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In his powerful, poignant, and often hilarious 1999 memory play, screenwriter/playwright/director Kenneth Lonergan examines a painful chapter from his family’s then-recent past, framed within a harrowingly honest group portrait — his grandmother Gladys’ slow, inexorable decline into dementia. The Waverly Gallery explores her fight to retain her independence and the subsequent toll her decline exacts on her family, particularly her grandson.

Production Dates: September 16-October 1, 2022


Mischief is afoot in the sleepy village of Edmonton and the fate of the world is at stake in this smart modern fable. When the emotionally conflicted son of the local lord and an ambitious newcomer come into conflict, help presents itself to both in the same guise—as the Devil himself. But while these two young men take advantage of the Devil’s bargain to accomplish their own questionable ends, someone else in town stands her ground—Elizabeth, an outcast whom everyone believes to be a witch.

Production Dates: November 18-December 3, 2022

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