Insanity Case of Mrs. A. Lincoln


by Richard Goodman


October 24 - Nov. 15, 2003

The facts are straightforward: Robert Todd Lincoln had his mother certified legally incompetent. He took responsibility for her financial affairs. She was committed to a mental hospital. Was she insane, or was he a greedy, cold-hearted son?. Audiences empathize with Mrs. Lincoln's struggle for a grasp on her difficult world, including pervasive voices real, and imagined. In Act II, Mrs. Lincoln sends a plea to a friend on the outside and the conditions of her confinement are called into question allowing a pioneering female attorney, a reporter, a doctor, the principle and smaller roles, the chance to develop. Freedom and redemption is given to Mrs. Lincoln and exposure to some of the less than cherished social constructs of the 19th century.


Lend Me a Tenor

by Ken Ludwig


February 20 - March 13, 2004

Ludwig’s hit farce revolves around the Cleveland Opera company production of Otelo. Tito Morelli, a famous Italian tenor, is making his American debut in the title role. The success of the opera company depends on the tenor who has a weakness for wine and women. When the tenor's fiery-tempered wife finds an autograph seeker in the tenor's closet, she writes a good-bye note, grabs her fur, and leaves. This starts a chain-reaction of hilarious confusion, plot twists, disguises, entrances and exits through many doors, and non-stop laughter.

Little Old Ladies in Tennis Shoes


by Sandra Asher


May 7 - May 29, 2004

Kate Corrigan has her life in order, or so she likes to think. In what she describes as "not lower middle age" but "upper youth," she has a lucrative job, a no strings-attached man, and a new house in the suburbs. Kate's tiny existence is overwhelmed with a roller-coaster of friendships with the elderly women on the block. As she meets these women, living in quirky isolation after outliving their husbands, Kate realizes the life she's found looks a lot like the one she'd been running from. Confronted with old fears and new choices, Kate finds her life opening up-wide enough, for the first time, to admit love. A sensitive comedy about friendship between generations. Full of wit and laughter,.warmth, and wisdom. Audiences of all ages applaud their determination to "grow older, wiser, stronger in every way. But not old."