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. 

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.

Cast: Isaiah Brown, Josh Lightner, Steven Owsley

This production is sponsored by Jonesville Lumber. 

Information regarding our 2021 season will be announced soon!

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. 

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.

Woman's Congress Building, Hillsdale County Fairgrounds


The Sunday, October 25 performance is SOLD OUT!


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.

EARLIER THIS SEASON

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. 

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. 

HILLSDALE COUNTY'S COMMUNITY THEATRE

Sauk Shorts 2020

Available for Streaming


November 5, 6, 7 at 8 p.m.

November 8 at 3 p.m.


All tickets $12  


Recorded in locations throughout Hillsdale County, the ​cast and crew of Sauk Shorts 2020 reunited to record the 11 plays and make them available for streaming. We hope you enjoy the opportunity to enjoy these plays from the comfort of your own homes. 

Directed by Trinity Bird, Ron Boyle, Angela Forant, Josh Hall, Tami Hindes, Ann Holt, Sandi Miller and Mari Nunez

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 is sponsored by The Udder Side.

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. 

Charlotte's Web

Adapted by Joseph Robinette

Based on the novel by E.B. White


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

Hillsdale County Fairgrounds, Hillsdale, MI

The following performances are sold out: Friday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20 at 3 p.m., Friday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 27 at 3 p.m.


Directed by Trinity Bird

Stage Management by Mandee Leigh Howard


Scenic Design by Trinity Bird
Costume Design by Meaghan Bryant
Lighting Design by Mari Nunez
Sound Design by Bruce Crews
Properties Design by Cyndi Baldermann​

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


This production is sponsored by The Udder Side.