Whittier Community Theatre

Proudly Presents its 98th Year

 

Season Tickets

 Young Frankenstein

 Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks

 Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan

 Directed by: Amy Miramontes

 Produced by:  Patty Rangel

 September 06, 07, 13, 14, *15 (Matinee), 20, & 21, 2019

 

Synopsis 

 

From the zany mind of Mel Brooks, a now-classic movie comedy (based on a true classic of 30's horror) makes its way to the stage. Frederick Frankenstein, grandson of monster reanimator Victor, struggles to live down the family reputation, but it isn't to be. Summoned home to the family laboratory, and assisted by Igor, the lovely lab assistant, Inga, and Frau Blucher, his grandfather's housekeeper and main squeeze, he is soon caught up in the family business. A monster hit, WCT will be puttin' on the show (and the Ritz), and you don't want to miss one silly minute!

Picasso at the Lapin Agile

by Steve Martin

Directed by: Roxie Lee

Produced by: Suzanne Frederickson 

November 08, 09, 15, 16, *17 (Matinee), 22, and 23, 2019

 

Synopsis 

 

Two geniuses walk into a bar.... That is the premise of this absurdist comedy of big ideas from the pen of wild-and-crazy Steve Martin. The time is 1904, and the Lapin Agile is a Paris hang-out for artists, philosophers, and neighborhood drinkers. On this particular night, though, some big brains are going to collide and the questions of what constitutes genius and how art and science influence our everyday lives will be explored by the bar's regulars, with some inspiration from none other than Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein. You'll laugh, you may cry and you will definitely think!

And Then There Were None

By Agatha Christie

Directed by: Lenore Stjerne

Produced by: Steven Sanborn

February 21, 22, 28, 29,  *March 01 (Matinee),  06, & 07, 2020

 

Synopsis 

 

It is a dark and stormy weekend as ten strangers gather at a remote mansion after receiving a mysterious summons. The weather closes in, the house is cut off, and the guests start dropping dead. Everyone has a secret, everyone is guilty of a capital offense, and someone is now exacting payment. Acknowledged as Christie's darkest (and most successful) novel, the play will draw you in and keep you guessing right up to the shocking final curtain!

Noises Off

 By Michael Frayn

 Directed by: Priscilla Gonzalez

 Produced by: Roxie Lee and Suzanne Frederickson

Cancelled

 

 Synopsis                                                                     

 

One of the funniest farces ever written, Noises Off provides three different looks at backstage intrigue during the production of a minor play by a motley cast. Final dress rehearsal introduces us to the cast and the plot; next we see the show in mid-run from backstage, where everything that can go wrong whizzes by at a frantic pace; and finally, as the show finishes its run, we see it again in performance and from the wings. Every act has its own pitfalls, revealed in hysterical fashion and at break-neck speed with slamming doors, pratfalls, and misdirection. You'll laugh yourself silly and love every minute.