Category Archives: Current Season

What If — ? / What Then? A One-Act Festival (Sep 29, 30, Oct 1 2017)

Performances: September 29, 30, & October 1, 2017
Location: Sterling Middle School
Artistic Director: Bob Rosenberg
Producer: Gregg W. Carter

September 29-October 1, Sterling Playmakers will present a One-Act festival entitled “What If… / What Then?” The plays to be performed (10-20 minutes each, original and unpublished) will be based on existing well-known plays, including some by Shakespeare, Beckett, and Chekhov. The concept is that these plays either alter the endings of the original plays, or present sequels to them.

All plays will be rated PG or lower.

Man of La Mancha (November 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 2017)

Performances: November 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 2017
Location: Sterling Middle School

Written by Dale Wasserman
Music by Mitch Leigh
Lyrics by Joe Darion
Original Production Staged by Albert Marre
Originally Produced by Albert W. Selden and Hal James
Directed by Kathy Bleutge

MAN OF LA MANCHA is a remarkable show and one of the great theatre successes of our time. This is a play-within-a-play, based on Cervantes’ “Don Quixote.” We have a poignant story of a dying old man whose impossible dream takes over his mind. It’s All the Same, Dulcinea, I’m Only Thinking of Him, The Impossible Dream, I Really Like Him and Little Bird remain in your thoughts and in your soul well after you see the show. His dream is Everyman’s dream. His tilting at windmills is Everyman’s great adventure. Somehow, the footlights disappear, time is telescoped and the “Man of La Mancha” speaks for humankind.

For more information, send an email to manoflamancha@sterlingplaymakers.com

The 39 Steps (February 23,24,25, March 2,3,4 2018)

February 23-25 and March 2-4, 2018
Theatre at Seneca Ridge Middle School

Book by John Buchan, Adapted by Patrick Barlow
Directed by Justin Winters

Take a Hitchcock masterpiece, mix it with a juicy spy novel, and add a smidge of Monty Python and you’ll have The 39 Steps. A man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she’s a spy.  Her murder sets off a nationwide manhunt. A mysterious organization called “The 39 Steps” is hot on the man’s trail. For anyone who loves the magic of theatre, this two-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is a fast-paced whodunit packed with nonstop laughs, zany characters, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance!