Performances: October 14-16, 20-23
THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story, and it's every father's nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family - a man her parents have never met. And if that weren't upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he's never done before - keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday's 'normal' boyfriend and his parents.
Performances: December 2-4, 9-11
One of the most popular and successful plays of modern times. At first the Sycamores seem mad, but it is not long before we realize that if they are mad, the rest of the world is madder. In contrast to these delightful people are the unhappy Kirbys. A tale of young love between members of these two families and the zany interactions of everybody around endears this story to audiences of all kinds. WINNER -2015 Outer Critics Circle Award, Best Revival of a Play, WINNER - 2015 Drama League Award, Best Revival of a Play, NOMINEE -2015 5 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Play
Performances: March 3-5, 10-12
Leiber and Stoller, as much as anyone, invented rock & roll, and now their songs provide the basis for an electrifying entertainment that illuminates a golden age of American culture. In an idealized 50s setting, the classic themes of love won, lost, and imagined blend with hilarious set pieces and slice-of-life emotions. Featuring nearly 40 of the greatest songs ever recorded, Smokey Joe’s Café isn’t just great pop music, it’s compelling musical theatre.
Performances: April 28-30, May 5-7
This hilarious play pits a father in law against a mother in a comedic succession of squabbles. Jerry Sloan is a successful writer of advertising jingles married to an equally successful lawyer. Living with the happy couple is the not so happy Abe Dreyfus, Jerry's curmudgeon of a father in law. Abe is a funny guy to the audience, not to Jerry. The situation is exacerbated when Jerry's mother Mildred loses her house in a fire and needs a place to stay. Abe and Mildred can't stand each other. This play is one hilarious confrontation after another until the heartwarming finale in which the oldsters discover that, really, each is not so bad. Audiences loved Squabbles at Tiffany's Attic Dinner Theatre in Kansas City, the American Stage Festival in New Hampshire and many other laugh filled theatres.
Spencer Community Theatre's programs are made possible in part by grants from the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts, Renaissance Initiative Grant, Clay County Community Foundation, the Basil and Mildred Deegan Children's Theatre Endowment, and the Dvergsten Family Foundation.