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"Steel Magnolias" poster Steel Magnolias
August 8-10, 2003

Written by Robert Harling
Directed by Michael W. Kobs

The story is set in Truvy's Louisiana beauty parlor where women who are "anybody" come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle, the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to her customers, Miss Clairee, Ouiser, and M'Lynn, whose daughter Shelby, is about to wed. Filled with hilarious situations and revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when Shelby risks pregancy and forfeits her life. The realization of their mortality affects all, and gives the play and its characters the special qualities to make them truly touching, funny and good company in both good and bad times.

Scene from "Steel Magnolias"       Scene from "Steel Magnolias"

"Arsenic & Old Lace" poster Arsenic & Old Lace
August 20-22, 2004

A comedy written by Joseph Kesselring
Directed by Gail Possley

Arsenic & Old Lace is a farce. The story revolves around Mortimer Brewster, a theatre drama critic who must deal with his crazy family and local police in Brooklyn, New York, as he debates whether to go through with marrying Elaine Harper, the woman he loves. His family includes two spinster aunts who have taken to murdering lonely old men by poisoning them with a glass of home-made elderberry wine laced with arsenic, strychnine and "just a pinch" of cyanide. Mortimer's brother, Teddy, believes he's Teddy Roosevelt and digs locks for the Panama Canal in the cellar of the Brewster home. Mortimer also has a criminally murderous brother, Jonathan, who has received plastic surgery from an alcoholic accomplice, Dr. Einstein, to conceal his identity and now looks like horror-film actor Boris Karloff.

Scene from "Arsenic & Old Lace"       Scene from "Arsenic & Old Lace"

"Rumors" poster Rumors
August 18-21, 2005

Written by Neil Simon
Directed by Jeannie Pitsch

This farce follows the story of four couples who arrive one at a time at the townhouse of a deputy New York City mayor and his wife to celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary. The party never begins because the host has shot himself in the head (it's only a flesh wound) and his wife is missing. His lawyer's cover-up gets progressively more difficult to sustain as the other guests arrive and nobody can remember who has been told what about whom as they speculate what has happened to the anniversary couple. Doors slam and hilarity abounds as the couples get more and more crazed, confused and frustrated with keeping their stories straight.

Scene from "Rumors"       Scene from "Rumors"

Scene from "Rumors"  

"The Curious Savage" poster The Curious Savage
August 17-20, 2006

A fanciful comedy written by John Patrick
Directed and designed by Greg Rindfleisch

Meet Mrs. Ethel Savage, an eccentric and very wealth widow who is intent on giving away as much of the family fortune as she can to those whose dreams are worthy but whose means are meager. Enter her three greedy, self-serving adult stepchildren who place her in "The Cloisters", a psychiatric "rest home" to "bring her to her senses." Here she meets a variety of quirky, slightly off-balanced patients who help her lead the avaricious siblings on a merry chase. Eventually, all of the patients appear more "sane" than those outside the walls of the institution, and the virtues of kindness and affection, in the end, outweigh the worldly motivations of greed and dishonesty.

Scene from "The Curious Savage"       Scene from "The Curious Savage"

Scene from "The Curious Savage"

"Love is Contagious" poster Love is Contagious
August 7-10, 2008

A romantic comedy written by Patricia McLaine
Directed by Gail Possley

Sally, a young farm girl from Kansas visits New York City with plans to become an actress or model. To her brother Robbie's surprise, she arrives at his Greenwich Village apartment and announces that she is staying with him and his roommate. Robbie, a newspaper reporter, and his roommate Sam, an artist, are not happy about her arrival because she "mothers" them and adds feminine touches to their apartment. She also plays matchmaker by reuniting them with their former girlfriends. Filled with tense moments, light-hearted laughs and a cast of colorful characters, the merriment never slackens. True love, as it should, triumphs in the end.

Scene from "Love is Contagious"       Scene from "Love is Contagious"

Scene from "Love is Contagious"

"Laughing Stock" poster Laughing Stock
August 6-9, 2009

By Charles Morey

An affectionate and whimsical look at the magic that holds theater companies together. It depicts the desperate efforts of theater director Gordon Page to produce a season that will appeal to all by rotating "Charley's Aunt", Dracula" and "Hamlet" for a thoroughly ambitious summer season set in an old barn.

Crew of "Laughing Stock"

Poster for "Leaving Iowa" Leaving Iowa
July 22-25, 2010

"The Comedy About Family Vacations"

By Spike Manton and Tim Clue

Cast of "Leaving Iowa"

Cast of "Leaving Iowa"

Cast of "Leaving Iowa"

Poster for "Philadelphia Story" The Philadelphia Story
July 21-24, 2011

A Romantic Comedy written by Philip Barry
Directed by Sean Hanlin

"The Philadelphia Story"
Cast of Characters:

Cast of "The Philadelphia Story"

"The Philadelphia Story"

"The Philadelphia Story"

Poster for "Love, Sex and the IRS" Love, Sex and the IRS
July 19-22, 2012

Directed by Steven Allar

Love, Sex and the I.R.S. has all the elements that audiences expect and enjoy from PACT. The play is filled with twists of fate, sight gags, and hilarious comic lines. Misunderstandings and mistaken identities provide much of the humor for an
enjoyable evening of theater.

