MAC’s theater activities include the Ice House Theater Project’s multi-generational community productions of everything from Shakespeare and musicals to compelling dramas and locally-written plays. Our focus on building a strong community theater has included classes in playwriting, acting, directing, stage management and technical theater skills. Each summer MAC hosts a youth theater camp which culminates in a fully-staged production.  The Ice House Theater project committee is always looking for new volunteers; please contact MAC at 304-258-2300 to find out how to get involved.

Theater at the Ice House

The Young, The Bold, The Murdered – A soap opera murder mystery
January 21 & 22, 2020 @ 6 p.m. at the Ice House

The show, to be directed by Brice Williams, is a comedy murder mystery on a soap opera set. The long-running soap opera The Bold and the Young is in its last days: its hunky hero has self-esteem issues, its villainous old man is more interested in soup, and its heroines are slightly psychopathic. The executive producer gives the squabbling cast an ultimatum: Complete one episode overnight or the show dies. But when the director ends up murdered, and other cast members start dropping like flies, it seems like his threat might actually come true. Can these misfits discover the murderer before the show is literally killed off?  Show Dates are March 20-22 & 27-29. There are parts for 13 adult actors (a few of the parts could be played by older looking teens).

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Coming Up:

The Young, The Bold, The Murdered – A soap opera murder mystery
March 20-29, 2020
Directed by Brice Williams

Savannah Sipping Society
May 28 – June 7, 2020
Directed by Chuck Walker

Recent Productions:

Christmas Thieves: A Small Town Radio Play by Greg Oliver Bodine
December 6 & 7, 2019
Directed by Margi Griffiths

It’s Christmas Eve in America’s heartland, and radio host Greta Gundlarson is preparing for the telethon performance that will save the radio station. The plan is going well with locals performing A Visit from Saint Nicolas and  A Childs Christmas in Wales.  Unfortunately the prize troupe of British actors she’s hired for the grand finale have all fallen ill due to something they ate at a local diner.  Will Greta be able to replace them in time to save the station?



Treasure Island – A Musical in Two Acts

September 26-29, October 3-6, 2019
Book: Larry Springer, Music: Pat Springer 
Directed by Tom & Beth Brooks; Musical Director: Pat Springer

Based on Robert Lewis Stevenson’s classic novel, this musical is designed to delight with swashbuckling adventure and song. Sponsored by Morgan County Forum for Arts, Sciences, and Technology (FAST)

The Dixie Swim Club
May 31, June 1 & 2, 6 – 9, 2019

Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina’s Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other’s lives. The Dixie Swim Club focuses on four of those weekends and spans a period of thirty-three years.  Admission: $10, $8 MAC Members, $5 Students.  Thursday, June 6th “Pay what you can” donations. Tickets at the door.


A Theatrical Smorgasboard
Directed by Brice Williams
March 29-31 and April 4-7, 2019

Each selection, involving from two to ten actors, is a complete story performed in ten minutes or less. The light-hearted fare is sometimes witty and sometimes touching but will always satisfy your appetite. 


Tuna Christmas
Directed by Chuck Walker
November 28 – December 2 and December 5 – 9,  2018

Set in the fictional town of Tuna, Texas, the “third-smallest” town in the state, this show will bring you LOTS of holiday cheer (and laughter).


Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf
Directed by Tom & Beth Brooks
October 17-21 and 24-27, 2018

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf examines the complexities of the marriage of a middle-aged couple, Martha and George. Late one evening, after a university faculty party, they receive an unwitting younger couple, Nick and Honey, as guests, and draw them into their bitter and frustrated relationship.



If you are interested in directing a future production at the Ice House and have a show in mind, please download the Play Proposal and Budget Form and mail to:
MAC, PO Box 248, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411

Please note that the production schedule is planned out 18 months in advance.