William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back


BY IAN DOESCHER

DIRECTED BY JENNIFER NORTON & LAURA NORTON

May 18-19  |  7:30 PM

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William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back


BY IAN DOESCHER

DIRECTED BY JENNIFER NORTON & LAURA NORTON

May 18-19  |  7:30 PM

This staged reading of Ian Doescher's cheeky mash-up brings the rebellion from a galaxy far, far away to a theater near you.

Kick off the summer season and become a member of Pier One Theatre with the long-anticipated sequel to last year's reading of William Shakespeare's Star Wars: A New Hope featuring members of the original cast & new favorites... and now with more action!

O, ‘tis for the Rebellion a dark time.
For though they have the Death Star all destroy’d,
Imperi’l troops did from the ashes climb
And push the rebels closer to the void.
...

In time so long ago begins our play,
In war-torn galaxy far, far away.

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Home Sweet Home(r)


WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY BRENDA DOLMA

7:30 PM May 20  |  3 PM May 21

Home Sweet Home(r)


WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY BRENDA DOLMA

7:30 PM May 20  |  3 PM May 21

A staged reading of short plays based in Homer.

Home Sweet Home(r) by Brenda Dolma won the Homer Big Read playwriting competition. It will be presented along with staged vignettes by Homer High School Students in Susanne Bishop's English class.

The Big Read playwriting competition was a Pier One Theatre collaboration with the Friends of the Homer Library, Homer Council on the Arts and Homer High School, with help from the Homer Foundation.

The Drunkard


BY BRIAN J. BURTON

DIRECTED BY LAURA NORTON

May 26-28  |  June 1-3  |  7:30 PM

The Drunkard


BY BRIAN J. BURTON

DIRECTED BY LAURA NORTON

May 26-28  |  June 1-3  |  7:30 PM

The poor man did not start out to be a drunkard; mercy no!

He was the penniless heir of his kindhearted father, from whom he inherited his virtues. He would not be moved by that villain lawyer to kick the widow and her daughter out of their cottage. Indeed, on seeing the fair daughter he proposed.

The wedding of these two paupers does not produce financial relief. One day the lawyer lures the noble husband to a saloon; he becomes a drunkard and the poverty increases.

The lawyer tries to get the husband to forge a name, but he is still too virtuous for that. It's the husband's foster brother who plays detective, finds out what the lawyer is up to, discovers his brother in the slums and helps capture the villain.

With the help of all men of good will, retribution is realized in the end.

Rhythm of the North


WRITTEN & PERFORMED BY JOHNNY B.

Alternating Tuesdays May 30-September 26  |  Time TBA

Rhythm of the North


WRITTEN & PERFORMED BY JOHNNY B.

Alternating Tuesdays May 30-September 26  |  Time TBA

Multi-media extravaganza featuring the unique, undeniable, and unparalleled Johnny B. 

In the Park


ONE-ACT PLAYs directed by owen duffy & kathleen Gustafson

June 9-11  |  June 15-17  |  7:30 pm

In the Park


ONE-ACT PLAYs directed by owen duffy & kathleen Gustafson

June 9-11  |  June 15-17  |  7:30 pm

Edward Albee's The Zoo Story   |  Directed by Owen Duffy

presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York

Set in New York's Central Park, The Zoo Story is a confrontation between middle-class America and the outcasts of society. 

Through a series of failed conversations and misinterpretations of the act of love, Jerry begins his experiment to see if the middle class Americans are animals after all.

Peter, an average American, is confronted by Jerry, a lonely man from the wrong side of the park. Jerry tries to teach Peter the realities of life that Peter has tried to ignore. He tries to teach Peter the nature of human existence and relationships.

The Statue of Bolívar by Eric Lane  |  Directed by Kathleen Gustafson

Presented by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.

2B (Or Not 2B) by Jacquelyn Reingold  |  Directed by Kathleen Gustafson

presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York

Two comic stories of women searching for love in Central Park.

Youth Skills Camp Sharing Performance


DIRECTED BY LINDSEY SCHNEIDER & LANDON BUNTING

7 PM June 22  |  3 & 7 PM June 23

Youth Skills Camp Sharing Performance


DIRECTED BY LINDSEY SCHNEIDER & LANDON BUNTING

7 PM June 22  |  3 & 7 PM June 23

It's the culmination of our skills camp for young actors.

Local artists host workshops exploring movement, circus arts, music, improv, mask-making, stagecraft, and design to expose students to a wide array of theater fields. 

Students devise and create a show based on classical and contemporary scenes.

Someday you'll brag about seeing them before they made it big!

Outrageous Jazz


7:30 PM June 24  |  3 PM June 25

Outrageous Jazz


7:30 PM June 24  |  3 PM June 25

This incredible live jazz ensemble is back for the sixth year in a row!

Featuring Karen Strid-Chadwick on keyboard, Ray Booker on bass, Dale Curtis on trumpet, Cameron Cartland ondrums, and Brenda Vulgamore-Hune on vocals.

