On Pine Knoll Street

By Mark Cornell


February 6-8, 13-15 at 8 p.m.
February 9 and 16 at 3 p.m.

Directed by Trinity Bird
Stage Management by Allison Cleveland
Dramaturgy by Kathy Pingel

Scenic Design by Bruce W. Crews
Costume Design by Roene Trevisan
Lighting Design by Tracy McCullough
Sound Design by Joella Hendrickson
Properties Design by Travis Blatchley
Set Dressing by Cyndi Baldermann


Cast: Trinity Bird, Anne Conners, MJ Dulmage, Andrea Ortell,
​Keegan Oxley


The play is the winner of the AACT NewPlayFest 2020 which is sponsored in part by the Jack K. Ayre and Frank Ayre Lee Theatre Foundation and Dramatic Publishing Company. 


​This production was sponsored by

Southern Michigan Bank & Trust. 

Every Christmas
Story Ever Told
(And Then Some!)

By Michael Carleton, James Fitzgerald & John K. Alvarez


December 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12 at 8 p.m.
December 6 and 13 at 3 p.m.

Sauk Theatre, 240 E. Chicago St., Jonesville, MI


Adults - $12, Seniors (55 and up) - $10,

Students - $10, Children (12 and under) - $8  


Instead of performing Charles Dickens' beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, three actors decide to perform every Christmas story ever told -- plus Christmas traditions from around the world, seasonal icons from ancient times to topical pop-culture, and every carol ever sung. A madcap romp through the holiday season


Directed by Bruce Crews. 

This production is sponsored by Jonesville Lumber. 

Information regarding our 2021 season will be announced soon!

Plays-in-Development


Gravity: A Union

By Alex Wolfe

May 9 at 7:30 p.m.


Sebastian Rising

By Edward duBuvitz

May 16 at 7:30 p.m.


Clear Blue Sky

By Bruce Karp

May 23 at 7:30 p.m.


The Long Wait

By Sarah Gray

May 30 at 7:30 p.m.


​Click the poster on the left to see more and watch this year's readings. 


"Plays-in-Development" is sponsored by Gossage Eye Institute and Optical, Playford Real Estate, Country Carpet and Don Toffolo of Edward Jones. 

Living Room Monologues

By Various Authors


Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.

Sundays at 3 p.m.

​March 27-April 26


Created, Coordinated, Cast and Directed by Trinity Bird​


Cast: Emmy Ambrose, Meghan Barnes, James Brandon, Allison Cleveland, Barbara Cliffe-Miller, Erin Couch, Timothy Favreau, Josie Henvey, Summer Housler, Gianna Marchese, Estelle McCourry, Tracy McCullough, Gary Minix, Ray Pratt, Matt Sauer, Simone Séarcy, Tiffany Thatcher, Trevor Wagler and Bud Vear


These monologues were created during the Stay at Home order in March and April 2020. Each week, three playwrights were given an inspiration word on Sunday night. They had until Wednesday at noon to write a new monologue. The monologue was cast as soon as the script was completed and rehearsals begin. Actors then had just a few days to learn and memorize their monologue before performing. Click the poster to the left to see the complete collection of LIVING ROOM MONOLOGUES. 

Weekend Comedy

By Sam and Jeanne Bobrick


August 13, 14, 15 at 8 p.m.
August 16 at 3 p.m.

Slayton Arboretum, Barber Drive, Hillsdale, MI

The August 14 performance was cancelled because of the weather. 


Directed by Tami Hindes


Scenic Design by Trinity Bird
Costume Design by Shannon Chen
Lighting Design by Angela Forant
Sound Design by Bruce Crews
Properties Design by Cyndi Baldermann​

Cast: Meaghan Bryant, Dylan Collier, John Kasper and Olivia Pike. 


This production is sponsored by Mark and Susan Pedrick. 

A New Year
of Improv Comedy

featuring GoProv


Thursday, December 31 at 8 p.m.

