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The 2018 Season

Hershey Area Playhouse's 2018 Season

The Secret Garden
Running February 8 2018 to February 18 2018

The Secret Garden, a musical about Mary Lennox, who is sent to live in England after her parents die in India. Misselthwaite Manor turns out to be a gloomy fortress. Her uncle is rarely home and his young son, Colin, never leaves his room - convinced he’s an incurable invalid. Mary discovers a strange walled garden that has been locked up for years. With the gardener’s apprentice, Dickon, a lad who can talk to the animals, Mary coaxes the garden back to life.

Italian American Reconciliation
Running April 12 2018 to April 22 2018

Huey Maximilian Bonfigliano has a problem: While he is safely divorced from his shrewish first wife, Janice, who shot his dog and even took a bead on him, he feels he cannot regain his "manhood" until he woos and wins her one more time—if only to put his broken marriage behind him once and for all.

Once Upon a Mattress
Running July 19 2018 to July 29 2018

Due to an unhappy curse, King Sextimus is unable to speak. Meanwhile, his terror-of-a-wife, Queen Aggravain, has taken over control of the kingdom. Most importantly, in an attempt to keep Prince Dauntless single, she has decreed that only the princess that can pass her test may marry her son. Further, no one else in the kingdom may marry until Prince Dauntless does. Lady Larken and Sir Harry are extremely disturbed by this fact since they wish to marry. Luckily, Sir Harry is able to find an amazing princess, Winnifred the Woebegone. She instantly catches the attention of Prince Dauntless, will she be able to pass the Queen's supposedly impassable sensitivity test?

Inherit the Wind
Running October 4 2018 to October 14 2018

Authors Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee wrote a story about the 1925 Scopes “Monkey” Trial that dealt with the debate over evolution versus creationism. The Scopes trial revolves around the conviction of John T. Scopes for teaching Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution in his science class, which was contrary to Tennessee state law at the time.

A Christmas Story
Running December 6 2018 to December 16 2018

A Christmas Story is based on the humorous writings of author Jean Shepherd, this play is based on the beloved holiday movie which follows the wintry exploits of youngster Ralphie Parker, who spends most of his time dodging a bully and dreaming of his ideal Christmas gift, a "Red Ryder air rifle."