Eclipse Theatre Company is dedicated to the mission to bring to Columbus plays rarely performed in our area.
Founded in 2016 by Kathy Sturm, Jim McCullough and Greg Smith, longtime participants in the Central Ohio theatre community, Eclipse started producing shows that first year.
After sharing a space for 3 seasons, the theatre moved to a permanent location at 915 Schrock Road in the summer of 2019. The 46-seat theatre has a light and sound booth, raised stage, green room, box office, and lobby.
Eclipse’s 2022 Season is full of comedies with some drama to bring laughter and live theater back into our lives!
Tickets for Eclipse Theatre Company
Eclipse’s performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 and Sundays at 2:00. Ticket prices are $20.
On Sundays, tickets are “Pay What You Can” in an effort to make live theatre accessible to everyone.
Eclipse also offers Anytime Ticket Packs which contain 6 tickets for the price of 5. Anytime Tickets are good for any 2022 shows. Tickets can be purchased on www.eclipsecolumbus.com.
Remaining 2022 Season:
“Too Much Sun” June 3 – 19
In Too Much Sun, Audrey Langham, an accomplished actress of a certain age and a bit of a reputation, has a breakdown during rehearsals, walking off the stage and out of the production. With nowhere else to go she runs away to a summerhouse belonging to her daughter and son-in-law who are NOT pleased to see her. In fact, Audrey gets a warmer welcome from the star-struck widower next door and his troubled son. As the summer progresses the mood changes from comedy to drama as an inappropriate clandestine tryst leads to tragedy. Old wounds are revealed and secrets are unearthed as each of the characters finds a way to shed the role they’ve been playing all their lives – trying to find who they really are when they stop ‘acting.’
“Four Weddings and an Elvis” July 22 – August 7
Sandy, the four-times-married, three-times-divorced owner of a wedding chapel in Las Vegas, has certainly seen her fair share of matrimonies! In the hilarious FOUR WEDDINGS AND AN ELVIS, we witness four of her most interesting: Bev and Stan, who are getting married as revenge on their exes; Vanessa and Bryce, two arrogant former Hollywood stars who are tying the knot as a publicity ploy; and Martin and Fiona, a gentle postal-worker and a tough ex-con trying to get married before the police arrive! However, the final wedding is the quirkiest of all: Sandy’s fifth and (hopefully) final wedding, which reveals an unexpected twist!
“Exit Laughing” September 9 – 25
When the biggest highlight in your life for the past 30 years has been your weekly bridge night out with the “girls,” what do you do when one of your foursome inconveniently dies? If you’re Connie, Leona and Millie, the three southern ladies from Birmingham in Exit Laughing, you do the most daring thing you’ve ever done. You “borrow” the ashes from the funeral home for one last card game, and the wildest, most exciting night of your lives involves a police raid, a stripper and a whole new way of looking at all the fun you can have when you’re truly living.
“Surviving Grace” October 21 – November 6
Surviving Grace is a brutally honest, irreverent and moving story – laced with humor – that sheds light on the emotional ups and downs that 15.4 million Alzheimer’s caregivers in the United States go through each day. The play is based on Trish Vradenburg’s experience as a caregiver to her mother who died of Alzheimer’s in 1992, “I thought my mom was invincible, but she was no match for Alzheimer’s. I watched helplessly as her mind, her dignity, and finally her body vanished into the unforgiving chasm of Alzheimer’s. So why a serious play with a large dose of humor? Because that’s how I survive life – if you don’t laugh, you’ll cry. We have to bring this disease out of the shadows and into the spotlight.”
“Slow Food” December 2 – 18
In Slow Food, a vacationing couple celebrates their anniversary at a Greek restaurant in Palm Springs – but will the marriage survive the service? As a wacky waiter insinuates his way into their meal – and their lives – the couple examine their past and their future together. Playwright Wendy MacLeod brings us a comedy for anyone who has ever been “hangry.”
Those interested in performing in upcoming productions can out the auditions page on the website.
Follow Eclipse Theatre Company on Facebook and Instagram at @eclipsecolumbus
Eclipse Theatre Company
915 Schrock Road
Columbus, Ohio 43229
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