83rd SEASON

2021-22

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THE FRONT PORCH

Written and directed by George Bailey
Drama


September 3 through September 26, 2021

During the fall of 1967, Clara, a white widow, stubbornly refuses her daughter’s insistence to move from her home due to increasing racial tensions throughout the country and because her new neighbors are African American.  Although both Clara and Janelle Johnson’s families are apprehensive about each other at first, they develop a friendly relationship.  When, in the spring of 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated, tensions explode throughout the city and both families are caught in the middle of a race riot.  Through their shared experiences, they come to appreciate and value their community and each other by confronting their fears and prejudices.

 

PERFORMANCE DATES: September 3 through September 26, 2021

PERFORMING: Friday and Saturday at 8:00 pm; Sunday at 2:00 pm

TICKETS: General admission: $23; Students/Seniors/Military: $20; Groups of 10 or more: $18

WE HAVE SURVIVED THE PANDEMIC AND ARE PROUD TO BE OFFERING GREAT PERFORMANCES IN LA MESA ONCE AGAIN.

83RD Season Subscriptions are on sale..

 

You are part of our family, our community, and we treasure the support you have given over the years.

Please help us keep the arts alive and continuing

at Lamplighters, La Mesa! 

 

Thank you.


Sincerely,

Lamplighters Community Theatre Board & Staff

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DIAL  M  FOR MURDER

By Frederick Knott
Mystery
Directed by Calvin Manson

Assistant Director is Tina Machele Brown
 

0ctober 15 through November 7, 2021


After learning that his wife Margot had a brief affair with mystery writer Mark Halliday, Tony Wendice, a professional tennis player, decides he’s going to kill her. He wants an ironclad alibi, so blackmails an old schoolmate with a shady past, Charles Swann, to do the killing for him. The plan is simple. He will give Swann a key to their flat and while he and Halliday are out at dinner, Swann can let himself into the flat and murder her… but Tony soon discovers that there is no perfect crime, and things may not work out according to plan…

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PERFORMANCE DATES: October 15 through November 7, 2021

PERFORMING: Friday and Saturday at 8:00 pm; Sunday at 2:00 pm

TICKETS: General admission: $23; Students/Seniors/Military: $20; Groups of 10 or more: $18

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THE 1940'S RADIO HOUR

By Walton Jones
Musical
Directed by George Bailey and Pamela Stompoly

November 26, through December 19, 2021

A different time is evoked with a live radio broadcast of The Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade from the Hotel Astor’s Algonquin Room on December 21, 1942. The spirit of that bygone era when the world was at war and pop music meant “Strike Up the Band” and “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” is accurately captured as the harassed producer copes with a drunk lead singer, the delivery boy who wants a chance in front of the mike, the second banana who dreams of singing a ballad, and the trumpet-playing sound effects man who chooses a fighter plane over Glenn Miller. A perfect holiday show!

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PERFORMANCE DATES: November 26 through December 19, 2021

PERFORMING: Friday and Saturday at 8:00 pm; Sunday at 2:00 pm

TICKETS (Musical): General admission: $26; Students/Seniors/Military: $23; Groups of 10 or more: $20

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THE COCKTAIL HOUR

By A.R.Gurney
Comedy
Directed By Dennis Floyd

January 14 through February 6, 2022


The time is mid-70’s, the place, New York. John, a playwright, has returned to his family’s home, bringing with him his new play which was based on them! His purpose is to get their permission to proceed with production, but his wealthy, very proper parents are cautious from the start. Plus, John’s sister Nina must be contended with. As the martinis start to flow so do the recriminations and revelations, both funny and poignant. But the ties that bind them do prevail, with humor, warmth, and hopeful anticipation!

PERFORMANCE DATES: January 14 through February 6, 2022

PERFORMING: Friday and Saturday at 8:00 pm; Sunday at 2:00 pm

TICKETS: General admission: $23; Students/Seniors/Military: $20; Groups of 10 or more: $18

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THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL

By Horton Foote
Drama
Directed by George Bailey

February 25 through March 20, 2022

In 1940’s Texas, Carrie Watts, an elderly woman, is trapped in an apartment with a controlling daughter-in-law and a hen-pecked son. Her fondest wish is to revisit Bountiful, the town of her youth, just once before she dies. When her family forbids her to travel on her own, Carrie strikes out anyway. Learning that the trains no longer stop there, she takes a bus instead and runs into a young woman with whom she shares both secrets and memories. On the journey to Bountiful, Carrie rediscovers her inner strength and dignity that will allow her to survive.

PERFORMANCE DATES: February 25 through March 20, 2022

PERFORMING: Friday and Saturday at 8:00 pm; Sunday at 2:00 pm

TICKETS: General admission: $23; Students/Seniors/Military: $20; Groups of 10 or more: $18

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RUMORS


Written By Neil Simon
Farce
Directed by Nicole Thomas

April 8 through May 1, 2022


At a large, tastefully-appointed Sneden’s Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room, and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken, and wife, Chris, must the “the story” straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and miscommunications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity!

PERFORMANCE DATES: April 8 through May 1, 2022

PERFORMING: Friday and Saturday at 8:00 pm; Sunday at 2:00 pm

TICKETS: General admission: $23; Students/Seniors/Military: $20; Groups of 10 or more: $18