Backstage Series

Backstage productions are selected especially for presentation in the intimacy of the backstage theatre setting. Playgoers are seated on stage where the action is, near enough to hear every word, every sigh, to see every comical expression and gesture, and to feel part of every scene. The staging and seating arrangements change with every Backstage show.


The Backstage at CPAC seats are general admission:

$12 for adults

$10 for seniors

$7 for students


Coming up Backstage...


by Joe DiPietro

directed by Steve Gwilt

January 24, 25, 28, 30, 31, February 1-7:30 pm
January 26-3:00 pm

THE STORY: A mother always knows when something is wrong. When Alice notices her beloved husband, Bill, has returned home on edge after a tennis match with their son, she grows suspicious and springs into action. Determined to piece together the puzzle, she invites her son, Billy, and daughter-in-law, Jane, over for drinks and dessert. Sidesplitting chaos ensues as Alice digs for the truth, resulting in even more honesty than anyone expected. Shattering and hilarious, CLEVER LITTLE LIES is a story of long-term love and marriage…for better…and for worse.

Bill Sr....Pat Frank
Alice...Kim Frick-Welker
Billy...Michael Evanichko
Jane...Brenna Edgemon


by Jason Odell Williams

directed by Kimberly Frick-Welker

February 28, 29, March 3, 5, 6, 7-7:30 pm
March 1-3:00 pm

THE STORY: Three days before his bid for reelection, in the wake of a school shooting in his hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina, a Republican U.S. senator makes an off-the-cuff comment to a blogger that gets leaked in "the Twitter," calling into question the senator's stance on guns and God. As his devoutly Christian wife and liberal Jewish campaign manager try to contain the damage, this look at how religion influences politics and how politics has become a religion is simultaneously funny, heartbreaking, and uplifting.

Saturday, January 4, 10:00 am
Sunday, January 5, 1:00 pm


Already this season...

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Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Also on the scene are sassy maid Cassandra, who can predict the future, and a lovely young aspiring actress named Nina, whose prettiness somewhat worries the imperious Masha.

Pat Frank as Vanya
Sharon Henry as Sonia
Elizabeth Mitchell as Cassandra
Nancy Dennis Campbell as Masha
Michael Evanichko as Spike
Montanna Chambers as Nina