Production History

The Eclectic Company Theatre has been bringing original and reimagined classics to the stage for over 25 years.

Below find selections from our most recent seasons. 

 

 

The Civil War Remembered

September 9 - October 16 2016                                                                  Produced by Siobhan Gilreath                                                                        Written and Directed by Maureen Lucy O'Connell

This theatrical experience is a retelling of selected key events and lesser known stories of everyday heroes from The Civil War. Mary Todd Lincoln shares her memories of the time period with us and shadows of the past appear to tell their own stories from this critically important chapter of our Nation's history. It is a mixture of true events, classic folk songs, and apocryphal stories using actual transcripts of speeches from this time period and articles about The Civil War.

 

Hopping on Down the Bunny Trail

August 11-28 2016                                                                                     Written by Mark Hooker

A Gay Man With Alzheimers. A Trans Teen Girl. A Giant Bunny. Just Your Average American Family. Hopping On Down The Bunny Trail tackles the journey of a family in crisis. Ronny is a talented musician in his 50s, who is stricken with early onset Alzheimers. His life partner, Dan, struggles to keep him at home rather than taking him to a care facility. Their daughter Anne’s fiancee Todd has a 16 year old transgender sibling, Elsa, who is transitioning from a boy to a girl. When Elsa’s and Ronny’s worlds collide, they discover they have more in common than they could ever have imagined. Together, they help each other through their individual journeys. Mayhem ensures when Ronny’s flights of fancy become more and more bizarre -- from the appearance of an imaginary porno style pizza delivery boy to a Giant Bunny that is determined to “take him down the bunny trail.” Both funny and touching, the play asks the question, “who are our REAL families”?

 

Diary of a Madman

Written by Nikolai Gogol                                                                                                                                                   Starring Ilia Volok                                                                                                                                                               Directed by Eugene Lazarev

A story of a low-ranking civil servant, who yearns to be noticed by a beautiful woman, with whom he has fallen in love. As his madness deepens, he begins to believe himself to be the heir to the throne of Spain… ”

Here's what critics are saying:

"...An absolute must-see!"(Examiner.com)

"Fevered and fascinating one-man turn... Remarkable!""Go"(LA Weekly).