by Douglas Carter Beane

Directed by Roseann Ruggiero

September 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 at 8:00 PM
September 24, October 1 at 2:00 PM

In community theatre, it's all about the drama.

It’s May 1973 when a young man wanders into a dilapidated community theater in Reading, PA. The company members welcome him with open arms, perhaps only because they need a set painter! He then proceeds to soak up all the idealism and craziness that comes with being part of a struggling theater company with big dreams. A comedy, written by Douglas Carter Beane, who is known for The Nance, Sister Act, The Little Dog Laughed, As Bees In Honey Drown, and many others. According to the playwright, "This story isn’t the truth. It’s the only way I know how to tell the truth, which is through fiction.”

This show may not be suitable for children under 12.


Carla KendallIrene
Lauri MacMillanSid
Brian MerrillCar
Joshua MusgraveClive
Jessica PhelanMaria
Will RoperDamien


DirectorRoseann Ruggiero
ProducerPenny Hoadley
Stage ManagerGeorge Seylaz
Stage CrewGeraldine Baillod
PropsGeraldine Baillod
Set ConstructionStephen Catron
Set DesignStephen Catron
Lighting DesignEllen Fraker-Glasscock
CostumesBarbara Haag
Stage CrewBarbara Haag
PropsBarbara Henderson
Stage CrewBarbara Henderson
Stage CrewClara Punla
CostumesRoseann Ruggiero
Hair & MakeupRoseann Ruggiero
Lighting/Sound OperationRichard - Booth Babe Vetter
Sound DesignRichard - Booth Babe Vetter
Asst. Stage ManagerRichard - Booth Babe Vetter