Announcing The Pumphouse Players 42nd Season!

We are thrilled to announce our 42nd season which begins on July 1! Any show listed below that is marked as “Directed by TBD” still needs a director. If you are interested in taking the reigns of any of these shows, please contact Will Brooks at will.brooks@pumphouseplayers.com for more information. We can’t wait to get started!

The Pied Piper – Directed by Laurel Lowe
We are thrilled to relaunch Pumphouse Jr. with this timeless children’s tale. We will be holding auditions soon for this summer children’s theater program and hope you will consider bringing your kids out to participate in this! More information will be posted soon!
Show dates are 7/15-7/23, 2016

Dead Accounts by Theresa Rebeck
Directed by Suzanne Husting (MAT Awards Submission)
The story of a brother, a sister, and a surprise reunion that turns their family upside down. A $27 million secret proves that the truth can be complicated. Jack’s unexpected return throws his family into a frenzy, and his sister Lorna needs answers. Is he coming home or running away? Where is his wife everyone hates? And how did he get all that money? Theresa Rebeck’s new comedy tackles the timely issues of corporate greed, small town values, and whether or not your family will always welcome you back… with no questions asked.
2M/3F
Show dates are 8/12-8/21, 2016

Macbeth by William Shakespeare
Directed by Bob Whaley
Shakespeare’s classic “Scottish Play” tells the tale of ambitious Macbeth and his crafty wife who really pulls the strings. Follow Macbeth and his wife’s corrupt rise to power and their magnificent fall with some creepy witches thrown in to drive the story. This will be a great addition to the Halloween season.
Up to 30 roles of various gender
Show dates are 9/30-10/15, 2016

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (Adapted by Romulus Linney)
Directed by TBD
Dicken’s Christmas classic comes back to the Legion stage to tell the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghosts who turn his heart around to become one of the most beloved characters in all of literature.
25-35 roles of various gender
Show dates are 12/2-12/17, 2016

Nana’s Naughty Knickers by Katherine DiSavino
Directed by TBD
Bridget and her Grandmother are about to become roommates. However, what Bridget saw as a unique opportunity to stay with her favorite Nana in New York for the summer quickly turns into an experience she’ll never forget. It seems her sweet Grandma is running an illegal boutique from her apartment, selling hand-made naughty knickers to every senior citizen in the five borough area!
Will Bridget be able to handle all the excitement? Will her Nana get arrested – or worse! – evicted?
6f/3m
Show dates are 2/10-2/16, 2017

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee (Adapted by Christopher Sergel)
Directed by TBD
Scout, a young girl in a quiet southern town, is about to experience the dramatic events that will affect the rest of her life. She and her brother, Jem, are being raised by their widowed father, Atticus, and by a strongminded housekeeper, Calpurnia. Wide-eyed Scout is fascinated with the sensitively revealed people of her small town, but, from the start, there’s a rumble of thunder just under the calm surface of the life here. The black people of the community have a special feeling about Scout’s father and she doesn’t know why. A few of her white friends are inexplicably hostile and Scout doesn’t understand this either. Unpleasant things are shouted and the bewildered girl turns to her father. Atticus, a lawyer, explains that he’s defending a young Negro wrongfully accused of a grave crime. Since this is causing such an upset, Scout wants to know why he’s doing it. “Because if I didn’t,” her father replies, “I couldn’t hold my head up.” This American classic is sure to be a favorite this season.
11m/6f
Show dates are 4/21-4/29, 2017

Trash Day by Dave Lauby
Directed by TBD
The Wolley family has lived for decades in their decaying Smyrna GA home, and through those years have been threatened repeatedly for eviction due to Grampa Wolley’s hoarding and the mountainous accumulation of “collecitbles” (ie, trash) on their property. On the day when the city has delivered the ultimatum- clean it up or be evicted in 30 days- new neighbors move into the house next door, single dad Mike Aubrey and his pre-teen daughter Allegrae with a story of their own. Emerging from the depths of the Wolley trashpile is young Jackson Wolley, and the relationship which develops between him and Allegrae is both poignant and painfully funny. Will the Wooley clan clean up their act in time to save their home? And will they all prove that not everything (nor everyone) that comes from a trashpile is trash?
9m/4f
Show dates are 5/19-5/27, 2017

One Slight Hitch by Lewis Black
Directed by TBD
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.
4w/3m
Show dates are 6/23-7/1, 2017