2014-2015 Season
The Fox on the Fairway
by Ken Ludwig
October 3-4, 10-12, 17-19, and 24-26

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A tribute from Ken Ludwig to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s, The Fox On the Fairway takes audiences on a hilarious romp which pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top romantic shenanigans, it's a furiously paced comedy that recalls the Marx Brothers' classics. A charmingly madcap adventure about love, life, and man's eternal love affair with... golf.

The Christmas Schooner
book by John Reeger, Music and Lyrics
by Julie Shannon
December 19, 20 & 21
on the Mendel Center Mainstage

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Great Lakes Specialty Diving

This critically acclaimed holiday treat tells the true story of a Michigan shipping captain who braves the deadly winter weather to bring Christmas trees to homesick German American families in turn-of-the-century Chicago. His voyages become a yearly tradition despite his wife's misgivings-until a fateful voyage makes her realize the true importance of his mission.

Educating Rita
by Willy Russell
January 9-11 and 16-18


Frank is a tutor of English in his fifties whose disillusioned outlook on life drives him to drink and bury himself in his books. Enter Rita, a forthright 26 year-old hairdresser who is eager to learn. After weeks of cajoling, Rita slowly wins over the very hesitant Frank with her innate insight and refusal to accept no for an answer. Their relationship as teacher and student blossoms, ultimately giving Frank a new sense of self and Rita the knowledge she so craves. The play became a hit film with Michael Caine and Julie Walters.

Little Women
from the novel by Louisa May Alcott
Jan 30 - Feb 1, 6-8

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Share this timeless and enduring classic about the March sisters’ journey from childhood to maturity during the American Civil War. Audiences of all generations will enjoy acquainting — or reacquainting — themselves with the sisters:  Meg, the eldest; Jo, the high-spirited tomboy; Amy, the self-centered beauty; and gentle Beth, as well as their beloved Marmee and Father.  Together the March family learns to endure both good times and bad as they share the joys and pains of growing up. 

The Dixie Swim Club
by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and
Jamie Wooten
March 13-15, 20-22, 27-29

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Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina's Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other's lives. 


Social Security
by Andrew Bergman
April 24-26, May 1-3, 8-10
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Written by one of Hollywood's top comedy screenwriters and directed by the great Mike Nichols, this hilarious Broadway comedy starred Marlo Thomas and Ron Silver as a married couple who are art dealers. Their domestic tranquility is shattered upon the arrival of the wife's goody goody nerd of a sister, her uptight CPA husband, and her archetypal Jewish Mother. 


by Dan Goggin
June 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, 26-28

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The show is a fund raiser put on by the Little Sisters of Hoboken to raise money to bury sisters accidentally poisoned by the convent cook, Sister Julia (Child of God). Updated with new jokes, additional lyrics, two new arrangements and a brand new song.

All shows are subject to availability

Presented by special arrangement with
Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York and Samuel French, Inc