Carroll Theatre Season
Season Theme for 2020-2021
The theme for our 2020 theatre season is Metamorphosis. Our full season of shows feature themes about transformation and the beauty that can emerge out of trials. Upcoming shows include:
Fable Me This, Aesop!
April 17 - 26, 2021
Our final show of the season is an illumination of a few of Aesop's Fables, intended to delight audiences of all ages. This 35-45 minute play will be our TYA (Theatre for Young Audiences) production of the year. We will host limited audiences for school day matinees as well as weekend performances for the public. Livestreaming will also be available. Amber Barnes and Julia Harris will be directing.
Seating and Ticket information
- COVID mask policy: Everyone on site will be required to wear a mask (including the actors.)
- COVID attendance policy: Only 50 total people are allowed to participate on site during each performance event. This number includes the cast, crew, and audience. Ticket sales will be very limited. They will go on sale about one week before the opening show.
- Streaming tickets will be available for all of the 20/21 season of shows so you can watch from the comfort of your own home. Go to http://cct.booktix.com/ to purchase your streampass. They are available only until curtain time of each performance. Late admission isn't available.
- We accept: Cash, check, credit/debit cards for in person shows. Streampass by credit/debit only.
- There is no assigned seating in our theatre, however you may purchase tickets online in advance to make sure we save you a spot. In case of a sell out, we will re-sell your seat 5 minutes prior to curtain time if you have not claimed your ticket by that time.
- The ticket window opens one hour in advance of each performance. Online sales shut down 90 minutes before each performance.
- Seating is on a first come- first seated basis. Our capacity is between 100-150 seats depending on configuration. We recommend that you arrive early.
- The house opens 30 minutes before showtime for those who want to claim their choice of seats.
The Toilet Paper Caper: A Pandemic Melodrama
October 15 - 25, 2020
During the last pandemic, in 1919, The melodrama Believe Me, Xantippe was performed at Carroll College. We read this play as part of our 100th anniversary play reading series last November. When it became obvious that producing a musical was not a good idea this fall, we went back to that script and decided to adapt it for a modern audience with a modern twist and more female characters. Stephen Alan Seder and Nicole Lauren have created this new comedy from the bones of the original.
The Toilet Paper Caper: A Pandemic Melodrama tells the story of an elaborate prank. After a string of senseless burglaries overrun his neighborhood, a hot-headed rich bachelor, George MacFarland, ignorantly bets his friends he can evade arrest for an entire year upon committing a criminal act. His friends take the bet and George is skirted away across the United States on a whirlwind adventure full of life-or-death poker games, explosions, evil villains, uproarious sheriffs, and damsels in distress. This sensational tale, set within a global pandemic, is modeled after the stylizations of turn-of-the-century-melodrama and vaudevillian theatre. While having interactive moments with viewers on site, this production will be broadcast live for those isolated at home and will be sure to delight audiences. Tune in for a classic shoot em’ up western comedy, set in viral times, with many twists and turns. Directed by Amber Barnes.
November 12-14, 2020; 7:30 p.m. each evening.
Our 10 minutes plays directed by our directing class.
A Midsummer Night's Dream (an immersive experience)
March 11-21, 2021
As you walk into the FLEX Theatre for Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, you will find that the entire black box has been converted into a playing space for the actors. Kindly fairies will help you find places to sit or stand that won't be in the path of the action. You will get to experience the 90 minute event from the front and only row around the edges of our magical forest. A technologically savvy team of henchmen and fairies will also control rolling video cameras that will livestream a custom experience for those outside the theatre. The story of love, magic and transformation is sure to make even the harshest Shakespeare critic laugh until they cry. Directed by Kim Shire.
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Above: The production team works with digital video, lighting, and sound during a recent show.