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Starkville Community Theatre's 2018-2019 Season

Join us as we celebrate our 41st Season




Sylvia

By A. R. Gurney

Directed by Brenda Mayo September 12-14 and September 16, and 18-22, 2018
Please note special dates.


A modern romantic comedy about a marriage and a dog. Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan after twenty-two years of child-raising in the suburbs. Greg's career as a financial trader is winding down, while Kate's career, as a public-school English teacher, is beginning to offer her more opportunities. Greg brings home a dog he found in the park—or that has found him—bearing only the name "Sylvia" on her name tag. A street-smart mixture of Lab and Poodle, Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife. She offers Greg an escape from the frustrations of his job and the unknowns of middle age. To Kate, Sylvia becomes a rival for affection. And Sylvia thinks Kate just doesn't understand the relationship between man and dog.





The Addams Family: A Musical

By Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice, and Andrew Lippa

Directed by Thomas La Foe
November 7-11 and November 13-16, 2018
Please note special dates.


Different is good, even if different is… strange. That’s the message of this family-friendly musical comedy based on the classic characters of the creepy, kooky Addams clan. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents.




The Heiress

By Ruth and Augustus Goetz

Directed by Michele Crescenzo
January 31-February 3 and February 5-9, 2019


New York in the 1850s. A shy and plain young girl, Catherine Sloper, falls desperately in love with a delightful young fortune hunter. Catherine's lack of worldliness prevents her from realizing that the young man proposing to her is not entirely drawn to her by her charm. Catherine's father, a successful doctor, sees through the fortune hunter and forbids the marriage, but his daughter proposes an elopement that fails to materialize because the young man knows most of her expected fortune will go elsewhere if he marries her. When the fortune hunter turns up once more and again proposes to her, Catherine leads him to believe that she will accept him, but she proves she will not be fooled for the second time




Harvey

By Mary Chase

Directed by Sean Dyess
April 4-7, and 9-13, 2019

The classic feel-good comedy about the fine line between happiness and insanity is a crowd-pleaser in any season, with supporting roles for newcomers and opportunity throughout for age-flexible, colorblind casting. Elwood P. Dowd insists on including his friend Harvey in all of his sister Veta’s social gatherings. Trouble is, Harvey is an imaginary six-and-a-half-foot-tall rabbit. To avoid future embarrassment for her family—and especially for her daughter, Myrtle Mae—Veta decides to have Elwood committed to a sanitarium, but Elwood and his invisible companion have a strange influence on more than one of the doctors and on everyone they meet.