Past Performances


DEATHTRAP
DEATHTRAP  by Ira Levin

October 1, 2009 - October 18, 2009

Directed by Nancy Cates




You Can't Take It With You
You Can't Take It With You  by Moss Hart & George S. Kaufman

December 3, 2009 - December 20, 2009

Directed by Terry Burgler



Steel Magnolias
Steel Magnolias  by Robert Harling

October 2, 2008 - October 19, 2008

 Directed by Nancy Cates



 

Light Up the Sky
Light Up the Sky  by Moss Hart

December 4, 2008 - December 21, 2008

Directed by Terry Burgler

The Upstart Crow
The Upstart Crow  by Vincent Dowling

January 9, 2009 - January 18, 2009

An Ohio premiere produced by the Ohio Shakespeare Festival, and directed by Terry Burgler



Appointment with Death
Appointment with Death  by Agatha Christie

February 12, 2009 - March 1, 2009

Directed by Jim Fippin

Tonight at 8:30: "Red Peppers" & "Shadow Play"
Tonight at 8:30: "Red Peppers" & "Shadow Play"  2 Musical plays by Noel Coward

April 2, 2009 - April 19, 2009

Directed by Nancy Cates
 

Not Now, Darling
Not Now, Darling  by Ray Cooney & John Chapman

May 21, 2009 - June 7, 2009

Directed by Terry Burgler

Witness for the Prosecution
Witness for the Prosecution  by Agatha Christie

February 4, 2010 - February 28, 2010




Directed by Terry Burgler


Doubt: A Parable
Doubt: A Parable  by John Patrick Shanley

March 25, 2010 - April 11, 2010

Directed by Nancy Cates





Leading Ladies
Leading Ladies  by Ken Ludwig

May 13, 2010 - June 6, 2010

Directed by Nancy Cates










Barrymore's Ghost
Barrymore's Ghost  by Jason Miller

October 31, 2008 - November 2, 2008

Produced by the Ohio Shakespeare Festival, starring Richard Figgee and directed by Nancy Cates

The Gin Game
The Gin Game  by D.L. Coburn

September 30, 2010 - October 17, 2010

Directed by Nancy Cates


Present Laughter
Present Laughter  by Noel Coward

November 26, 2010 - December 19, 2010

Produced in association with Ohio Shakespeare Festival, directed by Nancy Cates


The Unexpected Guest
The Unexpected Guest  by Agatha Christie

January 27, 2011 - February 20, 2011

Directed by Andrew Cruse


Lettice and Lovage
Lettice and Lovage  by Peter Shaffer

March 24, 2011 - April 10, 2011

Directed by Terry Burgler


Winner of the 2010-11 Royal Coach Award for Best Play


Sleuth
Sleuth  by Anthony Shaffer

May 12, 2011 - June 5, 2011

Directed by Nancy Cates


Shipwrecked! an Entertainment
The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont 
(as told by himself)
Shipwrecked! an Entertainment The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as told by himself)  by Donald Margulies

September 29, 2011 - October 16, 2011

Directed by Terry Burgler


The Philadelphia Story
The Philadelphia Story  by Philip Barry

November 25, 2011 - December 18, 2011

Diredted by Nancy Cates


And Then There Were None
And Then There Were None  by Agatha Christie

January 26, 2012 - February 19, 2012

Directed by Nancy Cates



A Moon for the Misbegotten
A Moon for the Misbegotten  by Eugene O'Neill

March 22, 2012 - April 8, 2012

Directed by Terry Burgler


Move Over, Mrs. Markham
Move Over, Mrs. Markham  by Ray Cooney & John Chapman

May 10, 2012 - June 3, 2012

Directed by Terry Burgler


I Hate Hamlet
I Hate Hamlet  by Paul Rudnik

September 27, 2012 - October 14, 2012

Directed by Nancy Cates.


