Acacia Theatre Company

2008 – 2009 Season: The Ripple Effect

“Cast your bread upon the surface of the water and you shall find it after many days.”
Ecclesiastes 11:1

Little Women

July 10 - 19, 2009

Join the remarkable March sisters: Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, as one of America’s most beloved books soars to the stage. Seen on Broadway in 2005, this dazzling new musical, based on Louisa May Alcott’s timeless tale about the power of family, friendship and romance, is capturing the hearts of a new generation and captivating audiences of all ages! Don’t miss this richly sentimental favorite with family-friendly appeal.

The Great Divorce

May 8 - 17, 2009

Take a seat on C.S. Lewis’ memorable bus ride through both Heaven and Hell in this engaging allegorical tale. Using his extraordinary imagination and descriptive powers, Lewis introduces us to supernatural beings in an unfamiliar world where conscience is magnified and faults personified. This wild ride through the Hereafter will forever change your outlook on life in the Here and Now.


Feb 27 - March 8, 2009

By the time Emily Dickinson was thirty years old, the reclusive poet never left her family home and rarely accepted visitors. “Emily” tells the poet’s story from a faith perspective, examining the striking events and relationships in the poet’s life that are possible pieces to the puzzle of her seclusion. Woven through this gentle story, Dickinson’s poetic voice offers a glimpse of her true self, her passionate faith, vigorous intellect, and her wounded heart.

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

December 6 - 14, 2008

Turn back the clock to the 1940s and set the dial for a dose of holiday nostalgia. This spin on a traditional favorite hearkens back to the golden age of radio when families gathered together for inspirational broadcasts and wholesome entertainment. Cleverly conceived and drawn directly from the classic film, savvy studio actors employ their vocal talents and live radio sound effects to re-imagine the much-loved tale of George Bailey’s journey of self-worth. Perfect for the whole family, revisit this vibrant celebration of simple goodwill, community, and perseverance in the face of hardship.

The God Committee

Oct 31 - Nov 9, 2008

Medicine, money and morality clash in this cross between “Twelve Angry Men” and “ER.” When a healthy heart unexpectedly becomes available, St. Patrick Hospital’s transplant selection committee meets under extraordinary circumstances to debate who should receive it. The twists and turns of this fast moving drama probe the inner workings of an ethical decision that will literally be a matter of life and death—for both their patients and their program.