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2017

May

Draconia
Draconia (May 5-20, 2017) Nothing is safe or sacred in the land of Draconia.  Draconia is a series of short plays, editorial monologues and films that delve into politics, the human services industry,… Read More»

February

To Love or Not To Love - Revised and Revisited
To Love or Not To Love – 2017 (Revised and Refreshed) (February 3-18, 2017) With a bold directness, To Love or Not to Love (a play with music), explores issues of sexuality, power, abuse, desire, and… Read More»

2016

November

Last Week In December
Last Week in December (December 2-17, 2016) Encore presents their first production of their 2016-2017 season, The Last Week in December written by KelsyAnne Schoenhaar.  The Last Week in December… Read More»

February

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Marriage-Ability
Marriage-Ability (February 5-20, 2016) Encore presents their newest musical comedy - thoroughly examining marriage and relationships through the lenses of people with disabilities.  Songs range from… Read More»

2015

October

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Walk with a Vampire
Based on a true story, Walk with a Vampire explores the sometimes-harrowing experiences of Sarah, a person with a high functioning developmental disability.  All situations compounded by Sarah’s… Read More»

May

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Not Always A Parent
Often blamed for a child’s behaviors and disabilities, this production examines historic elements of the challenges bestowed upon parents and those that support children and adults with disabilities,… Read More»

2014

December

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Last Week in December
The Last Week in December is based during one of the most difficult times of year for many people: the week ranging from December 24th and January 1st. Last Week focuses on a young man (Julian) whose Grandmother… Read More»

September

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Acts to Grind - Season 15
Encore’s 2014-2015 season opens with our annual series of shorts in “Acts to Grind – Season 15”. This year’s selection presents a varied sampling of our repertoire. The body of original works,… Read More»

May

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Different Dreams
Encore’s repertory theatre company explores the wildest to the mildest of aspirations in a series of contrasting vignettes in “Different Dreams”. The shorts include: “Dream Insurance”… Read More»

January

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The Green Room
The Green Room (January 24th to February 8th ) Have you ever wondered what goes on backstage? Originally produced in 2009, and updated for our 2013/14 troupe, The Green Room explores the tenuous relationships… Read More»

2013

September

Acts to Grind VI
Join us as we start Encore’s 14th season with 3 weekends of an annual favorite! Acts to Grind VI, a series of original short plays, opens on September 27th. It is comedy, music and drama presented… Read More»

April

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Real Life
Many people with autism are considered to live in a world all their own. But is it any less real than the culture we inhabit? Real Life offers a window into a fascinating world encompassing a dichotomy… Read More»

January

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Going To Temple
“Rainman” meets “Thelma and Louise” as a woman with autism, her sister and her best friend travel across the country in search of Temple Grandin in this multi-media play. Read More»

2012

October

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Acts To Grind V
Encore presents the 5th installment of an audience favorite, Acts to Grind. Acts to Grind V is a series of short plays, featuring 20 talented actors playing multiple roles. This year the repertory company… Read More»

April

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The Gentlemen
The Gentlemen is an all new original work written by KelsyAnne Schoenhaar, follows the compelling stories of 8 men. Narrated by female voices, the piece explores the strengths, the frailities and the complexities… Read More»

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