The Martin Ensemble Theatre Presents... 2016-17
The Merchant of Venice
by William Shakespeare
An anti-Semitic merchant borrows from a Jewish moneylender to bankroll his friend’s courtship of an eligible heiress. The bizarre repayment contract threatens calamitous effects---for both of them---in this modern-day version of Shakespeare’s controversial play.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 & 16 AT 7:30 PM
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 AT 2 PM
THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 22 & 23 AT 7:30 PMAuditions - August 18 & 19 at 7 PM
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
By Barbara Robinson
In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids--probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won't believe the mayhem - and the fun - when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on!
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8 & 9 at 7:30 PM
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10 at 2 PM
THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY,14, 15 & 16 at 7:30PM
A COUPLE OF BLAGUARDS
By Frank & Malachy McCourt
A two-man show by literary greats Frank and Malachy McCourt, is a bubbling stew of their well-known humor with a dash of poignancy to sharpen the flavor. A comedic springboard for Angela’s Ashes, ‘Tis, and Malachy’s A Monk Swimmin’, this brilliantly structured comedy is a proven crowd-pleaser offering solid entertainment. Similar to Frank McCourt’s best-selling novels, the story follows the trials of the young McCourts in poverty-stricken Limerick, Ireland, to their journey to the U.S. and Brooklyn, New York, where the young men learn to incorporate the day-to-day lessons of their hard Irish past. A story of immigration, triumph over hardship, and the love between family.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, MARCH 9 & 10 AT 7:30 PM
SUNDAY, MARCH 11 AT 2 PM
THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY, MARCH 15, 16 & 17 AT 7:30 PM
By Ken Ludwig
Get your deerstalker cap on — the play’s afoot! Comedic genius Ken Ludwig transforms Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic The Hound of the Baskervilles into a murderously funny adventure. Sherlock Holmes is on the case. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being dispatched one by one. To find their ingenious killer, Holmes and Watson must brave the desolate moors before a family curse dooms its newest heir. Watch as our intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises, and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than forty characters. Does a wild hellhound prowl the moors of Devonshire? Can our heroes discover the truth in time? Join the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can be.!
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, APRIL 20 & 21 AT 7:30 PM
SUNDAY, APRIL 22 AT 2 PM
THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 27 & 28 AT 7:30 PM