Love is in the air in the city of Athens, but it is not without its complications. A young woman wants to marry her true love, but her father has chosen someone else. A group of friends find themselves in a love quadrangle facilitated by a mischievous fairy. What will come of this strain between friends, lovers, and strangers, and between the fairy world and human world? In William Shakespeare’s widely performed classic, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, love can make fools of us all, but it may also win out in the end.
Two intriguing one-act plays, each investigating unsolved mysteries involving surprising twists and turns. From a small-town murder to a yellow fever epidemic, this night of one-act plays will keep you guessing! Join us for dramatic entertainment at its finest!
A wannabe actor and heir to a banking dynasty, Bobby Child is looking for a way to break out. The only single woman in a run-down Nevada town, Polly Baker is just trying to support her father and keep their theater open. Bobby wants to help, but the only reason he is in Nevada in the first place is to foreclose on that theater. So he disguises himself as New York theater mogul Bela Zangler and, with the help of the real Zangler’s dancing Follies, Bobby helps the downtrodden citizens of Deadrock put together a show to save the theater. But when the show looks set to close before opening night, is there anything anyone can do to set things right? This dazzling show full of tap dancing, chorus lines, and standards by George and Ira Gershwin takes you back to the 1930s, when music and dance seemed to be driving the whole world crazy – Crazy For You!
Everyone at Fairy Godmother Headquarters is excited for the monumental Cinderella ball, but when every single fairy godmother gets sick from food poisoning, who will be the one to help Cinderella? Out of sheer desperation, the most unlikely substitute is selected, with predictable, hilarious results! Find out if this inexperienced, bumbling replacement has what it takes to save the day at Cinderella and the Substitute Fairy Godmother, by Ed Monk.
No one thought that a group of young girls could do so much damage. In 1692 Salem Massachusetts, however, the word of a few children can send you to court or even the gallows. When witch fever begins to sweep the town, it seems as though no one is safe from hanging. John Procter speaks out against the trials, but when Abigail – a young woman with whom he had an affair – accuses John’s wife of witchcraft things heat up. All this and more horrifying secrets are found in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible.
The MLC Forum presented The Six Shooter, a weekly old-time radio program in the United States. In the radio drama James Stewart starred as Britt Ponset, a drifting cowboy in the final years of the Wild West. Episodes ranged from straight Western drama to whimsical comedy. The episodes featured in this readers’ theater were “When the Shoe Doesn’t Fit” and “Britt Ponset’s Christmas Carol.”
The MLC Forum brought the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table to life with an extraordinary score and a story that poignantly dramatizes the human conflict at the heart of this classic tale.
This fast and furious collection of fractured fairy tales with a modern twist tells what happens when the Big Bad Wolf decides he (or she) doesn’t want to be big or bad anymore! Old Granny Stinkyfeet is just trying to tell the kiddies some stories but she’s having trouble with the Wolf. He won’t eat her like he’s supposed to! Instead, he wants to be the good guy for a change, so he’s off on a mission to become a hero – no matter how many people tell him it’s impossible. The show utilizes audience participation.
Set in New York in 1938, You Can’t Take It With You tells the story of Martin Vanderhof and his quirky family. Their hobbies include firework making, playwriting, and ballet dancing, to name a few. When Alice, a daughter of the family, brings her fiance and his Wall Street parents to dinner, it may spell disaster for their relationship. Through a series of hilarious mishaps and misunderstandings everyone comes to realize that the most important things in life are the only ones that you can take with you.
It’s a Wonderful Life has maintained its appeal as a family holiday favorite for generations, and this radio play adaptation promises to present that timeless story in a fresh and memorable way. Bring the whole family!