Wait Until Dark to run 4 weekends in November

Redlands Footlighters Theater presents Jeffrey Hatcher’s adaptation of Frederick Knott’s hit play, Wait Until Dark. Directed by Patricia McQuillan, this suspense thriller is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat. Playwright Hatcher has changed the era from 1966 to 1944, which puts us right in the middle of Nazi war times. Women’s lib had not yet taken place, and even a sighted woman might have had difficulty dealing with life threatening adversity. Susan (played by Tori Wurm) is recovering from a car […]

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Noodles continues through September 25

“Everybody knows their family’s crazy,” said L. Don Swartz, who wrote Noodles. “This goes behind the story to see what makes them tick … and hopefully, makes everybody feel a little bit better about their own situations.”   Boo and Stu Boodle, whose affection for each other is still genuine after all these years, set the stage for the rest of the family. Boo is June Cleaver at her homiest. Stu has been inhaling dry-cleaning fumes at the family’s dry cleaning and pie shop for […]

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Footlighters brightens up summer with the dark comedy Vigil

Vigil, by the Canadian playwright Morris Panych, is a brilliantly poignant comedy about an unexpectedly extended visit between Kemp, played by Shawn Warner of Yucaipa, and his bedridden elderly aunt, played by Deborah W. McFatter of Redlands. The nephew’s relentless, matter-of-fact outrageousness will make the audience laugh and gasp at the same time, as his good deed of visiting a supposedly-dying aunt quickly wears off – and the two must come to a sort of unusual peace with each other. Performances are July 29, 30, […]

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A great comedy to wrap up the season!

Redlands Footlighters wraps up the 2015-2016 season with the farce A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody, written by Ron Bernas and directed by Barry Wallace. New Year’s resolutions are often difficult to keep, but Matthew makes a concerted effort to keep his: to kill his wife. Luckily for her, he isn’t very clever. Combine a number of odd deaths with a wedding, a secretive butler, and a Sam Spade wannabe, you can expect that hilarious misunderstandings are bound to occur. Tickets can be purchased online […]

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Bus Stop arrives this weekend at Footlighters

A cheerful roadside diner provides shelter from a freak snowstorm for an eclectic group of passengers and locals. Watch as they discover more than planned as they wait out the storm. You are sure to be won over by the honesty, grit, and romance of this time-honored classic. The 1956 movie adaptation starred Marilyn Monroe and Don Murray. Content note: Contains some adult themes. Tickets can be purchased online at www.redlandsfootlighters.org/buy-tickets or by calling the box office at (909) 793-2909. Redlands Footlighters is located at […]

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Radio Gals opening at Redlands Footlighters

Hazel Hunt and her Hazelnuts bring their beloved radio show to Redlands Footlighters! This is a fun show with so many wild and crazy tunes and dance numbers, you’re head will spin! Bring the family! Playing February 6-28, 2016. Book, lyrics, and music by Mike Craver and Mark Hardwick. Directed by Mia Mercado with musical direction by Patrick Doran-Sheeran. Radio Gals features Catherine Debrule, Renata Quijada, Ella Stickradt, Laura Richie and Michael Rickard; with music by Patrick Doran-Sheeran, Paul Blatchley, Alaric Albiso, and Teresa Dolan. […]

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The Christmas spirit comes to Redlands Footlighters November 28

The townswomen of the Farndale Avenue Housing Estate bring their version of “A Christmas Carol” to Redlands Footlighters November 28 through December 20. The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of A Christmas Carol, by David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin, Jr.,  is loosely based on Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol”. Directed by Vicki Janis, you’ll never forget this version of the beloved holiday classic presented by the well-meaning but delightfully inept members of the Townswomen’s Guild. Despite various casting and electronic problems, […]

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The Kitchen Witches opens this weekend

Come see what is cooking at Redlands Footlighters! The Kitchen Witches, written by Caroline Smith and directed by Steve Johnson, opens this Saturday and continues on weekends through October 25. 8:00 PM — OCTOBER 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, & 24 2:00 PM — OCTOBER 4, 11, 18, & 25 Isobel and Dolly, two rival cable-access cooking show hostesses that have been lifelong enemies, find themselves together on a new show. Think Julia Child and Paula Dean fighting over a man and a roast […]

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Exit Laughing continues for two more weekends

Audiences have seen and love the play and are coming back for more. Only six performances left, so don’t be left out! After Saturday’s performance of Exit Laughing, Footlighters’ audience was surprised to see Cindi East, the director, hurry onto the stage. She announced that there was a very special guest in the audience, Paul Elliot, the playwright. Paul Elliot came on to the stage and graciously commended the cast and director for the production. He then shared a little about himself and how he […]

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Playwright to appear at Exit Laughing

“Lots of loud, sustained laughter from audiences” is how opening weekend was described for Exit Laughing at Redlands Footlighters. It guaranteed to continue for three more weekends! On Saturday, August 15, we will be honored to host the playwright Paul Elliott. After the performance, he will stick around with the cast to answer questions from the audience. Paul Elliott is an actor, director and a respected television and screenwriter who has written, produced and/or directed over sixty television shows as well as writing/ producing/ and […]

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