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:

$15 for adults

$12 for seniors

$10 for students

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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

***CLEVER LITTLE LIES deals with mature situations and contains adult language. Discretion is advised.  

The Dock Brief

by John Mortimer

directed by Patrick Mannle

Morgenhall...Ryan Steele
Fowle...Lucas Flatt

THE STORY: A seedy lawyer has been waiting for years to make a grandstand defense. He is assigned to defend an innocuous little man accused of murdering his wife. The man cheerfully admits his guilt; he simply couldn’t stand his wife’s constant joking and laughing. The trial ends and the verdict is a foregone conclusion. The lawyer begs his client to let him appeal. Ironically the man is reprieved because of the ineptitude of his defense.

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