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Announcing ACT's 64th Season

Sponsored by The Greathouse Foundation
and The Excelsior Foundation

Abilene Community Theatre is excited to announce the show line up and performance schedule for our 2018-2019 Season. Come be a part of this new season full of suspense, comedy, drama and more.

The 2018-19 season will consist of the following shows: 

by Frederick Knott 
directed by mike stephens
Ex-tennis pro Tony Wendice wants to have his wealthy wife, Margot, murdered so he can get his hands on her inheritance. When he discovers her affair with Mark Halliday, he comes up with the perfect plan to kill her. He blackmails an old acquaintance into carrying out the murder, but the carefully-orchestrated set-up goes awry, and Margot stays alive. Now Wendice must frantically scheme to outwit the police and avoid having his plot detected. 
(Dramatists, Inc. |
Aug 31 & Sept 1, 7, 8  7:30 PM   MATINEE Sept 2 & 9  2:00 PM

by Noel Coward
directed by Valena Cox
Skeptical novelist Charles Condomine invites self-proclaimed medium Madame Arcati to his home for a séance, hoping to gather material for a new book. When the hapless psychic accidentally summons the spirit of Condomine's late wife, Elvira, his home and life are quickly turned into a shambles as his wife's ghost torments both himself and his new bride, Ruth. 
(Samuel French, Inc. |
Oct 19, 20 & 26, 27 7:30 PM   MATINEE Oct 21 & 28  2:00 PM

by William Shakespeare
directed by Ginger Vinson
Iago, a lowly ensign, already bears hatred in his heart for Othello, the general who perviously passed him up for a promotion he felt he deserved. But when he learns that Othello has secretly married Desdemona, the young ensign vows revenge and begins weaving a web of jealousy and manipulation that threatens to ensnare and destroy everyone involved.
Dec 7, 8 & 14, 15  7:30 PM   MATINEE  Dec 9 & 16  2:00 PM

by Bernard Slade
directed by mike stephens
At a small California inn, George and Doris have an affair. Instead of writing it off as a one-night stand, the pair decide to meet at the inn every year for a romantic retreat, away from their respective spouses and families. In the decades that follow, both George and Doris face their own personal struggles and hardships, and together they develop a level of love and intimacy that exceeds the ones found in their own marriages.
(Samuel French, Inc. |
Feb 8, 9 & 15, 16  7:30 PM   MATINEE Feb 10 & 17  2:00 PM

by Tennessee Williams
directed by Jeremy L. Matta
sponsored by Dodge Jones Foundation
The story of a Southern family in crisis, especially the husband Brick and wife Margaret, and their interaction with Brick's family over the course of one evening's gathering at the family estate in Mississippi. 
Bring two dog or cat toys to donate to Taylor Jones Humane Society and get your admission for $10!
(Dramatists, Inc. |
Mar 29, 30 & Apr 5, 6 7:30 PM    MATINEE Mar 31 & Apr 7  2:00 PM

by David Bottrell & Jessie Jones
directed by Pam Peraza
In the Baptist backwoods of the Bible Belt, the beleaguered Turpin family proves that living and dying in the South are seldom tidy and always hilarious as, despite their earnest efforts to pull themselves together for their father's funeral, the Turpin's other problems keep overshadowing the solemn occasion. 
(Dramatists, Inc. |
May 31 & June 1, 7, 8  7:30 PM   MATINEE June 2 & 9  2:00 PM