2019/2020 Season

against all odds. whatever it takes.

The Philadelphia Story

A Play by Philip Barry
Directed by Chris Mehner
Presented through special arrangement with Samuel French
“If you’re seeking a classic comedy that hits all the right nostalgic notes, look no further than THE PHILADELPHIA STORY. This is an escapist romantic comedy, plain and simple. For a breezy good time this play is a delightful experience.” – PGH City Paper
“Funny, intelligent and thoroughly enjoyable.” – The Chicago Critic

This Broadway hit originally starred Katherine Hepburn as Tracy Lord, a headstrong and spoiled daughter of the privileged. Divorced from C.K. Dexter Haven, she is engaged to a successful young snob. A gossip weekly sends a reporter and a camera-woman to cover the wedding arrangements, and they are injected into the the house by Tracy's brother, who hopes to divert their attention from Father Lord's romance with a Broadway dancer.  Tracy finds herself growing interested in Connor, the fascinating reporter.  At the end of a pre-wedding party, Tracy and Connor take a moonlight dip in the pool and meet her ex-husband and fiance on their way back to the house!  Join us this August and September to find which lover Tracy will choose!

August 23 - September 8

Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30pm

Sundays at 2:00pm

These Shining Lives

A Play by Melanie Marnich
Directed by Emily Cady
Presented through special arrangement with Dramatists' Play Service

Based on the true story of four women in the 1920's, THESE SHINING LIVES follows Catherine Donohue and her coworkers in a watch factory, as they paint the hour markings onto different sized watch dials using a radium compound which glows in the dark. Radium Dial, the company, assures them that there is no evidence that radium is harmful, and even claims that it has health benefits.  After a few years, the workers notice that their hands start glowing in the dark.  The women begin to develop ailments, including jaw infections and bone pain, but several doctors tell them that all they need is aspirin, which, of course, does not help.  After years of searching, they find a doctor who is willing to put his name on the line and diagnose the women with radium poisoning. This in turn helps the four main characters decide to file a lawsuit against Radium Dial, exposing the danger women faced in the workforce and lack of concern by companies for protecting the health of its employees.chronicles the strength and determination of women considered expendable in their day, exploring their true story and its continued resonance. Catherine 

“A hugely lyrical and poetic work. The end result is a timely and resonant production about justice and fighting for what’s right, no matter the cost. What a great play to see before you cast your ballot this election season.” – MD Theatre Guide

September 27 - October 13

Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30pm

Sundays at 2:00pm

An average American family acquires historic old Canterville Chase - complete with a ghost! Sir Simon, the sporting spirit, succeeds in making life miserable. Then the Americans strike back. Pam and Wendy, daughters of the new owners, attack the poor ghost with cans of hairspray and deodorant! Sir Simon feels this is hardly fair, so he enlists the help of some friends: Hester the Horrid, Lady Joan the Graveless, the Vampire Duchess, and other things that go bump in the night. Life is hectic and fantastically funny around Canterville Chase until the real solution to the problem of the galloping ghost is discovered.

October 17 preview performance sponsored

by Deschutes Public Library

All Aspects Teen Theatre presents The Canterville Ghost 

A Play by Tim Kelly
Directed by Molly Choate
Presented through special arrangement with Samuel French

October 18 at 6:30pm

October 19th at 2pm & 6:30pm 

October 20th at 2:00pm

Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

A Play by Lauren Gunderson & Margot Melcon
Directed by Wilma Keller
Presented through special arrangement with Dramatists' Play Service

A sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice set two years after the novel ends, MISS BENNET continues the story, only this time with bookish middle-sister Mary as its unlikely heroine. Mary is growing tired of her role as dutiful middle sister in the face of her siblings’ romantic escapades. When the family gathers for Christmas at Pemberley, an unexpected guest sparks Mary’s hopes for independence, an intellectual match, and possibly even love.


“An unstuffy, highly entertaining and warm-spirited work, the kind of thing multiple generations can enjoy together.” — Chicago Tribune

“A holiday comedy full of warmth and charm. This play is most assuredly destined to become a seasonal classic.” — BroadwayWorld.com

November 27 preview performance sponsored

by Deschutes Public Library

November 29 - December 15

Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30pm

Sundays at 2:00pm

The Spider's Web

A Play by Agatha Christie
Directed by Debbie Levin
Presented through special arrangement with Samuel French

Clarissa, wife of a diplomat, is adept at spinning tales of adventure but when a murder takes place in her drawing room she finds live drama much harder to cope with. Desperate to dispose of the body before her husband arrives with an important politician, she enlists the help of her guests. Hilarity ensues when they are interrupted by the arrival of wry detective, Inspector Lord. A conscious parody of the detective thriller, Christie delivers a unique blend of suspense and humour. There is tension and laughter in equal parts in an intricate plot of murder, police, invisible ink, hidden doorways and secret drawers.

