HIGH SPRINGS PLAYHOUSE
proudly presents the 27th season
Enjoy six shows in our 2019 -2020 Season for the great low price of five. Come once to each show or come more times to your favorite show. You decide.
October 4 – 27, 2019
by Marcia Kash, Douglas E. Hughes
Directed by Katy Lasiter
Six people have come in secret on Halloween to play a murder mystery game at a rustic island cottage. Secret passageways, incriminating letters, hidden compartments, bodies in the window seat and a twenty five year old unsolved mystery twist and turn toward the unexpected and terrifying conclusion.
December 6 – 22, 2019
by David MacGregors
Directed by Mary J Kelly
By Paul Osborn
Directed by Steve Bates
April 3 – 26, 2020
by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten
Directed by Julie Tucker
Five Southern Belles decide to turn an abandoned church into a day spa. A sixth Belle wants it for her own private museum. The laughs are non-stop as the ladies compete, and then the secret in the church basement just adds to the hilarity.
Adapted by Peter DeLaurier
Directed by Steve Bates
When aging brother and sister Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert send to the orphanage in Nova Scotia for a boy to help them on the farm, they get more than they bargain for. Due to a mix-up, they are instead left with 11-year-old Anne Shirley. Over the course of six years, this romantic, hot-headed, and energetic girl wins their hearts and turns the stodgy, rural Canadian community into a bright world of “kindred spirits.” This swift yet theatrical adaptation of the classic novel is an all-ages crowd-pleaser.
Directed by Katie Belanger and Mimi Macklin
Share this timeless and enduring classic about the March sisters’ journey from childhood to maturity during the American Civil War. Audiences of all generations will enjoy acquainting — or reacquainting — themselves with the sisters: Meg, the eldest; Jo, the high-spirited tomboy; Amy, the self-centered beauty; and gentle Beth, as well as their beloved Marmee and Father. Together the March family learns to endure both good times and bad as they share the joys and pains of growing up. This adaptation skillfully compresses the novel while still including milestones such as Meg’s declaration of independence from the tyranny of Aunt March, Amy’s trip to Europe and even Beth’s death. The play ends with Jo’s realization of her life’s work — the publication of her first novel. Interlaced with warmth, family loyalty and traditional values, all these important events provide us with a better understanding of our own lives. Penned by Louisa May Alcott 140 years ago, this much-loved classic tale’s message is still relevant for audiences today.