Remaining 2017-2018 schedule:
You Can’t Take It With You
By Moss Hart & George Kaufman
May 4-20, 2018
Directed by John Francis
At first the Sycamores seem mad, but it is not long before we
realize that if they are mad, the rest of the world is madder. In
contrast to these delightful people are the unhappy Kirbys. The
plot shows how Tony, attractive young son of the Kirbys, falls in
love with Alice Sycamore and brings his parents to dine at the
Sycamore home on the wrong evening. The shock sustained by
the Kirbys, who are invited to eat cheap food, shows Alice that
marriage with Tony is out of the question. The Sycamores,
however, though sympathetic to Alice, find it hard to realize her
point of view. Meantime, Tony, who knows the Sycamores are
right and his own people wrong, will not give her up, and in the
end Mr. Kirby is converted to the happy madness of the
Sycamores, particularly since he happens in during a visit by an
ex-Grand Duchess, earning her living as a waitress. No mention
has as yet been made of the strange activities of certain members
of the household engaged in the manufacture of fireworks; nor
of the printing press set up in the parlor; nor of Rheba the maid
and her friend Donald; nor of Grandpa's interview with the tax
collector when he tells him he doesn't believe in the income tax.
All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten
By Robert Fulghum
July 6-22, 2018
Directed by Priscilla Gonzalez
Performance dates: 7/6, 7/7, 7/8, 7/13, 7/14, 7/15, 7/20, 7/21, 7/22
Based on Robert Fulghum's best-selling books, Kindergarten takes a funny, insightful, and heart-warming look at what is profound in our everyday life. This tightly woven adaptation has earned standing ovations from Singapore to Prague— from L.A. to D.C. The delightful stories feature colorful characters to celebrate our very existence -- from the whimsy of childhood to the wisdom of old age. A must-see for all ages!
*Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr.
July 27-29, 2018
Directed by Maria O’Connor and Priscilla Gonzalez
Performance dates: 7/27, 7/28, 7/29
Lewis Carroll's famous heroine comes to life in a delightful adaptation of the classic Disney film, performed by WCP’s own student performers.
Dial “M” for Murder
By Frederick Knott
September 7-23, 2018
Directed by Bob May
Performance dates: 9/7, 9/8, 9/9, 9/14, 9/15, 9/16, 9/21, 9/22, 9/23
Tony married Margot for her money and now plans to murder her for the same reason. To accomplish this, he arranges the perfect murder. He blackmails a scoundrel he used to know to do the dirty deed for a fee. Find out who else get murdered -- you’ll be surprised!
The Jury Room
By C. B. Guilford
November 2-18, 2018
Directed by Jim Katapodis
Performance dates: 11/2,11/3, 11/4, 11/9, 11/10, 11/11, 11/16, 11/17, 11/18
Twelve jurors gather to decide the fate of a young girl. Did she stab her uncle in cold blood? Eleven jurors say yes; one, a student actress, says no. The jurors agree to her request to re-enact the crime right there. Props are brought in - including the actual murder weapon. The actress becomes the accused, the foreman takes the part of the murdered man. As the re-enactment proceeds, the verdict, the solution, and the climax all come together with an unexpected twist.
The Long Weekend
By Norm Foster
January 11-27, 2019
Directed by Chris Coleman
Performance dates: 1/11, 1/12, 1/13, 1/18, 1/19, 1/20, 1/25, 1/26, 1/27
The truth and lies of a friendship come to the surface -- along with plenty of surprises -- in this comedy of manners when Max and Wynn invite their friends Roger and Abby up for a weekend at their country home. These couples are old friends; the kind with plenty of troublesome baggage. Fresh, funny, and very well written.
By John van Druten
March 8-24, 2019
Directed by Brandon Ferruccio
Performance dates: 3/8, 3/9, 3/10, 3/15, 3/16, 3/17, 3/22, 3/23, 3/24
nother Hollywood classic that tackles the boundaries of friendship and the true meaning behind the word frenemy. This dramedy is about two childhood best friends who, as adults. are now dealing with success and love in their own terms. Both become well-known authors, but when they get a chance to reunite, their simmering professional rivalry tests their manners and friendship. A runaway 1943 hit, starring Bette Davis. A true classic worth re-visiting!
By Ring 96 of Seal Beach
March 29-30, 2019
Join Cliff Gertsman & his friends from this magic club, who also perform at the Magic Castle in Hollywood.
TBA after 6/1/2018
By Rodgers & Hammerstein
May 10-June 1, 2019
Directed by: Trish Miller
Performance dates: 5/10, 5/11, 5/12, 5/17, 5/18, 5/19, 5/24, 5/25, 5/26, 5/31, 6/1 (4 weekends!)
Due to licensing restrictions, the title cannot be released until after June 1. Suffice it to say the plot of this romantic musical centers around an American nurse stationed on a certain island during WW II, and meets the man of her dreams for some enchanted evening.
*These two shows are not included in the season ticket prices. Admission price for Alice in Wonderland Jr. is $22 and March Magic is $28 per person.