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Announcing the 2020-21 Season

INTRODUCING THE 2020-21 SEASON

We’re so excited to finally let everyone in on the secret! All the auditions information and Season 46 dates are live on our website, so be sure to check it out! Tickets are not yet available, so check back soon for updates!

CHARLOTTE’S WEB
JULY 17-19, 2020
Enjoy this adaptation of E.B. White’s classic children’s book Charlotte’s Web with Pumphouse Junior and director Katie E. Cornett this summer. This story follows the remarkable pig Wilbur and the unique friendships he forms with the Zuckermans’ niece Fern, the spider Charlotte, and all the other barnyard animals. Roles are available for children ages 5-18.

PUFFS; OR SEVEN INCREASINGLY EVENTFUL YEARS AT A CERTAIN SCHOOL OF MAGIC AND MAGIC
SEPT 18-26, 2020
For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs… who just happened to be there too. Puffs, Or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic is a tale for anyone who has never been destined to save the world. Directed by Caitlyn Keller.

JR. HALLOWEEN SHORTS
OCT 16-18, 2020
Our collection of short plays by various playwrights give our young actors a chance to work with new and different directors. We can’t wait for you to see this family-friendly presentation of original Halloween-themed stories!

DEATHTRAP
OCT 23-31, 2020
Playwright Sidney Bruhl has hit a dry spell, but it seems like his luck might turn around when he receives a talented student’s manuscript. Sidney devises a plan with his wife to offer the student co-credit to take it to Broadway, but nothing’s ever that simple. Deathtrap’s twists and turns will leave audiences spellbound right up to the final moments.

ELF THE MUSICAL
DEC 4-19, 2020
Stacey Bern and Bill Brown (Little Women the Broadway Musical) team up again for the holiday classic Elf the Musical! This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.

FOR A GOOD TIME, MARY
FEB 5-14, 2021
Longtime Pumpie Karen Ruetz’s play For A Good Time, Mary was the first to be read in our Local Playwright Series, and will return for a full production directed by Corinne Scott next year! When Mary’s friend Jenny asks her to take on her phone sex side business while she’s traveling, Mary sees it as an opportunity to help her laid-off husband. But will she be able to keep it a secret?

THE SUGAR BEAN SISTERS
MAR 19-27, 2021
Director Leslie McCrary Owens returns to Pumphouse for The Sugar Bean Sisters, a Southern Gothic comedy of romance, murder and alien abduction, the Nettle sisters are determined to escape spinsterhood—Willie Mae by going to Salt Lake and finding a good Mormon husband and Faye by hopping on the spaceship when the “space people” return for another visit.

A FEW GOOD MEN
APR 23-MAY 1, 2021
Aaron Sorkin’s Broadway hit A Few Good Men is about the trial of two Marines for complicity in the death of a fellow Marine at Guantanamo Bay. Their Navy lawyer, prodded by a female member of their Defense team, evenutally makes an effort to defend his clients and, in doing so, puts the military mentality and the Marine code of honor on trial. Directed by Laurel Ann Lowe.

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
JUNE 11-26, 2021
In The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, an eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious, touching stories from their home lives, they spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Directed by Alex LaVelle and Bill Brown.

Our 2020-21 season will also feature Local Playwright Series staged readings, workshops, additional youth events and activities, & partnership improv events with TheatreExtreme! Check out all the events here!