Dear friends of the Keller Theatre,
It’s been a long time since we were able to meet at the Kleine Bühne, and we hope you and your families are well.
Like many others, we spent this time waiting, hoping and deciding one step at a time. We hope to reopen in September, but due to the dynamic nature of this situation and the changing restrictions regarding this pandemic, we cannot set the dates for the new season at this point. For your and our safety we will reconsider one play at a time and let you know as soon as we are able to schedule.
Let’s end on a happy note and cast a glance at the upcoming four plays of the new season:
Tea at Five
A play in two acts by Matthew Lombardo
Tea at Five captures the fiery spirit of Katharine Hepburn in a show that recounts her journey from a well-heeled Yankee childhood to winner of four Oscars. Ensconced at her beloved Fenwick home, Ms. Hepburn reflects on the dizzying heights and emotional lows of her upbringing, her adventures in show business and her heartbreaking romance with Spencer Tracy. Audiences leave with new memories of one of the most dearly loved ladies of an era.
Death by Design
A comedy with murder by Rob Urbinati
Join us for a weekend in an English country manor in 1932: a playwright and his wife, an actress, flee London and head to Cookham after a disastrous opening night. But various guests arrive unexpectedly – a conservative politician, a fiery socialist, a near-sighted ingenue, a zany modern dancer – each with a long-held secret. When a murder occurs, it’s left to the maid with a macabre interest in homicide to solve the crime.
Adventures in Mating
A comedy by Joseph Scrimshaw
Good evening and welcome to Café Surprise. On tonight’s menu we’ve got an indecisive couple on a blind date, their waiter and you, dear audience. Play the role of cruel fate by deciding what our couple cannot: red wine or white, stay or leave, kiss or slap? We have more than 90 variations up our sleeves, but you determine which version of our play you are about to witness. We can promise one thing: you won’t get to see the same show twice.
Take care and stay healthy.
Maria Valentina Kiefer