MAIN STAGE PLAYS AT THE COMMUNITY THEATRE OF TERRE HAUTE
Barnum – Based on the life of showman P. T. Barnum, covering the period from 1835 through 1880 in America and major cities of the world where Barnum took his performing companies. The production combines elements of traditional musical theater with the spectacle of the circus. The characters include jugglers, trapeze artists and clowns, as well as such real-life personalities as Jenny Lind and General Tom Thumb. Fridays and Saturdays, October 2, 3, 9, and 10, 2015 at 8:00 pm and Sundays, Sundays October 4 and 11, 2015 at 2:30 pm
It’s a Wonderful Life – It’s a Wonderful Life is the saga of George Bailey, the Everyman from the small town of Bedford Falls, whose dreams of escape and adventure have been quashed by family obligation and civic duty, whose guardian angel has to descend on Christmas Eve to save him from despair and to remind him by showing him what the world would have been like had he never been born that his has been, after all, a wonderful life. This fine dramatization not only celebrates the faith of the season, it also celebrates the American philosophy of life: hard work, fair play and the love and support of one’s family and community will be rewarded. Fridays and Saturdays, December 4, 5, 11, and 12, 2015 at 8:00 pm and Sundays December 6 and 13, 2015 at 2:30 pm.
Broke-ology – Beautifully crafted in theme, dialogue, and characterization, Nathan Louis Jackson’s Broke-ology is a tale of a family whose economic and emotional hardships pale in comparison to the powerful love that binds them. Weaving back and forth between the past and the present, Broke-ology explores a parents’ dreams for a better future for their sons, a future threatened by complications and tough choices. Amidst struggles both internal and external, the central characters come to realize the all-encompassing nature of love and commitment in a powerful ending that leaves the audience breathless. February 5, 6, 12, and 13, 2016 at 8:00 pm and February 7 and 14, 2016 at 2:30 pm
SPRING TIME OF 2016 PLAYS
Close Ties – A family drama concerning 3 generations vacationing in the family’s summer home. The matriarch of the family, still bustles about energetically tending her garden and issuing orders to the others, even though she has long since given the house to her middle-aged daughter, and her husband who is now a senior partner in the law firm founded by his late father-in-law. Also present are three daughters and a teenaged son, and the unlikely lover of one of the daughters, who arrives uninvited but quickly ingratiates himself. It is the resolution of problems, which so many must face in today’s world that provides the very believable— and deeply moving— conclusion of this most human and genuinely affecting play. pril 1, 2, 8, and 9, 2016 at 8:00 pm and April 3 and 10, 2016 at 2:30 pm
Dinner with Friends – June 3, 4, 10, and 11, 2016 at 8:00 pm and June 5 and 12, 2016 at 2:30 pm (See website)
Community Theatre of Terre Haute, Inc.
1431 S. 25th Street – 25th and Washington Streets – Terre Haute, IN 47802
812-232-7172 or 812-232-7173