Rumors opens May 14

Back by popular demand! Neil Simon’s fast-paced and hysterical comedy comes to life with an amazing cast! Directed by Christopher Diehl and runs May 14-31, 2015. 8:00 PM — MAY 14, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, & 30 2:00 PM — MAY 17, 24, & 31 The Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself, right before his anniversary party. His lawyer and his lawyer’s wife arrive first and try to conceal the truth as the other guests arrive. Confusion and mis-communications lead to […]

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Bad Seed opens March 12

What does a mother do when she suspects her child is nothing like the sweet, well-mannered little girl everyone else sees? In this dark psychological thriller, disaster suddenly strikes one of Rhoda’s classmates and her mother cannot help wondering if her daughter may not be so innocent after all. Based on a 1954 novel by William March, The Bad Seed ran on Broadway for 334 performances, earning Nancy Kelly a Tony Award for her role as the mother, Christine Penmark. The play was then adapted […]

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I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change runs January 15 to February 1

This hilarious musical revue celebrates the pitfalls of dating and the conundrum known as “the relationship”. The joy and dread of newborns, in-laws, family car trips, and geriatric pick-up techniques are just some of these every day adventures that everyone can relate to. This will be a fun romp for adult audiences!!! This is the perfect show for “date night”! The wonderful and talented cast from left to right in the group photo: Jessica Bridgeman, Elliot Knight, Ashtin Loya, Cat Soto, Riley Hutchins, Chad Patrick, […]

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Chasing Manet, by Tina Howe, opens November 6

In this tender yet light comedy, two unlikely friends form an ever more unlikely plan: escape from the Mount Airy Nursing Home on the QE2 to Paris. The chaos caused by colorful residents may provide the perfect cover for their last great adventure. The wonderful and talented cast directed by Mel Chadwick: Starting with the leads Diane Borcyckowski as Catherine, and Cindi East as Rennie. The supporting cast include Rory Dyer, Teresa Dolan, Kevin Jones, Eric Dunn, and Chuck Baugh. All playing multiple roles. The […]

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Ken Ludwig’s The Game’s Afoot Opens Thursday

Don’t miss Ken Ludwig’s The Game’s Afoot! Winner! 2012 Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allen Poe Awards – Best Play! It is December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast-members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. Then it’s up to Gillette himself, […]

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Redlands Footlighters Announces 2014-2015 Season

For its sixty-ninth season, Redlands Footlighters is delighted to offer a collection of five new and familiar plays to its audience that are sure to please. Opening the season in September is Ken Ludwig’s The Game’s Afoot. Audiences will recognize Mr. Ludwig’s plays from past seasons including Leading Ladies, Moon Over Buffalo, and Lend Me a Tenor. This fast-paced comedy doubles as a murder mystery. It begins with the final scene and curtain call of the play “Sherlock Holmes”. Afterwards, star William Gillette invites his […]

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“Pump Boys” Opens Tonight!

Redlands Footlighters is excited to take a step away from the normal fare of comedy and mysteries and present its first musical since Nunsense II in 2008. Pump Boys and Dinettes opens Thursday and brings a new energy to the theater that will appeal to just about everybody. Songs flow from the sentimental to the comical and have the Southern charm of Dolly Parton but also flavors of rockabilly, gospel, and soft rock. Co-directed by brothers Steve and Glen Johnson, this remarkably talented cast mixes […]

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Is He Dead? Opens Thursday

Redlands Footlighters is always looking for new plays to present to their audience and their next production, Is He Dead?, fits that bill. While first produced for Broadway in 2007, the comedy was actually written more than a hundred years ago by much-beloved humorist Mark Twain. Well known for his stories, Twain wrote his only play, Is He Dead?, in 1898 after finding himself bankrupt and owing to several creditors. He traveled to Europe to earn money lecturing, during which time his youngest daughter died […]

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Play On! Delights Audiences

Laughs filled Redlands Footlighters as Play On!, by Rick Abbot, opened Thursday, January 9th. Congratulations to a wonderful cast for their hard work! Director Chris Diehl leads an outstanding cast that features Melvin Caldwell, Rory Dyer, Emerald Gonzalez-Castillo, Sarah Ikenberry, Deborah Witherspoon McFatter, Heidi Merrigan, Emily Minor, Cash Morgan, Richard Rogers, and Carina Wolf. “There is nothing quite like live theater,” commented director Chris Diehl, “it is one of the most exhilarating experiences. But, when something goes wrong, it can be terrifying.” Every fear comes […]

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You are invited to The Uninvited

Redlands Footlighters is excited to open The Uninvited, a classic ghost story, today at 8:00 p.m. After the performance the audience is invited to gather on the patio for a reception to celebrate the successful opening with the cast and crew. The Uninvited, written by Tim Kelly, is a thrilling tale of ghosts and dark secrets. Pam and Roddy Fitzgerald (played by Sabrina Foley and Costello Bryan) are siblings looking for a place where she can escape London and he can write. The house they […]

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