Our Current Season
Beloit Civic Theatre is proud to announce our 2017-2018 season.
September 28, 29, 30 and October 5, 6, 7, 2017
at 7:30 p.m.
Also 3 p.m. matinees on September 30 & October 1, 7
Written by Sean Grennan
Directed by Patricia Moran Collins
MAKING GOD LAUGH follows one typical American family over the course of thirty years' worth of holidays. Starting at Thanksgiving in 1980, Ruthie and Bill's grown children – a priest, an aspiring actress and a former football star – all return home. As the audience learns of plans and dreams, the plot unfolds to share the next 30 years of life moments, while fast-forwarding to Christmas 1990 and then New Year's Eve 2000 before concluding with a present-time Easter. The empty-nester parents contend with their own changes, too, as old family rituals are trotted out and ancient tensions flare up. As time passes, the family discovers that, despite what we may have in mind, we often arrive at unexpected destinations.
January 25, 26, 27 and February 1, 2, 3, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Also 3 p.m. matinees on January 27, 28 & February 3
Written by Neil Simon
Directed by Barry Nyquist
BAREFOOT IN THE PARK introduces us to Paul and Corie Bratter who are newlyweds in every sense of the word. He's a straight-as-an-arrow lawyer and she's a free spirit always looking for the latest kick. Their new apartment is her most recent find – too expensive with bad plumbing and in need of a paint job. After a six-day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie's loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor-in-the-attic, Velasco. Everything that can go wrong, does. Paul just doesn't understand Corie, as she sees it. He's too staid, too boring, and she just wants him to be a little more spontaneous. Running "barefoot in the park" would be a start…
April 26, 27, 28, and May 3, 4, 5, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Also 3 p.m. matinees on April 28, 29 and May 5
Written by James McDonald, David Voss and Robert Gerlach Additional music by Ed Lindermann
Directed by Janet Palmer
SOMETHING'S AFOOT is a zany, entertaining musical that takes a satirical poke at Agatha Christie mysteries and the musical styles of the English music hall of the 1930s. Ten people are stranded in an isolated English country house during a raging thunderstorm. The unseen Lord Dudley Rancour, has invited six ill-assorted characters for a ''marvelous weekend in the country air.'' He invites his dissipated nephew, a family doctor, an elderly army colonel, a pseudo-society lady, an ingénue type and, of course, an amateur detective modeled after the indomitable Miss Marple. A university student intruder, a ditsy maid, an eerie caretaker and a butler round off the diminishing cast. One by one cleverly fiendish devices pick them off. As the bodies pile up in the library, the survivors frantically race to uncover the identity and motivation of the cunning culprit.