Season 10



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COR Patrons are our sustaining donors with VIP perks, including complimentary season tickets commensurate with donation level. Please consider joining the family in Season 10 and help us build a strong foundation for growth and sustainability!

Spring 2024

Spring: April 26 – May 26

Adapted by F. Andrew Leslie from the novel by William E. Barrett

A literary and cinematic classic, The Lilies of the Field tells the story of an itinerant African American worker (circa 1950’s) who encounters a small group of East German nuns in a parched valley of the American Southwest. An Army vet and a Baptist, Homer Smith offers to help the struggling Roman Catholic nuns build a fence. The problem? They can’t afford to pay him. But the Mother Superior has something much bigger in mind. She believes Homer was sent to them by God to build a chapel.

In 1963, Sidney Poitier became the first-ever black man to receive the Best Actor Academy Award for his portrayal of Homer Smith in the highly acclaimed film. In 2020, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”

Creative Team

Kari Steinbach, Director
Lauren Volkart, Stage Manager
Jeremy Stanbary, Producer/Sound Effects/Projections
Robin McIntyre, Set Design
Robert Graff, Costume Design
Nate Farley, Props Design
Sue Berger, Lighting Design
Ryan Lee, Music

Chris Jimmy, Homer Smith
Michelle Myers Berg, Mother Maria Marthe
Anna Olson, Sister Elizabeth
Anna Leverett, Sister Gertrud
Gillian Constable, Sister Albertine
Abby Slater, Sister Agnes
Steven Ramirez, Father Gomez
Peter Colburn, Orville Livingston
José Sabillón, Jose Gonzalez
Ryan Lee, Folk Singer

Recommended Age: 4 and up. Please note our minimum 4-year-old age limit.

Childcare Option: We’re offering affordable, onsite childcare for all Saturday matinee performances in Season 10, so don’t let babysitting get in the way of your next trip to the theatre!

Previously This Season

Extended to October 30

One of the greatest masterpieces of all time, Dante Alighieri’s Inferno marks the first of his 3-part Divine Comedy poetic trilogy. Inferno tells the harrowing story of a man’s journey through the infinite torment of Hell in his search for Paradise. It’s an inherently dramatic story, describing in vivid detail Dante’s visit to the lower realms of the netherworld, guided by the poet Virgil. He passes through the giant gates with their prophetic inscription: Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here, and through the nine circles of Hell, but all is not lost. Dante’s Inferno is an intense and moving human drama that ultimately shows the way of an individual soul from sin to redemption.

Adapted for the stage by Artistic Director Jeremy Stanbary, from the translation by John Ciardi.

Christmas: December 1 – 31

Directed by Jeremy Stanbary & Joe Hendren

Last year’s popular Christmas play, NICHOLAS: The Origin of Father Christmas, returns this season with an all-new scene and additional singing! This original holiday play by Jeremy Stanbary met with many sold-out audiences and an extended run during its premiere last December. This year, patrons can also enjoy our 4,000 SF indoor walk-through Christmas exhibit.

Lent: February 23 – March 27

The Living Water is a beautiful, modern dramatization of the Biblical stories of the Samaritan Woman, the Blind Beggar, and Lazarus (traditionally known as the “Scrutiny” gospels.) This play was first presented and workshopped under the title The Scrutinies for our COR Patrons back in March of 2021. Newly revised and expanded under a new title, this play — filled with original music & songs and gripping multimedia elements — draws audiences of all ages into a deeper experience of the Lenten season through a profound and entertaining reflection on the complexities of the human condition in light of Divine Love.