The Circuit Playhouse
51 S. Cooper St.
August 19 – September 4
Amir Kapoor, a Muslim-American lawyer and his wife, Emily, an artist influenced by Islamic imagery, enjoy their comfortable life on New York’s Upper East Side. When a co-worker and her husband come to dinner, what begins as polite table conversation explodes, leaving everyone’s relationships and beliefs about race and identity irrevocably damaged. Disgraced challenges the audience to think about the purpose of faith, relationships between white and non-white races in contemporary America, and about the process and responsibilities of creating art.
October 7 – October 30
The Andrews Sisters are coming to The Circuit Playhouse! Sisters of Swing brings to the stage the story of LaVerne, Maxene, and Patty Andrews, better known to the world as one of the first best-selling “girl groups,” The Andrews Sisters. From their meteoric rise to the top to their bittersweet demise, Sisters of Swing: The Story of the Andrews Sisters explores the fascinating lives of these American icons all set to the music of some of their biggest hits like “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” and “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree.”
November 25 – December 23
Junie B. Jones (world’s funniest first grader) is SUPER excited about the upcoming holiday sing-along and gift exchange at her school. That is, of course, until she draws Bossy-Head May for Secret Santa! Junie B. thinks this might be the perfect way to teach Bossy-Head May a lesson, but will the Christmas spirit of peace and goodwill interfere with her plans? Based on the best-selling books by Barbara Park.
The Santaland Diaries
December 2 – December 23
The world’s crankiest elf is coming back to The Circuit Playhouse! Crumpet, Macy’s grumpiest Christmas elf, and his fellow elves will once again be taking residence in the Memphian Room this holiday season. Share drinks with friends as Crumpet recounts his training and his hilarious encounters with surly parents and their greedy children! With a healthy dose of sarcasm and snark, Crumpet manages to reveal the shortcomings of the hustle and bustle surrounding the holidays while gently reminding us of the true meaning of the season. This intimate cabaret-style performance is a night at the theatre like no other.
January 27 – February 19
In Cyprus, Texas, all good children are taught to obey the teachings of the bible in order to avoid Satan’s evil grip. But when students at the Christian Puppet Ministry put those teachings into practice, one devout young man’s puppet takes on a mind of its own with consequences that no one could have expected. Described by The New York Times as “disturbing as it is uproarious,” this hilarious fast-paced comedy features a foul-mouthed sock puppet named Tyrone who shows us that sometimes our deepest and darkest desires can fit like a glove. P.S. This show may feature puppets, but it is absolutely not for children. Seriously. You’ll thank us later.
March 17 – April 9
Based on the best-selling novel, The Bridges of Madison County captures the expanse of the American heartland along with the yearning entangled with one of life’s most painful questions, “What if…?” Francesca Johnson, a beautiful Italian woman who married an American solider to flee war-torn Italy, looks forward to a few days alone on her Iowa farm when her family heads to the 1965 state fair. When a ruggedly handsome National Geographic photographer pulls into her driveway seeking directions, the course of Francesca’s life changes forever.
April 21 – May 14
In the backwoods of the Bible Belt, the Turpin family has just suffered the loss of their father, but their problems keep overshadowing the solemn occasion. First-born Ray-Bud drinks himself silly; Junior, the youngest son, is dealing with financial ruin, monster no-neck kids, and a wife who suspects him of infidelity (in the family car); last, but certainly not least, their spinster sister, Delightful, copes with death as she does life, by devouring mountains of junk food. Amidst the chaos, the Turpins turn to their friends and eccentric community of misfits who pull together to help them through their hours of need. Dearly Departed proves that living and dying in the South are seldom tidy and always hilarious.
Best described as Golden Girls meets The Odd Couple, Ripcord is an uproarious new comedy by noted playwright David Lindsay-Abaire. Ripcord takes us to the Bristol Place Assisted Living Facility where foul-tempered Abby has just learned that she has to share her sunny top-floor room with newcomer Marilyn. Loathe to share her space, Abby challenges Marilyn to a seemingly harmless bet where the loser abandons the sunny top-floor room. The events that follow take the women on a ridiculous journey that reveal not only the tenacity of these worthy opponents but also some secrets they would rather remain hidden. Ripcord brings us the fight of the century, and after all, wouldn’t they know?