The Riverfront Playhouse


by Hugh Leonard 

March 16 - April 21
Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 pm 

Charlie, a middle-aged writer, goes back to Ireland for his father’s funeral, where he finds himself face-to-face with his father’s ghost --  an entirely benevolent and happy ghost, who never met a man he didn’t like.  As Charlie struggles to come to terms with his well-meaning but ineffectual “da” (Irish for dad), he is beset with memories of his mother, his childhood friend, his first employer, the first girl he ever lusted for and even his former (17 year old) self.   Audiences everywhere have found “Da” to be a hilarious and heart-warming look at the joys -- and occasional sorrows -- of family life.  


Marjorie Prime

By Jordan Harrison 

May 11 - June 16
Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 pm 

2015 Pulitzer Prize Finalist

It’s the age of artificial intelligence, and 85-year-old Marjorie — a jumble of disparate, fading memories — has a handsome new companion who’s programmed to feed the story of her life back to her. What would we remember, and what would we forget, if given the chance? In this richly spare, wondrous new play, Jordan Harrison explores the mysteries of human identity and the limits — if any — of what technology can replace.

Fat Bill's Roadside Cafe:The Reboot

Written by Jackson Schultz
Based on characters and concept by Jack Schultz 

August 10 - September 15
Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 pm 

They're back!

Bigger, faster, & longer than before.

New songs! New story! Same old cafe. Join us as a new day dawns on Fat Bill's Roadside Cafe with a whole new story written by Jackson Schultz

By Patrick Hamilton 

October 12 - November 17
Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 pm 

For the mere sake of adventure, danger, and the “fun of the thing,” Wyndham Brandon persuades his weak-minded friend, Charles Granillo, to assist him in the murder of a fellow undergraduate. They place the body in a wooden chest, and to add spice to their handiwork, invite a few acquaintances, including the dead youth’s father, to a party…all the while daring their guests to uncover their horrible crime. A murder mystery in reverse that inspired the Hitchcock classic.

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