William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back


BY IAN DOESCHER

DIRECTED BY JENNIFER NORTON & LAURA NORTON

May 18-19

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William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back


BY IAN DOESCHER

DIRECTED BY JENNIFER NORTON & LAURA NORTON

May 18-19

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

May 20-21

Home Sweet Home(r)


WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY BRENDA DOLMA

May 20-21

A staged reading.

The Drunkard


BY BRIAN J. BURTON

DIRECTED BY LAURA NORTON

May 26-28

The Drunkard


BY BRIAN J. BURTON

DIRECTED BY LAURA NORTON

May 26-28

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

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.

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.

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. 

An Evening in Central Park


TWO ONE-ACT PLAYS:

THE ZOO STORY  |  BY EDWARD ALBEE  |  DIRECTED BY OWEN DUFFY

PLAY TBA  |  DIRECTED BY KATHLEEN GUSTAFSON

June 9-11  |  June 15-17

An Evening in Central Park


TWO ONE-ACT PLAYS:

THE ZOO STORY  |  BY EDWARD ALBEE  |  DIRECTED BY OWEN DUFFY

PLAY TBA  |  DIRECTED BY KATHLEEN GUSTAFSON

June 9-11  |  June 15-17

Set in central park, The Zoo Story is a confrontation between middle-class America and the outcasts of society. 

Through a serious of failed conversations and misinterpretations of the act of love, Jerry begins his experiment to see if the middle class Americas 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.

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


June 24-25

Outrageous Jazz


June 24-25

Live jazz on the Homer Spit.

Chicago


BY FRED EBB, BOB FOSSE, AND JOHN KANDER

DIRECTED BY JENNIFER NORTON, LANCE PETERSEN, AND MARK ROBINSON

June 30-July 2  |  July 6-9  |  July 12-15

Chicago


BY FRED EBB, BOB FOSSE, AND JOHN KANDER

DIRECTED BY JENNIFER NORTON, LANCE PETERSEN, AND MARK ROBINSON

June 30-July 2  |  July 6-9  |  July 12-15

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

The Head That Wouldn't Die


BY RAND HIGBEE  |  DIRECTED BY NANCY CHASTAIN & KEN LANDFIELD

July 21-23  |  July 27-29

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?

Last Frontier Readings


NEW PLAYS FROM THE LAST FRONTIER PLAY WRITING FESTIVAL

August 3-5

Last Frontier Readings


NEW PLAYS FROM THE LAST FRONTIER PLAY WRITING FESTIVAL

August 3-5

A potpourri of readings of new plays from the Last Frontier Theatre Conference.

Honor Among Thieves


BY LINDSEY SCHNEIDER

DIRECTED BY LINDSEY SCHNEIDER & LANDON BUNTING

August 11-13  |  August 17-19

Honor Among Thieves


BY LINDSEY SCHNEIDER

DIRECTED BY LINDSEY SCHNEIDER & LANDON BUNTING

August 11-13  |  August 17-19

A Youth Theatre Production Camp performance.

Stage Kiss


BY SARA RUHL

DIRECTED BY PETER SHEPPARD

August 25-27  |  August 31-September 2

Stage Kiss


BY SARA RUHL

DIRECTED BY PETER SHEPPARD

August 25-27  |  August 31-September 2

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

October 6-8  |  October 12-15

All performances at the Homer Mariner Theater

Jesus Christ Superstar


BY ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER & TIM RICE

DIRECTED BY LANCE PETERSEN, JENNIFER NORTON & MARK ROBINSON

October 6-8  |  October 12-15

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.