The Drama Workshop’s 2022-23 season will be another season filled with laughter, music and heartfelt connection between artists and audiences.
FRANCINE’S WILL by Mary Dattilo
Francine Faraday dies and leaves her entire estate to her longtime companion H.P. Manly. While the loyal members of Francine’s staff are delighted, her money-hungry relatives are furious. Though the will is ironclad, the relatives find that they can inherit Francine’s fortune if H.P. dies of “natural” causes. As the family plots H.P.’s demise, the staff schemes to save him, resulting in counter-plots and mixed-up romances aplenty.
August 5-21,2022. Directed by Becky Collins
RADIUM GIRLS by DW Gregory
In 1926, radium was used as a miracle cure for everything from diabetes to rheumatism, Madame Curie was an international celebrity, and luminous watches the latest rage—until the girls who painted them began to fall ill with a mysterious disease. Inspired by a true story, RADIUM GIRLS traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a watch dial painter, as she fights for her day in court.
September 30 – October 16, 2022. Directed by Amanda Borchers
SANDERS FAMILY CHRISTMAS by Connie Ray and Alan Bailey
Celebrate and rejoice with the Sanders family in this heartwarming sequel to the bluegrass gospel musical SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN! It’s December 24, 1941, and America is going to war. So is Dennis Sanders of the Sanders Family Singers. Join Pastor Mervin Oglethorpe and the spirit filled Sanders Family as they send Dennis off with hilarious and touching stories and twenty-five Southern Gospel Christmas songs.
December 2-18, 2022. Directed by Judy Berrens
HOME BREW THEATRE VI by local playwrights
This will be the sixth installment of TDW’s celebration of local playwrights and local beer. Join us for a selection of witty and thought-provoking ten-minute plays by local authors, and a chance to raise a glass of locally produced beer with the actors, directors and writers at a post-performance reception.
January 20 – 22, 2023. Directors to be announced.
RING OF FIRE, a musical by Richard Maltby Jr, and Bill Meade
From the songbook of Johnny Cash comes this unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, and the healing power of home and family. More than two dozen classic hits paint a musical portrait of The Man in Black. Though he is never impersonated, his remarkable life story is told through his music, in a concert format that will move and exhilarate you!
March 3-19, 2023. Directed by Linda Abbott
STEPPING OUT by Richard Harris
This is a rollicking comedy about the attempts of a group of working class amateurs to overcome their inhibitions and left feet in a low-rent dance studio. Mavis, a former professional chorus girl, tries her hardest to teach the bumbling amateurs to trip the light fantastic for an upcoming recital. But before the dancing begins Mavis must mediate the minor dramas that erupt among this motley but loveable crew as they prepare for their moment to shine.
May 12-28, 2023. Directed by Dianna Davis
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