2017 – 2018 Season

Celebrating the Seventeenth Season as Poulsbo's Award Winning Community Theatre

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Season-Opening Musical: Ring of Fire

Music and lyrics by Johnny Cash, created by Richard Maltby, Jr., conceived by William Meade; Directed by Trina Williamson Jackson

Fridays & Saturdays 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15–Oct. 14, 2016
Sundays 2 p.m. Sept. 17 & 24, Oct. 1, 8 &15

From the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes this unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, and home and family. More than two dozen classic hits—including “I Walk The Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and the title tune, “Ring of Fire”, paint a musical portrait of The Man in Black that is a foot-stompin’, crowd pleasin’ salute to a uniquely American legend!

The Opening Night Party on September 15 is hosted by ChocMo.

Christmas Season Comedy: My Three Angels

Written by Samuel and Bella Spewack, from the French play, Cuisine des Anges by Albert Husson; Directed by Fred Saas (please note: Rebecca Romney, the original director, is unfortunatly not able to direct this production)

Fridays & Saturdays 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10–Dec 2, 2016
Sundays 2 p.m. Nov. 12, 19 & 26, Dec 3.

The Ducotel Family who lives behind a general store they operate in Cayenne, French Guiana, invite three prisoners - make that three murderers — to celebrate Christmas in their home as part of a work release program where the prisoners are repairing their roof. In return, “Angels” Joseph, Jules and Alfred, show their gratitude by helping the Ducotels in many other ways: cooking dinner, setting the table, carrying luggage for guests, and giving advice. All is going well until evil-minded relatives show up. Come to see criminal art and penal grace at work. Is redemption possible even for murderers?

The Opening Night Party on November 10 is hosted by Westside Pizza in Poulsbo.

Winter Musical: Church Basement Ladies

Based on the book by Jim Stowell and Jessica Zuehlke, music and lyrics by Drew Jansen; Directed by Sharon Greany

Fridays & Saturdays 7:30 p.m., Jan. 26–Feb. 24, 2018
Sunday Matinees 2 p.m., Jan. 28, Feb. 4, 11, 18 & 25

As hard-working farmers discuss their scrap lumber piles and benefits of weld vs. solder, they unintentionally disrupt the order of the church kitchen. But that’s what happens when you let the rooster in the hen house. A hilarious plot unfolds below the house of God. The cooks have several crazy adventures as they educate the children in the church, share and dispute recipes, prevent church disasters, keep the pastor on the right path, and adjust to the changing times and women’s roles in the mid-sixties.

The Opening Night Party on January 26 is hosted by Butcher & Baker Provisions in Port Gamble.

Spring Dramatic Play: Other Desert Cities

By Jon Robin Baitz; Directed by Michelle Peterson

Fridays & Saturdays 7:30 p.m. April 13–May 5, 2018
Sunday Matinees 2 p.m.,
April 15, 22 & 29, May 6

When Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs for Christmas, she is unable to relax into the prickly, yet loving, embrace of her wealthy California family. Brooke has been in continuous rebellion against her more conservative parents. She is anxious about revealing her publishing plans for her new memoir – which will dredge up a pivotal and tragic event in the family’s history. Family members take sides in the encounters that follow and some are conflicted about sharing the open wound.

The Opening Night Party on April 13 is hosted by JJ’s FishHouse.

Summer Comedy: Calendar Girls

By Juliette Towhidi and Tim Firth; Directed by Randy Powell

Fridays & Saturdays 7:30 p.m. June 1–23, 2017
Sunday Matinees 2 p.m.,
June 3, 10, 17 & 24

Middle aged Chris Harper and Annie Clarke are best friends. They spend much of their time at their local chapter of the Women’s Institute (WI), whose motto is “enlightenment, fun and friendship”. Although they like most of the women at the WI (the friendship part), they find much of what goes on there, especially the monthly presentations, banal and devoid of enlightenment and fun. Equally as banal was last year’s fund-raising calendar, featuring local bridges, raised a meager sum. When Annie’s husband John dies of leukemia, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade four fellow WI members to pose nude with them for an “alternative” calendar.

The Opening Night Party on June 1 is hosted by Burrata Bistro & Paella Bar.

Summer Play: The Lion in Winter

By James Goldman; Directed by Sharon Greany and Carol Schnetter

Fridays & Saturdays 7:30 p.m. July 20–August 4, 2018
Sunday's at Raab Park 2 p.m.,
July 22 & 29, Aug. 5

Sibling rivalry, adultery and dungeons are hallmarks of this wonderful comedy/drama. The play tells the story of the Plantagenet family who are locked in a free for all of competing ambitions to inherit a kingdom. It is Christmas 1183 in King Henry II of England’s palace in Chinon, France. The three sons are already gibing about who will be king. Richard insists that he become king because he is the oldest and the most capable. John is sure he will inherit the throne because he is his father’s choice. And Geoffrey, the middle son, feels unappreciated, with no chance at all at the throne.

The Opening Night Party on July 20 is hosted by Phở T&N .