Sauk Theatre, 240 E. Chicago St., Jonesville, MI


All tickets $10  


A seven-year tradition, The Sauk's annual "Riverfest" celebration moves to New Year's Eve this year. "A New Year of Improv Comedy" starring GoProv, a professional improvisational comedy troupe from Indiana will help us ring in the new year. The entire evening is made up from suggestions from the audience. We guarantee you will laugh. Tickets are available in advance at www.thesauk.org or at the door. 


This production is sponsored by Drews Place Assisted Living Communities. 

Charlotte's Web

Adapted by Joseph Robinette

Based on the book by E.B. White


September 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26 at 7 p.m.
September 20 and 27 at 3 p.m.

Hillsdale County Fairgrounds, Hillsdale, MI


Adults - $12, Seniors (55 and up) - $10,

Students - $10, Children (12 and under) - $8  


All the enchanting characters are here: Wilbur, the irresistible young pig who desperately wants to avoid the butcher; Fern, a girl who understands what animals say to each other; Templeton, the gluttonous rat who can occasionally be talked into a good deed; the Zuckerman family; the Arables; and, most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who proves to be “a true friend and a good writer.” Determined to save Wilbur, Charlotte begins her campaign with the "miracle" of her web in which she writes, "Some pig." It's the beginning of a victorious campaign which ultimately ends with the now-safe Wilbur doing what is most important to Charlotte. This is a beautiful, knowing play about friendship


​Directed by Trinity Bird.

Cast: Savannah Durocher, Rickie Freeman, Gianna Green,
Noah Honeywell, Josh Lightner, Mike Sutton

This production is sponsored by The Udder Side. 
HILLSDALE COUNTY'S COMMUNITY THEATRE
EARLIER THIS SEASON

Sauk Shorts

By Various Playwrights


July 23, 25 at 8 p.m.
July 25, 26 at 3 p.m.

Performances at Slayton Arboretum, Hillsdale, MI


Directed by Trinity Bird, Ron Boyle, Angela Forant, Josh Hall, Tami Hindes, Ann Holt, Sandi Miller and Mari Nunez
Stage Management by Joella Hendrickson
Sound Design by Bruce Crews


Cast: Andy Anderson, Trinity Bird, Isaiah Brown, Meaghan Bryant, Erin Brzozowski, Noah Bryant, Shannon Chen, Allison Cleveland, Savannah Durocher, Noah Honeywell, Summer Housler, Mandee Leigh Howard, John Kasper, Lisa LaFountain, Josh Lightner, Denise McCosh, Stella McCourry, Kaylee McCoy, Sandi Miller, Andrea Ortell, Keegan Oxley, Olivia Pike, Brendan Pratt, Tiffany Thatcher and Trevor Wagler


​This production was sponsored by Sandi Miller. 

Belles

By Mark Dunn


June 25-27 at 8 p.m.
June 28 at 3 p.m.

Presented Live Online


Directed by Trinity Bird
Stage Management by Mandee Leigh Howard
Properties Design by Cyndi Baldermann


Cast: Meaghan Bryant, Allison Cleveland, Savannah Durocher,
Andrea Ortell, Julie Pratt, Tiffany Thatcher


​This production was sponsored by 
County National Bank. 

Love, Loss
​and What I Wore

By Nora Ephron & Delia Ephron

Based on the book by Ilene Beckerman


October 15, 16, 18, 22, 23 at 8 p.m.
October 18 and 25 at 3 p.m.

Nichols Bandshell, Hillsdale County Fairgrounds, Hillsdale


Adults - $12, Seniors (55 and up) - $10,

Students - $10, Children (12 and under) - $8  


A play of monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes and memory covering all the important subjects—mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses and why we only wear black. Based on the bestselling book by Ilene Beckerman. “So funny and so powerful; so dear and sweet; so remindful of our female wiles, our worries, our insecurities, our remembrances of mother, father, sisters, brothers, lovers—I think it can’t miss.” —WowOwow.com.


Directed by Jennifer Wagler.

Cast: Meaghan Bryant, Allison Cleveland, Kaylee McCoy, Mari Nunez,
​Tiffany Thatcher

This production is sponsored by Moore Insurance Services.