(Subject to change with ample notice. Productions are in Williamsville Hall unless otherwise noted.)
Tentative: Monthly salons begin with Pamela Corkey to prime the pump for the August ’23 production of Bat Boy. For more info write firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 4-6, 11-13, 2022
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde.
Directed by Annie Landenberger
This is great satire on the follies of classism, pointedly relevant today. Wilde, a late 19th century Irish-born playwright is known for his quick wit, rapid-fire repartee, and quirky, rich characters.
- Script: www.stagebeauty.net/plays/th-erns1.html
- You can catch it on film: A few different versions are out there, including a great one with Colin Firth.
- Check out this writeup: www.onstageblog.com/reviews/2019/8/5/review-the-importance-of-being-earnest-at-theatre-on-the-ridge
February 11-13, 2023
A Valentine’s Cabaret A collection of songs, solos and sketches, this light-hearted evening has become a RRP favorite. Watch for a call for acts. Fri & Sat in Williamsville; Sunday in Wardsboro at their beautiful hall
June 3-5, 2023
Originals! An evening of new one acts by local playwrights.
We are looking for original one-acts and directors. More to follow but, in the meantime, if you’re interested in submitting or directing, please write Annie (address above).
Bat Boy by Laurence O’Keefe, directed by Pamela Corky
Based on a story in The Weekly World News, BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL is a musical comedy/horror show about a half boy/half bat creature who is discovered in a cave near Hope Falls, West Virginia. For lack of a better solution, the local sheriff brings Bat Boy to the home of the town veterinarian, Dr. Parker, where he is eventually accepted as a member of the family and taught to act like a “normal” boy by the veterinarian’s wife, Meredith, and teenage daughter, Shelley. Bat Boy is happy with his new life, but when he naively tries to fit in with the narrow-minded people of Hope Falls, they turn on him, prodded by the machinations of Dr. Parker, who secretly despises Bat Boy. Shelley and Bat Boy, who have fallen in love, run away together from the ignorant townfolk and have a blissful coupling in the woods, but their happiness is shattered when Meredith arrives and reveals a secret. Soon the entire town arrives and hears the shocking story of Bat Boy’s unholy origin.
Glengarry Glen Ross by David Mamet. Directed by Bahman Mahdavi
In 1984, playwright David Mamet received the Pulitzer Prize for his blistering play, Glengarry Glen Ross, about a bunch of real estate salesmen at the end of their rope, as they turn on each other and themselves while scrambling to keep their jobs. In this age of corporate greed, this vicious and profane story is timelier than ever.
Grab one and take the lead! (We’ll coach if/as needed.)
A cabaret this summer
Quarterly script readings