SANDWICH — Indian Valley Theatre will stage four shows for its 2018-2019 season ticket p ackage deal.For $56, guests can attend each of the four shows. The limited special package includes:
• Neil Simon’s “Fools,” July 20 to 22. Leon Tolchinsky is ecstatic. He’s landed a terrific teaching job in an idyllic Russian hamlet. When he arrives he finds people sweeping dust from the stoops back into their houses and people milking upside down to get more cream. The town has been cursed with chronic stupidity for 200 years and Leon’s job is to break the curse. No one tells him that if he stays more than 24 hours and fails to break the curse, he too becomes stupid. But he has fallen in love with a girl so stupid she has only recently learned how to sit down.
• “Money Matters,” Oct. 26 to 28. The late Mr. Hammond spent two decades printing $20 bills on a printing press he built in the basement. After his death 10 years ago, his faithful retainer George and his daughter Annie, continued the family business for Mr. Hammond’s widow, who recently died. Contrary to her promise to leave the manor and all her assets to George and Annie, she has bequeathed the manor to a stranger, Bud Davis, who is emphatic about turning it into a retirement home for ladies. Determined to keep the manor, Annie invites an old friend and sorority sister, Charmaine Beauregard, to play the role of a ghost to help convince Bud the manor is unsuitable for a retirement home because it is haunted.
• “Scrooge,” a musical radio drama, Dec. 7 to 9. In this musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” Ebenezer Scrooge is the definition of a miser. He is rich, but completely stingy with his money, and he exploits the good nature of his employee Bob Cratchit. On Christmas Eve, however, Scrooge is in store for a rude awakening when he is visited by the ghost of his old business partner, Jacob Marley, who informs him he is going to be visited by three ghosts.
• “Don’t Hug Me County Fair,” March 1 to 3. It’s summer time and the Bunyan County Fair is approaching, the biggest thing that’s happened in Bunyan Bay since the winter carnival snowplow parade. This year the Bunyan County Fair means one thing to Gunner and Clara Johnson, owners of a little bar called The Bunyan — The Miss Walleye Queen Competition. Bernice, the pretty waitress, sees this as her big chance to win Miss Walleye Queen, to be discovered and, more importantly, to have her face carved in butter at the Minnesota State Fair. The trouble begins when Gunner’s wife, Clara, decides she also wants to win Miss Walleye Queen. Bigger trouble arrives when Gunner’s estranged twin sister, Trigger, shows up to try to win the beauty pageant.
The children’s production of “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” will be performed in January and is available for an additional fee. It is not part of the season’s package.
To order the season package, call the box office directly at 888-365-8889 or visit indianvalleytheatre.com.