Acacia Theatre Company

2010 – 2011 Season: Joy in the Journey

“A person may plan his own journey, but the Lord directs his steps.”
Proverbs 16:9 (God’s Word)


July 15 – 24, 2011

In this crisp, dynamic retelling of Austen’s comic masterpiece, matchmaker Emma Woodhouse has taken on a new “project” — her friend Harriet. Determined to find an impressive suitor in spite of Harriet’s lack of social standing, Emma becomes entangled in the romantic lives of her friends and acquaintances. Will she unwittingly find herself the victim of her own best intentions? Or will Emma ultimately journey from foolishness to maturity, learning the greater value of transformation of self over changing others?

A Woman Called Truth

May 13 – 22, 2011

A Woman Called Truth celebrates the remarkable, faith-filled journey of Sojourner Truth, from the day she is sold away from her family as a young girl, through her struggle to free herself and her son, to her emergence as a popular and respected advocate of abolition and women’s rights. Sandra Asher’s award-winning script beautifully underscores Sojourner Truth’s actual words with authentic slave songs, spirituals and folk songs.

Leaving Iowa

February 25 – March 6, 2011

Both amusing and touching, this comedy will bring a smile to all survivors of family vacations. Seeking the perfect place to scatter his father’s ashes, writer Don Browning sets off on a quest to reconcile his past and present as he relives summer trips spent in the backseat of the family car. Realizing the journey is just as important as the destination, Don encounters wacky denizens of America’s heartland as his final road-trip with his father leads him to the center of the country…and himself.

An L.M. Montgomery Christmas

December 4 –12, 2010

Based on the short stories of L.M. Montgomery, treasured author of Anne of Green Gables, this Christmas tale is a perfect treat for the whole family. When a snowstorm threatens to halt the journey of a train full of holiday passengers, Aunt Theodora rescues their hearts with a basket full of hope and homespun wisdom. This show delivers Lucy Maud Montgomery’s wonderful characters, memorable music, and a spirit of joy to celebrate the whole year round!

Pilgrim’s Progress

October 29 – November 7, 2010

This classic allegory about the Christian’s journey through life’s trials comes alive in a contemporary adaptation by Tom Key, the acclaimed author of Cotton Patch Gospel. Travel with Pilgrim on the road to the Celestial City as he flees the City of Destruction and passes through such iconic destinations as the Castle of Giant Despair and Vanity Fair. Stumbling through mental and physical tests, at times alone or with a true friend, Pilgrim’s Progress shows us how terrifying, humorous, and exhilarating is the journey to grace.