- Nunsense - Sept. 28 to Oct. 2, 2005 - is a treat for the eyes, ears and funny bone. The nuns of Mount St. Helen's School need to raise enough money to bury the remaining sisters of their convent who passed away after eating some bad vichyssoise in this comedy directed by Greg Green.
- An O. Henry Christmas - Dec. 7-11, 2005 - Meet a rag-tag mix of seemingly lost souls braving another Christmas Eve under an abandoned railroad spur around a makeshift fire. It's 1893. Enter a stranger who swaps some of his stories for a share of their Christmas stew and magically transforms the group into a crew of players who stage O. Henry's classic stories. This holiday treat will be directed by Lisa Green.
- I Do! I Do! - Feb. 8-12, 2006 - A play by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt that will be directed by Diane Humphrey, this two character musical intoduces the audience to the life of Agnes and Michael beginning on their wedding day and ending 50 years later. Originally starring Mary Martin and Robert Preston, the Boadway production picked up 6 Tony award nominations in 1967 and the Tony for Preston as best actor in a musical.
- Visiting Mr. Green - March 29-April 2, 2006 - Described as a "gentle comedy," this first play by Jeff Baron and directed for the JLT audience by Greg Green (just a coincidence) is packed with equal parts pathos and humor as the playwright chronicles the weekly visits of Ross Gardiner, a rising, young corporate executive, to the 86-year-old Jewish widower whom he nearly runs down. As part of his community service Gardiner must check in on Green once a week for 6 weeks in Green's messy apartment above the dry cleaning business that he once owned. Divided by lifestyles, attitudes, financial circumstances, age and values, they inadvertently reveal their inner conflicts and gradually recognize the similarity in human existence.
- Brighton Beach Memoirs - May 17-21, 2006 - This award winning comedy is the first of a somewhat autobiographical trilogy by Neil Simon that traces his youth. It is 1937 when we meet Simon's alter ego and wannabe comedy writer, Eugene Jerome and the extended family living in a crowded household in Brighton Beach, New York who thwart his comedic efforts. The play will be directed by Gary Roney for the JLT stage.
The regular membership prices are $60 (adult); $55 (senior, 55 and older and student, 13 and older). For a contribution of $1,000, a member will receive 2 passes to every play for life. A business patron will receive two seasonal passes for a contribution of $150. An individual patron will receive one seasonal pass for a contribution of $75. All are recognized in every playbill for the season.
Please send your check to the Joplin Little Theatre, P.O. Box 374, Joplin, MO 64802. Seats are reserved (Rows A-T, Seats 1-13) on a first come, first served basis. For more info, call (417) 623-3638.
REMINDER! Make your reservations for the 2005 summer show, West Side Story to be staged July 26-31, 2005. This is NOT part of the season pass. Tickets are $15, each adult; $13, each student/senior; and $5, children 12 and under.