Season 7

Amazing production values, acting, directing, writing, videography–all superb!… You’ve created a new form.

-LOLEK review by Buzz McLaughlin, author of The Playwright’s Process

The Survival Season

Thank you for your support during this difficult Covid Season!

October 22, 2020 – May 18, 2021


A new 3-person play by Jeremy Stanbary

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

LOLEK brings to life the captivating true story of Karol Wojtyla (later Pope St. John Paul II) and his heroic resistance to the Nazi Occupation of Poland during World War II. Out of the depths of one of the darkest moments in human history rose a spiritual leader whose radiant faith, born of tragedy, would change the course of history.


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Free Tickets

Are you or someone you know experiencing a financial or emotional hardship? If so, you can register for FREE tickets to watch our virtual on-demand performance of LOLEK through our Windows of Hope fund. Learn more.

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March 18 – 28, 2021


by Jeremy Stanbary
Original songs & music by Jeromy Darling

COR Patrons: Reserve your seats now

This newly devised drama explores the traditional Lenten “Scrutiny Gospels” in a highly engaging 3-person ensemble performance infused with live music and songs.

The play depicts the New Testament Biblical stories of the Samaritan Woman at the Well, the Blind Beggar healed at the pool of Siloam, and the story of Lazarus, all set against the backdrop of Old Testament prophesies about the Messiah and his inevitable Passion. This new play by Jeremy Stanbary is interwoven throughout with original songs and music by actor and musician, Jeromy Darling, providing for a highly entertaining and soul-stirring Lenten event suitable for the whole family.


This limited-run show is available to COR Patrons (and their guests) only! You must sign-up as a monthly sustaining COR Patron donor for as little as $25/month in order to see this show and enjoy many other benefits at Open Window Theatre throughout the year. COR Patrons will receive additional “family & friends” tickets to this production commensurate with donation level. We are ramping up our COR Patron program in 2021, so hop on board for the perks as well as the knowledge that you are helping to sustain our redemptive mission in the arts!

Current COR Patrons: our box office will issue you a flexible package that you can redeem for complimentary tickets to The Scrutinies. Once you have your package, you will be able to select your free tickets on your own from within your patron account, just follow the instructions in your confirmation email. Or click below to get started reserving your seats.

New COR Patrons will automatically receive the appropriate flexible package as a part of signing up. You can select your tickets as soon as you join, or wait to select your dates until you know exactly when you will want to come to a performance.

Indefinitely Postponed


by Ron Reed

What was to be the U.S. Premiere of TOLKIEN at Open Window Theatre has been indefinitely postponed due to the ongoing challenges and restrictions we face as a result of the Covid pandemic.

We hope to produce TOLKIEN at some point in the future when it is financially feasible for us to do so.

In the meantime, our focus remains on producing smaller cast, original shows that pose less of a financial risk and enable us to have full creative control over licensing and virtual content.

VIRTUAL OPTION: we’re offering a high-quality, immersive 4K pay-per-view streaming option for select performances every weekend during Season 7. While there is no substitute for the live theater experience, we believe a virtual performance option is vitally important this season and we have invested in the time, talent, and equipment to make it worth your entertainment dollars. Learn more and get tickets.