Peppermint Creek Theatre is excited to announce our 2023-2024 line-up of shows, dates, and directors! Stay tuned for more exciting news about our BRAND NEW performance venue. Audition dates and times will be coming soon.
“The Minutes” by Tracy Letts
Directed by Mary Job
September 7 – 10 & 14 – 17, 2023
This scathing new comedy about small-town politics and real-world power, from the author of August: Osage County, exposes the ugliness behind some of our most closely-held American narratives while asking each of us what we would do to keep from becoming history’s losers.
“The Prom” by Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin
Directed by Chad Swan-Badgero
November 2 – 5 & 9 – 12, 2023
Four eccentric Broadway stars are in desperate need of a new stage. So when they hear that trouble is brewing around a small-town prom, they know that it’s time to put a spotlight on the issue…and themselves. The town’s parents want to keep the high school dance on the straight and narrow—but when one student just wants to bring her girlfriend to prom, the entire town has a date with destiny. On a mission to transform lives, Broadway’s brassiest join forces with a courageous girl and the town’s citizens and the result is love that brings them all together.
“All Is Calm: the Christmas Truce of 1914” by Peter Rothstein, Erick Lichte and Timothy Takach
Directed by Chad Swan-Badgero
DEC 8, 2023
Performed at the Wharton Center for Performing Arts Pasant Theatre
After SOLD OUT runs for the last two seasons, PCTC brings back this moving holiday event for one-night only! All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 recounts an astounding moment in history when Allied and German soldiers laid down their arms to celebrate Christmas together, sharing food and drink, playing soccer, singing carols and burying each other’s dead. In some places along the Western Front the truce lasted a single night, and in others it endured until New Year’s Day. This dramatic re-telling weaves together firsthand accounts by 30 World War I soldiers with music including patriotic tunes, trench songs and Christmas carols.
“How To Defend Yourself” by Liliana Padilla
Directed by Sally Hecksel
February 1 – 4 & 8 – 11, 2024
Seven college students gather for a DIY self-defense workshop after a sorority sister is raped. They practice using their bodies as weapons. They wrestle with their desires. They learn the limits of self-defense. This new play explores the intersection of sex, community, and what it means to heal in a violent world. Padilla shows how learning self-defense becomes a channel for these college students’ rage, anxiety, confusion, trauma, and desire. The play examines what one wants, how to ask for it, and the ways rape culture threatens one’s body and sense of belonging.
“Alabama Story” by Kenneth Jones
Directed by Heath Sartorius
April 18 – 21 & 25 – 28, 2024
As the Civil Rights movement is brewing, a controversial children’s book about a black rabbit marrying a white rabbit stirs the passions of a segregationist State Senator and a no-nonsense State Librarian in 1959 Montgomery, Alabama. A contrasting story of childhood friends—an African American man and a woman of white privilege, reunited in adulthood—provides private counterpoint to the public events swirling in the state capital. Political foes, star-crossed lovers, and one feisty children’s author inhabit the same page in a Deep South of the imagination that brims with humor, heartbreak, and hope. Inspired by true events.