Lights! Camera! Action! Rover Dramawerks has announced the details of their 17th Season of plays “off the beaten path.” There will be seven mainstage plays and two festivals, plus a bonus Valentine’s Day murder mystery, two new youth shows, and two of their iconic One Day Only play festivals.
Tickets for Rover Dramawerks’ 17th Season are now on sale for just $150 for nine shows: the seven mainstage productions, 365 Women a Year, and the 10-Minute Play Festival. Bonus shows not included in the regular season include the return of the interactive dinner theatre, Death Imitates Art: A Valentine Murder Mystery on February 10-11. They will also have two offerings of Rover’s signature One Day Only Festival on April 22 and October 14, 2017, in which five short plays go from concept to curtain in just 24 hours. New this season, Rover will present two shows for youth performers ages 10-18: Murder in the Knife Room by Jonathan Rand will run February 23-25, and Miss Millions by Glenn Hughes will run July 13-15, 2017.
Rover’s SWEET 16 Season also continues with the hilarious farce Kong’s Night Out by Jack Neary September 8 – October 1, 2016 and Ayn Rand’s rarely performed thriller Think Twice October 20-November 12, 2016.
Rover Dramawerks 17th Season
Things My Mother Taught Me
By Katherine diSavinio
January 12-February 4, 2017
When Olivia and Gabe move into their first apartment together, everything that can go wrong does go wrong: from both sets of parents arriving to help them move to their moving van being stolen. Is this really how they want to start their lives off together?
By Ron Peer
March 9-April 1, 2017
For the third year in a row, Rover has hosted a new full-length play contest, and Bigger is this year’s winner, directed by Rick Tuman. Plastic surgeon John Swift is in BIG trouble…he’s in debt to loan sharks, the FBI wants him to help bring down a ruthless mobster, and he’s gotten both his wife and the mobster’s girlfriend pregnant. You won’t believe how he gets out of it!
365 Women a Year Festival
April 6-15, 2017
Rover is excited to once again present the 365 Women a Year Festival. For the third year, Rover partners with international playwriting coalition, 365 Women A Year, to present short plays about historical women. The project’s focus is to write plays about extraordinary women in past and present history, bring women back into the social consciousness, and plant seeds of herstory around the country.
Move Over, Mrs. Markham
By Roy Cooney & John Chapman
May 4-27, 2017
Directed by Paul McKenzie, this riotous British farce exposes the intricacies and complications that ensue when three different sets of hopeful lovers all converge on the bedroom of the Markham’s supposedly empty flat, assuring a hectic and hilarious evening for all.
Whose Under Where?
By Marcia Cash and Doug Hughes
June 8-July 1, 2017
Directed by Frances Seman, Jane and Sybil have rented a hotel suite for a very private showing of their new lingerie line for famous Italian designer Bruno Fruferelli…but their jealous husbands arrive, having jumped to the wrong conclusions! Giddy farce in the classic tradition.
10-Minute Play Festival
July 20-29, 2017
The winners of Rover’s third annual 10-minute comedy contest will be featured in the 10-Minute Play Festival. Rover receives more than 300 comedies for this contest from playwrights all over the world, and this year the festival will again be included as part of the regular season.
By Jack Poppelwell
August 10-September 2, 2017
When David finds pretty Penelope robbing his apartment, he decides he must reform her. His fiancée is not particularly enthusiastic about the idea, the police just want to find his neighbor’s missing jewels, and Penelope decides she just wants David!
By William Inge
September 14-October 7, 2017
A snowstorm leaves weary bus passengers holed up at a roadside diner over night. Cherie is being pursued by a headstrong cowboy in love who’s ready to sling her over his shoulder and carry her, alive and kicking, all the way to Montana to marry him. The classic film starred Marilyn Monroe.
Sherlock Holmes and the West End Horror
By Anthony Dodge & Marcia Milgrom Dodge
October 26-November 18, 2017
A theatre critic has been murdered, and Holmes and Watson are soon visited by aspiring Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw, who entices Holmes to take the case. Featuring some of the most famous literary luminaries of the day, this is a rollicking whodunit!
For more information about Rover Dramawerks’ 17th Season, to purchase season or single tickets, and for information on renting the theatre, please visit the website at roverdramawerks.com or call 972-849-0358.