We are excited to announce a season of new plays!

As always, we will be following current Covid-19 safety recommendations for both patrons and theater company. 

 OUR CURRENT PRODUCTION – Rumors

 

 

Neil Simon, perhaps the world’s most successful playwright, was known as the Master of Comedy on Broadway. Simon wrote some of the most beloved shows in American history, including “The Odd Couple” (done by PACP in 2016), “Barefoot In The Park” (done by PACP in 2019), and “The Out-Of-Towners”. “Rumors”, was among Simon’s later works, written in 1988, and was his first farce.

The Deputy Mayor of New York, Charlie Brock, has just shot himself. Though it’s only a flesh wound, the self-inflicted injury sets off a series of events causing four couples to experience a severe attack of farce. When their tenth wedding anniversary party commences, Charlie lies bleeding in another room, and his wife Myra is nowhere in sight. The first guests, lawyer Ken Gorman and his wife Chris, scramble to get “the story” straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusion and miscommunications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.

Timothy Thorn, who has directed “The Dresser”, “Savannah Sipping Society”, and “Fortinbras” at PACP, will be back in the director’s seat.

The show runs May 3 – May 19 with 7:30 p.m. performances on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays and 2 p.m. matinees on Sundays.

 

 

To the Moon                                               

To The Moon was a docudrama based on real life stories of domestic violence survivors.  It was a great production not about “an issue” flat and removed from actual experiences. It’s about people: the characters you would meet in this play, whom you will find heartbreakingly human, and the dozens of real survivors who inspired their creation. The survivors who shared their stories for this piece are brave and quiet and fierce and mild and funny and as varied a community as you can imagine.

Co-directors Mindy Gelder and Ken Winters have invited Healthy Families of Clallam County (HFCC) to collaborate in raising awareness of DV and to help raise funds to further the work of HFCC in supporting DV survivors.

 

 

In December 2022 we produced The Wickhams – Christmas at Pemberley.  It was the second in a trilogy of plays.  This Christmas we are bringing Georgiana and Kitty – Christmas at Pemberley, the last play in the series.  It is a follow up story with new characters coming to the foreground and promises to be a wonderful holiday experience.

 

 

 

 

 

We did” The Lion in Winter”, over the winter. It was comedic in tone and dramatic in action, was about the love and hate between a man, a woman, and their sons. It was also about politics, vengeance, greed, and ambition.

King Henry II of England and his queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine, have three remaining sons: Richard, Geoffrey, and John. They all want to inherit the throne, but Henry won’t commit to a choice, though he shows a decided preference for John, while Eleanor’s has other ideas. Her favorite is Richard.  What about poor Geoffrey, the middle son?  No one seems to want him as king, even though he’s the smartest.

Henry wants his life’s work, the kingdom, to stay united after his death, but with all three sons wanting to rule it is likely to be torn apart by revolution.  In fact, two of his three surviving sons have already tried to overthrow their father, supported by their mother, Eleanor.  That’s why she’s been imprisoned in a castle far from the action for ten years.

It’s Christmas 1183, and Henry is planning to announce his successor to the throne. He has allowed his imprisoned wife Eleanor out for a Christmas visit.  They are joined by their three sons, Henry’s mistress Alais, and her bother Philip, the king of France.  The game of thrones they all play for the crown and for power is complex.  Each tries to make the King choose his or her option.

Richard Stephens directed this play.