22/23 SEASON

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BUYER & CELLAR

October 7-9, 14-16, 21-23, 2022

This outrageously funny and irresistible one-man play from the most peculiar of fictitious premises – a struggling L.A. actor takes a job working in Barbra Streisand’s Malibu, California basement – makes for some delicious wit and insight on the solitude of celebrity, the love-hate attraction between gay men and divas, and the melancholy that lurks beneath the narcissism.

Written by Jonathan Tolins

Directed by Cathy Lee-Visscher

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AGED TO PERFECTION with Alaina Warren Zachary and Lisa Carman

November 13, 2022, 3 pm (one show only!)

Aged to Perfection, with Alaina Warren Zachary and Lisa Carman Returns to the Ghent Playhouse for one performance only on November 13th to benefit the Ghent Playhouse.

Lisa Carman and Alaina Warren Zachary were part of the vibrant Columbia County creative community for many years until they both moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico in early 2000’s. Lisa currently resides in Montana and Alaina lives in Albuquerque. Together they wrote Aged to Perfection, a funny musical revue and AIDS benefit, which sold out and had to be extended at the Ghent Playhouse.

The show will include surprise guests, audience participation, give-aways, and major comic mayhem, all to benefit the Ghent Playhouse.

Written by Lisa Carman and Alaina Warren Zachary

This is a pay what you can event to benefit The Ghent Playhouse. 

Suggested Donation $28 - More if you can, less if you can't 

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THE ANNUAL PANTO – BEAUTY AND THE BEAST:  UGLY IS AS UGLY DOES

November 25-27, December 2-4, 9-11, 2022

Join the hilarious “Loons,” as they tell their version of the famous fairy tale about a not-so-nice Prince who is doomed to an “ugly” life alone, unless he can find someone to love him for what he is. 

Written and directed by Cathy Lee-Visscher

CANCELLED
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INVITATION TO A MARCH

February 3-5, 10-12, 17-19, 2023

While brimming with expectations of married life, the approaching reality puts a young bride-to-be to sleep whenever she’s around her rich, responsible fiancé.  With overtones of a famous fairytale, it is when kissed passionately by an unshackled, unambitious plumber, that she awakens to the possibility of adventure, igniting a battle between the two families and two of the permanent residents who become entangled in their lives.

Written by Arthur Laurents

Directed by J. Peter Bergman

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RUTHLESS! The Musical

April 14-16, 21-23, 28-30, 2023

Talented 8 year-old Tina Denmark has always dreamed of being on the stage.  She can do it all!  But just how far will she have to go to get the lead in her school play?  This uproarious musical spoofs iconic Broadway musicals from GYPSY to MAME, and films from THE BAD SEED to ALL ABOUT EVE.

Book and Lyrics by Joel Paley

Music by Marvin Laird 

Directed by Michael C. Mensching and Michael McDermott, with Musical Direction by Joanne Mensching

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THE NETHER*

June 2-4, 9-11, 16-18, 2023

In this Sci-Fi crime drama, a detective investigates a virtual reality site where taboo acts of secret desires are blurring moral boundaries.  She soon finds herself in a battle of wills with a charismatic suspect and wrestles with the question, is there a crime if bodies are virtual and blood is just bits of computer code?

* THIS PLAY CONTAINS ADULT SUBJECT MATTER

Written by Jennifer Haley

Directed by Patrick White