Charleston Community Theatre
848 6th Street
Charleston, IL 61920
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We are very excited about our new season.
Our Fall Show will be A Bad Year for Tomatoes, a “ripe” comedy that centers around Myra Marlowe, a successful actress, anxious to escape to the country and live the quiet life. What she gets is anything but peaceful as she is bombarded daily by inquisitive neighbors. To rid herself of them she turns to her acting roots and invents a murderous sister to keep her noisy neighbors at bay. When that plan backfires, Myra finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation. Directed by Terry Davis, CCT Board member and Charleston businessman (Towne Square Jewelers).
Our winter show will be Tuesdays With Morrie, directed by Gail Richard, who also directed Twelve Angry Men for CCT in 2008. Tuesdays With Morrie is the poignant, true story of journalist Mitch Albom, who reconnects with his former teacher and mentor, Morrie Schwartz, diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease. The New York Daily News described Tuesdays With Morrie as, “A touching, life-affirming , deeply emotional drama with a generous dose of humor.”
Our spring show will be Driving Miss Daisy, Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Set in Atlanta, and spanning their 25-year relationship, Driving Miss Daisy recalls the story of Daisy Werthan, a Jewish widow, and her chauffeur, Hoke Coleburn. None too happy to have Hoke in 1948, Miss Daisy comes to the realization toward the end of her life that Hoke is “her best friend.” Directed by Cathy Sheagren, who also directed The Odd Couple for CCT last spring.