Play Proposals for 2020-2021 Season

The performance dates we have requested for the 2020-2021 season are:

For members’ convenience in preparing to choose the 2020-2021 season at our May 19th meeting, here (in alphabetical order by title) is a list of the proposals received so far:

Chicago (Full Proposal) - Winter 2021
    Director:  Devin Sudman
    Synopsis:  In roaring twenties Chicago, chorine Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless
husband, Amos, to take the rap . . . until he finds out he's been duped and turns on Roxie.  Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another “Merry Murderess,” Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the “American Dream“:  fame, fortune, and acquittal.
    Characters:  9 Men, 10 Women, no children.

James and the Giant Peach JR. (Full Proposal) - Christmas 2020
    Director:  Jodi MacNeal & Jenn Fritchley
    Synopsis:  James is adopted by two conniving aunts who convince him to cut down an old fruit tree, which provides adventure, courage and self-discovery.  After cutting down the tree, James discovers magic, a large peach and a journey across the ocean to New York City.  During this journey James faces hunger, sharks, and other adversity; but he does not do it alone.  James befriends a group of singing insects who journey with him on this larger-than-life musical adventure.
    Characters:  Boys & Girls, ages 5 - 18.

The Lion in Winter (Full Proposal) (Script) - June 20, 2021 [Coronavirus carry-over from 2019-2020]
    Director:  Karen Chan
    Synopsis:  Sibling rivalry, adultery, and dungeons.  The Lion in Winter, by James Goldman, is a modern- day classic.  Comedic in tone, dramatic in action; the play tells the story of the Plantagenet family, who are locked in a free-for-all of competing ambitions to inherit a kingdom.  Christmas 1183.
    Characters:  5 Men, 2 Women, 1 Any.

Radium Girls (Full Proposal) - Spring 2021 [Coronavirus carry-over from 2019-2020]
    Director:  Celeste Parsons
    Synopsis:  In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie an international celebrity, and luminous watches the latest rage—until the girls who painted them began to fall ill with a mysterious disease.  Inspired by a true story, Radium Girls traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court.  Her chief adversary is her former employer, Arthur Roeder, an idealistic man who cannot bring himself to believe that the same element that shrinks tumors could have anything to do with the terrifying rash of illnesses among his employees.  As Grace seeks justive, she must deal with adversaries and supporters with a range of motoves including corporate greed, faith in science, quackery, love, family crises, support of workers' rights, and self-promotion.
    Characters:  5 Men, 4 Women, Extras.

Sister Act (Full Proposal) - Fall 2020 [Likely coronavirus carry-over from 2019-2020]
    Director:  Devin Sudman
    Synopsis:  When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won't be a found: a convent!  Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior.  Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover.  Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood.
    Characters:  7 Men, 9 Women, No Boys, No Girls.

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