The Haunted

October 3 – 19

Adapted by Joe Hilsee and Amber Miller from the Novel by Shirley Jackson

Directed by Joe Hilsee

A brand new reimagining of Shirley Jackson’s perfect work of unnerving terror written specifically for the Blue Room stage by Amber Miller and Joe Hilsee. Witness the story of four seekers who arrive at the notoriously unfriendly Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers—and soon it will choose one of them to make its own. 

Let the Right One In

By Jack Thorne

Directed by Martin Chavira

Based on the novel and film by John Lindqvist.

Oskar is a bullied, lonely teenage boy living with his mother on a housing estate at the edge of town when a spate of sinister killings rock the neighborhood. What Oskar doesn’t know is that Eli has been a teenager for a very long time.

Santaland Diaries

December 12-22

Measure for Measure

January 9 – 25

by William Shakespeare

Directed by Joe Hilsee

Shakespeare’s serious-minded, sexually frank comedy about irrepressible lust, infuriating hypocrisy, and government corruption. It is a high-stakes conflict of clashing ideologies in a tensely diverse world. Some things haven’t changed in the past 400 years.

Fresh Ink

February 13 – 16

Stuff N Things: A Fair Retail Story

March 12 – 28

Book, Lyrics and Music by Wade Gess

Directed Amber Miller

Featuring powerful lyrics, an engaging original score, and a social-activist marionette, this charming and provocative musical uses wry humor and brutal honesty to explore how corporate capitalism can fracture the American Dream, while sympathy with our fellow humans can lead to powerful new beginnings – all within the walls of the local convenience store. This world-premiere musical by local playwright, Wade Gess is sure to inspire and delight.

This Girl Laughed, This Girl Cried and this Girl did Nothing

April 23 – May 9

By Finegan Kruckemeyer

Directed by Alex Hilsee

Triplet sisters are left in a forest by a woodcutter father and forced to find their own way in the world. From this fairytale beginning, three resolutions are made — one sister walks one way to find purpose, one the other to find adventure, and the third stays right where she is, to create a home. Years later, the three meet again, as women.A moving and irresistibly charming modern-day fable for young and old

Or,

May 21 – June 6

By Liz Duffy Adams

Directed by Joyce Henderson

Aphra Behn is getting out of the spy game and into showbiz. If she can finish her play by morning, she’ll become the first professional female playwright. All that’s standing in her way are King Charles II, actress Nell Gwynne, and double agent William Scot, who may or may not be trying to murder the king. Double-crossing, cross-dressing, sex, art, and politics all come together in an hilarious bodice-ripper that peers into the life and times of the literal first lady of the stage.

Monologues

December 12 – 14, February20 – 22, June 11 – 13

Various writers and directors

For three weeks dispersed throughout the season, the Blue Room will present three different one-person shows. more details will be provided.