Temple Civic Theatre Main Series

Our 2020-21 Season opens with, The Other Side of Morning.  This is the world premiere of this production and was written by Marjie Rynearson and Gary Gosney.  Marjie, a founder and driving force for the TCT, passed away in 2020 and we lovingly dedicate this production to her.  Our season will also feature Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Inherit the Wind, Ken Ludwig’s Leading Ladies, Steel Magnolias, and Guys and Dolls.

The play reading committee worked hard to select shows that offered classic favorites and highly popular productions that would appeal to theatre lovers of all ages.  We exist because of the longstanding support we receive from the residents of Temple and the communities of central Texas and we can never say, “Thank You,” enough.

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Temple Civic Theatre Main Series
Same Time, Next Year

Same Time, Next Year
Performances: July 31, 2020 – August 1, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. and August 2, 2020 at 2:30 p.m.

One of the most popular romantic comedies of the century. The plot follows a love affair between two people, Doris and George, married to others, who rendezvous once a year. Twenty-five years of manners and morals are hilariously and touchingly played out by the lovers.

Join us for our Staged Reading edition of Bernard Slade’s Same Time, Next Year starring Margo Bierwirth Wyatt and Chris Wohleb. July 31 and August 1 at 7:30 and August 2 at 2:30. Limited seating. Streaming will also be available. $20 for Adults and $12 for Students.

Beehive: The 60's Musical

Beehive: The 60’s Musical
Auditions:
Performances: TBD

Beehive is the ultimate celebration of 1960’s female empowerment. Featuring such timeless classics as “My Boyfriend’s Back”, “Be My Baby”, “Son of a Preacher Man”, and “Me and Bobby McGee”, Beehive nostalgically recalls the days of miniskirts, transistor radios and flower power. Told from the perspective of six young women who came of age in this enigmatic decade, these young ladies look back on a host of issues ranging from their first Beehive Dance to the challenges we faced as a nation – all accomplished by a vast array of the most celebrated and memorable songs of the era.

The Other Side of Nothing

The Other Side of Nothing
Auditions: TBD
Performances: TBD

World Premiere written by Marjie Rynearson and Gary Gosney. An author of books and a dentist find love in the midst of family problems. Historical complications from the relationship result in a fun night at the theater.

Last of the Red Hot Lovers

Last of the Red Hot Lovers
Auditions: TBD
Performances: TBD

Middle-aged and married, overworked and overweight, Barney Cashman wants to join the sexual revolution before it’s too late and arranges three seductions: the first, Elaine Navazio proves to be a foul-mouthed bundle of neuroses; Bobbi Michele is next, a 20-ish actress who’s too kooky by half; finally comes September and Jeanette Fisher, a gloomy, depressed housewife who happens to be married to Barney’s best friend.

Inherit the Wind

Inherit the Wind
Auditions: TBD
Performances: TBD

At the courthouse in Hillsboro, a small Southern town, Bertram Cates is behind bars, awaiting trial for teaching his students about Darwin’s theory of evolution. Matthew Harrison Brady, a famous former Presidential candidate, comes to Hillsboro to argue the case against Cates. Henry Drummond, a famous progressive lawyer, travels to Hillsboro from Chicago to defend Cates. This is the play that had its genesis in the events of the famous Scopes trial in which the teaching of creationism came head to head against the teaching of scientific fact.

Leading Ladies

Ken Ludwig’s Leading Ladies
Auditions: TBD
Performances:  TBD

In this hilarious comedy by the author of Lend Me A Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo, two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing “Scenes from Shakespeare” on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. When they hear that an old lady in York, PA is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost English nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. The trouble is, when they get to York, they find out that the relatives aren’t nephews, but nieces! Romantic entanglements abound, especially when Leo falls head-over-petticoat in love with the old lady’s vivacious niece, Meg, who’s engaged to the local minister. Meg knows that there’s a wide world out there, but it’s not until she meets “Maxine and Stephanie” that she finally gets a taste of it.

Steel Magnolias

Steel Magnolias
Auditions: TBD
Performances: TBD

Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle, the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser,; an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby, is about to marry a “good ole boy.” Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on their underlying strength and love.

Guys and Dolls

Guys and Dolls
Auditions: TBD
Performances: TBD

Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler, Nathan Detroit, tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they’ve been engaged for fourteen years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, and Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown, as a result. Guys and Dolls takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong.

Dorothy in Wonderland

Dorothy in Wonderland
Auditions: TBD
Performances: TBD

Dorothy, Toto and the characters of Oz get caught in another whirlwind that sweeps them off to Wonderland, where they meet Alice, White Rabbit, Mad Hatter, March Hare, the Cheshire Cat and many more! It’s truly a mad adventure! And you thought the Wicked Witch of the West was bad? Now they face a dangerous new foe — the Queen of Hearts! At least Dorothy’s companions now have their brains, heart and courage! Dorothy, Alice and their friends join forces to defeat the queen at croquet, but will that be enough to return Wonderland to normal and get everybody back home?