On the Caldwell Main Stage!
Final production of the 2017 – 2018 Season
by Tim Clue and Spike Manton
June 15–July 1, 2018 on Main Stage
Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30, Sunday matinees at 2:00
Directed by Debbie Embree
Critically acclaimed, family-focused production, Leaving Iowa is a toast to the idealism of the “greatest generation” and their undying dedication to the classic family road trip. Imagine gathering the family to travel across country to take Grandpa’s ashes to a final resting place only to find that Grandma’s house is now a grocery store. Guaranteed to keep you laughing while remembering childhood vacations you tried to forget. Nominated for Best New Play!
Leaving Iowa is a hilarious road trip through the reminiscence of growing up, full of criss-crossing lines that ricochet through the family automobile, the wistful recollections of a questing son, and wonderful character acting in a collection of marvelously entertaining smaller performances, like a one-handed pig farmer, an Amish housewife, and a dreary grocery store attendant who slowly dives into a traumatic obsession about parking lot slopes!.
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The Phantom Tollbooth
The culmination of OTA’s Children’s Theatre summer program will open the season with this fantasy adventure.
Written by Susan Nanus based on the book by Norton Juster.
Directed by Bonne Smith
August 31 – September 9, 2018 a special event on Main Stage
A modern romantic comedy about a marriage and a dog. “Dramatic literature is stuffed with memorable love scenes, but none is as immediately delicious and dizzy as the one that begins the redeeming affair in SYLVIA…” —NY Times
Written by A.R. Gurney – Directed by Tia Stephens
October 19 – November 4, 2018 a Full Run Production on Main Stage
The Nutcracker Cracked Up
A quirky take on the classic Nutcracker tale, reinvented with dance, dialogue and comedic disarray. An original adaptation in the works at OTA.
Written and directed by Laurel Herrera and Jim Guthrie
December 7–16, 2018 a Limited Run Production on Main Stage
Maude, a fifty-something bartender living in a trailer park, is convinced she bought a million-dollar masterpiece by Jackson Pollock for a few bucks at a thrift store. “…an absorbing, hilarious two-hander about the nature of art and the vagaries of human perception.” —Backstage.
Written by Stephen Sachs – Directed by Josh Sutcliffe
January 18–27, 2019 a Limited Run Production in the Gathering Hall
Death of a Salesman
Discover how Willy Loman’s quest for the ‘American Dream’ kept him blind to the people who truly loved him. A thrilling work of deep and revealing beauty that remains one of the most profound classic dramas of the American theatre.
Written by Arthur Miller – Directed by Merv Wingard
February 8–24, 2019 a Full Run Production on Main Stage
An Interactive Theatre Event with Dining, TBA
Could it be dinner theatre? Could it be murder mystery dinner? Could it be a cabaret musical event? Watch for a separate announcement to follow.
March 15 – 24, 2019 a Limited Run Production in the Gathering Hall
Shakespeare’s Wit and Wisdom
A romping renaissance reading of the bard presented in our beautifully decorated Elizabethan Hall, enjoy a series of vignettes featuring the words and witticisms that still amuse today.
April 5 – 7, 2019 a Special Event in the Gathering Hall
A casual drink turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner as the anxieties of the blind date partners take on a life of their own. Singing and dancing them through ice-breakers, appetizers and conversational land mines. Can this couple turn what could be a dating disaster into something special before the check arrives?
Adaptation by Austin Winsberg, Music and Lyrcis by AlanZachary and Michael Wiener
Directed by Christy Holy, Musical Direction by Stephen Humphrey
April 26–May 12, 2019 a Full Run Musical Production on Main Stage
The Immigrant Garden – Letters
An order from a seed catalogue begins a friendship transcending time and oceans. A modern day classic that will continue to please as long as there are flower gardens and hearts that grow them.
Written by Caroline Wood – Directed by Cathy Marshall
July 12 – 21, 2019 a Limited Run Production in the Gathering Hall
Full Run Production times are generally Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 PM and Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM. Preview Night is the Thursday preceding Opening Night at 7:30 PM; Pay What You Will night happens on the second Thursday of the run at 7:30 PM.
Opening Night is always followed by a champagne reception! Reserved seating tickets for individual regular performances will be available here, starting August 10, where you can check specific dates and times. Tickets for special performances, Preview Night, and Pay What You Will Night are available only at the door or in advance through the Box Office.