Happy 20th Anniversary to the Lionheart Theatre Company!
Join us at Lionheart in 2020 as we celebrate our 20th season. To honor our history, this season is devoted to some old audience favorites and some important shows in our past.
“The Man Who Came to Dinner”
March 6-22, 2020
By Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman
Directed by Scott King
Why this Play? “The Man Who Came to Dinner” was the first large production Lionheart ever produced in conjunction with County Seat Players.
Sheridan Whiteside, having dined at the home of the Stanleys, slips on their doorstep, breaking his hip. When Maggie, his secretary, falls in love with the reporter, Bert Jefferson, Whiteside summons a glamorous actress, Lorraine, to win the affections of the young man, ultimately taking over the house with his demands and visiting Broadway luminary friends.
May 1-18, 2020
By David Bottrell and Jessie Jones
Directed by Marla Krohn
Why this Play? “Dearly Departed” is an audience favorite – who doesn’t love a crazy southern family?
In the Baptist backwoods of the Bible Belt, the beleaguered Turpin family proves that living and dying in the South are seldom tidy and always hilarious. Despite their earnest efforts to pull themselves together for their father’s funeral, the Turpins’ other problems keep overshadowing the solemn occasion Amidst the chaos, the Turpins turn for comfort to their friends and neighbors, an eccentric community of misfits who just manage to pull together and help each other through their hours of need, and finally, the funeral.
“A Year with Frog and Toad”
July 17-26, 2020
By Robert and Willie Reale
Directed by Colton Combs
Why this Play? “A Year with Frog and Toad” is a classic with two lovable characters.
Waking from hibernation in the Spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding and learn life lessons along the way. The two best friends celebrate and rejoice in the differences that make them unique and special. Part vaudeville, part make believe… all charm, A Year with Frog and Toad tells the story of a friendship that endures throughout the seasons.
“Radio TBS, Trailer Park Broadcasting Scandals”
September 11-27, 2020
By Mark L. Smith
Directed by Joe McLaughlin
Why this Play? “Radio TBS, Trailer Park Broadcasting Scandals” may be one of the audience favorites we get the most buzz about – always a fun one to revisit!
Radio hostesses and society doyennes Vesta Poteet and Dixie Mandrell bring to you the comings and goings of the activities in and around The Luna Del Mar Manufactured Home Oasis and Monkey Emporium And what a jumpin’ place this trailor park is. There’s a visit to Graceland from rovin’ reporter Missy Goode; there’s the upcomin’ Miss Manatee contest, The Heart of Dixie advice for the lovelorn and addicted all leading up to the colossal celebration the Jesus and Elvis; A Tribute to the Kings drive by nativity . If you think that this kings’ tribute runs smoothly, you’ll also believe that teased hair is a thing of the past.
“The Good Doctor”
November 6-22, 2020
By Neil Simon
Directed by Scott Rousseau
Why this Play? “The Good Doctor” is another audience favorite from our early years.
This Broadway hit is a composite of Neil Simon and Anton Chekhov. In one sketch, a feisty old woman storms a bank and upbraids the manager for his gout and lack of money. In another, a father takes his son to a house to initiate him into the mysteries of sex, only to relent at the last moment and leave the boy more perplexed than ever. In another sketch, a crafty seducer goes to work on a wedded woman, only to realize that the woman has been in command from the first overture. And let us not forget the classic tale of a man who offers to drown himself for three rubles. The stories are droll, the portraits affectionate, the humor infectious, and the fun unending.
“A Charlie Brown Christmas”
December 11-20, 2020
By Eric Schaeffer
Directed by Tanya Caldwell
Why this Play? “A Charlie Brown Christmas” is the first play that Lionheart produced.
When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism, he sees among everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but this proves to be a frustrating endeavor. When an attempt to restore the proper holiday spirit with a forlorn little Christmas fir tree fails, he needs Linus’ help to discover the real meaning of Christmas.