​OUR 10th ANNIVERSARY 2023 SEASON OF SHOWS AND EVENTS
JANUARY 26TH - FEBRUARY 11TH               NOW PLAYING!
THE CHARITABLE SISTERHOOD OF THE SECOND TRINITY VICTORY CHURCH
By Bo Wilson

The roads are flooded, the bridges are washed out, and less generous souls are staying safely indoors, but it takes more than a little rain to keep the ladies of the Charitable Sisterhood from fulfilling their sworn mission. Bea Littleton is the pastor's wife; Lorraine Jensen is the tireless mother of nine; Tina Yates is the transplanted Yankee; and Janet Murchison is the newest arrival. When these ladies meet to organize a relief effort for the homeless, they are greeted with a small mountain of community donations—but one woman's junk is another woman's treasure, and that pile of stuff in this little church basement is hiding a thing or two. Come sit in on this month's meeting in the basement of Second Trinity Victory Church; our five angels of mercy will leave you breathless with laughter as they do their best to help the homeless, spiritual deprivation and, most of all, one another. A hilarious and heartwarming play with the sweet flavor of “Steel Magnolias”! ***Produced by Special Arrangement with the Dramatic Publishing Company, Woodstock, Illinois

FEBRUARY 23RD - MARCH 11TH

ADAM & EVE: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE GARDEN by Lisa Hoffman 
Join the world’s first comical couple as they figure out (and battle out) life, love and sex- with a little help from a silly snake and that fabulous forbidden fruit! A hilarious new comedy starring Pam Mutty and Michael J. Tobin  
***Produced by Special Arrangement with the Playwright, Lisa Hoffman
 
MARCH 16th - APRIL 8th (4 WEEKS)
AND THEN THEY CAME FOR ME: REMEMBERING THE WORLD OF ANNE FRANK
By James Still

And Then They Came for Me is a unique theatrical experience: a multimedia play that combines videotaped interviews with Holocaust survivors Ed Silverberg and Eva Schloss with live actors recreating scenes from their lives during World War II. Ed was Anne Frank's first boyfriend, and she wrote about him in the beginning of her now-famous diary. Eva Schloss was the same age as Anne Frank and lived in the same apartment building in Amsterdam. Her family went into hiding the same day as the Frank family. And like the Frank family, they were betrayed. On Eva's 15th birthday, her family was arrested by the Nazis and sent to concentration camps. Eva and her mother survived, and after the war her mother married Otto Frank (Anne's father). Part oral history, part dramatic action, part direct address, part remembrance, the ensemble driven And Then They Came for Me breaks new ground and has been acclaimed by audiences and critics in world-wide productions. ***Produced by Special Arrangement with the Dramatic Publishing Company, Woodstock, Illinois

APRIL 20-MAY 6
HOW RUDE! The Musical
Written by Phillip George, Music by Steven Silverstein

A devilish new musical that’s hysterically entertaining! Filled with original songs about bad manners, incivility, and selfishness, it’s a fast-paced, tuneful celebration of the deliciously rotten behavior that drives us all a little crazy! Written By Phillip George (“Forbidden Broadway”, “Shout, The Mod Musical”) with Music by Steven Silverstein (Broadway, Off-Broadway, Regional: musical director, composer, arranger, accompanist). MAINE PREMIERE! ***Produced by Special Arrangement with George & Silverstein

MAY 18-JUNE 3
ALL ABOARD FOR BROADWAY
Conceived by Michael J. Tobin

Aaaall Aboard! the musical theater train as six talented men and women bring the very best of Broadway to the Footlights Theatre stage! This travelogue of showtunes will take you from the 1930’s to today. Hear the classics you know and love and experience songs you may never have heard before. The sounds of musical theater will bring our 10th anniversary season to a melodious close!

SUMMER 2023


JUNE (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 7pm)

SERIOUSLY FUNNY
Eight “best” 10-minute comedies selected from our (covid delayed) 2021 competition will come to life for 6 shows only… and one play will be voted “the best” by each audience member after each performance. The play / playwright with the most votes after the run of the show will receive a $500 cash prize following the final performance.

JULY 18TH – AUGUST 31ST (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 7pm)
THE LADIES ROOM
Conceived by Michael J. Tobin

A hilarious comedy that celebrates women of all ages (and the brave men who love them)! We have taken “the best of the best” from our past hit “ladies” summer shows and created a potpourri of fun and funny, much like the old-time variety show where anything can happen (and it usually does)…
with non-stop, rib-tickling repartee, these ladies are “a delightful, masterful tour de force, a bundle of high-voltage talent you certainly don’t want to miss!”