OSLT’s 56th Annual Playbill

White Christmas

 

White Christmas

Nov. 9-12, 16-19, 23-26, 2016

Directed by Valerie Underwood

Music & Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Book by David Ives & Paul Blake
Orchestrations by Larry Blank
Vocal & Dance Arrangements by Bruce Pomahac

 

 

In this heartwarming musical adaptation, veterans Bob Wallace & Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, they follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former commander. The dazzling score features well-known standards, including: Blue Skies, I Love A Piano, How Deep Is the Ocean and White Christmas.

 

HavingHope

 

 

Having Hope at Home

Feb. 2-4, 8-11, 2017

Directed by Christopher McGruer
By David S. Craig
Produced by special arrangement with
Playwrights Guild of Canada
www.playwrightsguild.ca

 

 

A side-splitting look at a family learning to love again. On a winter night in a drafty farmhouse a baby is about to arrive. But modern medicine meets midwifery head on in a torrent of family feuding. As tensions rise between three dysfunctional generations, so does laughter. It takes a baby to heal the rift in this funny, heartwarming story of forgiveness and hope, showing us how the human heart sometimes takes the longest way home.

ACTOFIMAGINATION

 

 

 

An Act of the Imagination

March 30–April 1, 5-8, 2017

Directed by Bill Murphy
By Bernard Slade
Samuel French, Inc

 

 

 

 

This thriller involves a successful mystery writer, Arthur, whose latest work has strangely turned into a vivid and adulterous romance. Arthur’s son, second wife and editor marvel at the truthfulness of the work, remarkable since it is inconceivable that he could ever have had such an affair. Enter a woman, who is intent on blackmail and whose story is foolproof and airtight: it appears that Arthur has been trysting away from home. Death stalks: the other woman disappears and evidence incriminates Arthur in her murder. There is a conspiracy to do Arthur in, one that entails deceit and ingenious plotting.

The Miracle Worker

 

The Miracle Worker

June 1-3, 7-10, 2017
 
Directed by Corry Lapointe
By William Gibson
Samuel French, Inc

 

 

This classic tells the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller, dramatizing the volatile relationship between the lonely teacher and her charge. Trapped in a secret, silent world, unable to communicate, Helen is violent and spoiled. Only Annie realizes that there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark, tortured silence. With scenes of intense physical and emotional dynamism, Annie’s success with Helen finally comes with the utterance of a single word: water.