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Talk Radio by Eric Bogosian

September 30, October 1, 7, 8, 14, 15 at 8:00pm and October 9 at 3pm

Directed by Michael Hegarty

Talk Radio is a 1987 Pulitzer Prize-nominated play written by Eric Bogosian, based on a concept by Bogosian and Tad Savinar. The story of Barry Champlain, a Cleveland-area shock jock, on the eve of his radio show's national syndication. Funny and moving, off beat, outrageous and totally entrancing.

A Christmas Carol - Original musical adaptation by Philip Wm McKinley and Suzanne Buhrer

December 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22 at 8:00pm and December 10, 11, 17, 18 at 3pm

Directed by Jeffrey Fiorello, Musical Directed by Jack Bender

This version, produced exclusively at the Chatham Playhouse since 1988, Dickens serves not only as narrator, but also as a character that befriends Scrooge and walks beside him during his life-changing journey through memories and premonitions. While the script remains true to the original story, the playwright also pulled from letters that Dickens wrote to family and friends. The story of Ebenezer Scrooge has become one of the most beloved of all holiday tales, and this unique production also reminds us that Dickens’ inspiration for penning the story goes much deeper.

Moon Over Buffalo by Ken Ludwig

February 24, 25, March 3, 4, 10, 11 at 8:00pm and March 5 at 3pm

Directed by Tom Frascatore

In the madcap comedy tradition of Lend me a Tenor, the hilarious Moon Over Buffalo centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950's. At the moment, they’re playing Private Lives and Cyrano De Bergerac in rep in Buffalo, New York with 5 actors. On the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George’s dalliance with a young ingénue, they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee, and if likes what he sees, he might cast them in his movie remake of The Scarlet Pimpernel. Unfortunately for George and Charlotte, everything that could go wrong does go wrong, abetted by a visit from their daughter’s clueless fiancé and hilarious uncertainty about which play they’re actually performing, caused by Charlotte’s deaf old stage-manager mother who hates every bone in George’s body.

A Fantasy Theater Production

Weekend of March 24, 2017

Director To Be Announced

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Bell, Book and Candle by John Van Druten

May 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20 at 8:00pm and May 14 at 3pm

Directed by Elizabeth Rogers

Gillian Holroyd is one of the few modern people who can actually cast spells and perform feats of supernaturalism. She casts a spell over an unattached publisher, Shepherd Henderson, partly to keep him away from a rival and partly because she is attracted to him. He falls head over heels in love with her at once and wants to marry her. But witches, unfortunately, cannot fall in love, and this minute imperfection leads into a number of difficulties. Ultimately, the lady breaks off with her companions in witchery, preferring the normal and human love offered her by the attractive publisher. But before the happy conclusion of the romance, Gillian comes very near to losing him—but doesn't.