Two Planks Theater Company is proud to announce the shows for their 2017-18 season! Coming off a wonderful year last year (in which they experienced our first-ever sellout!), Two Planks is thrilled to continue to bring you top-notch, entertaining, and engaging theater locally in your community. Always looking to offer high-quality content that can be both fun and enjoyable as well as thought-provoking and socially relevant, Two Planks hopes you will join them for what looks to be another memorable year!
August, Osage County: October 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29
A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. Mix in Violet, the drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch, and you’ve got a major new play that unflinching — and uproariously — exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family. Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award.
Altar Boyz: February 23, 24 and 25; March 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 and 11
Altar Boyz is a foot-stomping, rafter-raising, musical comedy about a fictitious Christian boy-band on the last night of their national ‘Raise the Praise’ tour. The Boyz are five all-singing, all-dancing heartthrobs from Ohio: Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan and Abraham. With their tight harmonies and spectacular choreography, the Altar Boyz will delight audiences. As they perform their signature hits such as ‘Rhythm In Me,’ ‘The Calling,’ and ‘I Believe,’ the Boyz question their loyalty to each other and ask whether or not faith is really holding them together. They finally deliver a message of unity, that ‘there is no star as bright as its constellation, no harmony in a single voice.’
Beyond Therapy: May 4, 5, 6, 11, 12 and 13
Bruce and Prudence are deeply into therapy. Prudence’s macho therapist is urging her to be more assertive while Bruce’s wacky female therapist wants him to meet women by placing a personal ad. She does not fully comprehend that Bruce has a male lover who is not pleased by Bruce’s desire to date a woman: Prudence. Bruce doesn’t know how to handle poor nervous Prudence and Prudence doesn’t know what to make of her unpredictable new boyfriend. They do learn to live beyond therapy in this delightful Off Broadway hit that moved successfully to Broadway.
Notes: All season performances are held at the United Methodist Church, 515 Cutlers Farm Road, Monroe. The venue seats approximately 150 patrons. All seats general admission. Friday and Saturday night curtains at 8:00 pm and Sunday matinees are at 5:00 pm.
For more information about these performances and to order tickets, please visit the Two Planks website.