Westfield Playhouse is excited to announce their upcoming shows!
The 2019/2020 Main Street Production's Season is sponsored in part by Horizon Bank
Lie Cheat and Genuflect by Billy Van Zandt & Jane Milmore
Directed by Jen Otterman
Produced by Ka'Lena Cuevas
Performance Dates: January 17 - February 2, 2020
Auditions: November 2019
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?
A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
Directed by Nancy Lafferty
Produced by Jan Jamison
Performance Dates: TBA
Auditions: January 2020
Set on Chicago’s South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family: son Walter Lee, his wife Ruth, his sister Beneatha, his son Travis, and matriarch Lena. When her deceased husband’s insurance money comes through, Mama Lena dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood in Chicago. Walter Lee, a chauffeur, has other plans: buying a liquor store and being his own man. Beneatha dreams of medical school. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama. The Younger family’s heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration.
30 Reasons Not to be in a Play by Alan Haehnel (Youth Production)
Directed by Tanya Haas
Produced by Tom Smith
Performance Dates: July 17 - 26, 2020
Auditions: May 2020
Stage kisses, pinkeye, inciting World War III -- these are only a few of the many things that can go wrong during the production of a play. From the author of 15 Reasons Not To Be in a Play comes a full evening of the horrors and hardships that befall those who feel the call of the stage. In a series of hilarious examples, this play proves that drama can be a very dangerous thing and it must be avoided at all costs.
Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen
Directed by Adam Davis
Produced by Bill Miller
Performance Dates: September 18 - October 4, 2020
Auditions: August 2020
Hedda Gabler focusses on the frustrated existence of its title character, exploring core issues of power, control, and social expectation. Bored and restricted by her middle-class environment, Hedda plays out her own fantasies and psychological games with those nearest to her to an ultimately costly end.
Annie - Music by Charles Strouse, Lyrics by Martin Charnin, Book by Thomas Meehan
Directed by Jan Jamison
Performance Dates: Holiday 2020
Auditions: September 2020
With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations... and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt! She finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.