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Plaza SuitePlaza Suite
Thursday, September 1 – Sunday, October 9
Written by Neil Simon
Directed by Tony Annicone

Hilarity abounds in this portrait of three couples successively occupying a suite at the Plaza. A suburban couple take the suite while their house is being painted and it turns out to be the one in which they honeymooned 23 (or was it 24?) years before and was yesterday the anniversary, or is it today? This wry tale of marriage in tatters is followed by the exploits of a Hollywood producer who, after three marriages, is looking for fresh fields. He calls a childhood sweetheart, now a suburban housewife, for a little sexual diversion. Over the years she has idolized him from afar and is now more than the match he bargained for. The last couple is a mother and father fighting about the best way to get their daughter out of the bathroom and down to the ballroom where guests await her or as Mother yells, "I want you to come out of that bathroom and get married!"

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Last of the Red Hot LoversLast of the Red Hot Lovers
Thursday, October 13 – Sunday, November 20
Written by Neil Simon
Directed by Tony Annicone

Middle-aged and married, overworked and overweight, Barney Cashman wants to join the sexual revolution before it's too late and arranges three seductions: the first, Elaine Navazio proves to be a foul-mouthed bundle of neuroses; Bobbi Michele is next, a 20-ish actress who's too kooky by half; finally comes September and Jeanette Fisher, a gloomy, depressed housewife who happens to be married to Barney's best friend.

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Nana's Naughty KnickersThe Edwards Twins -
Christmas with the Stars

December 5-6, 12-13, 2016
Matinee & Evening Shows

The World Famous Edwards Twins, now in it’s 20th year, is the top Twin and impersonation act in the world. Their vocals and looks will amaze you. You will think you are seeing and hearing the real superstars right before your very eyes. From Barbra Streisand, Sonny and Cher, Andrea Bocelli, Bette Midler, Johnny Mathis, Perry Como, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder to Neil Diamond all in one show.

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Nana's Naughty KnickersNana’s Naughty Knickers
Friday, November 25 – Saturday, December 31
Written by Katherine DiSavino
Directed by Daniel Lee White

Bridget and her Grandmother are about to become roommates. However, what Bridget saw as a unique opportunity to stay with her favorite Nana in New York for the summer quickly turns into an experience she’ll never forget. It seems her sweet Grandma is running an illegal boutique from her apartment, selling hand-made naughty knickers to every senior citizen in the five borough area!

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Nana's Naughty KnickersRomantic Comedy
Thursday, February 16 – Sunday, March 26
Written by Bernard Slade
Directed by Anne Mulhall

Arrogant, self centered and sharp tongued Jason Carmichael, successful co-author of Broadway romantic comedies, is facing two momentous events: he is about to marry a society belle and his collaborator is retiring. Enter Phoebe Craddock, Vermont schoolteacher and budding playwright. Quicker than a flash, Jason acquires a talented and adoring collaborator in the mousy Phoebe. Fame and success are theirs for ten years and then Jason's world falls apart. His wife divorces him to go into politics and Phoebe, her love for Jason unrequited, marries a breezy journalist and moves to Paris. Jason goes into professional, financial and physical decline as a newly chic Phoebe returns, solo and successful.

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Nana's Naughty KnickersThe Foresome
Thursday, March 30 – Saturday, May 13
Written by Norm Foster
Directed by Daniel Lee White

Rick, Ted, Donnie, and Cameron are home for their fifteenth college reunion. During the weekend, the men go out for a game of golf, and it is during this game that the four get caught up on each other's lives since their college days. The play is set on the eighteen tees of The Windemere Golf and Country Club.

"The laughter was immediate, uncontrollable, constant and helpless." --Guelph Daily Mercury

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Nana's Naughty KnickersLunch with Mrs. Baskin
Thursday, May 18 – Thursday, June 29
Written by Sam Bobrick
Directed by Tony Annicone

Although she has no intention of buying anything, Mrs. Eva Baskin, a sweet, retired widow, continuously sets up appointments with sales people solely to have lunch and conversation with them in her home. Two young sales people, Terry, who not very successfully sells garage doors and Kira, who successfully sells solar panels and has just learned that her fiancé is cheating on her, accidentally meet in Mrs. Baskin's apartment. Although neither have the slightest intention of getting involved in a relationship, Mrs. Baskin thinks otherwise.

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Nana's Naughty KnickersBaggage
Thursday, July 6 – Saturday, September 2
Written by Sam Bobrick
Directed by Daniel Lee White

Two difficult, single people, Phyllis and Bradley, both trying to heal from their respective disappointing relationships, get their luggage mixed up at the airport. After a very disagreeable first encounter, the two decide to help each other get over their heartaches by forcing a friendship that eventually leads to the two discovering that while they may be too difficult for everyone else in the world, they are perfect for each other.

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Self-Help
Thursday, September 7 – Sunday, October 8
Written by Norm Foster
Directed by Michael Johnson

A married couple of second-rate theatre actors cast themselves as nationally renowned self-help gurus. Their lives unravel in a farce as they try to conceal a body and hold on to their falsely won fame.

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The Crazy Time
Thursday, October 12 – Sunday, November 19
Written by Sam Bobrick
Directed by Rick Bagley

This is a play about men trying to understand women and how they never will. Miles Gladstone, a man in his mid-fifties, has left his wife of thirty years and marries a young woman half his age. Six months later his new wife leaves him, his business partner has screwed him and his first wife, who is looking better than ever, wants to buy his modern apartment for her and her extremely young boyfriend. Struck by his first wife's fabulous appearance and new vivacious attitude, Miles offers to go back to her. He's shocked that she's not interested. The play ends with Miles, his partner who screwed him, and the young lover, all living together and trying to figure out women.

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Dashing Through the Snow
Friday, November 24 – Sunday, December 31
Written by Jones, Hope, & Wooten
Directed by Tony Annicone

It's four days before Christmas in the tiny town of Tinsel, Texas, and a colorful parade of eccentric guests arrive at the Snowflake Inn and deck the halls with holiday hilarity. Trina, the harried yet upbeat innkeeper of this B&B, has more than she can handle coping with these nuttier-than-a-fruitcake lodgers. Hoyt and his sister, Donna Jo, make the mistake of trying to end a thirty-year feud between their curmudgeonly aunts, Ennis and Della, with sidesplitting results. Ainsley and Lenora, self-involved actors from a lower-than-low-budget touring production of A Christmas Carol, descend on the Inn to fulfill a promise, leaving comedic chaos in their wake. Add to this Yuletide mayhem an ill-advised romantic rendezvous between Mrs. Claus and one of Santa's elves, a demanding guest who refuses to leave, not to mention a tipsy housekeeper, and it's clear it will take more than a kiss under the mistletoe to keep Trina's spirits merry and bright. But a spur-of-the-moment Christmas Eve wedding that brings together the fabulous Futrelle sisters—Honey Raye, Twink, Frankie and Rhonda Lynn—and their best friend, Raynerd, takes a surprising and delightful turn that leads to a laugh-'til-your-sides-ache climax, changing all their lives forever. You'll swear this family-friendly Jones/Hope/Wooten Christmas comedy is more fun than a joyride in a one-horse open sleigh!

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