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2015-2016 Season

Imagine and Discover

Main Stage performances are at the New Hazlett Theatre

Performances are typically 2 hours long.

Showtimes: Friday & Saturday @ 8:00 PM
Sunday @ 2:30 PM

Preview: All Seats $10-$15
Adult: $20-$25
Senior: $15-$20
Student*: $10-$15
*under 16 or with student ID




The Crucible

by Arthur Miller

October 30, 2015 - November 8, 2015

About the Salem Witch Trials - Did you know? Salem was originally named named 'Naumkeag', meaning “fishing place,” by the Native Americans who lived there. In 1629: Naumkeag is renamed Salem (for 'shalom', a Hebrew word meaning peace) in honor of the peaceful agreement between Conant and Endicott, its founders.


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Who was Abigail Williams?

Who was Tituba?

Who was John Proctor?

Who was Elizabeth Proctor?

Who was Mary Warren?

Who was Reverend Parris?

Who was Betty Parris?

Salem Witch Museum

A brief history of the Salem witch trials


A Lesson Before Dying

by Ernest J. Gaines

March 4, 2016 - March 13, 2016

"An uplifting tale of the triumph of the human spirit.”
- National Book Critics' Circle Award

“A poignant and profound drama on the value of human life that is more than worth the effort to seek it out.”
- Chicago Beat.


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National Book Critics' Circle Award (1993) – “This is a straightforward novel that masterfully evokes a time and a place and a community that was forced to bear inhuman injustices.  The dignified manner in which a simple man rises up and, with courage and grace, accepts the burden of man's inhumanity to man makes for an uplifting tale of the triumph of the human spirit.”

A brief summary – A Lesson before Dying is set in a small Cajun community in the late 1940s. Jefferson, a young black man, is an unwitting party to a liquor store robbery where three men are killed; the only survivor, he is convicted of murder and sentenced to death. Grant Wiggins, who left his hometown for the university, has returned to the plantation school to teach. As he struggles with his decision whether to stay or escape to another state, his aunt and Jefferson's godmother persuade him to visit Jefferson in his cell and impart his learning and his pride to Jefferson before his death.

Searching for Humanity Through the Eyes of Ernest Gaines: Nonverbal Communication in A Lesson Before Dying

Quotes from the story - “I want you to show them the difference between what they think you are and what you can be.”

“We must live with our own conscience. Each and every one of us must live with his own conscience.”


The Giver

by Lois Lowry
May 13, 2016 - May 22, 2016

Through Jonas' eyes, his community appears to be a utopia — a perfect place —self-contained and isolated from every other place in the world.  No disease, hunger, poverty, war, or pain. But, what about Memories?


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Article: Lois Lowry Says 'The Giver' Was Inspired by Her Father's Memory Loss
Article: The Children’s Author Who Actually Listens to Children
Article: A sequel to 'The Giver'? It's true -- and here's what Lois Lowry has to say about it

Video: Interview with Lois Lowry
Video: Newbery winner Lois Lowry talks about "The Giver" with interviewer Tim Podell

Touring Production


Directed by Allison M. Weakland

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