Playhouse on the Air Presents: Miracle on 34th Street

Playhouse on the Air presents the live radio telling of the holiday classic, Miracle on 34th Street. In this story, young Susan Walker has been raised by her well-meaning mother, Doris, not to believe in Santa Claus. When their lives intersect with Kris Kringle, the man hired by Doris to play Santa at Macy’s department store, the two must grapple with whether they believe he is truly Santa Clause. After a jealous Macy’s employee frames Kris for an assault and has him placed in an institution, attorney Fred Gailey must prove to Doris, Susan, and a court of law that Kris is the real Santa.

I and You Opening Night Livestream

Anthony arrives unexpectedly at classmate Caroline’s door bearing a beat-up copy of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, with an urgent assignment from their English teacher. Homebound due to illness, Caroline hasn’t been to school in months, but she is as quick and sardonic as Anthony is athletic, sensitive, and popular. As these two let down their guards and share their secrets, this seemingly mundane poetry project unlocks a much deeper mystery that has brought them together. I and You is an ode to youth, life, love, and the strange beauty of human connectedness.

Not ready to return to the theatre? No problem. You can watch Opening Night, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, of I and You from the comfort of your own home!

Schedule Friday, Oct. 16, 2020
6:30 PM Livestream starts (great time to test the livestream)
7:00 PM Preshow talk live from the John Viars Theatre stage
7:30 PM I and You live from the John Viars Theatre stage

Weekend Comedy Opening Night Livestream

Weekend Comedy finds a middle-aged couple and a young couple accidentally renting the same cottage for a three-day weekend. After the couples decide to share the cottage, a clash of generations ensues. Jeanne and Sam Bobrick fill their script with laughter and perceptive looks at aging, marriage, and happiness.

Weekend Comedy will be performed without intermission.

Not ready to return to the theatre? No problem. You can watch Opening Night, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, of Weekend Comedy from the comfort of your own home!

Schedule Friday, Oct. 9, 2020
6:30 PM Livestream starts (great time to test the livestream)
7:00 PM Preshow talk live from the John Viars Theatre stage
7:30 PM Weekend Comedy live from the John Viars Theatre stage

I and You

Anthony arrives unexpectedly at classmate Caroline’s door bearing a beat-up copy of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, with an urgent assignment from their English teacher. Homebound due to illness, Caroline hasn’t been to school in months, but she is as quick and sardonic as Anthony is athletic, sensitive, and popular. As these two let down their guards and share their secrets, this seemingly mundane poetry project unlocks a much deeper mystery that has brought them together. I and You is an ode to youth, life, love, and the strange beauty of human connectedness.

I and You will be performed without intermission.

I and You will be performed in repertory with Weekend Comedy. To perform in repertory means to present a series of plays over a given span of time. These shows will alternate weeks, so look at the schedule closely.

If you are using 2020-21 Flex Four season tickets, a gift certificate, or a Guest Pass for your seats, please click here or call the ticket office at 515.277.6261 to make your reservation. Ticket office hours are Noon-3:00 PM, Tuesdays-Fridays.

Click here to read our reopening procedures.

Those not ready to return to the theatre were able to purchase a livestream of opening night, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020.

Weekend Comedy

Weekend Comedy finds a middle-aged couple and a young couple accidentally renting the same cottage for a three-day weekend. After the couples decide to share the cottage, a clash of generations ensues. Jeanne and Sam Bobrick fill their script with laughter and perceptive looks at aging, marriage, and happiness.

Weekend Comedy will be performed without intermission.

Weekend Comedy will be performed in repertory with I and You. To perform in repertory means to present a series of plays over a given span of time. These shows will alternate weeks, so look at the schedule closely.

If you are using 2020-21 Flex Four season tickets, a gift certificate, or a Guest Pass for your seats, please click here or call the ticket office at 515.277.6261 to make your reservation. Ticket office hours are Noon-3:00 PM, Tuesdays-Fridays.

Click here to read our reopening procedures.

For those not ready to return to the theatre, opening Night, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, of Weekend Comedy was offered as a livestream.

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