Oyster Mill Playhouse

2023 Season

Agatha Christie’s Verdict ┬áJanuary 13 – January 29

Karl Hendryk has fled persecution with his wife and cousin from their homeland to find themselves ensconced in London. The play concerns itself with the relationships the professor has with the women in his life. His wife, Anya, who is suffering from a progressively debilitating disease; her cousin and caregiver, Lisa; and Helen, a spoiled young student who takes up private lessons with the professor. A story about a misguided idealist who loves so
intensely it becomes destructive and unattainable. Verdict is one of only a few Christie plays written directly for the stage.


Directed by Aliza Bardfield

The Savannah Sipping Society March 10 – March 26

In this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy, four unique Southern women, wanting to escape their day-to-day mundane lives, are drawn together by fate (an impromptu happy hour) and decide itÔÇÖs high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life theyÔÇÖve lost through the years. Over the course of six months, filled with laughter, hilarious misadventures, and the occasional liquid refreshment, these middle-aged women bond and find confidence to jumpstart their new lives, discover lasting friendships and a renewed determination to live in the moment.


Directed by Alice Kirkland

Lady Windermere’s Fan May 05 – May 21st

Lady Windermere, who strives to be a paragon of morality, firmly rejects the company of anyone not exhibiting her moral values. Suspecting her husband of having an affair with such a woman, she rashly decides to abandon her
secure position for an affair of her own. On the brink of a major life-altering decision, Lady Windermere soon learns that the difference between good and bad people is not always as straightforward as she may think. Clever
dialogue, fast-paced repartee, and pithy epigrams abound in this Victorian comedy-of-manners work by Oscar Wilde.


Directed by Michael Hosler

Deathtrap July 07 – July 23

Sidney Bruhl, a once-successful writer of Broadway mysteries, has suffered a series of flops. By twist of fate, one of his students (Clifford), from a seminar he is teaching, submitted an original script that is even better than what Sidney could write. He plots with his wife, Myra, to collaborate with the student and take advantage of the situation and possibly claim it as his own work, but Clifford has some plot points of his own in mind. What will Sidney do? The suspense mounts as the play goes on, and audience members will be thrilled and laughing until the final curtain.


Directed by Mike Rogusky

Nunsense September 8 – September 24

The action follows the zany misadventures of five nuns who are forced to put on a fundraiser using the local high schoolÔÇÖs existing set: the ballet-loving Sister Leo, street-wise Sister Robert Anne, befuddled Sister Mary Amnesia, Sister Regina (the Mother Superior), and Mistress of the Novices Sister Mary Hubert. Needless to say, they try to stage a talent show with high hopes. This production features two new songs to the original score. Irreverent, physical comedy, and various dance styles. The show promises to keep audiences roaring with laughter.


Directed by Chris Krahulec

See How They Run November 03-19

From the director of Funny Money and There Goes The Bride, this comedy centers around a London cab driver, John Smith, who literally has two lives, complete with two different wives. Somehow, he manages to juggle them both without arousing suspicion due to his strange work schedule. However, John becomes the victim of a crime and his worlds come crashing together and he is forced to deal with explaining things to both of his wives and the police all at once. Hilarity ensues as he tries to manage the situation, keeping audiences laughing until the very end.


Directed by Lois E. Heagy