DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN - Rob Becker
Opens January 23rd for an open-ended run
Opening on TOTS Mainstage beginning January 23rd is a very special production, which has the distinction of being the longest running one-man show in Broadway history. TOTS’ presentation, produced by Theater Mogul starring Kevin Burke who recently completed a seven year run of the show in Las Vegas, logging over four thousand performances, is a hilariously insightful play about the ways men and women relate. Caveman has us laughing at ourselves and at all the ways men and women fight, laugh and love. Since its original opening, Caveman has become a peacemaker in the ongoing misunderstandings between men and women. That’s why couples all across America and around the world are in love with DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN.
Ran From Feb 28 to Mar 29 on STAGE 2
DOES THIS SHOW MAKE MY BUTT LOOK FAT? - By Joni Hilton
February 28th through March 29th– Directed by Julie Inskeep
Juli Inskeep returns in this one women tour-de-force about all things womanly which ranks as one of the top sellers in the quarter-century history of Theatre on the Square. In a flexible format that includes delightful audience participation, she takes you on a comic romp through the trials and tribulations of womanhood including weight, dieting, and looking good. This show is full of character, charm, and humor!
Currently on STAGE 2
ONE SLIGHT HITCH - By Lewis Black
April 18th through May 10th – Director Lori Raffel
From the master of snappy wisecracks and keen social observation, acerbic comedian Lewis Black, comes this delightful farce about, of all things, marriage! It’s Courtney’s wedding day, and her mom, Delia, is making sure that everything is perfect. The groom is perfect, the dress is perfect, and the decorations (assuming they arrive) will be perfect. Then, like in any good farce the doorbell rings and all hell breaks loose. So much for perfect!
BOX OFFICE OF THE DAMNED! - Michael Ogborn
May 22nd through June 28th– Directed by Paul Nicely
It’s a romp, pure and simple. Borrowing from several musical theatre genres, clever lyrics describe and distort every possible misadventure of the box office staff of Amalgamated Tickets and it’s theatre going public! The Customer is Always Right? Not at this Box Office! An Indianapolis premiere running on TOTS’ Stage 2.
SUPERIOR DONUTS - Tracy Letts
July 11th through August 2nd– Directed by Ron Spencer
Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner, Tracy Letts’ (August Osage County), heart wrenching, soulful play, full of humor and humanity, is drawn with deep affection. Arthur Przybyszewski owns a decrepit donut shop in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago. Franco Wicks, a black teenager who is his only employee, wants to change the shop for the better. Letts’ finely wrought characters and sharp dialogue give us a wonderfully affecting look at a vanishing world and the healing power of friendship.
PAST SHOWS FROM OUR 2013-2014 SEASON
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NUNSENSE A-MEN! - Dan Goggin,
September 13th through October 12th- Directed by Ron Spencer
Straight out of the gate (every pun intended!) something’s amiss at Mount Saint Helen’s School! Or is it a huge hit? All the usual hilarity and nonsense you’ve come to expect from NUNSENSE only this time around the “Sisters” are played by “Misters”! The New York Times says it all: “A change of habit, boy oh, boy!”
UNWRAP YOUR CANDY - Doug Wright
October 25th through November 16th – Directed by Thomas Turner
From the author of Quills comes a deliciously macabre collection of four short stories, alternately chilling and hilarious. UNWRAP YOUR CANDY, inspired in equal parts by Alfred Hitchcock, Roald Dahl and The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, is a delectable evening of bedtime spine-tinglers for the twenty-first century, guaranteed to jolt the senses and stimulate the mind.
MRS. BOB CRACHIT’S WILD CHIRSTMAS BINGE - Christopher Durang
November 22nd through December 21st– Directed by Andrew Ranck
For the holidays, we find Gladys Cratchit in a rage! She finds herself being the “bad mummy” more often than the “good mummy” and is sick of her goody-goody crippled child, Tiny Tim and his overly large sister Little Nell. All she wants is to go to a bar, down a few Tequila Surprises and jump off the London Bridge. But imagine her relief and surprise to find that she has simply been placed in the wrong time-period and is actually the soul mate of Ebenezer Scrooge!
THE LOVE LIST - Norm Foster
January 10th through February 15th–Directed by John Fullam
In this side-splitting and thought-provoking new comedy, Leon and Bill concoct a list of attributes of the ideal woman – the top ten best qualities in a mate. When this allegedly “Ideal Woman” actually arrives on the scene the men quickly learn that their list could use a few revisions. Be careful what you wish for – especially in choosing a mate. This old adage leads to hilarious results in Foster’s sparkling new comic hit.