By Constance Congdon. Directed by Yagil Eliraz
April 25*, 26, 27, May 2**, 3, 4 at 7:30 pm;  April 28 at 2 pm

*6/20 – Big Brother Big Sister of Franklin County Opening Night Reception. All tickets $30. Reception at 7 pm; curtain at 7:30 pm.

** Post-show conversation with the audience

Life is not organized around a coherent narrative, despite how much we would like it to be. Life can be messy, jumpy, nonlinear, fragmentary and discordant, and we might find ourselves desperately trying to make sense out of it. “Tales of the Lost Formicans” reflects this messiness and the effort to make sense of it, both in its content and in its form.

It seems as if all characters are struggling through a crisis of this sort or another. Within the turmoil of their lives, all characters try to find something to hold on to, something that will serve as a solid ground to walk on. However, this is “a play that is too honest to propose any univocal explanation for the confusions of the day, or any instant remedy for them”, as was written in a review in the L.A. Times in 1989.

Congdon plays and experiments with the structure and form of this play, so it reflects the messiness of our life. She also uses a framing device, the Aliens, who try to analyze and understand the world of the play, exactly like the audience.

Through this dichotomy, of messiness and fragmentation vs. efforts to find meaning and order, the play explores existential themes like: adolescence, aging parent, lost love and divorce, memory, and the strength of the familial unit.


CATHY (nee McKissick)   Stephanie Carlson*

ERICA  (her daughter)  Molly MacLeod

JIM McKISSICK  Frank Aronson*

EVELYN McKISSICK  Polly Pillsbury

JUDY (Cathy’s best friend)  Val Vaille

JERRY    Joseph Cardozo

ACTOR #7   Michael Marceline

  • Member Actors’ Equity Association



Book & Lyrics by Tom Jones. Music by Harvey Schmidt. Directed by Carmela Lanza-Weil

June 20*, 21, 22, 27**, 28, 29 at 7:30 pm;  June 23 at 2 pm

The Fantasticks, the longest running musical ever, tells the gentle story of falling in – and out of- love and the perils of wishes realized.

The Fantasticks features lovers, pirates, bandits and turnips, as well as a memorable score with such classic tunes as “Try to Remember” and “Soon It’s Gonna Rain.” Join us in recalling that love is possible and dreams do come true.

*Big Brother Big Sister of Franklin County Opening night. All tickets $30. Proceeds benefit BBBSFC. Reception at 7 pm, curtain at 7:30 pm.

**6/27 – Post-show conversation with the audience



By Lauren Gunderson. Directed by Gina Kaufman

September 19, 20, 21, 26*, 27, 28 at 7:30 pm;   September 22 at 2 pm

A brutal comedic quartet about four very real women who lived boldly in France during the

French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. Playwright Olympe De Gouge, assassin Charlotte

Corday, former queen Marie Antoinette, & Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle hang out,

murder Marat, lose their heads, and try to beat back the extremist insanity in revolutionary


* Post-show conversation with the audience



By Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett. Directed by Keith Langsdale

October 17, 18, 19, 24*, 25, 26 at 7:30 pm; October 20 at 2 pm

Winner of the 1956 Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award, Critics Circle Award, and virtually every

other coveted prize of the theatre, this sensitive story of a group of Jews who went into

hiding in the sealed-off upper rooms of an office building in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam

strongly resonates with today’s stories of the hunted & the hidden, the unfortunates with

nowhere to go.

* Post-show conversation with the audience


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