Lemon Bay Playhouse
96 West Dearborn Street
Englewood, Florida 34223
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Dec. 4 - Dec. 22, 2013
A CHRISTMAS CACTUS – A Comedy
Written by Eliot Byerrum & Directed by Bob La Salle
Christmas turns into a dickens of a holiday for private investigator Cactus O'Riley as she solves mysteries, delivers small miracles and takes a second chance on love. A charming contemporary Christmas tale where goodwill and justice triumph. Reserved tickets are $18.00 each.
Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014; 7:30 pm
Cynthia Sayer is regarded as one of the top 4-string banjoists in the world today. A member of Woody Allen's jazz band for over 10 years, Cynthia's solo career has taken her well beyond these New Orleans roots to become an acclaimed bandleader and guest artist. Cynthia has a unique and expansive approach to the instrument which is all her own, and she is also a respected vocalist. Her eclectic repertoire ranges from swing and hot jazz to tango, western, classical, and more. Reserved tickets are $18.00 each.
Jan. 22 - Feb. 16, 2014
THE LAST ROMANCE – A Comedy
Written by Joe DiPietro & Directed by Dan Higgs
A crush can make anyone feel young again—even a widower. A chance meeting leads Ralph to woo the elegant, but distant, Carol. Defying Carol's reticence—and his lonely sister's jealousy— Ralph regains a happiness that seemed all but lost. Reserved tickets are $18.00 each.
Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014; 7:30 pm
BARBARA VAN EYCKEN
“Country To Pop, A Tribute To Patsy Cline”
Ms. Van Eycken discovered Patsy Cline’s music and story in 2000, and the next year, after winning first place for "Best Female Tribute Artist" in a major competition, this native New Yorker knew she was on to something big.
One reviewer penned, "Barbara's gift is truly unique… Shortly after the show begins, you start to believe Patsy is really on stage". To preview her songs go to www.patsyclinetributeshow.com. Reserved tickets are $18.00 each.
Saturday, March 1 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, March 2 at 2:00 pm.
5TH ANNUAL SHORTS ALOUD FESTIVAL
Once again, Lemon Bay Playhouse’s Readers Theater will be presenting their annual Shorts Aloud Festival. This will be its fifth year, and this popular event is always well attended. A unique form of live theater, the actors always give the audience a laugh-filled performance with twists and surprises. Show times are March 1 at 7:30 pm and March 2 at 2:00 pm. Mark your calendars and buy your tickets soon at the special price of $10.00.
March 12 - Apr. 6, 2014
A TOUCH OF DANGER – A Mystery
Written by Francis Durbridge & Directed by Matt McCord
Novelist Max Telligan returns to his London apartment from Munich to find his evening newspaper reporting his violent death. He is greeted by a parade of mysterious visitors. Max, it seems, has unwittingly become embroiled in an international terrorist group! Reserved tickets are $18.00 each.
Saturday, April 12, 2014; 7:30 pm
CAROL AND JOHNNIE
“Music and Mayhem”
Carol and Johnnie perform songs, comedy, ventriloquism, and impersonations with a dash of audience participation. Nostalgic medleys include songs from the Golden Oldies, Pop Standards, Old Time Rock and Roll, and Classic Country.
Known throughout Ohio and Florida, Carol and Johnnie will tickle your funny bone with fractured fairy tales and “spot on” impersonations. Johnnie’s puppet pal, Roger, the codger, will have you roaring. You won’t want to miss this rollicking good time. Reserved tickets are $18.00 each
April 30 - May 18, 2014
THE FOURPOSTER – A Comedy
Written by Jan de Hartog & Directed by Ron Bupp
A moving chronicle of a husband and wife from their wedding night in 1890 until they leave their home 35 years later. They fret and quarrel, laugh, cry, and make love in the same room... an old fourposter, silent witness to all. Reserved tickets are $18.00 each.
June 11 - June 29, 2014
THE HEIRESS – A Drama
Written by Ruth Goetz and Augustus Goetz & Directed by Leanne Hanson
In New York in the 1850's, Catherine Sloper, an aristocratic but shy and plain young woman, lives under the scrutiny of her successful father. When a handsome but penniless suitor proposes, her father threatens disinheritance. Can she be rich in love and money? Reserved tickets are $18.00 each.
FLEX-Pass – Buy tickets to YOUR selection of 4 plays for $68.
Note: This does not include Showcases
Saturday, January 18 at 7:30pm and Sunday, January 19 at 2:00pm
The Gin Game - A Tragi-Comedy
Written by D.L. Coburn
Lemon Bay Playhouse has added an additional show to their 27th season lineup. Rita Corn and Jack Rabito have generously volunteered to produce and perform The Gin Game at the theater. They have performed this show locally to sold out audiences. The proceeds from this two performance run will be used to reduce the mortgage on the Annex ,which was purchased by the playhouse earlier in the year.
The Gin Game, a dramatic comedy in two acts by D. L. Coburn, is a Pulitzer Prize-winning play. It is about Fonsia and Weller, two residents in a nursing home, who develop a friendship while playing gin. Fonsia is a newcomer to the game and Weller is supposed to be the expert, but she wins every hand, driving her partner to exasperation. Their mutual need for comfort is momentarily satisfied, until Weller's frustration, and Fonsia's subtle needling, builds to a terrible confrontation. Much is revealed about their respective regret-filled lives. During the continual shuffling and playing of cards they slowly come to grips with what is left of their lives in their old age. Note: Mature language is part of the script.
The performers in the Christmas murder mystery are (from left to right) Bill Fisackerly (Stuart Windsor), Kim Fisackerly (Cactus O’Riley), Rick Moore (Fred Booker), Lee Lawler (Adelaide Booker), Nick Nichols (Neville Smedley) and Bob La Salle (Ramon Ramirez and Director).
Photo by Peter Aratari