Social Security
Social Security  by Andrew Bergman

November 15, 2012 - December 16, 2012

directed by Nancy Cates


Black Coffee
Black Coffee  by Agatha Christie

January 24, 2013 - February 17, 2013

directed by Andrew Cruse


Sea Marks
Sea Marks  by Gardner McKay

March 14, 2013 - April 7, 2013

directed by Terry Burgler


The Fox on the Fairway
The Fox on the Fairway  by Ken Ludwig

May 9, 2013 - June 2, 2013

directed by Terry Burgler


Grace and Glorie
Grace and Glorie  by Tom Ziegler

September 26, 2013 - October 13, 2013

Directed by Terry Burgler



On Golden Pond
On Golden Pond  by Ernest Thompson

November 21, 2013 - December 15, 2013

Directed by Nancy Cates


Spider's Web
Spider's Web  by Agatha Christie

January 23, 2014 - February 16, 2014

Directed by Andrew Cruse


The Glass Menagerie
The Glass Menagerie  by Tennessee Williams

March 20, 2014 - April 6, 2014

Directed by Nancy Cates


The School for Wives
The School for Wives  by Moliere, translated by Richard Wilbur

May 8, 2014 - June 1, 2014

The ultimate classic farce in which an older man shelters his beautiful young ward in hopes of training her to become the perfect, faithful wife.


Danny and the Deep Blue Sea
Danny and the Deep Blue Sea  by John Patrick Shanley

March 31, 2014 - April 2, 2014

Directed by Sarah Coon


Over the River and through the Woods
Over the River and through the Woods  by Joe DiPietro

October 2, 2014 - October 19, 2014

A young man is both bullied and adored by his four loving Italian grandparents.



Three Men on a Horse
Three Men on a Horse  by John Cecil Holm and George Abbott

November 20, 2014 - December 21, 2014

THREE MEN ON A HORSE is a classic comedy by John Cecil Holm and George Abbott about a meek man who writes greeting card verses, and "dopes out" the winners at the race track as a hobby.  When he encounters a bunch of down-on-their-luck gamblers in a bar, and they discover his enormous talent at his hobby, they try to win him away from his dull life and use his skills to make them all rich.



Towards Zero
Towards Zero  by Agatha Christie

January 29, 2015 - February 22, 2015

In true Dame Agatha fashion, an elderly lady is murdered during a weekend house party at her cliff-side mansion, and every guest has a reason to want her dead.


Children of a Lesser God
Children of a Lesser God  by Mark Medoff

March 26, 2015 - April 19, 2015

A gifted young teacher at a school for the deaf falls in love with one of his students.


(No shows Easter week)


The Foreigner
The Foreigner  by Larry Shue

May 14, 2015 - June 7, 2015

A shy man hoping for a quiet get-away pretends he is from an exotic foreign country.  Assuming he can't speak English, all the lodge guests begin to confide their secrets, reveal their plots, and make him the center of attention.


How the Other Half Loves
How the Other Half Loves  by Alan Ayckbourn

September 24, 2015 - October 18, 2015

In this classic farce, one set serves simultaneously as the home of two different couples who are trying to conceal thier mutual love affairs.


Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8pm, Sundays at 2:30pm.


Blithe Spirit
Blithe Spirit  by Noel Coward

November 19, 2015 - December 13, 2015

A seance by an eccentric local medium brings back the mischievous spirit of a man's late wife, much to the displeasure of his current wife.


Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8pm, Sundays at 2:30pm.


Murder on the Nile
Murder on the Nile  by Agatha Christie

January 28, 2016 - February 21, 2016

Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8pm, Sundays at 2:30pm.


In this thriller by "Queen of Crime" Agatha Christie, a young couple on their honeymoon cruise of the Nile is surrounded by mysterious, potentially dangerous characters, as well as the groom’s jilted fiancé. Miss Christie's plays are Coach House audience favorites, so book your tickets early!


The Devil's Disciple
The Devil's Disciple  by George Bernard Shaw

March 24, 2016 - April 17, 2016

Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8pm, Sundays at 2:30pm.


Set during the American Revolution, The Devil's Disciple tells the story of Dick Dudgeon, an outcast from his Puritanical family, a colonial rebel, and self-proclaimed "devil's disciple."  Despite his professed allegiance, however, he proves to be more brave, noble and compassionate than his hypocritical fellows.


