The Pewter Plough Players are gearing up for their first full season without the founder of the playhouse, Jim Buckley, who died in September at the age of 102.
“Jim’s biggest wish was that this work would continue after he was gone,” according to a letter that accompanied the November update from the Players’ Board of Directors.
The update also included information about planned productions for the 2016 season at the Pewter Plough Playhouse, including:
▪ “Nuts,” a tense courtroom drama, January-February.
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▪ “The Dinner Party,” a Neil Simon comedy. March-April.
▪ “Moon Over Buffalo,” a laugh-filled farce, April-May.
▪ “Red, White and Tuna,” sheer zaniness on stage, June-July.
▪ “Dixie Swim Club,” defined as a charming comic-drama, August-September.
▪ “All My Sons,” Arthur Miller’s World War II drama, October-November.
▪ “Holiday Show” of music and fun, November-December.
Tickets are $20 each. Season subscriptions range from $100 per person for a five-show series to $140 per person for all seven shows.
Readers Theatre shows include “Vagina Monologues,” “The Importance of Being Earnest,” “Strange Bedfellows,” and original plays by Ray Derouin and “Complete History of America, Abridged.”
The board’s November letter noted that ticket sales cover only about 60 percent of the costs to stage the productions and other expenses. The nonprofit welcomes donations and show sponsorships.
For reservations or details, call 927-3877, or email to pewterploughplayhouse.org.
In the nearer term, the Pewter Plough will present a musical revue titled “Broadway Belles and a Beau,” a tribute to Broadway featuring songs from famous shows including “Chicago,” “Annie Get Your Gun” and “Hello Dolly!”
The show will be directed by Janice Peters, with choreography by Susan Hay; the show also features Ali Burkhead, Robin Disbrow, Janine Elich, Viv Goff, Beth Marshall, Anita Schwaber and Jeff Walters.