"Love, Sex and the IRS"
Cast of Characters:

Leslie Arthur... Sean Hanlin
Jon Trachtman... Andy Spencer
Kate Dennis... Jonni-rae Binder
Floyd Spinner... Randall Fochs
Vivian Trachtman... Jo-Lea Binger
Mr. Jansen... Preston S. Fuller
Connie... Courtney Wozniak
Arnold Grunion... Tim Hiles
Director... Steven Allar
Stage Manager... Autumn Bendickson

Cast of "Love, Sex and the IRS"

Cast of "Love, Sex and the IRS"

Poster for "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
July 26-28, 2013

Director: Emily Pearse
Musical Director: Shauna Rahm

A musical comedy based on the comic
strip "Peanuts" by Charles M Schulz.

"You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown"
Cast of Characters:

Charlie Brown... Nathan Amundson
Lucy... Miranda Coulthard
Linus... Calvin Amundson
Sally... Jamie Dietz
Schroeder... Jack Zdun
Freida... Brooke Zdun
Peppermint Patty... Hannah Downs
Marcie... Deanna Borgman
Snoopy... Angela

Cast of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown"

Cast of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown"

Cast of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown"

The Ladies of Harmony The Ladies of Harmony
July 18-20, 2014

Director: Steven Allar
Technical Director: Sarah Freedlund
Set Construction: Randy Fochs

The Ladies of Harmony present a deep, rich involvement in community activities and small town life we all can relate to in today's busy world.

"The Ladies of Harmony"
Cast of Characters:

Addie... Stacy Bornbach
Leah... Ruth Buettner
Grace... Jo Lea Binger
Thelma... Roseanne Davis
Maud... Gail Possley
Stella... Kathy Stamas
Russell... Randy Fochs

The Ladies of Harmony

Interruptions Interruptions
July 30-August 2, 2015

By Burton Bumgarner
Director: Donna Thompson
Set Design and Construction: Randy Fochs
Production Assistance: Ruth and Ben Buettner, Sarah Freedlund and Sheryl Hiles

Romance author Howard Weems believes he has isolated himself so that he can finish his latest steamy novel. That proves to be emphatically untrue as a series of sincere but often misguided visitors bedevil the concentration of his creative genius.

Cast of Characters:

Howard Weems... Greg Jackan
Laura Rosenberg... Sarah Freedlund
Julie Rosenberg... Kimberly Rakovec
Bob Garfield... Ed Krall
Howard the Plumber... Dennis Friedrichsen
Marty... Martin Schwanebeck
Boom Boom Dellaholt... Stacy Bornbach
Patty Dellaholt... Faith Buettner
JoBeth... Kathy Stamas
Gladys Ledbetter... Roseann Davis




Urning It Urning It
July 21-July 24, 2016

By Ed Vela
Director: Sarah Freedlund
Stage Manager and Sound: Cedric Neve
Light Board: Roseanne Davis

We follow the Hammacher family as they cross the country to pick up what they believe to be a rich inheritance. Along the way, the family bounces through the usual dynamics of family life in concentrated form, with lots of laughs, some peril, and important recognitions of affection and understanding.

"Urning It"
Cast of Characters:

Ward Hammacher Randall Fochs
Callie Hammacher Kathy Stamas
Natalie (Nat) Hammacher Jessica Fuller
Charlotte (Charley) Hammacher Adrienne Week
Gunther (Gunny) Hammacher Jared Peters
Funeral Home Director|Cook Melissa Darr
East Texas Cop Penny Seidl
Mesmero Brooke Zdun
Short Order Cook Bonnie Wolff
Salesman Martin Schwanebeck
LA Lawyer Steve Allar

Urning It

Urning It

Urning It

Not a Creature Was Stirring (Not Even a Moose)    Not a Creature Was Stirring (Not Even a Moose)
"Not a Creature Was Stirring (Not Even a Moose)"
By Pat Cook — A Community Fundraiser directed by Steve Allar — December, 2016

A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody
July 20-22, 2017

By Ron Bernas
Directed by Nancy Halterman
Producer: Sarah Freedlund
Light Board: Jared Peters
Set Construction: Randall Fochs
Program: Sheryl Hiles

Rich, bored Matthew promises to kill his rich, bored wife Julia so he can become a jet setter like his friend who recently lost his wife. Julia plays along with the inept shenanigans of her husband, but accidental deaths prompt the arrival of clueless detective Plotnik adding to the misdirections and the humor.

"A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody"
Cast of Characters:

Matthew Perry Greg Jackan
Buttram Todd Prosser
Julia Perry Kathy Stamas
Bunny Perry Adrienne Week
Donald Jack Zdun
Plotnik Joshua Carr
Maid/Stage Hand Stephanie Riedel
Maid/Stage Hand Serena Eckes

A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody

Nana's Naughty Knickers Nana's Naughty Knickers
April 19-22, 2018

By Katherine DiSavino
Directed by Steve Allar

A benefit for the Ronald McDonald House.

