Winnsboro Center for the Arts is well known for its theater productions and strives to offer two or more productions each year. Suite Surrender received exceptional reviews and was named “Best Play on the Upper East Side” in 2019 by County Line Magazine.
We are pleased to welcome Director Shelley Aubrey to Winnsboro Center for the Arts. Aubrey has exceptional experience in theater, having worked for ten years as Performance Director on “Barney and Friends,” as well as numerous roles with Dallas Summer Musicals and local community theaters. “Doublewide, Texas,” was her debut show as Performing Arts Director with WCA.
Thank you to everyone who made WCA’s production of Four Old Broads a success. Check back in for information on upcoming productions from The Bowery Players!
Four Old Broads by Leslie Kimbell
Directed by Shelley Aubrey
March 4-6; 11-13
Retired burlesque queen Beatrice Shelton desperately needs a vacation – and NOT another trip up to Helen, Georgia to see that “precious little German village for the umpteenth time.” A Sassy Seniors Cruise through the Caribbean may be just the ticket if she can just convince her best friend, Eaddy Mae Clayton, to stop praying and go with her. Unfortunately, things have not been very pleasant at Magnolia Place Assisted Living since Nurse Pat Jones began working there. The newest resident, Imogene Fletcher, is suddenly losing her memory. Maude Jenkins is obsessed with her favorite soap opera and planning her own funeral. Sam Smith, retired Elvis impersonator, keeps trying to bed every woman in the building. A mystery unfolds with laughter as the gals try to outsmart the evil Nurse Pat Jones and figure out why so many residents have been moved to “the dark side,” what exactly IS that mysterious pill, and what happened to Doctor Head? Hilarity ensues as Imogene goes undercover and Maude enters the Miss Magnolia Senior Citizen Pageant to throw Pat off their trail. If they can solve the mystery, they may make it to the cruise ship after all.
DIRECTED BY SHELLEY AUBREY
2019 Past Performances
A farce by Michael McKeever
It’s 1942, and two of Hollywood’s biggest divas have descended upon the luxurious Palm Beach Royale Hotel – assistants, luggage, and a legendary feud with one another in tow. Everything seems to be in order for their wartime performance. That is, until they are somehow assigned to the same suite. Mistaken identities, overblown egos, double entendre, and a lap dog named Mr. Boodles round out this hilarious riot of a love note to the classic farces of the 30s and 40s.
Directed by Bob Hibbard.