by Thornton Wilder
A poignant and beautiful portrait of small-town life in the fictional town of Grover’s Corners, written by three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author Thornton Wilder. A beloved American Classic, first produced in 1938, the play spans the years 1901 – 1913. The simplicity of the play belies its powerful message about living in the moment and finding value in the smallest events of our daily lives. In today’s world of cellphones, social media, and YouTube, it is almost more relevant now than when it was written. You will be transported!
Dates: June 18th – June 28th, 2020
by Peter Quilter
This play is a sparkling comedy based on the true story of the astronomical success of the worst singer in the world. In New York in the 1940s, the performer whom everyone wanted to see live was Florence Foster Jenkins, an enthusiastic soprano whose pitch was far from perfect. Known as ‘the first lady of the sliding scale’, she warbled and screeched her way through the evening to an audience who mostly fell about with laughter. But this delusional and joyously happy woman paid little attention to her critics, comfortably surrounded by a circle of devoted friends who were almost as eccentric as she was.
Based upon a true story, the play spins from Florence’s charity recitals and extravagant balls, through to her bizarre recording sessions and ultimate triumph at Carnegie Hall in a hilarious and heart-warming comedy.
Dates: Sept 20th – Oct 4th, 2020
Venue: Maumee Indoor Theatre
The Man Who Came to Dinner
by George S. Kaufman & Moss Hart
Our 2020 Christmas Radio Play offering: A wacky and witty screwball comedy by two of the funniest American writers of all time. When acerbic critic Sheridan Whiteside slips on the front steps of a provincial OHIO businessman’s home and breaks his hip, he and his entourage take over the house indefinitely. Chaos ensues! Not to mention romance, Christmas, and a glass-enclosed cockroach colony!
Dates: Nov 29th – Dec 6th, 2020
Venue: Maumee Indoor Theatre
Remember The Night
(A TLTC Christmas Special)
Remember The Night is a re-enactment of the original radio show from 1940 written by Preston Sturges. It can best be described as an American Christmas-time romantic comedy. It was such a hit that Sturges immediately made it into a film starring Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray. The story has a hard-boiled District Attorney, a lovely and charming shoplifter, a trial, a car ride across the country…and is set on Christmas Eve! Oh, and did we mention cows? How can we go wrong?!
You Can’t Take It With You
by Moss Hart & George S. Kaufman
One of the most daffy and delightful comedies of all time! This is the story of the Sycamore household, presided over by Grandpa Vanderhof, a former businessman who has turned his back on commerce in order to enjoy life. If this family is slightly ‘mad’…well then, so are we all!!
Moonlight & Magnolias
by Ron Hutchinson
A very funny comedy about Hollywood! 1939 Hollywood is abuzz. Legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down production of his new epic, GONE WITH THE WIND, five days into shooting when he realizes the script is awful and the director doesn’t have a clue. Selznick brings in ‘the cavalry’ and over the course of five madcap days, Selznick and crew, including assistant, Miss Poppenghul, frantically craft one of the most beloved screenplays of all time. All while fending off calls from Vivien Leigh, Louis B. Mayer, and Ed Sullivan. Based on true events!!
Christmas In Connecticut
by Lionel Houser, Adele Comandini, Aileen Hamilton
Our 2021 Christmas Radio Play offering: A food writer who has lied about being the perfect housewife must try to cover her deception when her boss and a returning war hero invite themselves to her home for a traditional family Christmas.