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2015-2016 Season

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The Addams Family

A New Musical Comedy

Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Based on Characters created by Charles Addams

Directed by Diana Child
Show Dates: October 16-18, 23-25, 30-31 and November 1, 2015

Morticia and Gomez Addams want to continue living amongst death, pain and suffering, the way they always have. But then there is a change in plans. Their eldest child, Wednesday, has fallen in love with a strange boy, Lucas Beinekes. To the Addams, strange is normal. Happy is Sad. The Addams believe life revolves around death. To Morticia and Gomez´s own complexity, they invite Wednesday´s new boyfriend´s family to their home. Many strange things happen the night that the Beinekes come to visit. This play is presented by special arrangements with Theatrical Rights Worldwide.

Deathtrap

Thriller by Ira Levin

Directed by Michael Zubler
Show Dates: December 4-6 & 11-13, 2015

Seemingly comfortably ensconced in his charming Connecticut home, Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, is struggling to overcome a "dry" spell which has resulted in a string of failures and a shortage of funds. A possible break in his fortunes occurs when he receives a script from a student in the seminar he has been conducting at a nearby college — a thriller which Sidney recognizes immediately as a potential Broadway hit. Sidney's plan, which he devises with his wife's help, is to offer collaboration to the student, an idea which the younger man quickly accepts. Thereafter suspense mounts steadily as the plot begins to twist and turn with devilish cleverness, and with such an abundance of thrills and laughter, that audiences will be held enthralled until the final, startling moments of the play. This play is presented by special arrangements with Dramatists Play Service.

A Streetcar Named Desire

Drama by Tennessee Williams

Directed by Andy Kidd
Show Dates: March 4-6 & 11-13, 2016

The play reveals to the very depths the character of Blanche du Bois, a woman whose life has been undermined by her romantic illusions, which lead her to reject — so far as possible — the realities of life with which she is faced and which she consistently ignores. The pressure brought to bear upon her by her sister, with whom she goes to live in New Orleans, intensified by the earthy and extremely "normal" young husband of the latter, leads to a revelation of her tragic self-delusion and, in the end, to madness. "This celebrated play had a long and successful run on Broadway and the road. A tragic and effective drama which ranks as one of the greatest in our theatre." This play is presented by special arrangements with Samuel French.

If you have any questions or want to be involved with backstage or technical crew, please call SVP at (352) 493-2787.

The Rednecks Bite Back

Farce by R. Eugene Jackson

Directed by Diana Child
Auditions: Friday, February 26, at 7pm
            and Saturday, February 27, at 2pm
Show Dates: May 6-8 & 13-15, 2016

After winning the lottery, a redneck, Heyweed Throttlebottom, moves into a mansion and becomes an insufferable snob who speaks with a fake British accent. To protect himself from "undesirable" neighbors, Heyweed makes plans to purchase the wooded lot next door. But before he can do so, a family of rednecks arrive and park their beat-up house trailer on the land. With country music blaring, the truck engine revving, and a whole lot of duct tape, this family of Bubbas soon make themselves at homeā€”and with everyone in the family named "Bubba," there ain´t no mistakin´ they´re Bubba´s! Determined to force the Bubbas off the land, Heyweed hires the Blubber Team, a bumbling paramilitary group, to capture the Bubbas and relocate them. But the Blubbers are no match for the Bubbas´ secret weapon — Bubba Cousin! This play is presented by special arrangements with Big Dog Plays.

If you have any questions or want to be involved, please please email director Diana Child or call her at (352) 210-8792.

Oliver!

Musical Classic

Directed by Laura Blanton
Shows: July 22-24 & 29-31, 2016

This musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’s classic tale is sure to capture your heart from the moment Oliver runs away from the orphanage. See the story unfold as he joins a group of boys trained to be pickpockets.

If you have any questions or want to be involved, please email director Laura Blanton or call her at (352) 221-3976.

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