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2020/2021 Season Plays News

Art Center Theatre Season Update

Dear members and patrons,

We want to update you on changes in plans for the Art Center Theatre for the upcoming season, but first we want to thank you for your patronage and support.

We want to particularly thank those generous donors who have contributed to help the Art Center manage through this unprecedented period that has forced temporary closure and almost complete loss of income. Between the cash reserves we had on hand, support of donors, renegotiation of our existing mortgage and a Small Business Administration loan we have structured our finances to meet the changed circumstances and remain financially viable.

Again, thank you for your continued support.

When we closed this spring, we first postponed productions for a short time. We then canceled productions through the summer, with the intent of resuming normal operations this fall.

Since that time, however, it has become increasingly clear that so long as we have the level of infection now prevalent in the state and the county we cannot present the plays originally scheduled for this fall and winter in a way that provides a safe environment for our patrons and volunteers.

For that reason, we made the difficult decision to move the plays originally scheduled for this season to the upcoming 2021-22 season. They will be presented in the same order, and on approximately the same dates, as they were scheduled for this season.

In the place of plays originally scheduled for this season, we will put on the stage a variety of productions that will include but not be limited to, smaller cast plays and musicals, monologues and monologue competitions, virtual productions, radio plays, readings and production of original works by local writers, and other activities that limit the number of people involved in presenting and attending the production.

A team of volunteers is working to develop and schedule productions for the upcoming season. Information about upcoming events will be on our website and on social media pages as it is developed.

Because of the varied nature of the productions we will not sell season tickets for this season. Instead, each show will be priced individually. Seating will be arranged to maintain social distancing. This means fewer tickets for each production. Season ticket holders will maintain their right to their regular seats if they renew for 21-22 season regardless of their ticket activity this coming season.

This is a challenging time for theaters and live performance venues. With the support of our members and patrons, we will get through this and get back to presenting the kind of quality dramas, comedies and musicals that our patrons expect and our volunteers want to present.

Again, thank you for your support and for your understanding.

Mac Harris

For the Executive Board

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2018/2019 Season Plays Art Center Theatre Camera Club News

Art Center Theatre Season Plays 2018-19

Love Sex and the IRS

Steel Magnolias

The All Night Strut

I’m Not Rappaport

No Body Like Jimmy

Elvis Has Left The Building

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2017/2018 Season Plays Art Center Theatre News

2017-2018 Season Tickets Available Call the Box Office 352-746-7606

Boeing Boeing – Comedy/Farce, September 22,23,24,29,30,30, October 1, 6,7,8 On Sale Date – Season Subscribers: Aug 11 / On Sale Date – Public: Aug 25 Marc Camoletti, Comedy/Farce This 1960’s French farce adapted for the English-speaking stage features self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American fiancees, each beautiful airline hostesses with frequent “layovers”. He keeps “one up, one down and one pending” until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris and Bernard’s apartment at the same time.

The Night of Dark Intent – Mystery-Thriller November 3,4,5,10,11,11,12,17,18,19 On Sale Date – Season Subscribers: Sept 22 / On Sale Date – Public: Oct 6 Don Swartz, Mystery/Thriller A shrill-inducing chiller in which six women must race against the clock to solve a murder and to save their own lives. A Night of Dark Intent is the perfect night of theatre for any mystery lover! Set in October 1978, A Night of Dark Intent is the story of six women, who spend the weekend together in an abandoned house. The house, however, is no ordinary home: 13 years prior, a young woman by the name of Lenora Stark brutally murdered her parents in this location. Now, as the six women try to unravel the secrets of what really happened 13 years ago, they learn a horrifying truth: Lenora Stark as escaped from her asylum and just might be coming home.

Butterflies Are Free – Comedy/Drama, March 16,17,18,23,24,24,25,30,31, April 1 On Sale Date – Season Subscribers: Feb 2 / On Sale Date – Public: Feb 16 Leonard Gershe, Comedy/Drama Young Don Baker, the hero of his mother’s children’s book series, “Donny Dark” has been blind since birth, his overprotective mother following his every move. Don finally decides to take his own apartment in Manhattan and pursue his songwriting ambitions. When she meets his kooky neighbor, sexy actress Jill, Mrs. Baker’s controlling instincts go into overdrive with hilariously touching results.

Amy’s Wish Romantic Comedy, February 9,10,11,16,17,17,18,23,24,25, 2018On Sale Date – Season Subscribers: Dec 18 / On Sale Date – Public: Jan 12
Tom Sharkey, Romantic/Comedy
“A romantic comedy the entire family will enjoy!” – Howard Cobbs of the Gaslight Dinner Theatre
Recently retired and newlywed, Sam Galway is flabbergasted when the spring water at his honeymoon retreat transforms dear old Amy into a 19-year-old knockout. His “young” bride attracts a young man’s admiration and the local sheriff’s suspicion.

The Amorous Ambassador by Michael Parker
Harry Douglas from The Sensuous Senator is back to his old shenanigans again, but this time as the American Ambassador to Great Britain. He tells his wife Lois, that he has arranged a golf outing in Scotland for the weekend. Lois, in turn, tells Harry that she too will be gone for the weekend. He stoically watches as each of them leaves for the weekend. So… Where’s the farce? Harry, secretly returns to the empty house, having planned a romantic rendezvous with a sexy, next-door neighbor Marianne. Debbie returns with her boyfriend Joe, believing they have the house to themselves. Harry’s secretary, Faye Baker, and Captain South of the U.S. Marine Corps arrive in the wake of a bomb threat at the embassy, and must set-up embassy communications in Harry’s country home. Captain South places a squad of marines around the perimeter, and everybody is sealed in.

  • Fall Christmas Play: Dec 8, 9, 10.
  1. Gilewitz Concert, Dec 2.

On Sale Date – Public & Season Subscribers: June 2