Book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrell; Music and Lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick: Conceived by Karey Kirkpatrick and Wayne Kirkpatrick
July 6-23, 2022
Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rockstar known as “The Bard.” When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical. But amidst the scandalous excitement of opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self...and all that jazz.
The Play That Goes Wrong
Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields
October 12-29, 2022
From Mischief, Broadway masters of comedy, comes the smash hit farce. Welcome to opening night of the Cornley University Drama Society’s newest production, The Murder at Haversham Manor, where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. This 1920s whodunit has everything you never wanted in a show—an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines). Nevertheless, the accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences! Part Monty Python, part Sherlock Holmes, this Olivier Award–winning comedy is a global phenomenon that’s guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter!
The Importance of Being Earnest
November 9-19, 2022
Though written in 1895, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest remains one of funniest and most engaging comedies ever written. The play tells the story of three couples all trying to unlock the secret to their beloved’s heart even if that may involve a little deception, quite a bit of flattery and a ton of the wittiest dialogue ever written. The play is filled with quotable lines like, “In matters of great importance, style, not sincerity is the vital thing, or “to be natural is such a difficult pose to keep up,” unforgettable characters, delightfully twisted plots and exceptional wit–all of which have made this play a perennial hit on stages worldwide; it remains as relevant and fun today as when it was first performed.
A Comedy of Tenors
March 1-18, 2023
One hotel suite, four tenors, two wives, three girlfriends, and a soccer stadium filled with screaming fans. What could possibly go wrong? It’s 1930s Paris and the stage is set for the concert of the century – as long as producer Henry Saunders can keep Italian superstar Tito Merelli and his hot-blooded wife, Maria, from causing runaway chaos. Prepare for an uproarious ride, full of mistaken identities, bedroom hijinks, and madcap delight.
George and Emily Get Married
April 12-29, 2023
George and Emily Get Married re-examines "Love and Marriage" through a contemporary lens. Gentle, insightful, romantic and complete with a wedding reception that includes the audience, George and Emily Get Married is a love letter to life-long relationships and the effort it takes to make them endure.