The Butler Little Theatre’s 2023-2024 season offers five Broadway plays that will generate a lot of fun, laughs, some drama, and perhaps a few tears, too. Individual ticket prices are $15. Tickets for all shows and all performances are now on sale.
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Arsenic and Old Lace
A perennial favorite of theatergoers!
Arsenic and Old Lace is a clever combination of the farcical and the macabre. It’s an outstanding night of theatre, crazy fun — a comical masterpiece. The plot centers on two elderly sisters famous for their numerous acts of charity. Unfortunately, their charity includes poisoning lonely old men who come to their home looking for lodging. The two women are assisted in their crimes by their nephew, who believes he is Teddy Roosevelt, and digs locks for the Panama Canal in their basement. Audiences can’t get enough of this delightfully devious play!
The Last Mass at St. Casimir’s
December 1 – 9
A three-tissue comedy!
The Pazinski clan has gathered in their working-class Catholic neighborhood to say their final goodbyes to their recently-sold childhood home. But when an unexpected blizzard compels the mayor to announce a driving ban throughout the city, they’re trapped together in their old house, forced to confront and resolve lingering family issues — albeit through miraculous and comical mishaps. Through all their trials and misfortune, the Pazinski family finally discovers the gifts of real love. The Last Mass at St. Casimir’s offers generous doses of humor, drama, and humanity.
February 16 – 24
An explosive play about the boundless potential of a first encounter, free will, and friendship. Constellations is a spellbinding love story about an unlikely romance between Roland, a beekeeper, and Marianne, a physicist. After a chance encounter at a barbecue brings them together, the possibility of a spark seems unlikely, but what happens next defies the limits of our understanding of time and space. Constellations explores how even the smallest change in our lives can dramatically alter the course we take. It is a spellbinding exploration of love, science, quantum theory, and infinite possibilities.
Other Desert Cities
April 26 – May 4
A tragic but funny play!
Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents, her brother, and her aunt. Brooke announces she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family’s history—a wound they don’t want reopened. In effect, she draws a line in the sand and dares them all to cross it. Other Desert Cities is a rare combination of a tragic but funny play. It’s a family drama that takes the audience to strange and dark places, with much humor along the way.
June 7 – 15
Ripcord is an uproarious comedy best described as Golden Girls meets The Odd Couple. When cantankerous Abby is forced to share her room in a retirement home with endlessly chipper Marilyn, a feud between the mismatched roommates results in a bet to determine who stays and who goes. Things quickly escalate into a game of practical jokes and one-upmanship, revealing hidden truths that neither wants exposed. Ripcord is loaded with moments of surprise, both wacky and more substantial — an utterly winning mix of hijinks and heart.