The annual event kicks off July 6 with the opening night gala.
Levi Curtis, artistic director for the festival, said he is excited for the upcoming season, which will include six plays. “Nunsense” by Dan Goggin is a musical comedy, while “Death Trap” by Ira Levin, is a play Curtis describes as “a twisty murder mystery.”
The festival will also feature a comedy by Amy House entitled “Scratch and Pull,” a romantic selection entitled “Love Letters” by A.R. Gurney, and an adult comedy by James Kirkwood entitled “P.S Your Cat is Dead.”
Curtis has also put together a tribute show entitled “Dolly” featuring the music of Dolly Parton. He said he got the idea for the tribute after hearing a local artist singing a cover of the song “Jolene.”
Curtis said both he and the cast are excited about this year’s selections.
“It seems to be very positive,” he said, noting the actors have just recently started back at the theatre.
This year’s cast will feature some familiar faces with the return of actors Angela Blackwood, John d’Eon, Kathleen Hollett, Cody Harvey, Mahilia Legge, Zachery Peach, and Noah Sheppard.
Behind the scenes again this year are Amanda Klein, stage/production manager; Stephen Perdue, lighting/sound technician; and Tracy Blagdon, who looks after wardrobe.
Curtis said he is already getting questions from people in the community about the up-coming season.
“Wondering if I’m back, and who’s back and what plays are we doing and all that kind of stuff,” he explained. “Lots of people asking questions, and that’s a good thing.”