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2013 Season


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February 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, March 1, 2, 3


A delightful mid-50’s diner becomes an oasis as Bo, Virgil, Cherie, Dr. Ly-man, and of course, the bus driver, Carl, escape a Kansas blizzard. Bo, a full-of-himself cowboy, naively assumes he can take Cherie for his wife. Cherie, a sparkly clad chanteuse, brashly insists that she has been kidnapped. While the frigid snowstorm roars outside, inside the bus stop there is the heat of action. The characters are consumed with rough romance and discovery. A new understanding of love, like the sunrise, clears the road for a bright new day.

 


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July 25, 26, 27, 28, 31, August 1, 2, 3, 4


Mildred Wild’s fantasy life is so much more satisfying than her real one! In the real world she lives in a crowded apartment behind her husband’s failing candy store, beset by a meddling sister-in-law and a conniving landlady. But in the fantasies we see come to life before us, she’s the star of silver screen production numbers, complete with costumes, music and dancing. What happens when daily life and movie magic collide? This thoughtful comedy shows how Mildred comes to grips with that dilemma.


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May 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19


A haunting and hallucinatory drama about the making of art, Inventing Van Gogh is the story of the final van Gogh self-portrait, painted just before the artist’s death, which has never been seen…until now. Patrick Stone, a contemporary painter, is hired to forge this final masterpiece—and finds himself squaring off, across the years, with van Gogh himself. The result is a compelling mystery about the obsession to create and the fine line that separates truth from myth. 


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October 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27


In this gripping thriller, an emotionally fragile woman recovering from a nervous breakdown believes she sees a murder victim in the house across the street. But when the police investigate they find nothing. Is she imagining it, or is she the victim of a plot to send her back into madness? And if so, who is responsible: her loving husband, her devoted best friend, the peculiar and rather sinister man next door, or perhaps the nosy maid? You may think you’ve figured it out, but there is a twist at the end that you won’t see coming!

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Community theatre in Fairhope dates back to a group called The Paupaukewian Minstrels in 1912. The Fairhope Little Theatre was founded in 1935, followed by the Baldwin County Theatre Arts Association in 1952. Theatre 98 was founded in 1960, when existing theatre groups on the Eastern Shore merged to form a new organization. Betty Jo Wolff, the founder of Page and Palette bookstore, was the first president of Theatre 98, and remained active in the group for many years. Other founding volunteers included Vernon and Nancy Head, Annie (Butch) Sheldon, Dan Isherwood, Martha Hill, and Claude Evans.

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