Starkville Community Theatre's 2017-2018 Season

Join us as we celebrate our 40th Season

Arsenic and Old Lace

By Joseph Kesselring

Directed by Karen Thead
September 5-10 and September 12-14, 2017
Please note special dates.

This classic dark comedy features two charming older ladies who populate their cellar with the remains of “acceptable” roomers at their house; their brother who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt; the questionable activities of their monstrous nephew and his shady lackey; and the other nephew trying to keep his sanity amid all the madness.

To Kill a Mockingbird

By Christopher Sergel and Harper Lee

Directed by Michele Crescenzo
November 9-10, 12 and November 14-19, 2017
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In this classic Southern drama, wide-eyed young girl Scout Finch is about to experience tumultuous events that will affect the rest of her life. She and her brother Jem are being raised by their widowed father Atticus, a lawyer, and by strong-minded housekeeper Calpurnia. Scout is fascinated with the people of her small Southern town, but, from the start, there's a rumble of thunder just under the calm surface of life there.

Picasso at the Lapin Agile

By Steve Martin

Directed by Sean Dyess
February 8-11 and February 13-17, 2018

What if Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso met at a Parisian cafe in 1904, just before the scientist transformed physics with his theory of relativity and the celebrated painter set the art world afire with cubism? Steve Martin plays fast and loose with fact and fame as these two geniuses muse on the century's achievements and prospects with infectious dizziness. Bystanders include Picasso's agent, the bartender and his mistress, Picasso's date, and a final surprise patron - a charismatic dark-haired singer time-warped in from a later era.

The Drowsy Chaperone

By Bob Martin and Don McKellar

Directed by Paula Mabry
April 5-8 and April 10-12 and 14, 2018
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With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of fictitious 1928 musical "The Drowsy Chaperone". The recording comes to life as the man in the chair watches along, interjecting his own thoughts throughout the story of two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone. Mixed together, you have all the ingredients for a madcap, musical-comedy delight.