Theatre Coppell's 2015 - 2016 Season

Miracle on South Division Streetby Tom Dudzik

August 21 – September 6, 2015

The Nowaks of Buffalo, New York, have always known they were special, ever since the miraculous night in 1942 when the Blessed Mother appeared to Grandpa in his barbershop. Since then, the neighborhood has looked upon the Nowaks’ commemora- tive shrine as a beacon of hope and faith amidst the urban rubble. Daughter Ruth even plans to write a show about the family miracle so the whole world will know. But
a deathbed confession causes the family legend to unravel. The results are heartfelt and hilarious.


Rabbit Hole, by David Lindsay Abaire

October 9 – 25, 2015

Becca and Howie Corbett had everything a family could want until a life-shattering accident turned their world upside down. The couple is drifting perilously apart. Caught up with them in their spiraling situation are other family members and an outsider, a high school boy whose life is equally traumatized by the accident. They all search for a path that will lead them back into the light of day. Winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize.

 


Fruitcakes, by Julian Wiles

December 4 - 20, 2015

Mix together a batch of two-part secret recipe fruitcakes, 10,000 outdoor Christ- mas lights, two southern spinsters, an angel on roller skates, shepherds on skateboards, an old man, and a Christmas hog named “Buster.” Add one kid named Ryan who has run away from home as far as his money will take him. Stir gently, and you have the recipe for an evening of holiday warmth and Christmas cheer.

 


Last of the Red Hot Loversby Neil Simon

February 5 - 21, 2016

Middle-aged and married, overworked and overweight, Barney Cashman wants to join the sexual revolution before it’s too late and arranges three trysts: the first, Elaine, proves to be a bundle of neuroses; Bobbi is next, a 20-ish actress who’s too kooky for words; finally comes Jeanette, a gloomy, depressed housewife who happens to be married to Barney’s best friend. It’s a play filled with wisdom about human nature, with an understanding of how weak and well-meaning mankind behaves, and topped off with uproariously funny situa- tions by the master writer of comedy, the author of “The Odd Couple.”

 



Driving Miss Daisy, by Alfred Uhry

April 8 - 24, 2016

The place is the Deep South, the time 1948, just prior to the civil rights movement. Having recently demolished another car, Daisy Werthan, a rich sharp-tongued Jewish widow of 72, is informed by her son that henceforth she must rely on the services of a chauffeur. The person hired for the job is a thoughtful african-american man, Hoke, whom Miss Daisy immediately regards with disdain and who, in turn, is not impressed with his employer’s patronizing tone and latent prejudice. But, in a series of absorb- ing scenes spanning 25 years, the two, despite their mutual differences, grow ever closer to, and more dependent on, each other, until they come to realize they have more in common than they ever believed possible. Winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize.

 

 

Bonnie and Clyde,  Book by Ivan Menchell, Music by Frank Wildhorn, Lyrics by Don Black

July 15 – 31, 2016

At the height of the Great Depression, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow went from two small-town nobodies in West Texas
to America’s most renowned folk heroes and Texas law enforcement’s worst nightmare. Fearless, shameless, and alluring, theirs is the electrifying story of love, adventure, and crime that captured the attention of an entire country. Theatre Coppell is pleased to present one of the first local productions of this thrilling and sexy musical since its Broadway premier.