2023-2024 Shows

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Our 2023–2024 Season!


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Alice in Wonderland (Student Production)

Adapted by Alice Chorpenning, Directed by Omar A. Said

July 19-28, 2024

Bring the whole family to Compass Rose Theater's Student Production of Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland," adapted by Alice Chorpennining.  This whimsical tale takes us back to one of our favorite childhood stories, with a new look at Wonderland where up is down, down is up, and there is no time (even though the White Rabbit is always late). With her keenly perceptive eye, Mrs. Chorpenning has adapted this famous story for audiences of every age. Chasing the White Rabbit, Alice tumbles down the rabbit hole into Wonderland. She meets all its famous residents: the King of Hearts, Red Queen, White Queen, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Gryphon, Mock Turtle, the Dormouse, Mad Hatter and March Hare, the Frog Footman, the Dutchess, the Caterpillar and White Rabbit.  Runs weekends, July 19-28, evenings, and matinees. Ticket prices $15-35.



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By A. R. Gurney, Directed by Estelle Miller

September 29 - October 29, 2023

A quirky love story about a married man, his wife, and his spontaneously adopted dog at a time when the man is facing a crossroads in his life. These relationships and how they affect the ultimate course of his future make it fun to watch and provide audiences with thought-provoking ideas.  (Contains adult subject matter, language, parental guidance suggested)

I and You 

By Lauren Gunderson, Directed by Jerry Winters

November 10 - December 10, 2023

Anthony arrives unexpectedly at classmate Caroline's door to finish an urgent assignment from their English teacher on Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass. As these two drop their guards and share their secrets, a deeper mystery - one that connects them both - is revealed. (12+ contains some adult language, parental guidance suggested.)


The Gin Game 

By D. L. Coburn, Directed by Rick Wade

January 19 - February 18, 2024

In this winner of the 1978 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Fonsia and Weller, two residents at a retirement home, play repeated games of gin rummy which are revealed as metaphors for their lives.  Their hilarious feisty games reveal the laughter, tears and intimate details of their long lives and the bittersweet realities of their most challenging chapter.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Directed by Tommy Malek

Music Directed by Rachel Sandler 

March 15 - April 28, 2024

Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience.

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves a champion! At least the losers get a juice box.

A riotous ride, complete with audience participation, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a fast-paced crowd pleaser and an instant theatre patron favorite.


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