January 4th - 7th, 2024
After serving 12 years in prison for a DUI that resulted in manslaughter, 32 year-old Nick Wells is being released. As Nick leaves behind years of incarceration and his cellmate Trent, he returns home to his parents Fox and Carol. However, Fox makes it clear that there are no free rides, so Nick is forced to quickly find a job. Unlike Fox, Carol is thrilled to have her son back home and throws a “Welcome Home” party for him, along with Nick’s sister Janine and Janine’s best friend Tina. A quickly budding romance forms between Nick and Tina and together they come up with a plan for Nick to find employment while also trying to figure out what the future may hold for them as a couple. But with the clock ticking, Nick struggles to find a job before Fox kicks him out of the house for good. Inside Man is one man’s journey to find redemption, himself, and love outside of prison walls.
The Wedding Singer
February 8th - 18th, 2024
It's 1985, and rock star wannabe, Robbie Hart, is New Jersey's favorite wedding singer. He's the life of the party until his own fiancée leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Enter Julia, a winsome waitress who wins his affection. As luck would have it, Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark, and, unless Robbie can pull off the performance of a decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever.
God of Carnage
March 21st - 24th, 2024
A playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters.
April 25th - May 5th, 2024
What would you do if you had all eternity? Eleven-year-old Winnie Foster yearns for a life of adventure beyond her white picket fence, but not until she becomes unexpectedly entwined with the Tuck Family does she get more than she could have imagined. When Winnie learns of the magic behind the Tuck’s unending youth, she must fight to protect their secret from those who would do anything for a chance at eternal life. As her adventure unfolds, Winnie faces an extraordinary choice: return to her life, or continue with the Tucks on their infinite journey.
June 20th - 23rd, 2024
On the eve of her twenty-fifth birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions; the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire; and the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father’s who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks that her father left behind. Over the long weekend that follows, a burgeoning romance and the discovery of a mysterious notebook draw Catherine into the most difficult problem of all: How much of her father’s madness—or genius—will she inherit?
July 11th - 28th, 2024
When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, he is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. But he’s not prepared for the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, who is determined to exercise control over the town’s youth. When the reverend’s rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges pins a father longing for the son he lost against a young man aching for the father who walked out on him.
Carrie: The Musical
October 11th - 20th, 2024
Set in the present in the small New England town of Chamberlain, Maine, Carrie White is a teenage outcast who longs to fit in. At school, she’s bullied by the popular crowd, and virtually invisible to everyone else. At home, she's dominated by her loving but cruelly controlling mother. What none of them know is that Carrie’s just discovered she’s got a special power, and if pushed too far, she’s not afraid to use it.
Waiting for Godot
November 14th - 17th, 2024
Two dilapidated bums fill their days as painlessly as they can. They wait for Godot, a personage who will explain their interminable insignificance, or put an end to it. They are resourceful, with quarrels and their dependence on each other, as children are. They pass the time 'which would have passed anyway.' A brutal man of means comes by, leading a weakling slave who does his bidding like a mechanical doll. Later on he comes back, blind, and his slave is mute, but the relationship is unchanged. Every day a child comes from the unknown Godot, and evasively puts the big arrival off until tomorrow…It is a tragic view. Yet, in performance, most of it is brilliant, bitter comedy…It is a portrait of the dogged resilience of a man’s spirit in the face of little hope."
A Christmas Carol
December 5th - 15th, 2024
Join us as we begin a new holiday tradition at Schoolhouse Arts Center, our original production of “A Christmas Carol”. Get into the spirit of the season with the classic story of Ebenezer Scrooge and his journey through a night of ghosts, hope, and redemption. Our celebration includes carolers, decorations, hot cocoa, holiday treats, and more fun surprises.