The Porch on Windy Hill
September 23 – October 17
Writer-Director Sherry Lutken and actor-musicians Lisa Helmi Johanson, Morgan Morse and David Lutken have created a new play with music that has it’s world premiere at the Ivoryton Playhouse. This is a new, heartfelt story about traditional American Music and a Not-So-Traditional, yet thoroughly American family.
A young, Classical violinist and her folk-song-collector boyfriend escape their 2021 “long winter’s night” of quarantine/isolation in Brooklyn to the mountains of western North Carolina. They’re searching for some of Appalachian music’s famous sources, inspirations and influences, authentic and un-adulterated. The tunes are Old Time, Bluegrass and Country Blues fiddle, guitar, banjo and mountain dulcimer melodies from deep in the USA’s DNA, with songs like Down In The Valley, Green Corn, Blackberry Blossom, Sail Away Ladies and more. Their journey takes a surprising turn when they stumble upon exactly what they’ve been looking for— and all the unexpected complexity, discord, difficulty, heartbreak, joy, and strange new harmony that goes with him.
Say Goodnight, Gracie:
The Life, Laughter and Love of George Burns and Gracie Allen
by Rupert Holmes
October 28 – November 21
This is the hit Broadway play that invites you to spend a hilarious, heart-warming evening in the uplifting company of the world’s favorite and funniest centenarian. George Burns, who spanned one hundred years of American entertainment history, is now miraculously alive and kicking in a stunning tour de force. Say Goodnight, Gracie was Broadway’s third longest running solo performance show and was nominated for a 2003 Tony Award for BEST PLAY and won the 2003-04 National Broadway Theatre Award for BEST PLAY. Starring Playhouse favorite R. Bruce Connelly.
Please call our box office at 860.767.7318 to order your tickets and secure your seats for these fabulous fall productions!
Seating is socially distanced and limited so call early to avoid disappointment.
Tickets are not available to purchase online.
We look forward to welcoming you back to the theatre in 2021!