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LIST of SHOWS
September 14th, 2012 — October 14th, 2012

SHERLOCK'S LAST CASE
By Charles Marowitz

"Its Sherlock Holmes and Watson vs Moriarity's son In a race against time to save the life of Holmes himself!"

This Comedy-Thriller picks up where the famous stories ended.  The play centers on a death threat against Sherlock Holmes by the supposed son of his late nemesis, Professor Moriarty. Oddly enough, however, Holmes is warned of the plot by Moriarty's daughter, to whom Holmes (who turns out to be quite a ladies' man) is strongly attracted. The plot then twists and turns until Holmes finds himself imprisoned in a dank cellar.  The play mixes humor and suspense in equal amounts, leading to a stunning final twist that will surely catch audiences by complete and breath-stopping surprise!!


November 9th, 2012 – December 2nd, 2012

TWELFTH NIGHT By William Shakespeare

"Comedy, Love, Mistaken Identities and Moustaches...Who could ask for anything more?"

Like many of Shakespeare Romantic Comedies, this one centres on mistaken identity. The leading character, Viola, is shipwrecked on the shores of Illyria during the opening scenes. She loses contact with her twin brother, Sebastian, whom she believes to be dead. Masquerading as a young page under the name Cesario, she enters the service of Duke Orsino through the help of the sea captain who rescues her. Orsino has convinced himself that he is in love with the bereaved Lady Olivia, whose father and brother have recently died, and who will have nothing to do with any suitors, the Duke included. Orsino decides to use "Cesario" as an intermediary to tell Olivia about his love for her. Olivia, believing Viola to be a man, falls in love with this handsome and eloquent messenger. Viola, in turn, has fallen in love with the Duke, who also believes Viola is a man, and who regards her as his confidant.

February 22nd, 2013 – March 17th, 2013

THE WOMAN IN BLACK 
By Stephen Malatratt (Based on the novel by Susan Hill) 

LONDON'S SECOND LONGEST PLAY of ALL TIME!
Second Only to Agatha Christie's THE MOUSETRAP!

"A Mystery guaranteed to raise the hairs on your neck and give you scares that will follow you home."

The framework of this spine tingler is unusual: a lawyer hires an actor to tutor him in recounting to family and friends a story that has long troubled him concerning events that transpired when he attended the funeral of an elderly recluse. There he caught sight of the woman in black, the mere mention of whom terrifies the locals, for she is a specter who haunts the neighborhood where her illegitimate child was accidentally killed. Anyone who sees her dies! The lawyer has invited some friends to watch as he and the actor recreate the events of that dark and stormy night. A classic of the genre. 

April 19th, 2013 – May 12th, 2013

THE RAINMAKER by Richard Nash

"When 'The Rainmaker' comes to a drought-ridden farm, will he bring hope or a pocket full of empty dreams?"

At the time of a paralyzing drought in the West we discover a girl whose father and two brothers are worried as much about her potential future as an old maid as they are about their dying cattle. For the truth is, she is indeed a plain girl. The brothers try every possible scheme to marry her off, but without success. Nor is there any sign of relief from the dry heat, when suddenly from out of nowhere appears a picaresque, sweet-talking man with quite the sales pitch. Claiming to be a "rainmaker," the man promises to bring rain, for $100. It's a silly idea, but the rainmaker is so refreshing and persistent that the family finally consents, banging on big brass drums to rattle the sky. Meanwhile the rainmaker also turns his magic on the girl, and persuades her that she has a very real beauty of her own. She believes it, just as her father believes the fellow can actually bring rain. Rain does come, and so does love. 

June 14th, 2013 – July 14th, 2013

THE IMPORTANCE of
BEING EARNEST
by Oscar Wilde

"Falling in love with Earnest is easy. Finding out who he is really is will keep you laughing for hours."

In The Importance of Being Earnest, dashing men-about-town John Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff pursue fair ladies Gwendolen Fairfax and Cecily Cardew. Matters are complicated by the imaginary characters invented by both men to cover their on-the-sly activities—not to mention the disapproval of Gwendolen’s mother, the formidable Lady Bracknell.

PRESENTING OUR
2012 - 2013 Season of Plays
BONUS SHOW!

December 13th, 2012 – December 24th, 2012

THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER By Barbara Robinson
A Special Presentation in Collaboration with Our
Lakewood Playhouse Youth Theatre

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND
JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

"The Little Angels make a return visit to the Playhouse with their special spin on the Christmas Holiday!​"

In this hilarious Christmas tale, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids-- probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won't believe the mayhem-- and the fun-- when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on!

January 11th, 2013 – February 2nd, 2013

THE CHILDREN'S HOUR
By Lillian Hellman

"Sticks and stones may break your bones, but lies can ruin a lifetime."

​One of the great successes of this distinguished writer. This stirring Adult Drama is a play about two women who run a school for girls. After a malicious youngster starts a rumor about a relationship between the two women, the rumor soon turns to scandal. As the young girl comes to understand the power she wields, she sticks by her story, which precipitates tragedy for the women. It is later discovered that the gossip was pure invention, but it is too late. Irreparable damage has been done.