"Nana's Naughty Knickers"
Cast of Characters:

Sylvia Charles Jo-Lea Binger
Vera Walters Penny Seidl
Bridget Charles Hannah Vale
Tom O'Grady Chris Michalski
Gil Schmidt Wes Reshel
Heather Van Pree Stephanie Riedel
Claire Schmidt Nancy Halterman
UPS Man Todd Prosser

Nana's Naughty Knickers

Lie, Cheat and Genuflect Lie, Cheat and Genuflect
July 19-22, 2018

A comedy by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore
Directed by Andrew Spencer
Producer: Susan C Duerr
Lights and Sound: Lydia Sanken
Set Construction: Randall Fochs and Gabriel Balcom

The Buckle brothers, Billy and Tom, are in big trouble: Tom's infallible eye for slow horses has drained away all of Billy's savings and he has borrowed from loan shark Pizza Face Petrillo, who now wants his money back or else! There's plenty of money in grandfather Buckle's will, but these two black sheep are pretty sure they'll never see any of that. What else to do but dress Billy up as a nun and have him pose as their cousin who is to inherit the entire fortune?

"Lie, Cheat and Genuflect"
Cast of Characters:

Tom Buckle Jared Peters
Billy Buckle Andrew Steinert
Virginia Jo-Lea Binger
Jane Alexis Redmond
Robert Fryburger Wes Reshel
Girl Serena Eckes
Miss Mackintosh Stephanie Riedel
Pizza Face Petrillo Randall Fochs

Lie, Cheat and Genuflect
Lie, Cheat and Genuflect

"House for Sale" by Ron Hill House for Sale
July 18-20; 25-27, 2019

A comedy by Ron Hill
Published by Dramatic Publishing
Directed by Steve Allar
Set Building: Leroy Budke, Steve Allar, Westly Reshel
Lights and Sound: Alexis Redmond

Glen Martin, a 70-something widower in failing health, stubbornly resists his daughter's attempts to get him to sell his home and move in with her and her husband. In his search for a solution to remaining in his home, Glen advertises for a roommate, pulling in several odd and interesting characters. Once the prospective roommates arrive, he quickly loses control of the situation and mayhem erupts. Max, Glen's crony and next-door neighbor, offers his advice and becomes entangled in the melee, taking the situation from bad to worse. That trend is reversed in a final, life-affirming, loving conclusion.

"House for Sale"
Cast of Characters:

● Glen  . . . Greg Jackan
● Max . . . Westley Reshel
● Helen . . . Jonni-Rae Grancorvitz
● Gary . . . Carver Empy
● Goodsell . . . Chris Michalski
● Kate . . . Amber Guldan
● Chuck . . . Josh Wecker or Todd Prosser
● Fanny . . . Rebecca Niese or Nancy Halterman (double casting)
● Apostle . . . Andrew Spencer
● Sylvia . . . Jo-Lea Binger
● Faye . . . Holly Beehn

House for Sale

House for Sale

House for Sale

House for Sale

House for Sale

House for Sale

Plaza Suite "Plaza Suite"
July 15-16-17; 22-23-24 2022

Written by Neil Simon
By arrangement with Concord Theatricals
On behalf of Samuel French, Inc.
Directed by Andrew Spencer

The Covid-19 pandemic closed the PACT curtain for two years, but in 2022, PACT again enlisted the comic genius of Neil Simon for a production of Plaza Suite, with three acts displaying the bittersweet and hilarious stories of three couples staying in suite 719 of New York's Plaza Hotel.

One couple's long marriage is showing some wear and tear; high school sweethearts meet again after 17 years; and another couple deal with their daughter's wedding day.

"Plaza Suite"
Cast of Characters:

● Bellhop . . . Todd Prosser
● Karen Nash . . . Roxie Wetterau
● Sam Nash . . . Greg Jackan
● Waiter 1 . . . Carl Lundgren
● Waiter 2 . . . Cayley Gosney
● Jean McCormack . . . Emma Tolzmann
● Jesse Kiplinger . . . Greg Jackan
● Muriel Tate . . . Amber Guldan
● Norma Hubley . . . Nancy Halterman
● Roy Hubley . . . Greg Jackan
● Borden Eisler . . . Carl Lundgren
● Mimsey Hubley . . . Cayley Gosney

Plaza Suite

Plaza Suite

Plaza Suite

Murder on the Orient Express "Murder on the Orient Express"
July 14-15-16; 21-22-23 2023

Adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig
By arrangement with Concord Theatricals
On behalf of Samuel French, Inc.
Directed by Andrew Spencer

"Sleuthing" — the drive to observe, to gather clues, and to solve, is central to science, to crime solving, and to much of life, and Agatha Christie's stories of the meticulous, mustachioed Hercule Poirot are the gold standard of detective fiction. Her Murder on the Orient Express, adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig and placed on our stage by Andrew Spencer, was a summer delight for PACT in 2023.
cast of characters Plaza Suite

Plaza Suite

Plaza Suite

Plaza Suite
"I regard the theater as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being."

~Oscar Wilde
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