Chicago


BY FRED EBB, BOB FOSSE, AND JOHN KANDER

DIRECTED BY JENNIFER NORTON, LANCE PETERSEN, AND MARK ROBINSON

Choreography by Anne Gittinger

June 30-July 2  |  July 6-9  |  July 12-15  |  7:30 pm

Chicago


BY FRED EBB, BOB FOSSE, AND JOHN KANDER

DIRECTED BY JENNIFER NORTON, LANCE PETERSEN, AND MARK ROBINSON

Choreography by Anne Gittinger

June 30-July 2  |  July 6-9  |  July 12-15  |  7:30 pm

Set in the legendary city during the roaring “jazz hot” 20s, Chicago tells the story of two rival vaudevillian murderesses locked up in Cook County Jail.

Nightclub star Velma’s serving time for killing her husband and sister after finding the two in bed together.

Driven chorus girl Roxie’s been tossed in the joint for bumping off the lover she’s been cheating on her husband with.

Not one to rest on her laurels, Velma enlists the help of prison matron Mama Morton and slickster lawyer Billy Flynn, who turn Velma’s incarceration into a murder-of-the-week media frenzy, thus preparing the world for a splashy showbiz comeback. But Roxie’s got some of her own tricks up her sleeve…

The Head That Wouldn't Die


BY RAND HIGBEE  |  DIRECTED BY NANCY CHASTAIN & KEN LANDFIELD

July 21-23  |  July 27-29  |  7:30 pm

The Head That Wouldn't Die


BY RAND HIGBEE  |  DIRECTED BY NANCY CHASTAIN & KEN LANDFIELD

July 21-23  |  July 27-29  |  7:30 pm

A madman is on the loose and college student Penny, somewhat flighty, has gotten a gun for protection over the objections of her brainy roommate, Janice.

The objections prove all too true when Penny accidentally shoots her boyfriend, Glen. Granted, his sense of humor often makes people want to shoot him, but this was truly an accident.

Fortunately, Janice is a pre-med genius and she is able to use a very unorthodox method to save Glen’s life…kind of. His head at least, but only temporarily. While Glen protests to being stored in the TV cabinet, Penny is concerned that not all of Glen’s body could be saved. After all, what’s a boyfriend without his body parts?

Janice is frantic as to what to do next as the unusual events have attracted the attention of a nosy neighbor and a curious police officer. Janice and Penny try their best to conceal the horrible secret but events soon start to spiral out of control. Janice calls upon her nerdy scientist friend, Luke. Perhaps his newest creation, the B7 robot, can save the situation.

But then, what about the werewolf?

Highlights of the Last Frontier Theatre Conference


Directed by Kate Rich

August 3-5  |  7:30 pm

Highlights of the Last Frontier Theatre Conference


Directed by Kate Rich

August 3-5  |  7:30 pm

A potpourri of readings from new plays, performed by locals.

Kate Rich selects a variety of short plays from this year's Last Frontier Theatre Conference in Valdez, Alaska.

See new works all three nights!

Honor Among Thieves


BY LINDSEY SCHNEIDER

DIRECTED BY LINDSEY SCHNEIDER & LANDON BUNTING

August 11-13  |  August 17-19  |  7:30 pm

Honor Among Thieves


BY LINDSEY SCHNEIDER

DIRECTED BY LINDSEY SCHNEIDER & LANDON BUNTING

August 11-13  |  August 17-19  |  7:30 pm

A Pier One Youth Theatre Production.

In a fictional city where magic and machines abound, a team of pickpocketing orphans must pull of the heist of the century.

Their fearless leader, Rosario, risks it all to join the Council of Convicts and find a home for the orphans.

Stage Kiss


BY SARAh RUHL

DIRECTED BY PETER SHEPPARD

August 25-27  |  August 31-September 2  |  7:30 pm

Stage Kiss


BY SARAh RUHL

DIRECTED BY PETER SHEPPARD

August 25-27  |  August 31-September 2  |  7:30 pm

Art imitates Life. Life imitates Art.

When two actors with a history are thrown together as romantic leads in a forgotten 1930s melodrama,

they quickly lose touch with reality as the story onstage follows them offstage.

Jesus Christ Superstar


BY ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER & TIM RICE

DIRECTED BY LANCE PETERSEN, JENNIFER NORTON & MARK ROBINSON

Choreography by Lynne Roff

October 6-8  |  October 12-15  |  7:30 pm

All performances at the Homer Mariner Theater

Jesus Christ Superstar


BY ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER & TIM RICE

DIRECTED BY LANCE PETERSEN, JENNIFER NORTON & MARK ROBINSON

Choreography by Lynne Roff

October 6-8  |  October 12-15  |  7:30 pm

All performances at the Homer Mariner Theater

The iconic rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar borrows from the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John and imagines the last seven days of Jesus Christ's life as a complex political and personal struggle, rooted in the rock ethos of 1970.