Whittier Community Theatre

Moon Over Buffalo

by Ken Ludwig

May 31, June 1, 7, 8, 9, 14, and 15, 2024

George and Charlotte Hay, a husband-and-wife team of actors, struggle through family crises, egos and the new pariah of TV, to run a shoestring theatre company off-off-off Broadway. Currently performing “Cyrano de Bergerac” and “Private Lives” in repertory, they stew over low box office receipts and the possibility of a Hollywood director’s visit. What could go wrong? It makes for a laugh-filled evening, as well as a cautionary tale about working with family.

Featuring the talents of:

Gregory Elsasser-Chavezas George
Patty van Empelas Charlotte
Grace O’Neillas Roz
Barbara Starras Ethel
Patrick Petersonas Paul
Ashley Montgomeryas Eileen
Trevor Hartas Howard
Robb Tracyas Richard

 

Be sure to drop by our booth at the Annual Founders Day Celebration 
on May 11 in Central Park (Uptown Whittier)!
We’ll be there from 9-1 with show cards, the brand new season brochure,
and lots of opportunities to get involved with a 100+ year community tradition!
Our Upcoming Season

The Importance of Being Earnest (A Wilde New Musical)

Music by Bret Simmons · Book & Lyrics by David Howard
Adapted from The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
September 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 22, and 23, 2023

Something old and something new. The Victorian comedy of questionable manners by Oscar Wilde gets a brand-new treatment with bouncy songs and clever staging. The gang is all here, with Jack, Algernon, and the slightly terrifying Lady Bracknell leading the charge. Bright, shiny, and perhaps a bit cheeky, this tangled web of romance and mistaken identities aims right at your funnybone. If you don’t already know the play, we guarantee you’ll love it; if you DO know the play, prepare to fall in love all over again.

The Ghost Train

by Arnold Ridley
November 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 17, and 18, 2023

This classic drama was first produced in 1925 and filmed no less than three times. It was on our playbill in 1935, and we’ve brought it back for this season. Six passengers are stranded at a remote railway station, and despite the stationmaster’s weird stories of a ghost train, they must stay the night in the waiting room. As ghostly (and not so ghostly) apparitions materialize, they must figure out what is really going on, or risk becoming passengers themselves! A clever, light-hearted mystery in the Agatha Christie tradition, we challenge you to solve it before the final curtain comes down!

California Suite

by Neil Simon
February 23, 24, March 1, 2, 3, 8, and 9, 2024

A Neil Simon classic and a crowd favorite, four stories play out in a room at the Beverly Hills Hotel as five and a half couples visit LA. Whether they’ve come for business or pleasure, you can count on every one of them to deliver a lot of laughs and a hearty helping of human foibles during their stay.

Moon Over Buffalo

by Ken Ludwig
May 31, June 1, 7, 8, 9, 14, and 15, 2024

George and Charlotte Hay, a husband-and-wife team of actors, struggle through family crises, egos and the new pariah of TV, to run a shoestring theatre company off-off-off Broadway. Currently performing “Cyrano de Bergerac” and “Private Lives” in repertory, they stew over low box office receipts and the possibility of a Hollywood director’s visit. What could go wrong? It makes for a laugh-filled evening, as well as a cautionary tale about working with family.

While you wait…

WCT also has a Facebook page and a YouTube channel, WCT on Air, that offers a series of radio play remakes produced during the pandemic, well worth a listen while you wait for our new season to begin.

Consider Involvement

We’re grateful for the many sponsors, donors, members, and volunteers who support our local theatre. Please consider joining them as we begin our first Post-Covid run of shows.

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