Sam Bass Theatre

Love, Loss, and What I Wore

Love, Loss, and What I Wore

(by Nora and Delia Ephron)
Directed by Deborah Hanna
Jan. 10-26, 2020

A play of monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes and memory covering all the important subjects—mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses and why we only wear black. Based on the bestselling book by Ilene Beckerman.
Jan 10th-11th, Jan 16th-18th, Jan 23rd-25th at 8:00pm;Jan 12th, 19th, Jan 26th at 2:00pm

Night Watch

Night Watch

( by Lucille Fletcher)
Directed by Kerry Coward
Feb. 14-Mar. 8

Unable to sleep, Elaine Wheeler paces the living room of her Manhattan townhouse, troubled by unsettling memories and vague fears. Her husband tries to comfort her, but when he steps away for a moment Elaine screams as she sees (or believes she sees) the body of a dead man in the window across the way. The police are called, but find nothing except an empty chair. Elaine's terror grows as shortly thereafter she sees still another body—this time a woman's—but by now the police are skeptical and pay no heed to her frantic pleas. Her husband, claiming that Elaine may be on the verge of a breakdown, calls in a lady psychiatrist, who agrees with his suggestion that Elaine should commit herself to a sanitarium for treatment. From this point on, the plot moves quickly and grippingly as those involved—Elaine's old friend and house guest Blanche; the inquisitive and rather sinister man who lives next door; and the nosy German maid Helga—all contribute to the deepening suspense and mystery of the play as it draws towards its riveting and chilling climax.
Feb 14th-15th, Feb 20th-22nd, Feb 27th-28th, Mar 5th-7th at 8:00pm;Feb 16th, 23rd, Feb 29th, Mar 1st, Mar 8th at 2:00pm

The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie
(by Tennessee Williams)
Directed by Ashley Zeh-Perez
Apr. 3-26

Amanda Wingfield is a faded remnant of Southern gentility who now lives in a dingy St. Louis apartment with her son, Tom, and her daughter, Laura, who has a physical handicap and debilitating shyness. The father has left home; Tom supports his mother and sister with a shoe-factory job he finds unbearable. When Amanda convinces Tom to bring home from his workplace a “gentleman caller” for Laura, the illusions that Tom, Amanda, and Laura have each created in order to make life bearable collapse about them.
Apr 3rd-4th, Apr 9th-11th, Apr 16th-18th, Apr 23rd-25th at 8:00pm;Apr 5th, 12th, 19th, Apr 26th at 2:00pm

Almost, Maine

Almost, Maine

(by John Cariani)
Directed by Dale Roe
May 22-June 14

Welcome to Almost, Maine, a place that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States. It’s almost in Canada. And it’s not quite a town, because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it almost doesn’t exist. One cold, clear, winter night, as the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, the residents of Almost, Maine, find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.
May 22nd-23rd, May 28th-30th, Jun 4th-6th, Jun 11th-13th at 8:00pm;May 24th, 31st, Jun 7th, Jun 14th at 2:00pm

Summer Youth TBD

Summer Youth TBD
Jul 17th-18th, Jul 23rd-25th, Jul 30th-31st, Aug 1st at 7:30pm;Jul 19th, 26th, Aug 2nd at 2:00pm