The 32nd Season of Dennis Wickline Productions, Inc. and the 19th Season of Broadway Onstage Live Theatre begins on Friday, July 20, 2012 with the comedy THE GREAT AMERICAN SEX FARCE by Dennis Wickline that is just the entertainment for this election year.
You think you're fed up with political advertising? How about underwear? Benni of Boca sells lingerie. She sells it in a very strange way. Her new mottos "garters not guns," and "bustiers for peace" have everyone thinking she's crazy, but crazy like a fox! What happens when someone sells underwear for America? THE GREAT AMERICAN SEX FARCE runs through Saturday, August 18. Performances at Broadway Onstage are Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00pm, and Select Sundays at 2:00pm. Select Sunday matinees are only performed when a prearranged group of 30 or more is scheduled to attend.
The season continues from September 7 through October 6 with THE GOD OF CARNAGE, a comedy by Yasmina Reza and translated by Christopher Hampton, in which 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.
The third production of the season at Broadway Onstage is the classic mystery thriller by Frederick Knott, DIAL “M” FOR MURDER, which runs from October 19 through November 17. DIAL "M" FOR MURDER introduces us to Tony Wendice. Tony Wendice has married his wife, Margot, for her money and now plans to murder her for the same reason. He arranges the perfect murder. He blackmails a scoundrel he used to know into strangling her for a fee of one thousand pounds, and arranges a brilliant alibi for himself. Unfortunately…the murderer gets murdered and the victim survives. But this doesn't baffle the husband, he sees his hireling's death as an opportunity to have his wife convicted for the murder of the man who tried to murder her, and that is what almost happens.
CHRISTMAS BELLES is the hilarious Holiday Production at Broadway Onstage. Running November 30 through December 22, with 2 special 2pm Sunday Matinees on 12/9 and 12/16, CHRISTMAS BELLES is by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten. It's Christmas-time in the small town of Fayro, Texas, and the Futrelle Sisters, Frankie, Twink and Honey Raye, are not exactly in a festive mood. A cranky Frankie is weeks overdue with her second set of twins. Twink, recently jilted and bitter about it, is in jail for inadvertently burning down half the town. And hot-flash-suffering Honey Raye is desperately trying to keep the Tabernacle of the Lamb's Christmas Program from spiraling into chaos. But things are not looking too promising: Miss Geneva, the ousted director of the previous twenty-seven productions, is ruthless in her attempts to take over the show. The celebrity guest Santa Claus-played by Frankie's long-suffering husband, Dub-is passing a kidney stone, and the entire cast is dropping like flies due to food poisoning from the Band Boosters' Pancake Supper. Their hilarious holiday journey through a misadventure-filled Christmas Eve is guaranteed to bring joy to your world!
2013 is brought in with TRENT'S LAST CASE, a mystery adapted from the novel by E.C. Bentley
by John Arden McClure. TRENT’S LAST CASE runs from January 11 through February 9 and is actually the first story in which gentleman sleuth Philip Trent appears. The story is a whodunit with a place in detective fiction history because it is the first major send-up of that genre: Not only does Trent fall in love with one of the primary suspects, usually considered a no-no, he also, after painstakingly collecting all the evidence, draws all the wrong conclusions.
The season continues with the classic comedy HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES from February 22 through March 23. HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES is by British Playwright Alan Ayckbourne, and tells a very unique story. There are three couples in this play, the men all working for the same firm. One of the younger men is having an affair with the wife of the oldest, and when each returns home suspiciously late one night or early one morning they invent a story about having to spend some time smoothing domestic matters in the home of the third couple. Both living rooms are shown in the single set, and both share a common dining room which takes on a character of its own as it serves two dinners simultaneously on two different nights. Of course, the third couple have to show up to put the fat in the fire, but that complication only adds to the fun of this famous farce.