God of Carnage

posted in: 2013-2014 Season, Past Shows | 0

2013-2014 Season Described as “savagely funny” by the International Herald Tribune, this comedy follows two sets of parents who meet after a playground fight between their sons to discuss the incident in a rational manner. As the evening goes on, … Continued

Tuesdays with Morrie

posted in: 2014-2015 Season, Past Shows | 0

2014-2015 Season The autobiography of Albom, an accomplished journalist driven solely by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Sixteen years after graduation, Mitch happens to catch Morrie’s appearance on a television news program and learn that his … Continued

The Belle of Amherst

posted in: 2015-2016 Season, Past Seasons, Past Shows | 0

The Belle of Amherst is a one-woman play by William Luce. Based on the life of poet Emily Dickinson from 1830 to 1886, and set in her Amherst, Massachusetts home, the 1976 play makes use of her work, diaries, and letters to recollect her encounters with the significant people in her life – family, close friends, and acquaintances. It balances the agony of her seclusion with the brief bright moments when she was able to experience some joy.

The Crucible

posted in: 2011-2012 Season, Past Shows | 0

Winner of the 1953 Tony Award for Best Play, The Crucible is a dramatization of the Salem Witch Trials that took place during 1692-1693. Miller wrote the play as an allegory to McCarthyism, when the U.S. government blacklisted accused communists. … Continued

Prelude to a Kiss

posted in: 2011-2012 Season, Past Shows | 0

Prelude to a Kiss tells the story of a couple, Peter and Rita, who fall in love despite Rita’s pessimistic outlook on life. Shortly after their wedding, a supernatural event tests the strength of their love and commitment to each … Continued


posted in: 2010-2011 Season, Past Seasons, Past Shows | 0

Doubt, winner of a 2005 Pulitzer Prize, Drama Desk Award and Tony Award, tells the tale of a nun in a Bronx Catholic school in 1964 who suspects a popular priest of inappropriate behavior with a student. Armed with nothing … Continued


posted in: 2009-2010 Season, Past Shows | 0

Quake premiered in the 2001 Humana Festival at the Actors Theatre of Louisville. “Quake tells the story of Lucy, who traverses the continent in search of an elusive balance between independence and commitment, career and family, extraordinary achievement and ordinary … Continued

Spoon River Anthology

posted in: 2007-2008 Season, Past Shows | 0

A “prime piece of Americana,” Charles Aidman’s 1963 adaptation of the poems of Edgar Lee Masters from the Spoon River Anthology will be directed by Bill Brewer, one of OxACT’s original founding members.
In this Tony Award-winning drama, a “brooding and loving American folk poem brought to life on a stage” (N.Y. Times), we are introduced in a cemetery to the ghosts of those who were inhabitants of a small Illinois town and whose secrets have gone with them to the grave.


posted in: 2008-2009 Season | 0

Based on the book The Quilters: Women and Domestic Arts by Patricia Cooper and Norma Bradley Allen,
Quilters follows the story of a pioneer woman (Sarah) and six women who are called her daughters. Rather than a straightforward storyline, the musical is presented as a series of short tales and tableaux matched with musical numbers, each presenting an aspect of frontier life or womanhood: “…a show pieced together with love and stitched with pride…a thing of beauty, comfort and joy” (NY Post).

Fiddler on the Roof (2008)

posted in: 2008-2009 Season, Past Shows | 0

The second time that OxACT has produced this classic musical. Fiddler on the Roof is set in the small Jewish village of Anatevka, Russia, in 1905. It centers on the efforts of Tevye, a dairyman, his wife, Golde, and their five daughters to cope with their harsh existence under Tsarist rule. The original Broadway production of the show, which opened in 1964, was the first musical
to surpass the 3,000 performance mark, and it held the record for longest-running Broadway musical for almost 10 years.