Clayton Community Theatre proudly announces our 25th (2023-2024) season! We will be performing each production for two weeks, on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 7:30 (NEW TIME) and Sunday afternoons at 2:00. We will be presenting:
The Cemetery Club by Ivan Menchell, directed by Sam Hack
September 14 – 24, 2023
Three Jewish widows meet once a month for tea before going to visit their husbands’ graves. Ida is sweet tempered and ready to begin a new life; Lucille is a feisty embodiment of the girl who just wants to have fun; and Doris is priggish and judgmental, particularly when Sam the butcher enters the scene. He meets the widows while visiting his wife’s grave.
This play is genuinely funny while with a serious subject matter. It runs through a range of emotions. There are secrets, some anger, a little bit of betrayal, but a lot of love too.
The Play That Goes Wrong by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, and Henry Shields, directed by Tim Kelly
April 4 – 14, 2024
“Break a leg!” takes on a whole new meaning for a woefully misguided troupe of players at the Cornley University Society’s opening night performance of . An unconscious leading lady, a corpse who can’t play dead, a ruffled detective, and a word-mangling butler (among others) must battle against technical gaffes, forgotten lines, and sabotaging scenery in a quest to arrive all in one piece at the final curtain call. Part Monty Python, part Sherlock Holmes, all mayhem, this 1920s whodunit is disastrously delightful.
Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, directed by Heather Sartin
July 11 – 21, 2024
Written between 1601-1602, the second play in Shakespeare’s Shipwreck Trilogy, “Twelfth Night” remains one of the Bard’s most familiar and best- loved comedies. Sword fights, long lost twins, singing, dancing, and yellow socks all work together to weave a tale of restoration and love. Complete with mistaken identities, misguided romance, misplaced affection and a “mis”terious love letter, this play makes as easy an introduction to Shakespeare’s works as it does an evening with a familiar friend. No matter your level of Shakespearean comfort, audiences will find “Twelfth Night” to be clever, joyful, and poignant; filled with laugh-out-loud frivolity alongside some of the most beautiful lines of poetry ever penned.
All plays are presented in the Washington University South Campus Theatre, 6501 Clayton Road, Clayton, MO 63117.