by William Gibson
Directed by Jeanne Drone
August 2-4, 7-11, 14-17
A life-threatening illness has left young Helen Keller deaf and blind to the world around her. Twenty-year-old governess Annie Sullivan summons disciplined determination and persistence to open up the world for Helen and teach her that everything has meaning. This timeless classic won the Tony Award for Best Play in 1959, as well as Tonys for its stars Patty Duke and Anne Bancroft. Bancroft also won the Oscar for reprising her role as Sullivan in the 1962 film adaptation.
by Ron Hutchinson
Directed by Sarah Kieffner
October 4-6, 9-13, 16-19
Set in the golden age of Hollywood, Moonlight and Magnolias is a riotous, behind-the-scenes peek at the making of what many consider the greatest movie ever made … that almost wasn’t! Can a producer with a lot to prove, his serene secretary, a hot director with an even hotter temper and a screenwriter set for success (once he gets around to reading the book) create movie magic? Or, will their chance be “gone with the wind?” Frankly, my dear, you won’t want to miss this one.
Music by Irving Berlin
Book by David Ives and Paul Blake
Directed by Pat Street
December 6-8, 11-15, 18-21
Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features 17 Irving Berlin songs and a book by David Ives and Paul Blake. Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former army commander. The dazzling score features well known standards including “Blue Skies,” “I Love a Piano,” “How Deep Is the Ocean,” and the perennial favorite, “White Christmas.” It’s an uplifting musical worthy of year-round productions. www.rnh.com
by Noel Coward
Directed by Matt Grimes
January 31, February 1-2, 5-9, 12-15
Legendary playwright Noel Coward employed his 50th production to chronicle human life in its twilight years. Lotta Bainbridge, a once-acclaimed performer, moves into The Wings, a charity retirement home for aging actresses. When she rekindles an old feud with a former rival, May Davenport, the two dueling divas are forced to come face-to-face with past indiscretions and present indignities to see if they can salvage a happy ending for their final act.
by Tom Stoppard
Directed by Tom Gregg
Tony and Academy Award-winning playwright Tom Stoppard delivers the ultimate cozy mystery parody in this play within a play within a play. A comic spoof of the whodunits popularized by Agatha Christie, The Real Inspector Hound blends a secluded English country manor house, ominous radio reports of a criminal on the loose, suspicious visitors, a relative with a shady past, a dead body, and fourth walls broken down left, right, and center to create a riotous evening of immense proportions and answer the ultimate question: Who is the real Inspector Hound?
The Real Inspector Hound was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, two weeks before opening.