Announcing ACT's 63rd Season


Abilene Community Theatre is excited to announce the show line up and performance schedule for our 2017-2018 Season. Come be a part of this new season full of comedy, drama, and a stirring piece from an area author.


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The 2017-18 season will consist of the following shows: 


RIPCORD
by DAVID LINDAY-ABAIRE
A sunny room on an upper floor is prime real estate in the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility, so when the cantankerous Abby is forced to share her quarters with new-arrival Marilyn, she has no choice but to get rid of the infuriatingly chipper woman by any means necessary. A seemingly harmless bet between the old women quickly escalates into a dangerous game of one-upmanship that reveals not just the tenacity of these worthy opponents, but also deeper truths that each would rather remain hidden. (Dramatists, Inc. | www.dramatists.com)
Sept 21-23 & 29-30  7:30 PM   MATINEE Oct 1  2:00 PM


A PIECE OF MY HEART
by Shirley Lauro
This is a powerful, true drama of six women who went to Vietnam: five nurses and a country western singer booked by an unscrupulous agent to entertain the troops. The play portrays each young woman before, during, and after her tour in the war-torn nation and ends as each leaves a personal token at the memorial wall in Washington. (Samuel French, Inc. | www.samuelfrench.com)
Nov 2-4 & 10-11  7:30 PM   MATINEE Nov 12  2:00 PM

Content Warning: Alcohol, Drugs, Gun Shots, Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes, Smoking


SHE LOVES ME
music by Jerry Bock & Sheldon Harnick book by Joe Masteroff
Set in a 1930s European perfumery, we meet shop clerks, Amalia and Georg, who, more often than not, don't see eye to eye. After both respond to a "lonely hearts advertisement" in the newspaper, they now live for the love letters that they exchange, but the identity of their admirers remains unknown. Join Amalia and Georg to discover the identity of their true loves... and of all the twists and turns along the way! (Music Theatre Internationl, Inc. | www.mtishows.com)  
Dec 7-9 & 15-16  7:30 PM   MATINEE  Dec 17  2:00 PM


MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by William Shakespeare
With his unique brew of laughter and high drama, Shakespeare dissects the nature of government, love, and justice, and asks some unsettling questions about the relationship between those in power and ordinary citizens.
Feb 8-10 & 16-17  7:30 PM   MATINEE Feb 18  2:00 PM


DOUBT
by John Patrick Shanley
Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects the young Father Flynn of improper relations with one of the male students. (Dramatists, Inc. | www.dramatists.com)
April 5-7 & 13-14  7:30 PM    MATINEE April 15  2:00 PM


NO ROOM FOR A PICTURE ON THE BLANK WALL
by David Remschel
The slow progression of Alzheimer’s is seen in a man’s life as everything around him is literally removed from the stage.
May 31, June 1-2 & 8-9  7:30 PM   MATINEE June 10  2:00 PM