Award Winning script by Peter Shaffer. The story, based on an Alexander Pushkin poem, suggests Court Composer Salieri had something to do with the younger, more brilliant composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s untimely death. Raymond Kester steps off THE ALLEY stage to direct this masterpiece in the beautiful setting of THE ANDERSON MUSEUM OF ART.


AUDITIONS for all productions in the SEVENTH SEASON are Saturday & Sunday, November 14th & 15th (2020) at THE ALLEY THEATRE (923 Jackson Street, Anderson) from 2:00pm-5:00pm.  Audition details to follow.


THE GREENBERG PLAYS
Saturday, March 27, 2021 • 7:30pm
Sunday, March 28, 2021 • 3:00pm

Please come enjoy the four winning scripts from the 2020 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:
Middle School Age Category
“WELCOME TO HELL” by Ian Willoughby
High School Age Category
“THE PAST OF OUR FUTURE” by Robby James
College Age Category
“OBSERVATIONS” by Bailey Hunt
Adult Age Category
“THE DOUGHNUT AT THE END OF THE WORLD” by Larry Adams

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.

CLICK for a PDF Version of our SEASON BROCHURE
SEVENTH SEASON BROCHURE (PDF)


Those auditioning should prepare to deliver a comic monologue and a dramatic monologue.  There are roles for all ages (from Middle School age to mature adult), all genders, all ethnicities.

2020-2021 SEASON CHARACTER LIST & DESCRIPTIONS