Erma Bombeck – At Wit’s End
By Margaret Engel, Allison Engel
FEB 21-23, 28-29, MAR 1, 6-8, 2020
From the writers of the smash hit Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins comes a comic look at one of our country’s most beloved voices, who captured the frustrations of her generation by asking, “If life is a bowl of cherries, what am I doing in the pits?” Discover the story behind America’s beloved humorist who championed women’s lives with wit that sprang from the most unexpected place of all – the truth.
Erma Bombeck – At Wit’s End is presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Daddy Long Legs
Music & Lyrics by Paul Gordon
Book by John Caird
MAY 1-3, 8 & 9, 15-17, 2020
A heartwarming Cinderella story about a witty and winsome young woman and her mysterious benefactor, based on the treasured novel that inspired the classic 1955 film. Daddy Long Legs is a beloved tale in the spirit of Jane Austen, The Brontë Sisters and “Downton Abbey.” Daddy Long Legs features music and lyrics by Tony Award-nominated composer/lyricist, Paul Gordon (Jane Eyre), and Tony-winning librettist/director, John Caird (Les Misérables), and is a “rags-to-riches” tale of newfound love.
Daddy Long Legs is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
A World Premiere Musical
Music by Nathania Wibowo
Book & Lyrics by Taylor Tash
JULY 10-12, 17-19, 24-26, 2020
Night Tide, a new musical inspired by the 1961 mystery-thriller B movie, tells the kitschy and compelling tale of Johnny Drake, a lonely Naval sailor. As he enjoys his first shore leave exploring the boardwalks, tiki bars, and beach parties of a spooky seaside town, Johnny meets Mora, a seductive and mysterious young woman who works in the sideshow as a mermaid. Johnny immediately becomes smitten with Mora, but soon discovers that she may in fact be a real siren of the sea, and she may have lured her previous boyfriends to their watery graves...
Night Tide is presented through special arrangement with the Authors.
Hope & Gravity
By Michael Hollinger
SEPT 4-6, 11-13, 18-20, 2020
When an elevator falls in a major city, nine lives intersect in surprising ways, both comic and tragic—through love and sex, poetry and dentistry; in offices, homes, and hotel rooms. Jill longs for Steve, who’s engaged to Barb, who hooks up with Peter, who’s already having an affair with Nan, who’s married to Marty, who subscribes to Elevator World. Meanwhile, nine stories off the ground, Douglas meets Tanya—who’s hoping to get pregnant with Hal—and a little miracle changes hands. By turns hilarious and profound, HOPE AND GRAVITY traces the barely perceivable threads that connect us all.
Hope & Gravity is presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
The Towle Theater does not offer advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have any questions about content, language or age-appropriateness that might have a bearing on patron comfort, please contact the box office at 219-937-8780.