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Dear Friends of the Festival "Tis The Season"!

Don't Miss Our Last Show Of The Year!

We will carefully adhere to all COVID19 regulations in order to keep you and our company members safe. Masks will also be required.

“It’s a Wonderful Life: a Live Radio Play”

by Joe Landry

Evenings (7pm): December 18, 19, 21, 2020

Adapted from the classic screenplay written by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Jo Swerling, and Frank Capra.  Based on an original short story by Philip Van Doren Stern entitled, “The Greatest Gift”. This beloved American holiday classic comes to life in a live-in-studio audience setting of a radio broadcast. Seasoned actors and Folio artists create the behind-the-scenes magic of vintage radio storytelling, bringing this funny, moving, and life-affirming tale back to our hearts.
Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. (www.playscripts.com)

Announcing our 2021 Season!

We will carefully adhere to all COVID19 regulations in order to keep you and our company members safe.

Our Summer 2021 Season Shows!

Looking Over the President's Shoulder

Starring Television Star Clarence Gilyard

Summer 2021
Matinees (2pm): July 14, 24, 29
Evenings (7pm): July 7, 11, 16, 22, 31

When Alonzo Fields accepted a job as a butler at the White House in 1931, his plan was to work there for the winter. That winter lasted 21 years. Based on the real-life story of the grandson of a freed slave who grew up in an all-black town in southern Indiana, Fields is forced by the Depression to give up his dreams of becoming an opera singer and accept the job at the White House where he quickly was appointed Chief Butler and served four U.S. presidents and their families:  Culled from Fields’ private papers, diaries and interviews, Looking Over the President’s Shoulder has played at major theaters across the country including Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C.  

Baskerville: a Sherlock Holmes Mystery

by Ken Ludwig

Summer 2021
Matinees (2pm): July 16, 21, 30
Evenings (7pm): July 8, 14, 18, 23, 28

Get your deerstalker cap on — the play’s afoot! Comedic genius Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) transforms Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic “The Hound of the Baskervilles” into a murderously funny adventure. Sherlock Holmes is on the case. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being dispatched one by one. To find their ingenious killer, Holmes and Watson must brave the desolate moors before a family curse dooms its newest heir. Watch as our intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises, and deceit, as five actors portray more than forty characters. Does a wild hellhound prowl the moors of Devonshire? Can our heroes discover the truth in time? Join the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can be.

“Ingeniously funny … Ludwig has done a remarkable job adapting Doyle’s story to the stage while putting his own twist on a classic.” Broadway World

“Comedy gold … [Baskerville] finds the perfect mix of slapstick and thrills.” Theatermania

“Side-splittingly funny.” Woman Around Town

Daddy Long Legs

Music & Lyrics by Paul Gordon

Book by John Caird

Based on the novel by Jean Webster

Summer 2021
Matinees (2pm): July 15, 22, 31
Evenings (7pm): July 9, 17, 24, 29

Based on the classic novel which inspired the 1955 movie starring Fred Astaire—a beloved tale in the spirit of Jane Austen, the Brontë Sisters, and “Downton Abbey”—this heartwarming Cinderella story about a witty and winsome young woman and her mysterious benefactor has charmed audiences of all ages from Los Angeles to London.

“A GREAT TREAT!” The New York Times

“Whereas Wicked may have been the most successful musical of the first decade of the 21st century, in this century’s second decade, Daddy Long Legs will become much more deeply adored and cherished by women of all ages.” The Huffington Post

“An enchanting new musical with an exquisite score. Daddy Long Legs is AN ABSOLUTE CHARMER that’s perfect for date night and suitable for the whole family.” BroadwayWorld.com

Deathtrap

by Ira Levin

Summer 2021
Matinees (2pm): July 17, 23, 28
Evenings (7pm): July 10, 25, 21, 25, 30

A diabolically clever, wildly popular stage & screen comedy-thriller!

Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, is struggling to overcome a dry spell which has resulted in a string of failures and a shortage of funds. One day he receives a script from a student author — a thriller that Sidney recognizes immediately as a potential Broadway smash. Sidney’s plan, devised with his wife’s help, is to offer collaboration to the student for co-credit. Or is it? Deathtrap provides twists and turns of devilish cleverness, and offers hilariously sudden shocks in such abundance that audiences will be spellbound until the very last moment.

“Two-thirds a thriller and one-third a devilishly clever comedy… Suspend your disbelief and be delighted. Scream a little. It’s good for you.” — Cue Magazine

“The intricately fashioned plot contortions brought gasps, the comedy lines drew delighted chortles…” — Hollywood Reporter

See Our 2020 Covid-19 Regulations Below!

Dear Friends of the Festival,

Dear friends, We are back!
Theatrical storytelling is vital to the emotional health and well-being of our community, and we are committed to bringing joy, laughter, and great stories to the stage again. Please see below our line-up of shows in the Fall as well as our Summer 2021 Season.

We will carefully adhere to all COVID19 regulations in order to keep you and our company members safe. Masks will also be encouraged.

Our ticketing system for the Fall productions will automatically keep your seats at a safe social distance from others. While that restriction is not in place for the Summer 2021 shows, we can make seating adjustments as circumstances require. You may now choose your dates and seats for all shows listed below. If you are unsure of your Summer schedule, you have the option of purchasing a Flex pass, which allows you to pick your dates and seats at a later time. Please note our evening show time of 7:00 pm.

We have a special treat for October. We had planned to remount our Frankenstein production, but the opportunity arose to bring in the very timely show of Driving Miss Daisy with television stars Sheree J. Wilson and Clarence Gilyard. Sheree and Clarence have been traveling all across the United States, sharing this funny and moving, Pulitzer Prize winning, play about the power of love. Seating will be limited due to seating restrictions, so please reserve your seats soon. You and your families have been in our thoughts and prayers. We are overjoyed at the prospect of seeing you in the theatre again!

Thank you,
Your Friends at Simon Fest Theatre Co.

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