Formerly a Salvation Army Hall, our building was constructed in 1923. It is now the only building in Eureka devoted specifically to the presentation of live theatre and other entertainment. The building has come a long way in these last eighteen years. Audiences now enjoy an intimate 139-seat house with a separate lobby and concessions area.
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Fox On The Fairway by Ken Ludwig
September 20 – October 13 2 p.m. matinees on Sundays September 30 and October 7
A tribute from Ken Ludwig (Lend Me A Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s, The Fox On The Fairway takes audiences on a hilarious romp which pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top romantic shenanigans, it's a furiously paced comedy that recalls the Marx Brothers' classics.
Anything Goes Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
November 15 – December 15 2 p.m. matinees on Sundays November 25, December 2 and 9
Original Book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse
New Book by Timothy Crouse & John Weidman
The story in this musical concerns madcap antics aboard an ocean liner bound from New York to London. Billy Crocker is a stowaway in love with heiress Hope Harcourt, who is engaged to Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Nightclub singer Reno Sweeney and Public Enemy #13 Moonface Martin aid Billy in his quest to win Hope. The musical introduced such songs as “Anything Goes,” “You’re The Top,” and “I Get A Kick Out Of You.” Winner of Tony Awards for Best Revival of a Musical in 1987 and 2011.
American Buffalo by David Mamet
January 24 – February 16 2 p.m. matinees on February 3 and 10
This volatile drama starred Robert Duvall in the original Broadway production and has seen revivals with Al Pacino and most recently on Broadway with John Leguizamo in 2008. In a Chicago junk shop three small time crooks plot to rob a man of his coin collection, the showpiece of which is a valuable "Buffalo nickel". These high-minded grifters fancy themselves businessmen pursuing legitimate free enterprise. But the reality of the three—Donny, the oafish junk shop owner; Bobby, a young junkie Donny has taken under his wing and "Teach", a violently paranoid braggart—is that they are merely pawns caught up in their own game of last-chance, dead-end, empty pipe dreams. Winner of the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play in 1977. Also nominated for Tony Awards. For adult audiences.
The Tempest by William Shakespeare
March 28 – April 20 2 p.m. matinees on Sundays April 7 and 14
Believed to have been written in 1610–11, the play is set on a remote island where Prospero, the exiled Duke of Milan, plots to restore his daughter Miranda to her rightful place, using illusion and skilful manipulation. The storm referred to in the title brings to the island Prospero's usurping brother Antonio and the complicit Alonso, King of Naples. There, his machinations bring about the revelation of Antonio's low nature, the redemption of Alonso, and the marriage of Miranda to Alonso's son, Ferdinand.
Next To Normal book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt
May 23 – June 22 2 p.m. matinees on Sundays June 2, 9 and 16
Next to Normal is the acclaimed, groundbreaking musical "that pushed Broadway in new directions" (Rolling Stone). With a thrilling contemporary score, Next to Normal is an emotional powerhouse of a musical about a family trying to take care of themselves and each other. Winner of three Tony Awards in 2009. Awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2010.
The Tale Of The Allergist’s Wife by Charles Busch
July 25 – August 17 2 p.m. matinees on Sundays August 4 and 11
An award winning comic hit at the Manhattan Theatre Club and on Broadway, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife follows the story of Marjorie Taub, the wife of a philanthropic allergist, who is engulfed in a life crisis of Medea-like proportions. Her children are grown, her beloved therapist died recently and her mother, obsessed with bowel movements, grates on her nerves. Her spirits suddenly soar when a fascinating and incredibly worldly friend from her childhood appears on her doorstep. Winner of the Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Award.
NCRT is located at 300 Fifth Street, Eureka. For reservations, group rates, or more information, please all 707-442-NCRT (6278).