DTG Announces 2012-2013 Season


Come see our palette of plays that will take you right to the edge, whether in a theater filled with laughter or the lean-forward-in-your-seat intensity of great drama. And some will be a little bit of both. You’ll love the intimate confines of our new Oregon District home which now backs our award-winning casts with the very latest in technology, yet still maintains the Guild tradition of family where no one in our audience is ever a stranger. Come join us.

by Michael Hollinger
Showing: August 24-September 9, 2012
A world-class male string quartet struggles with the loss of a member, the recasting of a woman to replace him and the day-to-day tensions of exacting, temperamental artists struggling to make perfect music onstage, as well as to make sense of their lives offstage. This one-of-a-kind contemporary script is filled with quiet drama and surprising humor.

Directed by Greg Smith
Produced by Barb Jorgensen
(auditions dates: July 16 & 17, 2012)

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by Paul Zindel
Showing: October 5-21, 2012
Three sisters are each misshapen in a different way by a childhood without order or stability. Anna is a science teacher convinced she’s contracted a life-threatening illness; Catherine, who has her own life issues, is the sister who cares for her, and Ceil, also in the business of education, has manipulated life often at the expense of the other two. From this twisted mix playwright Zindel has created an unexpected, delightful comedy.

Directed by Debra Kent
Produced by K.L.Storer
(auditions dates: August 27 & 28, 2012)

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by Ed Howard, Joe Sears & Jaston Williams
Showing: November 23-December 9, 2012
It’s Christmas time and local radio personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie tell us all about the annual Christmas lawn display contest that Viola Carp keeps winning (14 times), the troubled local production of A Christmas Carol and along the way introduce us to a host of colorful characters, each one funnier than the last, in this little mythical Texas town. Two actors portray more than twenty roles in this hilarious production.

Directed by Kathy Mola
Produced by Deirdre Root
(auditions dates: October 8 & 9, 2012)

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by Henrik Ibsen
— translated by Christopher Hampton
Showing: January 11-27, 2013
A brilliant new translation by Christopher Hampton breathes new life into this classic drama. The “ghosts” in this play are taboo topics that cannot be openly discussed. This drama is one of IbsenÕs most powerful works, but also one of his most controversial. Family sins are revisited when a son returns home to dedicate an orphanage in his father’s name and becomes involved in a tryst that ends in the painful knowledge of long suppressed family truths.

Directed by Matthew W. Smith
Produced by Steve Strawser
(auditions dates: November 26 & 27, 2012)

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by Kate Fodor
Showing: February 22-March 10, 2013
Father Matthew McNally has served his congregation well but now finds he needs some time to reflect on his own faith and suddenly leaves his parish. Theresa, a cleaning woman at his rectory, searches him out for spiritual advice. She needs help with her sixteen-year-old daughter, Abby. And Garrett, a grocery delivery boy, desperately seeks Father McNally’s guidance in search of his own identity. An unexpected crisis brings these characters into confrontation. Faith is tried and shaken as Father McNally faces his own spiritual demons and his greatest fear — living without a connection to God.

Directed by Ellen Finch
Produced by Debra Kent
(auditions dates: January 14 & 15, 2013)

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by Tim Clue & Spike Manton
Showing: April 5-21, 2013
The annual family vacations of one family are remembered as the son tries to take his father’s ashes to a former home. His attempts to reach the final resting place are interspersed with memories of family vacations the kids often hated. The actors play themselves as teenagers, as parents and as their older selves, on the road-trip of life. A sentimental play of good humor that is sweet and often contagiously funny.

Directed by Robb Willoughby
Produced by Greg Smith
(auditions dates: February 25 & 26, 2013)

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by Martin McDonagh
Showing: May 17-June 2, 2012
“With echoes of Stoppard, Kafka, and the Brothers Grimm, The Pillowman centers on a writer in an unnamed totalitarian state who is being interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a series of child murders. The result is an urgent work of theatrical bravura and an unflinching examination of the very nature and purpose of art.” — Dramatists Play Service.

For mature audiences only
Directed by Natasha Randall
Produced by Ralph Dennler
(auditions dates: April 8 & 9, 2013)

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Season tickets membership is $75
* add the Holiday Show for an additional $10 for a total of $85

Individual ticket prices:

  • Adult: $19
  • Seniors (60+): $17
  • Students: $12

* all individual tickets are $1 less when paid for in cash on site at the Box Office

Dayton Theatre Guild
430 Wayne Ave
Dayton, OH 45410



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