August 5 – August 22

Steel Magnolias was a play before it was a movie. After its off-Broadway premiere in 1987, playwright Robert Harling wrote the screenplay for the 1989 film starring Olympia Dukakis, Sally Field, Daryl Hannah, Shirley MacLaine, Dolly Parton and Julia Roberts.

Harling based Steel Magnolias on the life of his sister and their experience growing up in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The play is a comedy-drama about the bond among a group of Southern women in northwest Louisiana. The title suggests the “female characters are as delicate as magnolias but as tough as steel”.

Directed by Christopher Bellis
By Robert Harling

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September 9 – September 26

The classic board game is brought to life in Clue: On Stage! Six guests are invited to a dinner party thrown by an anonymous host. They are given aliases–Colonel Mustard, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock, Professor Plum, and Miss Scarlet. Though discouraged from revealing personal information, it is soon discovered that all of them have fallen victim to the same blackmailer, their very host of the evening. Each is presented with a weapon and an option: pay their extortionist double, or kill the innocent butler. What follows is a madcap, slapstick evening full of murder, mystery, and laughs as they seek to puzzle out the culprit amongst criminals.

Directed by Eddie Bennett
Based on the Paramount Pictures motion picture, based on the Hasbro board game Clue, written by Sandy Rustin, based upon the works by Jonathan Lynn, Hunter Foster, Eric Price, David Abbinanti

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October 14- October 24

This chilling mystery thriller by the author of Rosemary’s Baby explores the thin line between fantasy and reality, madness and murder. Students Susan and Larry find themselves as guests enticed to the Brabissant mansion by its dissolute caretakers the lonely Mackeys. Struck by Susan’s strong resemblance to Veronica Brabissant, long- dead daughter of the family for whom they work, the older couple gradually induce her to impersonate Veronica briefly to solace the only living Brabissant, her addled sister who believes Veronica alive. Once dressed in Veronica’s clothes, Susan finds herself locked in the role and locked in Veronica’s room. Or is she Veronica, in 1935, pretending to be an imaginary Susan?

Directed by Mark Sickler
By Ira Levin

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December 2 – December 19

Faithful to Dickens’ beautiful language, this adaptation of the beloved Christmas classic tells the heartwarming story of miserly Ebenezer Scrooge. Mr. Scrooge is always cold-hearted, and Christmas is no exception — that is, until the ghost of his deceased business partner, Jacob Marley, comes to warn him about the consequences of living a life of greed and materialism. Over the next three nights, Scrooge is visited by three other spirits who try to convince him that his selfishness will be his downfall. Is this enough to make the selfish old miser change his ways? This production will establish a tradition to be performed each Christmas at The Historic Eastern Slope Inn Playhouse.

Directed by Eddie Bennett
By Charles Dickens

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Until further notice due to COVID precautions, all tickets must be purchased in advance. We are currently not accepting cash or checks. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling our box office at (603) 733-5275. Online sales will end at 7:20 p.m. for evening performances and 3:20 p.m. for matinees. Please note, there will be no walk-up ticket sales at this time, as our box office is remote. 

The box office will be open one hour prior to show performances via telephone but will not be giving out tickets at the window.  You must show your printed or scanable ticket at the door. All ticket sales must be done online.

Please be aware that the house will not open until one half hour before show time, unless due to inclement weather. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to show time to provide ample time to be seated. 

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