The Towle Theater is excited to announce its 13th Season. The Season opens with the world premiere comedy, Crashing with Flamingos by Indiana native, Jim Henry. Jim is an award winning playwright and current resident at Chicago Dramatists. Crashing with Flamingos is about Raymond, who can do no wrong. Everything he touches seems to end up in the pink. One of his co-workers, Bury, is laid off from his job and locked out of his apartment on the same day. Raymond comes to the rescue by offering his sofa-sleeper to Bury until he is back on his feet. Instead of being rescued, Bury is thrown into the middle of the implosive relationship between Raymond and his neurotic and quirky shut-in wife Peg. What Raymond and Peg don’t know? Bury is about to heap his own pile of baggage into this magnificent mess. Crashing with Flamingos runs February 26-28, March 4-6, 10-13, 2016.
The second show of the season is the musical First Date. This hilarious musical comedy deals with a blind date in real time. When blind date newbie Aaron is set up with serial-dater Casey, a casual drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner. As the date unfolds in real time, the couple quickly finds that they are not alone on this unpredictable evening. In a delightful and unexpected twist, Casey and Aaron’s inner critics take on a life of their own when other restaurant patrons transform into supportive best friends, manipulative exes and protective parents, who sing and dance them through ice-breakers, appetizers and potential conversational land mines. Can this couple turn what could be a dating disaster into something special before the check arrives? You will see this entrée on the menu on April 22-24, 29, 30, May 1, 5-8, 2016.
The summer production at the Towle is a US premiere hot off the stage from London. The House of Mirrors and Hearts written by Eamonn O'Dwyer and Rob Gilbert is a chilling and intimate chamber musical with a striking and haunting musical score. Seven years have passed since the death of Anna’s husband in a tragic accident at his glazier’s workshop; the widow and her two daughters move through the house like shadows. The arrival of Nathan, a new lodger, casts light on a past they have all tried to keep in darkness. With an unflinching exploration of loss, family and the question of whether we can escape the past, The House of Mirrors and Hearts focuses on three complex but strong women and a young academic who inadvertently finds himself tangled in their story. This musical runs July 8-10, 15-17, 21-24, 2016.
The final show of the 2016 season is the raucous comedy, Secrets of a Soccer Mom by Kathleen Clark. Three engaging women reluctantly take the field in a mothers vs. sons soccer game. They intend to let the children win, but as the game unfolds they become intent on scoring. The competition ignites a fierce desire to recapture their youthful good-humor, independence and sexiness, paving the way toward a better understanding of themselves, their families and changes they need to make in their lives. The performances for Secrets of a Soccer Mom are September 9-11, 16-18, 22-25, 2016.
Don’t miss out on all four show at the low price of only $55. That’s only $13.75 per ticket. This early bird price is only good until December 5th. So order your Season Tickets today. For more information on purchasing season tickets, please visit www.towletheater.org or call the box office at 219-937-8780.