The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon

The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon
By Don Zolidis

The fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm are turned on their heads in this fast-paced, rollicking ride as two narrators and several actors attempt to combine all 209 stories ranging from classics like Snow White, Cinderella, and Hansel and Gretel to more bizarre, obscure stories like The Devil's Grandmother and The Girl Without Hands. A wild, free-form comedy with lots of audience participation and madcap fun.

These dysfunctional fairy tales are not the ones you heard as a child either. Nor are they the “grimmer” original tales. These representations are something else entirely fun for grown-ups, teens, and children; although parents should be aware that these fairy tales are not the same ones, they told to their children growing up. The original (Grimm) tales contain more violence and horror, magic and sugary morality.

Shoestring Theater will present "The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon"
July 15, 16, 17*, 22, 23 and 24*.

Shows start at 730pm with *Sunday Matinee at 2:30 pm

The Fantasticks

Music by Harvey Schmidt, Lyrics and Book by Tom Jones

This production will be directed and musically directed by Ben Beck.

The Fantasticks is the longest-running musical in the world, and with good reason: at the heart of its breathtaking poetry and subtle theatrical sophistication is a purity and simplicity that transcends cultural barriers. The result is a timeless fable of love that manages to be nostalgic and universal at the same time.

The Fantasticks is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, and their two fathers who try to keep them apart. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart, and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo's words that "without a hurt, the heart is hollow".

Auditions: July 2 and 3
Please prepare 32 bars of MT, bring music (accompanist provided) or a track. No monologue is needed, but be prepared to read from the script.

Shoestring Theater will present "The Fantasticks"
September 9, 10, 11*, 16, 17, 18*, 23, 24, 25*.

The Murder Room

Nov. 4-6*, 11-13*,18-20* Adults $18 Seniors $15 & Students $8
The Murder Room is a fabulous mystery farce concerning newly-weds Edgar and Mavis. Right after their wedding Edgar discovers that Mavis - a nasty piece of work - is being unfaithful. After her first attempt to kill him, Mavis resorts to shooting him and then returning to her lover. Chaos and complications reign!

Second Samuel

It was a simpler time in the late 1940s, especially in South Georgia and specifically in a sleepy little town called Second Samuel. What had been called the Great Depression was quickly fading into memory. The war had been won, the election was now over, and "Give 'em Hell Harry" was still president. It had been an exciting time for sure, but the folks in Second Samuel were ready for things to settle down and get back to normal. Except—this was the summer Miss Gertrude passed away, and deep dark secrets were about to be revealed. Nobody could have imagined how the death of one sweet little old lady would turn the entire town upside down, leaving everybody in Second Samuel wondering if anything would ever be normal again!

I Bet Your Life

Shoestring Theatre presents Fred Carmichael's "I Bet Your Life" - a hilarious play with clever dialogue, intriguing romance and surprise twists that you will have you laughing.

Soap opera author Matthew Stoddard contacts a gangster and arranges for an incognito hitman to join him at a dinner party in the country to prove to his agent, Gregory Larson, that a screenplay he has written is believable. Circumstances place a real hitman among the guests, and the action accelerates as they try to find out who it is before the deadline. Is the whole scheme really a con game? And who cons the con man? And who is conning them all?

Performances every Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m., beginning March 3, 2017 through March 19, 2017

The Mousetrap

The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a country house cut off by the snow discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. Who can it be? One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at the last, nerve-shredding moment the identity and the motive are finally revealed.