Lionheart Theatre's 2018 Season of Shows
February 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25 Crossing Delancey
by Susan Sandler; Directed by Raleigh Wade
Isabel is a modern young woman who lives alone and works in a bookshop. When she is not pining after a handsome author, she is visiting her grandmother (Bubbe) in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. This irascible Bubbe and her friend, the matchmaker, have found a “good catch” for Isabel, who’s extremely reluctant to meet Sam, the pickle vendor.
March 30, 31, April 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15 Don’t Dress for Dinner
by Marc Camoletti, adapted by Robin Hawdon; Directed by Marla Krohn
Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse, whilst his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend, Robert, along too, to provide the alibi. It’s foolproof, what could possibly go wrong? Well…suppose Robert turns up not realizing quite why he has been invited. Suppose Robert and Jacqueline are secret lovers and consequently determined that Jacqueline will NOT leave for the weekend. Suppose the cook has to pretend to be the mistress and the mistress is unable to cook. Suppose everyone’s alibi gets confused with everyone else’s. An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed.
May 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Based on the Mark Twain classic, Adapted for the stage by Timothy Mason Directed by Jim Nelson
The lovable Tom Sawyer and his pals take us back to the sweet summer days when sternwheelers commanded the mighty Mississippi. A time when kids fished, teased schoolmates and stole kisses in the schoolyard. From the opening flourish of the fiddle to a closing joyous leap into the Mississippi, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is a winning combination of adventure, humor, and nostalgia.
July 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29 A Southern Exposure
by Kelley Kingston-Strayer; Directed by Brandi Kilgore
A Southern Exposure is a comedy-drama set in a small town in 1990's Kentucky. It is the story of Callie Belle Hurt whose idea of love is so unrealistic it could be lifted from the pages of a romance novel. Raised by Hattie, her sassy, Bible-thumping grandmother with a cast-iron will and her two eccentric aunts, Callie Belle stuns her family when she announces that she has fallen in love and is moving to New York to live with her boyfriend.
September 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 The Rainmaker
by N. Richard Nash; Directed by Joanie McElroy
During the Depression era in the Midwest, con man Bill Starbuck acts as a rainmaker, but is chased out of town, after town. One day, he arrives in a drought-ridden rural town in Texas and shows up at the door of spinsterish Lizzie Curry and the rest of the Curry clan. Lizzie keeps house for her father, H.C. and two brothers on the family cattle ranch. As their farm languishes under the devastating drought, Lizzie’s family worries about her marriage prospects more than about their dying cattle.
October 18, 19, 20, 21 Murder at Weatherfield
by Joe Starzyk; Directed by Bob Winstead
Murder at Weatherfield is a farcical who-done-it which particularly spoofs the style of Agatha Christie. As family members gather at the country estate of Lord Winthrop to learn about the changes in his will, we gradually learn about financial problems, marital issues, and family secrets. Revelations that come flying out like a runaway train!
October 25, 26, 27, 28 Lawless Spirits Tour
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.
November 7, 8, 9, 10 (Fund Raiser) Tony n' Tina's Wedding
by Nancy Cassaro; Directed by Matt Easter
This production is a Lionheart Theatre Special Fund Raising Event
Tickets $45 each (No FlexPasses or Discounts)
One of the longest running shows in Off Broadway history, this delightful evening gives new meaning to the phrase “And now for something completely different!” Audience members are the guests at the nuptial celebration of Tony Nunzio and Valentina Vitale in all its tacky and hilarious glory. Following the church service is a reception where the audience joins the wedding party and their bickering families for a pasta dinner, champagne toasts, wedding cake, and dancing. Fun, Fun, Fun!
December 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15,16 Miracle on 34th Street
Based on novel by Valentine Davies
Adapted by Patricia DiBenedetto Snyder, Will Severin and John Vreeke
Directed by Christine Trent
Kris Kringle is the personification of good will and holiday spirit. As Macy's holiday Santa, he enchants children and shoppers so completely that he is deemed dangerous by fellow employees who question his competency and plot to ruin him. A small girl's belief in Santa and the magic of the holiday is at stake in a climactic courtroom decision. This hilarious, tender, and charming show for the entire family is a Christmas classic.