2018 Season Lineup
The Foreigner More07/13/2018 – 08/05/2018
July 13 – August 5
Play by Larry Shue and directed by Maryann Curmi
Something FUNNY is going on! The story takes place in a fishing lodge in rural Tilghman County, Georgia where two Englishmen, Froggy and Charlie, arrive as guests. The shy Charlie agreed to accompany Froggy on the trip after his sick wife begged him to go. When people at the lodge try to talk to Charlie, however, he remains silent: he is terribly shy, depressed about his wife’s illness, and cannot find the words to reply. Froggy claims that Charlie cannot talk because he is a “foreigner” from an exotic country, and does not understand English. Taking the explanation that he’s a non-English speaker as fact, the lodge’s guests quickly begin revealing their secrets, and Charlie soon discovers scandals amongst some of the residents of the lodge.
The Mousetrap More09/07/2018 – 09/30/2018
September 7-September 30
by Agatha Christie and directed by Mari Shine
The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a country house cut off by the snow discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. Who can it be? One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at the last, nerve-shredding moment the identity and the motive are finally revealed.
The Mousetrap is the longest-running play in the history of London’s West End.
Inspecting Carol More11/30/2018 – 12/23/2018
November 30 – December 23
by Daniel Sullivan and directed by Don Bilotti
A man who asks to audition at a small theater is mistaken for an informer for the National Endowment for the Arts. Everyone caters to the bewildered wannabe actor, and he is given a role in the current production, A Christmas Carol. Everything goes wrong and hilarity is piled upon hilarity. Perfect anytime, this delight is particularly appropriate at Christmas.
Murphys Creek at the Black Bart Theatre
In 1984 there was enough community support to build the present facility located at 580 S. Algiers St., Murphys. We provide quality productions that are exciting, thought provoking and innovative, as well as, entertaining and fun for the whole family. We excel at farce, comedy and melodrama. The theater is also available to various community groups as well. It has been used for numerous concerts, dance performances, movies, children’s theater, summer drama programs and workshops, as well as other local theater.
You are welcome to bring a picnic dinner to enjoy before the show. Light snacks, desserts, Stevenot wine by the glass or bottle, and non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase at each performance.