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RUMORS Cancelled at Xenia Area Community Theatre

xactThe XACT Board of Directors has updated our status for the 2019-2020 season; unfortunately, we have to cancel our production of RUMORS as well. All patrons have had their tickets refunded; this should be reflected on your credit card by March 28, 2020.


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Statement of COVID and Our Season from XACT

xactThe Board of Director’s for Xenia Area Community Theater has been diligently following updates and guidelines regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and taking into consideration the impact it is having on the public and local organizations and especially the health of our volunteers and patrons. As such, we are looking at each of our upcoming events on a case-by-case basis and determining the best course of action to protect everyone’s health while continuing to meet our mission, and provide a little much needed entertainment in this difficult time.

RUMORS, previously scheduled to open March 27, is now postponed for at least 8 weeks. We still hope to perform this play later this year, depending on the COVID situation.  Ticket holders to RUMORS may request a refund by calling the theater at 937.372-0516 now, or wait for a final announcement on the status of the play.  We will hold all sales and reservations for the future dates.

  • MAY 4th VOICES, planned for the 50th Anniversary of the event this May, is cancelled.  The play will be seen next February as part of the regular XACT 2020-21 season.
  • RABBIT HOLE, planned for May 8th, is also cancelled.

We continue our updating  to the Coterel Art Gallery and plan a grand re opening gala later this spring or summer, again dependent on the COVID situation. Our facility will remain closed until then.

We apologize for any inconvenience this causes to you, our valued patrons, and appreciate your forbearance during this difficult period.  We remain as ever committed to our mission of bringing art and theater to the Xenia area.

We will communicate any updates on our website and our social media channels. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us via our website, Facebook page, or email at director@xeniaact.org.  Please continue to “Like” and  visit our FB page for updates, information, conversations with our artists, actors, directors, and other posts.  We want to hear stories from your experiences as creatives and theater aficionados. Our doors are temporarily closed, but we are still open, still active, still devoted to creative endeavors!

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RUMORS Runs March 27-April 5

XACT_Rumors logoRUMORS
Xenia Area Community Theatre
March 27-April 5

Directed by Carter Hume

Cast: Abigale Conner as Chris Goreman, Mike Dosedel as Ken Goreman, Olivia Ekler as Claire Ganz, Dustin Evans as Lenny Ganz, Joe Detore as Ernie Cusack, Kari Higgins as Cookie Cusack, Drew Krause as Glenn Cooper, Carolyn Hutchings as Cassie Cooper, Zane Keadle as Officer Welch & Franco Vilicongo as Officer Pudney

When they gather to celebrate one of the couple’s tenth wedding anniversary, four couples experience a severe attack of Farce. Contains adult language. 

  • Fri*-Sat, March 27 & 28 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, April 3-4 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, April 5 at 3pm
    *Opening gala

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Auditions Announced for RABBIT HOLE at Xenia Area Community Theatre

xactRABBIT HOLE, a drama by David Lindsay-Abaire

Becca and Howie Corbett have a picture-perfect family life in the suburbs of New York until a random, tragic accident takes the life of their four-year old son. Soon after, Becca’s younger, irresponsible sister, Izzy, announces that she is pregnant. As Becca and Howie grow apart, Becca’s mother, Nat, badgers Becca about her grieving process, and Jason, the young driver who killed their son, continually shows up to ask forgiveness. Rabbit Hole delves into the complexity of a family navigating deep grief, and learning what it means to live a fruitful life when things fall apart.

Directed by Sara Duibley

March 9 & 10 at 7pm

Xenia Area Community Theater
45 E. Second St. in Xenia


NEEDED:   3W  2 M


  • Becca—a grieving mother in her thirties or forties. Tough and uncompromising, she cannot tolerate insincerity or impracticality.
  • Howie—Becca’s husband, a patient man who specializes in pretending everything is fine.
  • Izzy—Becca’s younger sister, in her twenties or thirties. A perennial party girl who never grew up, Izzy is still trying to find herself.
  • Nat—Becca and Izzy’s mother, an opinionated alcoholic with a knack for sticking her foot in her mouth.
  • Jason—an awkward and nerdy boy. Late teens or early twenties.

Auditions will be cold readings from the script.

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2020-2021 Season Announced by Xenia Area Community Theatre

xactThe Board of Directors of Xenia Area Community Theater is proud to announce our 2020-2021 season.

Our first show, which runs from September 11-20, 2020, will be DRINKING HABITS by Tom Smith, a comedy about an order of nuns – who also run a highly profitable winery. Auditions July 20 and 21.

Next is an Ohio premier of a serious rural comedy CONCRETE DREAMS, by Brenda Hubbard, set in Greene County in the 1960s. Brenda Hubbard has recently returned to Greene County after a career as a theater professor on the west coast, and will direct. Production dates are October 16 to 25 2020, with auditions June 29 and June 30.

In honor of Veteran’s Day, we present BEYOND GLORY by Stephen Lang, a one man show that features the stories of eight Medal of Honor winners. Lt Colonel Mike Taint (USAF, Ret.) will perform from November 6 to 15, 2020.

The holiday favorite THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAEGANT EVER by Barbara Robinson will be directed by Jennifer Sparks. Production dates are December 4 through 13 2020, with auditions September 25 and 26.

From January 22-31 2021 we present the historical drama MAY 4th VOICES, a staged reading based on actual testimony from Kent State students, faculty members, local citizens and Ohio National Guardsmen about the 1970 shootings. Craig Smith directs and auditions are November 23 and 24.

Don McKenny directs the classic British farce SEE HOW THEY RUN by Phillip King, which runs from February 26 to March 7, 2021. Auditions December 14, 15, 2020.

The historical drama THESE SHINING LIVES by Melanie Marnich, based on the true story of four women who suffered radiation poisoning working in a watch factory, runs from April 2 through 11 2021. Julie Hauwiller directs and auditions are Feb 1,2, 2021

And the season ends May 7 through 16 2021 with the return of the musical to our theater – Stephen Schwartz’s perennial favorite GODSPELL. Kirk and Melodee Bass will direct, auditions February 22, 23.

What a season! We hope you will join us!

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