PHS 2016-17 Theater Season

The Pembroke Hill Theatre Department Presents...

Thespian Workshop 

Two Student-Directed One-Acts

That Was No Lady, That Was A Private Eye by Dennis Snee

-Directed by Olivia Lesley


For Whom The Southern Belle Tolls by Christopher Durang

-Directed by Hunter Julo
Centennial Hall
Saturday, Sept 10, 2016

Tickets available at the door.

US Fall Play

Bus Stop by William Inge

-Directed by Rachel May Cain
Hall Student Center
October 21 & 22, 2016

In the middle of a howling snowstorm, a bus out of Kansas City pulls up at a cheerful roadside diner. All roads are blocked, and four or five weary travelers are going to have to hole up until morning. Cherie, a nightclub chanteuse in a sparkling gown and a seedy fur-trimmed jacket, is the passenger with most to worry about. She's been pursued, made love to and finally kidnapped by a twenty-one-year-old cowboy with a ranch of his own and the romantic methods of an unusually headstrong bull. The belligerent cowhand is right behind her, ready to sling her over his shoulder and carry her, alive and kicking, all the way to Montana. Even as she's ducking out from under his clumsy but confident embraces, and screeching at him fiercely to shut him up, she pauses to furrow her forehead and muse, "Somehow deep inside of me I got a funny feeling I'm gonna end up in Montana …" As a counterpoint to the main romance, the proprietor of the cafe and the bus driver at last find time to develop a friendship of their own; a middle-age scholar comes to terms with himself; and a young girl who works in the cafe also gets her first taste of romance.

Tickets available in the PHS bookstore and at the door.

US Musical

The Mystery Of Edwin Drood by Rupert Holmes

-Directed by Rachel May Cain and Joel Diffendaffer
Hall Student Center
March 3 & 4, 2017

The Mystery of Edwin Drood is a hilarious, interactive whodunit mystery musical that allows the audience to enter the action and become the ultimate detectives. The show is based on Charles Dickens’ unfinished novel of the same name. In small town of Chesterham, England, the young and charming Edwin Drood has been mysteriously murdered. But by whom? His leering romantic rival, John Jasper? The infamous purveyor of opium and vice, Princess Puffer? The mysterious Landless twins, newly arrived from Ceylon? Or someone else even more dastardly and villainous? Dickens passed away before he was able to reveal the culprit. Rupert Holmes’ award-winning musical solves this predicament by asking the audience to choose which character is the killer by putting it to a vote. Staged in metatheatrical manner by the Music Hall Royale, a traveling Victorian theatre troupe full of just as many colorful characters as the roles they play, this charming and inventive musical is sure to intrigue and entertain any musical or mystery lover.

Tickets available online and at the door, beginning TBD.

US Spring Play


-Directed by Lynn King

Tickets available in the PHS bookstore and at the door.