The new depot players

2021-2022 season

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Directed by Scott Rousseau

July 22-25 & July 29-Aug. 1, 2021

A musical farce and non-stop laughfest by Sondheim set in Ancient Rome. Pseudolus, a crafty Roman slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful, but slow-witted, courtesan named Philia for his young master, Hero, in exchange for freedom. Easier said than done considering she is betrothed to the egotistical soldier Miles Gloriosus. Based on the plays of Plautus, the plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors, and secrets behind every toga.

Those Crazy Ladies in the House on the Corner

by Pat Cook

Directed by Richard Diaz

Sept. 23-26 & Sept. 30-Oct. 3, 2021

What do you do when you have three geriatric sisters for patients and all they want to do is sit at home and talk to one another? You move another person in with them! At least, that's what Doc Lomax does when he has a new nurse needing a place to live… a nurse with a secret, that is. The hard part is convincing the sisters they need a roommate. In no time, however, Nurse Jean has them planning parties, pulling Halloween pranks, and wearing jogging suits while they race each other to the corner. But when the nephew shows up with a plan to sell the family house, things seem to get complicated again, especially with Christmas just around the corner. This heartwarming piece is loaded with wisecracks and one-liners that keep the laughter flowing.

Do Not Go Gentle

by Suzan Zeder

Directed by Jada Graves

Feb. 17-20 & Feb. 24-27, 2022

Lillian Boedecker Barron is 84 years old, vibrant, funny, wise, and recently deceased! During her lifetime, Lillian shared a special, long-distance bond with her granddaughter, Kelly, and suffered an estrangement from her son Windsor, a Colonel in the Air Force, as he moved his family from base to base all over the world. After her death, Lillian discovers that she cannot "move on" until the rifts are somehow mended. Windsor and Kelly come from overseas to settle Lillian's affairs and are aghast to discover that the walls of her house have been painted with wild, sometimes humorous, sometimes horrific murals and drawings. As they unravel secrets of the paintings, the two make astonishing discoveries about themselves and a special relationship between Lillian and a neighborhood child. This powerful, poignant play explores the wonder of words and the transformative power of art as it offers humor and hope to anyone who is, or has ever been, a grandparent, parent, or a child.

Seeing Stars in Dixie

by Ron Osborne

Directed by Amy Simerly

April 28-May 1 & May 5-8, 2022

 It's 1956 and Hollywood has arrived in Natchez, Mississippi with its brightest stars to film Raintree County . Meanwhile at Clemmie's, a Natchez tea room, the widowed proprietor who has a fascination with movies and a secret admirer, oversees her own cast of characters: Tootie, her take charge friend; Jo Beth, a former beauty queen; Glease, a man more comfortable with women than macho men, and Marjorie, an unethical social climber. Competition for a small role in the movie brings out the best and worst of these memorable characters. Twists, turns and revelations lead Clemmie to trade a moment of fame for love and the chance to impact the lives of people dear to her.