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Ruby's Story
Friday, August 15, 7:30pm

Show times are 7:30pm on Friday and Saturday with a matinee at 4pm on Sunday.

A Drama
by Ron Osborne

Directed by Gloria Heidenreich - email
Stage Manager: TBA

Auditions: Saturday, May 30, 2pm and Sunday, May 31, 2pm

Set Building: TBA

Rehearsals: TBA

Performances: August 14, 15, 16 & 21, 22, 23

"Ruby's Story" is a beautifully written story of an American family in World War II. The date is June 1944 and allied troops are massing for an invasion. On a small farm in Appalachia, a different kind of war is about to rage… Walter and Grace share a home with their four daughters: Rose, who can't understand why Stan – the love of her life – abruptly left to join the Polish Free Forces; Helga fears for her husband who's in England in a combat unit; Frieda works in a factory making uniforms and can't bring a new friend home; and teenage Ruby who yearns to be the next Edward R. Murrow.

The problem is Walter's seeming allegiance to his German heritage — even though all the family are at war against everything German — that threatens to tear the family apart despite his wife's liberal doses of understanding, humor and love as she hopes to restore harmony to the home.

But it is adult Ruby – back for a funeral and seeking answers to questions that haunt her – who helps us understand the prejudice and fears of that time. A stirring drama of real life in wartime 70 years ago.

ADULT RUBY - Caroline Swaney
YOUNG RUBY - Megan Gelsi
HELGA - Alyssa Fontaine
ROSE - Meghan Bullard
FRIEDA - Kalei Fontaine
WALTER - Jim Heidenreich
GRACE - Holly Buker
SID - Theodore Kenyon
STAN - Parker Hogan


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Board of Directors

Gloria Heidenreich - President
email Gloria
Sheila Kaplow - Vice President
email Sheila
Athene Chadwick - Secretary
email Athene
Diane Fray- Treasurer
email Diane
Paul Hunt - Technical (Building Manager)
email Paul
Jim Heidenreich - Publicity
email Jim
Scott Johnson - Librarian/Historian
email Scott
Brendon Chadwick - At Large (Props)
email Brendon
Brenda Danielson - At Large (Volunteer Coordinator)
email Brenda
Brian Kenyon - At Large (Publicity Assistant)
email Brian
Rob O'Leary - At Large (Fund Raising)
email Rob

Welcome to our 2015 season! Check our shows page for information on auditions, casting, rehearsal and performance dates.

Show times are 7:30pm on Friday and Saturday with a matinee at 4pm on Sunday.

Old Church Theater has presented over 29 years of summer productions geared for family entertainment. The actors are local residents from various backgrounds and some have gone on to make a career in the theater world. The theater is open to anyone wishing to act, direct, work backstage, help with set design, ticket sales and more!

We love to share our knowledge about theater craft and invite you to come and share in the fun and work, meet new friends and learn a bit about community theater.


Old Church Theater is now a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) corporation. It has taken us a year to get there. What does this mean to you?

The biggest change for our patrons and supporters is that any gifts or donations you make to Old Church Theater can be tax deductible (depending on your tax status - consult your accountant or tax preparer). If you are interested in donating, please contact us. You may make an unrestricted donation or you may specify a restricted purpose for your donation. Ask us how!

It also means that we are now eligible to apply for grants and other funding sources that were not available to us before. So we'll be tackling projects that were beyond our means until now.

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