Lionheart Theatre's 2019 Season of Shows
Pie in the Sky
by Lawrence Thelen; directed by Jason Caldwell
February 14, 15, 16, 17
This heartwarming comedy is about a mother nearing the end of her life who has the overwhelming urge to bake an apple pie. Her middle-aged daughter joins her as Mom tries to tie up a lifetime of loose ends.
Picasso at the Lapin Agile
by Steve Martin; directed by Scott King
March 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24
This long running Off Broadway absurdist comedy places Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a Parisian cafe in 1904, just before the renowned scientist transformed physics with his theory of relativity and the celebrated painter set the art world afire with cubism. Bystanders, including Picasso's agent, the bartender and his mistress, Picasso's date, an elderly philosopher, and an idiot inventor introduce additional flourishes of humor. The final surprise patron to join the merriment at the Lapin Agile is a charismatic dark-haired singer time warped in from a later era.
Pump Boys and Dinettes (musical)
conceived and written by John Foley, Mark Harwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel and Jim Wann; directed by Scott Rouseau
May 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19
The 'Pump Boys' sell high octane on Highway 57 in Grand Ole Opry country and the 'Dinettes', Prudie and Rhetta Cupp, run the Double Cupp diner next door. Together they fashion an evening of country western songs that received unanimous raves on and off-Broadway. With heartbreak and hilarity, they perform on guitars, piano, bass and, yes, kitchen utensils.
The Princess and the Pea
by Hans Christian Anderson; adapted by Barbara Field;
July 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
The prince has journeyed around the world searching for a princess to marry, but with every encounter something seemed to be wrong. Until one night during a storm, a beautiful girl came knocking, claiming she was a princess. The queen is doubtful, so she places a tiny pea underneath twenty mattresses, knowing that only a true princess would be able to feel it. Does she or doesn’t she? Come find out for yourself.
Jest A Second
by James Sherman; directed by Davin Grindstaff
September 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29
Sarah and Bob, who are expecting a child, are hosting a birthday bash for Sarah’s mother. But Sarah’s brother Joel shows up early with a shocking surprise – he is gay, and the amazing girlfriend Randy he has been telling the family about is actually a man. Joel’s plan to come out to their parents comes off the rails when he chickens out, and Bob decides to help him by dressing in drag and pretending to be Randy, the successful doctor girlfriend that Sarah and Joel’s parents have heard so much about. Hilarity ensues as the Goldman family comes together to discover love, honesty, and acceptance.
Lawless Spirits Tour
directed by Tanya Caldwell
October 25, 26, 27, 28, 29
Wander through the streets of Historic Norcross and see the past come to life. Gun fights, Bank Robbers, Family Feuds, Train Wrecks and more. This guided walking tour is a must for history buffs as well as those who love a good story.
by Pulitzer-Prize Winning Playwright Lynn Nottage; directed by Myrna Feldman
November 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17
The time is 1905, the place New York City, where Esther, a black seamstress, lives in a boarding house for women and sews intimate apparel for clients who range from wealthy white patrons to prostitutes. Her skills and discretion are much in demand, and she has managed to stuff a goodly sum of money into her quilt over the years. One by one, the other denizens of the boarding house marry and move away, but Esther remains, lonely and longing for a husband and a future. Her plan is to find the right man and use the money she's saved to open a beauty parlor where black women will be treated as royally as the white women she sews for. By way of a mutual acquaintance, she begins to receive beautiful letters from a lonesome Caribbean man named George who is working on the Panama Canal.
Grandma Got Ran Over by...WHO?
(a holiday-themed children's mystery)
conceived by Page2Stage Productions; directed by Amy Szymanski
December 5, 6, 7, 8
Join the cast of holiday characters as Rudolph goes to trial for running over Grandma. Did he do it, or was he framed by the evil Grinch? You, the jury, must decide! Enjoy this creative experience complete with a cookie decorating party! Fun for the entire family.
In Bethlehem Inn
(a light dinner theatre event)
by John W. Carter; directed by Tanya Caldwell
December 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22
The audience walks into Bethlehem Inn to enjoy a meal with the Innkeeper and his family. The dinner is interrupted by Joseph and Mary who need to seek refuge in the inn while Mary goes into labor, but there is no vacancy. As part of the crowd, the audience watches the night unfold into the birth of Jesus.