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
Christmas Thieves: A Small Town Radio Play by Greg Oliver Bodine
December 6 & 7 @ 7:30 p.m., December 8 @ 2:00 & 7:30 p.m.
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? Join us for this situational comedy set in a radio studio in a small town in Minnesota that is part radio play and part play. Tickets: $10 Adult, $8 MAC Member, $5 Student (under 12). Purchase online, by calling 304-258-2300, or at the door.
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)
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.
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 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.
CALL FOR DIRECTORS
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.