Our Current Season
Beloit Civic Theatre is proud to announce our 2016-17 season.
September 29, 30 and October 1, 6, 7, 8, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Also 3 p.m. matinees on October 1, 2, and 8
Written by James Valcq and Fred Alley
Directed by Jim Stewart
Percy, a feisty parolee follows her dreams, based on a page from an old travel book, to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah's Spitfire Grill. The restaurant is for sale but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town. The newcomer suggests to Hannah that she raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely cookin' at the Spitfire Grill. "A soul satisfying...work of theatrical resourcefulness. A compelling story that flows with grace and carries the rush of anticipation. The story moves, the characters have many dimensions and their transformations are plausible and moving. The musical is freeing. It is penetrated by honesty and it glows." - The New York Times
January 26, 27, 28 and February 2, 3, 4, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Also 3 p.m. matinees on Jan. 28, 29 and Feb. 4
Written by Ron Hutchinson
Directed by Barry Nyquist
1939 Hollywood is abuzz. Legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down production of his new epic, Gone with the Wind, a film adaptation of Margaret Mitchell's novel. The screenplay, you see, just doesn't work. So what's an all-powerful movie mogul to do? While fending off the film's stars, gossip columnists and his own father-in-law, Selznick sends a car for famed screenwriter Ben Hecht and pulls formidable director Victor Fleming from the set of The Wizard of Oz. Summoning both to his office, he locks the doors, closes the shades, and on a diet of bananas and peanuts, the three men labor over five days to fashion a screenplay that will become the blueprint for one of the most successful and beloved films of all time.
April 27, 28, 29 and May 4, 5, 6, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Also 3 p.m. matinees on Apr. 29, 30 and May 6
Written by Bernard Slade
Directed by Michael Chase
New Jersey accountant, George, and Oakland housewife, Doris, meet by chance over dinner at a Northern California inn in February 1951. Although both are married to others, they find themselves in the same bed the next morning questioning how this could have happened. They agree to meet on the same weekend each year despite the fact that they have six children between them. Each of them always appears on schedule, but as time goes on each has some personal crisis that the other helps them through. Over the 24 years, they develop an emotional intimacy deeper than what one would expect to find between two people meeting for a clandestine relationship just once a year. During the time they spend with each other, they discuss the births, deaths, and marital problems each is experiencing at home, while they adapt themselves to the social changes affecting their lives.