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.
A PARTY TO MURDER
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.
November 29 – December 14, 2019
by David MacGregors
Directed by Mary J Kelly
Scrooge Macbeth takes the meaning of “the show must go on” to a whole new level. Bob, Sylvia, Victor, and Renee are the last four actors standing when a food poisoning outbreak sidelines most of the cast on the opening night of the Hartland Community Theatre’s holiday production, Shakespeare’s classic, The Winter’s Tale. But that’s not the only setback: Sylvia has just discovered a boatload of red ink in the theatre group’s ledger. With impending financial ruin, a shortage of cast members, and an expectant audience just outside the doors, can these four amateur thespians concoct some kind of holiday entertainment in time to save their theatre? Thanks to the ensuing violent collision between everything Christmas and everything Shakespeare, you will never think of Shakespeare or Christmas in quite the same way again.
House of Tomorrow
January 31 – February 23, 2020
By Susan Shear
Directed by Shasta Schoellhorn
At the heart of these humorous, poignant, and relevant stories is how to face constant change and unexpected challenges yet look forward to the future. The House of Tomorrow includes scenes about marriage, relationships, technology, grown children, elderly parents, online dating, memory, money, moving on, loss, and love.
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.
Anne of Green Gables
June 5 – June 28, 2020
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.
July 31 – August 9, 2020
Each summer we host a show entirely staffed by youngsters 8 to 18. Recent productions include The Jungle Book, Through the Looking Glass, Annie Jr. and Charlotte’s Web