Starkville Community Theatre's 2020-2021 Season

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic we do not know what our 43rd season will look like. But we do know we will continue to be here for you, and we hope you will continue to be here for us!

The War of the Worlds Staged Reading

By Howard E. Koch, based on the novel by H.G. Wells

Directed by Gabe Smith
October 30, 2020

One Night Only - Staged Reading

"The War of the Worlds: The 1938 Radio Script" by Howard E. Koch, based on the novel by H.G. Wells, recreates the infamous 1938 broadcast from New York's Mercury Theatre. Narrated by Orson Welles, this original script detailing the frightening tale of an extraterrestrial takeover terrified listeners at the time who were convinced that an actual alien invasion of Earth was taking place.

It's a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play

By Philip Grecian, based on the classic Christmas film by Frank Capra

Directed by Gabe Smith
Online-Streaming: Tuesday, December 22 through Sunday, December 27, 2020

It's a Wonderful Life is the story of George Bailey, the unsung, beloved hero of Bedford Falls. As a child, George risked his own life to save his brother from drowning. As he grew older, his countless small deeds mattered very much in the lives of the Bedford Falls townspeople. George prepares to leave town and go to college to fulfill his dream of building skyscrapers. However, when his father, the president of the small Bailey Building and Loan Company, dies, George postpones his dreams, manages the family company, and finds happiness in his marriage to Mary Hatch. When Uncle Billy accidentally misplaces company funds, George faces financial ruin. Seeing no way out, he runs to the bridge over the river, prepared to plunge to his death. Enter Clarence, George's lovable, bumbling guardian angel, who has come to Bedford Falls to prove to George that his life is worth living and to earn wings for himself, and... well, you probably know the rest.

The Queen of Bingo

By Jeanne Michels and Phyllis Murphy

Directed by Pattye Archer
Thursday, May 20, 2021

One Night Only - Staged Reading
Staring our original Sis and Babe - Marianne Ulmer and Madeline Golden

Sis and Babe are sisters and best friends who've been playing bingo together for years at St. Joseph’s. They dish the dirt, giggle like schoolgirls and share old memories. They drive each other crazy and keep each other company. On this particular night, Babe and Sis share something new as they each confess a secret and find a special kind of redemption.

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Adapted by Dwayne Hartford, based on the children's book by Kate DiCamillo

Directed by Gabe Smith
Online-Streaming: Friday, June 4 through Sunday, June 6, 2021

Featuring Miles Baker, DeeDee Baldwin, MJ Etua, Nita Hardin, Emily Holt, Dominique Lewis, Breanna Lyle, Bert Montgomery, Rex O'Neill, Jordan Prather, Annie Redwood, Sarah Beth Redwood, and Bonnie Thornton.

Edward is an expensive toy rabbit made of china, whose self-centered vanity meets its match in the love and travails of the many people he encounters as he passes from owner to owner over the years, before eventually making his way to a home he'd all but given up hope of finding.