Chatham's 2018-2019 Season ~ 97 Years
OTHER DESERT CITIES - October 2018
By Jon Robin Baitz
Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents, her brother, and her aunt. Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family's history—a wound they don't want reopened. In effect, she draws a line in the sand and dares them all to cross it.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL - December 2018
Original musical adaptation by Philip Wm McKinley and Suzanne Buhrer
Celebrating our 30th Anniversary production of this version, produced exclusively at the Chatham Playhouse since 1988 with original musical adaptation by Philip Wm McKinley and Suzanne Buhrer, 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.
PLAY ON! - March 2019
By Rick Abbott
The hilarious story of a theater group trying desperately to put on a play in spite of maddening interference from a haughty author who keeps revising the script and a “unique” cast of characters.
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST - May 2019
By Oscar Wilde
A classic satire of Victorian Society. The characters, thru a series of deceptions pretend to be people they are not in order to escape the burdensome demands of social conventions.