Harlequins Community Theatre 414 Wayne Street Sandusky, OH 44870
Boasting a score with chart-topping songs by Grammy and Academy Award winner Stephen Schwartz, and a book by visionary playwright John-Michael Tebelak, Godspell is a sensation that continues to touch audiences. An eclectic group of followers help Jesus Christ tell parables, bringing His messages of kindness, tolerance and love vibrantly to life. The show features a parade of beloved songs, including “Day by Day,” “Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord,” “All for the Best,” and “All Good Gifts.”
A farcical take on celebrity and success, and an affectionate tribute to loyalty and love, Anne Flanagan’s Artifice tells the story of struggling artist Payne Showers, who finally gets his Big Break: he dies. The resulting interest in his works promises to put his estranged wife Maggie’s gallery on the map. At this point, the only thing that could go wrong would be if Payne Showers were to walk through the door. Then Payne Showers walks through the door…
Marshall Karp’s hilarious play pits a father-in-law against a mother in a series of comedic squabbles. A successful writer of advertising jingles, Jerry Sloan is married to an equally successful lawyer. Living with the happy couple is the not-so-happy Abe Dreyfus, Jerry’s curmudgeon of a father-in-law. Tensions mount when Jerry’s mother Mildred, Abe’s nemesis, moves in. This play is one entertaining confrontation after another until the heartwarming finale in which the oldsters discover that, really, each is not so bad.