"Suspense, anyone? The old fashioned kind? Who's for good, clean fun? One is Agatha Christle's puzzler, THE SPIDER’S WEB.” - The New York Times

“Audiences who have emerged from Agatha Christie’s past works murmuring ‘How clever she is!’, will probably emerge from THE SPIDER’S WEB murmuring ‘How clever I am!’” - Kenneth Tynan, The Observer

February 14 - March 1

Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30pm

Sundays at 2:00pm

Shakespeare in Hollywoood

A Play by Ken Ludwig
Directed by Sandy Silver
Presented through special arrangement with Samuel French


It's 1934, and Shakespeare's most famous fairies, Oberon and Puck, have magically materialized on the Warner Bros. Hollywood set of Max Reinhardt's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Instantly smitten by the glitz and glamour of show biz, the two are ushered onto the silver screen to play (who else?) themselves. With a little help from a feisty flower, blonde bombshells, movie moguls, and arrogant "asses" are tossed into loopy love triangles, with raucous results. The mischievous magic of moviedom sparkles in this hilarious comic romp.

"SHAKESPEARE IN HOLLYWOOD will charm your socks off. It left me smiling in my Amtrak aisle seat all the way home to New York." - The Wall Street Journal

"So deliciously inventive! A delight!" - The Baltimore Sun

March 20 - April 5

Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30pm

Sundays at 2:00pm

Cascades 10: Annual 10 - Minute Festival

2019/2020 Play Selections to be Announced! Submission deadline Dec. 31

Congratulations to Our 2018 Playwrights!

Of Mice and Marines 

written by John Yunker

directed by Wilma Keller


Two People 

written by Mark Saunders

directed by Debbie Levin


written by Stephan Feldman

directed by Robert Flanagan

Life - Changing Email 

written by John C. Davenport

directed by Michael Coffman

A Different Landscape 

written by Barbara Lindsay

directed by Audrey Rink

Old Birds 

written by Jon Head

directed by John Giambalvo


written by Ron McCracken

directed by Stephanie Crespo

April 23 - 26

The Wolf: villain or victim? The Three Pigs: innocent or at fault? The Jurors (Miss Muffet, Bo Peep, Cinderella and Humpty-Dumpty, to name a few): solid citizens or characters with a past?  And what about Judge Wise O. Al? Is justice on his side - or does he have a secret to hide? Then there's the media - a reporter, newscaster and town crier. Have they come to accurately report the proceedings - or to turn the courtroom into a media circus? And who is that surprise witness at the end? The answers to these profound questions and even more are revealed once and for all in this rollicking, fun-filled, action-packed trail of the century!

All Aspects Teen Theatre presents The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf

A Play by Joseph Robinette
Directed by Molly Choate
Presented through special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing Company

May 1st at 6:30pm

May 2nd at 2pm & 6:30pm 

May 3rd at 2:00pm

Auditions: March 23rd & 24th

Bright Star

Book & Music by Steve Martin & Edie Brickell
Directed by Craig Brauner
Presented through special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide

2016 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music

2016 Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical

2016 Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Score

Inspired by a real event and featuring the Grammy-nominated score by Steven Martin and Edie Brickell, BRIGHT STAR tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ’40s. When literary editor Alice Murphy meets a young soldier just home from World War II, he awakens her longing for the child she once lost. Haunted by their unique connection, Alice sets out on a journey to understand her past – and what she finds has the power to transform both of their lives. An uplifting theatrical journey that holds you tight it its grasp, BRIGHT STAR is as refreshingly genuine as it is daringly hopeful.

“An uplifting theatrical journey that holds you tight in its grasp, BRIGHT STAR is as refreshingly genuine as it is daringly hopeful.” - The New York Times

"A quintessentially American musical, with a style of music utterly its own. At its core, BRIGHT STAR is a heart-rending tribute to all the shared moments of wonder, mystery, sadness, and above all, joy that make life what it is." — Carole Shorenstein Hays

May 15 - June 7

Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30pm

Sundays at 2:00pm

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