Oconee Community Theatre

2018-2019 Season

, 17

The Nerd
Comedy by Larry Shue
September 7-9, 14-16  

An aspiring young architect in Terre Haute, Indiana, Willum Cubbert has often told his friends about the debt he owes to Rick Steadman, a fellow ex-GI whom he has never met but who saved his life after he was seriously wounded in Vietnam. He has written to Rick to say that, as long as he is alive, "you will have somebody on Earth who will do anything for you"—so Willum is delighted when Rick shows up unexpectedly at his apartment on the night of his thirty-fourth  birthday party. But his delight soon fades as it becomes apparent that Rick is a hopeless "nerd"—a bumbling oaf with no social sense, little intelligence and less tact. And Rick stays on and on, his continued presence among Willum and his friends leading to one uproarious incident after another. The normally placid Willum finds himself contemplating violence—a dire development which, happily, is staved off by the surprising "twist" ending of the play.


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Friday and Saturday night performances begin at 8:00 PM. Sunday matinees begin at 2:30 PM.

My Three Angels
Comedy by Samuel Spewack and Bella Spewack            
Based on La Cuisine Des Anges by Albert Husson
December 7-9, 14-16    

The scene is French Guiana, a region where on Christmas day the temperature has graciously dropped to 104 degrees. Three convicts are employed as roofers by a family, whose roof is in desperate need of maintenance. On the way from France is an evil-minded cousin, to oust the father of the family from his business, and his cold-blooded nephew, who is jilting the father's daughter for an heiress. The three convicts—two of them murderers, the third a swindler —take the visitors on. All three have warm hearts and are passionate believers in true justice. Possessing every criminal art and penal grace, they set matters right and in doing so redeem themselves as real life angels to the grateful  family.


The Last Dance of Dr. Disco
Comedy by Eileen Moushey
February 8, 9, 15, 16
Audience interaction/Dinner Theatre

Join the disco dancing at Studio 182, where Dr. Disco has hatched a nefarious plot to take over the world by putting subliminal messages into disco music. His nurse, Ilsa Hump, is in on the scheme, but his whiny daughter Margie and the disco king, Tony Menudo, are clueless. It will take a British Secret Agent to foil the evil plot. It’s James Bond meets Saturday Night Fever with a little Austin Powers thrown in.

 A Bad Year for Tomatoes
Comedy by John Patrick      
April 5-7, 12-14    

Fed up with the pressures and demands of her acting career, the famous Myra Marlowe leases a house in the tiny New England hamlet of Beaver Haven and settles down to write her autobiography. She is successful in turning aside the offers pressed on her by her long-time agent, but dealing with her nosy, omnipresent neighbors is a different matter. In an attempt to shoo them away, and gain some privacy, Myra invents a mad, homicidal sister—who is kept locked in an upstairs room, but who occasionally escapes long enough to scare off uninvited visitors. The ruse works well, at first, but complications result when the local handyman develops an affection for "Sister Sadie" (really Myra in a fright wig) and some of the more officious ladies decide it is their Christian duty to save the poor demented Sadie's soul. In desperation Myra announces that her imaginary sibling has suddenly gone off to Boston—which brings on the  sheriff and the suspicion of  murder! Needless to say, all is straightened out in the end, but the uproarious   doings keeps the audience laughing right up to the final curtain, and then some.

One Mad Night
Comedy by James Reach
June 7-9, 14-16   

Playwright Don Cutter, accompanied by Wing, his proverb-quoting Chinese valet, goes to the Cutter  mansion to finish his latest play in peace and quiet. It's been deserted for years and reputedly haunted. Don's astonished when he finds the house tenanted by some very strange people including "Mr. Hyde" and "Lady Macbeth." They're harmless lunatics but Don doesn't know this. Then there's Lucille, a beautiful girl  inmate with an amazing story of persecution and intrigue. Don's about to rescue her when his fiancée and her mother arrive. Then everything happens---including talking ghosts, screaming women, disappearing guests and, for a climax, an escaped murderer fleeing for his life appears. When the curtain falls everyone is weak from laughter.

Friday & Saturday evening performances begin at 8:00 PM & Sunday matinees begin at 2:30 PM

Tickets purchased through Paypal will be held at the box office.