Our 2020 season brings a lineup of grand journeys which all explore belonging. There will be breathtaking drama filled with mystery, empowering coming-of-age tales, and mischievous con-artists wreaking havoc. This promises to be another season of larger-than-life stories that will leave you captivated, delighted, and thoroughly entertained. Come home and feel the magic with us!
May 22 to September 5
by Becky Mode
ONE ACTOR, 40 CHARACTERS
This devastatingly funny play follows a day in the life of Sam, an out-of-work actor who mans the red-hot reservation line at the number-one restaurant in town. A cast of desperate callers will stop at nothing in their zeal to land a prime reservation: impatient socialites, celebrity assistants, top restaurant reviewers, and even a mobster; not to mention pressure from a hot-headed chef, feckless boss, his agent, his father, and oh so many more. Graham Ward returns to the CRT stage tackling 40 different characters in this comedic tour-de-force!
May 30 to September 12
by Jen Silverman
BUTLER AND BRANDT ARE BACK
In her big Iowa farmhouse, newly divorced empty-nester Sharon seeks a roommate. Her ad is answered by Robyn, a woman with a past looking to start her life over. As Robyn’s secrets are revealed, Sharon is inspired to take control of her own life in ways she never expected. Christy Brandt and Annie Butler star in this odd couple pairing, with a twist.
May 31 to September 11
by Karoline Leach
WHAT WOULD YOU DO FOR LOVE?
London, 1910. Adelaide works as a hat-maker in a milliner’s shop, going about her day as she does every other. George Love is a man with a sinister plan. As their lives intertwine, it becomes a guessing game of who has the upper hand. Caitlin Wise and Dustin Bronson star in this breathtaking drama filled with mystery and intrigue.
June 12 to August 23
Book by Thomas Meehan
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Martin Charnin
TOMORROW IS ONLY A DAY AWAY
One of the world’s most beloved musicals comes to Creede! Tune in for the adventures of Little Orphan Annie, her band of orphans (featuring some amazing local Creede talent), Daddy Warbucks, and Sandy the dog; as Annie attempts to find her real parents, all while escaping the clutches of the devious Miss Hannigan (played by Kate Berry).
June 26 to August 22
Music by Richard Rodgers
Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Based on the play “Green Grow the Lilacs” by Lynn Riggs
FOR THE FIRST TIME ON OUR STAGE
The place is Oklahoma territory at the turn of the 20th century, at a time when ranchers and cowboys are squaring off over land and water rights. But more importantly, Curly loves Laurey, though Laurey isn’t quite sure about Curly. Will Parker loves Ado Annie, though Ado loves, well, everybody! This 1943 Broadway hit is considered the birth of the modern musical with its catchy songs and vivid storytelling. Join us for this classic story about love in its many forms, and finding out where you truly belong.
The Importance of Being Earnest
July 24 to September 6
by Oscar Wilde
A FAST-PACED COMEDY CLASSIC OF BRITISH PROPORTIONS
It’s 1895 and Mr. John “Jack” Worthing is engaged. That is, if he can convince his potential mother-in-law to accept him. And that might prove difficult for the fact that his fiancé thinks his name is Ernest. Oh, and he doesn’t know who his parents are. Not to mention his niece thinks she’s ALSO engaged to Ernest. Oh dear! Mistaken identities and the search for one’s true self makeup Oscar Wilde’s most famous comedy of manners. “A trivial play for serious people.”