Season 32, 2012-2013

The 39 StepsThe 39 Steps

A comedy adapted by Patrick Barlow, from the novel by John Buchan, and directed by Curtis Ransom

Courtesy of Samuel French

Run Dates: Aug, 24, 25, 30, 31 Sept. 1, 2, 6, 7, 8. 2012

Starring: Jon Buffington, Anastasia Van Allen, Aimee Nell Smith, Jordan Peterson

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre!

Rating: Mild Language


The Rocky Horror ShowThe Rocky Horror Show

A Sci-Fi/Horror Musical by Richard O’Brien and directed by Ian Taylor

Courtesy of Samuel French

Run Dates: Oct. 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, plus Midnight shows on the 20th & 27th, and a Special Halloween performance on the 31st, 2012.

Starring: Minerva Jayne, Carly Wasserstein, Dan Allen, Todd Ryan King, Coralee Sharp, Jordan Peterson, Shannon E. Gans, Ian Taylor, Joseph Wright, Erin Fahey, Hailey Jordan, Russell Smith Jr., Melanie Falls, Kierra Hansen, and Eugenia Horn.

Dr. Frankenfurter is having a party and poor Brad and Janet need to use his phone. They are treated to an evening is singing, dancing and outright crazy. Come see why this show is still drawing fervent fans nearly 40 years later.

Rating: Strong language, sexual situations, not recommended for the faint of heart


Ears on a BeatleEars on a Beatle

A Nostalgic Comedy by Mark St. Germain and directed by Claudia Scott

Courtesy of Samuel French

Run Dates: Nov. 23, 24, 29, 30, Dec 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 2012

Starring: Kevin Labrum and Robert Tombari

It’s the 1970s. President Nixon is very concerned about John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s opposition to the Vietnam War, so J. Edgar Hoover assigns two FBI agents to maintain surveillance on Lennon. As the agents’ outlooks evolve, major news events of the ’70s fly by, and amazing conspiracy theories bloom.

Rating: Mild Language, some adult situations


Of Grapes and NutsOf Grapes and Nuts

A Parody-Farce by the Illegitimate Players and directed by Lora Volkert

Courtesy of Broadway Play Publishing

Run Dates: Jan 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26. 2013

Starring: Karen Holcomb, Marcus Schneider, Karl Johnson, Ian Taylor, Cynthia Tank, Dustin Murphy, John Ode and Elizabeth Greeley.

A dead-on spoof of two John Steinbeck classics: The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men written by the folks who brought you A Christmas Twist, including local playwright Tom Wilmorth. Punch line after punch line propels the madness beginning with how the Lincoln Savings & Loan evicts the Joad clan from their ancestral dirt forcing them to take to the road to California, with Lenny in tow.

Rating: All audiences


Painting ChurchesPainting Churches

A Comedic Family Drama by Tina Howe and directed by Joseph Wright

Courtesy of Samuel French

Run Dates: Mar 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 2013

Starring: Nancy Suiter, Teresa Rodrick and Ted Williamson

On the verge of celebrity, Mags Church returns to her childhood blue-blooded home and a collision of changes. Determined to capture the long-put-off painting of her eccentric parents before they move from the house and its memories, Mags is forced to confront her complicated feelings for her flaky, hat-sporting, jabbering mother, and her absent-minded, literary father, who is now tumbling into senility. In the end, acceptance triumphs neuroses, to permit an aesthetically and emotionally honest portrait, of the two unusual people who raised her, and of the artist herself.

“Beautifully written. . . . Tina Howe has dramatized an illuminating connection between life an art. A theatrical family portrait that has the shimmer and depth of Renoir portraits.” – The New York Times

“A radiant, loving and zestfully humorous play . . . distinctly Chekhovian. Howe captures the same edgy surface of false hilarity, the same unutterable sadness beneath it, and the indomitable valor beneath both.” – Time

Rating: All Audiences, however, theme may be less accessible for younger children


Time Stands StillTime Stands Still

A drama by Donald Marguiles and directed by Lindsey Norris

Courtesy of Samuel French

Run Dates: Apr 12, 13 Apr 18, 19, 20, 21, Apr 25, 26, 27, 2013

Starring: Anastasia Van Allen, Corrie Winterholler, Logan Kimball and Skip Carter.

Sarah and James, adrenaline-junkies who fuel their addiction by bringing the toughest stories to the public through their careers as a photographer and journalist. However, when they are faced with the harsh new reality of a more conventional lifestyle after Sarah almost dies from an explosion in Iraq, the adventure-seeking couple confronts some of life’s biggest changes.

Rating: Strong language, adult situations


VeronicasRoomVeronica’s Room

A Suspense/Thriller By Ira Levin and directed by Anne Church

Courtesy of Samuel French

Run Dates: May 24, 25 May 30, 31, Jun 1, 2, Jun 6, 7, 8

Starring: Anna Grachanin, Cheryl Haas, Tim Schmidt and Josh Coones.

Students Susan and Larry find themselves as guests enticed to the Brabissant mansion by its dissolute caretakers, the lonely Mackeys. Struck by Susan’s strong resemblance to Veronica Brabissant, the long- dead daughter of the family for whom they work, the older couple gradually convince her to impersonate Veronica briefly to solace the only living Brabissant, her addled sister who believes Veronica alive. Once dressed in Veronica’s clothes, Susan finds herself locked in the role and locked in Veronica’s room. Or is she Veronica, in 1935, pretending to be an imaginary Susan?

Rating: Strong language, adult situations, intense action, sexual situations



A premiere comedy by Lloyd Schwartz, directed by Lance Taylor

Courtesy of Lloyd Schwartz

Run Dates: Jul 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27

Starring:  Layne Taylor,  Tabitha Musser, Sam Hansen, Shane Turner and introducing A. B. Kelley as Addie.

The world premiere of a new play by Lloyd Schwartz comes to SCT. Schwartz is the man behind A Very Brady Musical, co-author of book Brady, Brady, Brady and co-founder, along with his wife Barbara, of the award winning The Storybook Theatre of Los Angeles.

A young single mother does what she has to in order to make sure that her son is cared for in the best way possible. A poignant comedy based on a true story that everyone can relate to.

Rating: Strong language, sexual situations