The Costume Ball September 27 - October 26
Norman Beim is a prize-wining
playwright, veteran actor and director. His plays have been produced nationally and internationally and won a number of awards.
Harry and Gwen are going to a charity masquerade ball. Harry's costume is at the cleaners and unavailable. Gwen persuades
him to wear an old dress of her aunt's. Harry tries on the dress. The doorbell rings. Gwen opens the door. Harry is discovered
as a woman by Wilbur Wilberforce, an upright business man from Chicago whom Harry hopes will save his struggling advertising
agency. They've never met and, in a panic, Harry pretends to be Hilary, his own fictitious sister. Things get rather sticky
when Wilberforce seems to be enamored of 'Hilary.' This will be a fine introduction for OBT’s newest author.
The Game's Afoot November 8 - December 14 It is December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his
leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast-members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry.
But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn
dangerous. Then it’s up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer
before the next victim appears. The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit set during the Christmas
holidays. This is an inspired and snappy, clever drawing-room mystery. There are twists in playwright Ken Ludwig’s The
Game’s Afoot that cause the audience to gasp.