Whittier Community Theatre
Proudly Presents its 98th Year
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
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
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
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!
By Michael Frayn
Directed by: Priscilla Gonzalez
Produced by: Roxie Lee and Suzanne Frederickson
May 29, 30, June 05, 06, *07 (Matinee), 12, & 13, 2020
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.