Boardmore Plays

2023-2024: 52nd Season

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September 16 – 10AM to 5PM
September 17 – 1PM to 5PM

To reserve an audition time, please contact Todd Hiscock – Auditioners are asked to prepare a 1 to 2 minute monologue, and bring along a recent photo. Auditions will be held in the Boardmore Playhouse.

Boardmore Playhouse 2023-2024

52nd Season of Plays


Written by David Henry Hwang
Directed by Jule Ann Hardy

January 16,17,18,19,20 – 7:00pm (January 19 is Pay What You Choose or Food Bank Donation)
January 21 – 2:00pm

“It’s about our country, about public image, about “face,”” says David Henry Hwang about his play, a mock documentary that puts Hwang himself center stage as it explores both Asian identity as well as race in America. The play begins with the 1990s controversy over color-blind casting for “Miss Saigon,” before it spins into a comic fantasy, in which the character DHH pens a play in protest and then unwittingly casts a white actor as the Asian lead.

Murder in the Cathedral

Written by T.S. Eliot
Directed by Russell Colman

February 15,16,17 – 7:00pm (February 16 is Pay What You Choose or Food Bank Donation)
February 18 – 2:00pm

In a place that seems familiar to us, a group of people, like us, reenacts the killing of an archbishop on the altar steps in his own church. This is the framework for the Boardmore Playhouse production of Murder in the Cathedral by T. S. Eliot. The play tells the story of the murder of Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury, by four noblemen acting at the bidding of King Henry II in the year 1170 CE. While Murder in the Cathedral is a story of historical martyrdom, it asks us to look more carefully at the idea of martyrdom itself, of sacrifice, and temptation. In our lives, we can ask: What would I give my life for? What sacrifices have I made, or could have made, for a greater good? What in my life tempts me away from my better self? How do we choose the right thing to do and, more importantly, Eliot asks: Did we do the right thing for the right reason?

One Act Play Festival

March 14,15,16,17 – 7:00pm

The One-Act Festival provides new and experienced writers, directors and actors with an opportunity to showcase their talents.

Darcy, Darkcy

Written and Directed by Andrew Tsogo

As his mind is slipping, piece by piece, second by second, his lifelong war between his inner good and bad continues. Darcy lives isolated from the world, alone with his thoughts and faces his worst enemy, himself. Darkcy, the epitome of his dark emotions and feelings, plans to take over his body and continue a wrath of darkness and violence. Can Darcy be saved? Can he be returned to normal?

Return to Sender

Written and Directed by Daniel Farrow

A group of friends gather for a party at an unfamiliar apartment after receiving an unaddressed letter promising them a part that they’ll never forget.

The Bonfire, Part One of Wildfire

Translated by Leanna Brodie
From Le Brasier by David Paquet
Directed by Holly Schaller

The Bonfire is part one of three in the play, Wildfire. It is not a play unto itself. David Paquet’s Le Brasier was a creation of the company L’homme allumette, first presented on the Jean-Claude Germain stage of the Centre du Théâtre d’Aujourd’hui, Montreal, in the Fall of 2016.
“Doomed to the flames by their very nature, Paquet’s seemingly ordinary characters nevertheless choose to struggle against their solitude in extraordinary ways, always managing to remain both relatable and amazing”. (Via


By Sarah Munro
Directed by Maverick McDougall

In searching for an investor for her passion project, Carly is eager to show off Eliza, an advanced AI, lifelike, human woman. Ethical lines are blurred and Carly is forced to come to terms with what she has created.

Cheaper Than Therapy

By Caroline Haroldson
Directed by Kate Devoe

A newly engaged couple’s family will only give their blessing if the two can pass a relationship test -pitching a tent.

Rosie in the Shadow of Melrose

By Craig Fols
Directed by Kate Devoe

An unlikely friendship blooms between Frances– a chatty girl with an exceptional personality, and a reserved boy whose family has just shut him out in the wake of his coming out. Rosie in the Shadow of Melrose is a story of self acceptance, and it reminds us that home is ours to define.

Killer’s Head

By Sam Shepard
Directed by Bryan Nash

A man in an electric chair contemplates his nonexistent future.

Evanesence, or Shakespeare in the Alley

By Sam Shepard
Directed by Mike McPhee

A woman questions reality and existence after sudden changes in her life.

Best Fin Forward

By Scott Sharplin
Presented by DRAM 3104, Stagecraft Class
Directed by Shashwat Trivedi

Back by natural selection! A self-contained sub-aquatic scene from Good Animals (Highland Arts Theatre, 2019), this tale of primordial fish on the threshold splashes onto the Boardmore stage. Take the plunge and witness the evolution of comedy!

Youth Festival

April 2,3,4,5,6,7 – 7:00pm

During the Youth Theatre Festival, young theatre practitioners from local drama school and other community youth drama groups take to the stage and perform in a week of scripted and original productions.

Tree Boy

Written by Michele Riml
Directed by Todd Hiscock

April 22,23,24,25,26 – 10:00am
April 27 – 7:00pm
April 28 – 2:00pm

When Avery uncovers a plot by his father to cut down his favorite tree, he enrolls his best friend to live with him in the yard (No TV! No video games! Nothing!) to protest. But when a heated debate over soccer and global warming goes sour, Avery questions if he has the guts to be an Enviro-Man or is he merely, as his sister calls him, a Tree Boy. Avery must stick to his beliefs if he wants to save the tree and convince his father who is always preoccupied with work. Through his protest he also tries to teach his family about energy conservation, much to the chagrin of his sister whose hair dryer he confiscates.

Avery also enlists the help of his friend Sam with whom he learns a valuable lesson about friendship. In the end Avery has to face his fears by spending a night alone in the tree fort next door to a scary teenager.