Season 11

Season 11 @ Lee Street!

Lee Street theatre’s 2018-2019 Season is packed with laughs, tears, and the unexpected! Season 11 focuses on family values and social issues while maintaining the quality and heartfelt connections we’ve cultivated these previous seasons. We have loads of laughs and pertinent drama planned for you. Lee Street theatre offers a variety of experiences.

Experience something extraordinary. Experience the feeling. Experience Lee Street theatre.

All shows are General Admission Seating. All evening performances start at 7:30pm. Lobby doors open 1 hour prior to showtime, theater doors open 30 min prior to showtime.

Steel Magnolias

by Robert Harling
Directed by Kindra Steenerson

August 23-25, Aug. 30-Sept. 1,
and Sept. 6 & 7 at 7:30pm
August 26th at 2:30pm

This Southern favorite is a comedy-drama set in a beauty salon where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Best friends Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), Truvy is outspoken and wise-cracking,  Ouiser, the town’s rich curmudgeon, Miss Clairee, an eccentric millionaire who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to wed, form an unbreakable friendship.

General tickets are $17.55 and student tickets are $10. Tickets will be available July 23rd.

Starring:  Krissey Browder as Shelby, Caitlin Billings as Annelle, Lillie Oden as Ouiser, Sharon Foster as Truvy, Nancy Gaines as Clairee, and Jean Kadela as M’Lynn.

For Peter Pan On Her 70th Birthday

by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Heather Wilson-Bowlby

Produced by St. Thomas Players

September 27-29 & October 4-6 at 7:30pm
September 30 at 2:30pm

When Ann thinks of her father, she immediately remembers playing Peter Pan in her hometown theater in Iowa. Her memory is jogged by the fact that she and her siblings are with their father during his final moments. A loving look at a family’s view of death, life, and the allure of never growing up.

General tickets are $17.55 and student tickets are $10. Tickets will be available  August 27. Starring:

Claudia Galup as Ann
John Brincefield as John
Bill Reilly as Michael
Jon Bowlby as Jim
Jennifer Hubbard as Wendy
Gary Thornburg as Father

LITTLE  WOMEN: The Musical

Book by Allan Knee, Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, & Music by Jason Howland
Directed by Craig Kolkebeck

November 1 – 3 & 8 – 10 at 7:30pm

Based on Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, it focuses on the four March sisters— traditional Meg, wild, aspiring writer Jo, timid Beth and romantic Amy,— and their beloved Marmee, at home in Concord, Massachusetts while their father is away serving as a Union Army chaplain during the Civil War. 

Starring CataLST Interns:
Emily Owens
Shannon Harris
Savannah Shaver
Taylor Kroop
Claire Raimist

General tickets are $22.90 and student tickets are $10. Tickets will be available on October 1.

The Mystery of Irma Vep

by Charles Ludlam
Directed by Craig Kolkebeck

January 17-19 & 24-26, 2019 at 7:30pm

This satire takes place at Mandacrest, the English country estate of the Hillcrest family. Eminent Egyptologist Lord Edgar Hillcrest is a widower, having lost his beloved wife, Irma Vep. He recently remarried Lady Enid, a stage actress still uneasy with her new position as Lady of the manor. Her maid, Jane, doesn’t think she’ll ever measure up to Lady Irma. Meanwhile, Lord Edgar is disturbed by strange happenings out on the heath, including the monthly disappearance of his groundskeeper, Nicodemus. Fearing that Mandacrest is haunted by a vengeful vampire, Lord Edgar goes on an expedition to Egypt to discover immortality.

General tickets are $17.55 and student tickets are $10. Tickets will be available December 17.

The Cake

by Bekah Brunstetter
Directed by Kindra Steenerson

Feb. 21-23 & Feb. 28-March 2, 2019 at 7:30pm

In this comedy with heart Della makes cakes, not judgment calls – those she leaves to her husband, Tim. But when the girl she helped raise comes back home to North Carolina to get married, and the fiancé is actually a fiancée, Della’s life gets turned upside down. She can’t really make a cake for such a wedding, can she? For the first time in her life, Della has to think for herself.

General tickets are $17.55 and student tickets are $10. Tickets will be available January 21, 2019.

*This comedy presentation has adult themes and language*

Blood Done Sign My Name

by Mike Wiley
Directed by Craig Kolkebeck 

April 18-20 & 25-27, 2019 at 7:30pm

Mike Wiley brings to life the recollections of author Tim Tyson surrounding the 1970 murder of Henry “Dickie” Marrow in Oxford, NC and the events that followed.

General tickets are $17.55 and student tickets are $10. Tickets will be available March 18, 2019.

Shiloh Rules  

by Doris Baizley
Directed by David Pulliam
Produced by St. Thomas Players

June 13-15 & 20-22, 2019 at 7:30pm
June 16, 2019 at 2:30pm

A dedicated Union nurse and a mysterious Confederate refugee meet on the Shiloh battlefield to compete for the title of Best Female Reenactor of the Year. With their young trainees trying to out-do each other in “authenticity,” and a concessionaire egging both sides on, their competition leads them into real conflict with Ranger Wilson, an African-American female park ranger who would rather be anywhere than the year 1862, imaginary or not. As the re-enactment rages out of control, all six women discover that some conflicts of the Civil War weren’t left behind in 1862.

General tickets are $17.55 and student tickets are $10. Tickets will be available May 13, 2019.

Blithe Spirit

by Noel Coward
Directed by Chris Eller

July 18-20 – 25-27, 2019 at 7:30pm

Set at the house of writer, Charles Condomine, and his wife, Ruth. One evening, Charles invites local eccentric medium, Madame Arcati, to hold a seance at his house. He asks along his friends, Dr. and Mrs. Bradman, intending to gather character inspiration from Madame Arcati for his latest book. Despite initially thinking the seance has been a failure, it soon becomes clear that Madame Arcati has unwittingly brought back Charles’ first wife, Elvira, to haunt him. Once in his house, Elvira is unable to leave and, as she cannot be seen or heard by Ruth, she causes all kinds of mischievous trouble between the married couple.

General tickets are $17.55 and student tickets are $10. Tickets will be available June 17, 2019.