Lend Me a Tenor
Lend Me a Tenor  by Ken Ludwig

May 12, 2016 - June 5, 2016

When the star tenor for the Cleveland Grand Opera Company's 1934 production of Otello is accidentally drugged with sleeping pills, the able-bodied company gopher fills in for him, both in the opera, and in all his (legendary!) romantic entanglements.  This mega-hit by farce-master Ken Ludwig is considered the "finest farce by a living playwright."


Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8pm, Sundays at 2:30pm.


Lone Star
Lone Star  by James McClure

October 6, 2015 - October 7, 2015

The first in our Artists' Choice: Black Box Series for 2015-16.  Presenting edgier, more contemporary fare than our Subscription Series, Artists' Choice: Black Box shows are maximum theatre with minimal sets. Only $10, and students with ID free.  Adult language.



The Country House
The Country House  by Donald Marguiles

December 8, 2015 - December 8, 2015

Welcome to our Elder Theatre Series readings for 2015-16, shows selected to to celebrate the vitality, wit and wisdom of senior characters, actors, directors and playwrights.  


Although tickets are free, reservations are required, as seating is limited, and Elder Theatre shows always sell out!


Curtain time for Elder Theatre is 7pm!


The Boatwright
The Boatwright  by Bo Wilson

May 31, 2016 - May 31, 2016

continuing our Elder Theatre Series


Showcasing the wisdom, talents, concerns and triumphs of theatre’s “Silver Stars.”  Readers' Theatre plays, with coffee, cookies, and post-show discussions, Tuesdays at 7pm.  Free to the public!


(Reservations required, as seating is limited.)



Featuring Richard Figge and Manny Liotta

Directed by Nancy Cates



A Thousand Clowns
A Thousand Clowns  by Herb Gardner

September 22, 2016 - October 16, 2016

Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm, Sundays at 2:30 pm.


In this classic American comedy, free-spirit Murray is an unconventional, unemployed television comedy writer, who is raising his precocious nephew, Nick. When social workers come to interfere with their situation, Murray unwittingly stumbles upon love, purpose, and a new course in life.






Dracula
Dracula  by Joe Pine

October 11, 2016 - October 11, 2016

Join us on Tuesday, October 11 at 7pm for the first presentation in this season's popular Elder Theatre Series, Reader's Theatre plays focused on the ongoing vitality and wisdom of senior artists.  One night only, and free to the public!  Reservations required, as seating is limited.  (Seriously, there are only 93 seats.  You need a reservation!)


Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks
Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks  by Richard Alfieri

November 17, 2016 - December 11, 2016

Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm, Sundays at 2:30 pm.


A comedy with music and dance, Six Dance Lessons is about a formidable retired woman who hires an acerbic dance instructor to give her private dance lessons.  What begins as an antagonistic relationship* blossoms into an intimate friendship between two people from very different backgrounds.


*Some adult language.






The Santaland Diaries
The Santaland Diaries  by David Sedaris

December 13, 2016 - December 14, 2016


Tuesday and Wednesday at 8:00 pm


First in our Artists' Choice: Black Box Series this season is The Santaland Diaries, by David Sedaris.  Santaland is the semi-autobiographical story of a 33-year-old out-of-work actor who takes a job as “Crumpet,” a Macy’s Christmas Elf.*


*Adult language



The Mousetrap
The Mousetrap  by Agatha Christie

January 26, 2017 - February 19, 2017

Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00pm, Sundays at 2:30 pm.


In this classic thriller by the Queen of Crime, a group of strangers is stranded in a newly-opened boarding house during a snowstorm, and one of them is a murderer.


The Browning Version
The Browning Version  by Terrence Rattigan

February 14, 2017 - February 14, 2017

Please join us for the second selection in this season's popluar Elder Theatre Series, Reader's Theatre plays celebrating the wit, wisdom, and ongoing contributions of seniors.  In this drama by Terrence Rattigan, a brilliant, but stern professor at a British boys' school approaches both retirement, and the possibility of losing his wife to a younger man.  Elder Theatre shows are FREE to the public, and include coffee, cookies, and post-show discussion.


*Please note early curtain time of 7:00 pm.


**Please cancel any unwanted tickets, so that others may reserve them.