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Stage 9's production logo for Barefoot in the Park
March 9-11, 2023 | 7:30 PM
March 16-18 | 7:30 PM

Barefoot in the Park by Neil Simon

Directed by Mykala Lugafet

Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. He’s a straight-as-an-arrow lawyer and she’s a free spirit always looking for the latest kick. Their new apartment is her most recent find – too expensive with bad plumbing and in need of a paint job. After a six-day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie’s loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor-in-the-attic, Velasco, where everything that can go wrong does. Paul just doesn’t understand Corie, as she sees it. He’s too staid, too boring, and she just wants him to be a little more spontaneous. Running “barefoot in the park” would be a start…

Stage 9's production logo for Quilters
June 8-10, 2023 | 7:30 PM
Quilters by Barbara Damashek & Molly Newman, Music by Barbara Damashek

Note: This show contains scenes not suitable for children.

Directed by Kris Anshutz; Music Direction by Bill Anshutz

Ostensibly the story of a pioneer woman and her six daughters, Quilters blends a series of interrelated scenes into a rich mosaic which captures the sweep and beauty, the terror and joy, the harsh challenge and abiding rewards of frontier life. Illuminating stories contained in various patches or “blocks” with music, dance and drama, the action depicts the lot of women on the frontier: girlhood, marriage, childbirth, spinsterhood, twisters, fire, illness and death. But, with this, there is also love, warmth, rich and lively humor and the moving spectacle of simple human dignity and steadfastness in the face of adversity. 

Stage 9's production logo for The Quality of Life
August 10-12, 2023 | 7:30 PM
August 13, 2023 | 2:00 PM

The Quality of Life by Jane Anderson

Dinah and Bill, a devout, church-going couple from the Midwest are struggling to keep their lives intact after the loss of their daughter. Dinah is compelled to reconnect with her left-leaning cousins in Northern California who are going through their own trials. Jeannette and Neil have lost their home to a wildfire and Neil has cancer. However they seem to have accepted their situation with astounding good humor, living in a yurt on their burn site and celebrating life with hits of pot and glasses of good red wine. Bill and Dinah are both moved and perplexed by their cousins' remarkable equanimity. But their sympathy turns to rage when they find out that Jeannette is planning to take her own life to avoid a life of grief without her beloved Neil.

October 21, 2023 | 5:00 PM & 7:30 PM

Talking Tombstones

Stage 9's original production about historical people buried in Hutchinson's Eastside Cemetery.

November 2 - 4, 2023 | 6:30 PM

Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind (30 Plays in 60 Minutes)

by Greg Allen

Directed by: Piper Harding

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Having opened in 1988 and still playing today as the longest-running show in Chicago history, Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind is an ensemble experiment in presenting "30 Plays in 60 Minutes." Each two-minute play is performed in random order with an interactive audience. An onstage 60-minute timer keeps everyone honest. This collection of 90 comic, tragic, political, personal, and abstract plays gives you the chance to program your own evening of 30 Neo-Futurist plays to reflect the lives and experiences of your own ensemble. Go!

Tickets may be only purchased at the show. 

Production History


  • Barefoot In The Park by Neil Simon

  • Quilters by Molly Newman & Barbara Damashek

  • The Quality of Life by Jane Anderson

  • Talking Tombstones

  • Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind (30 Plays in 60 Minutes) by Greg Allen


  • HutchProv!

  • If Walls Could Talk

  • The Real Inspector Hound by Tom Stoppard

  • Disney's Descendants: The Musical (In partnership with Hutchinson High School) by Nick Blaemire, Madeline Smith, Matthew Tishler


  • The Sound of Music (Streaming Production) by Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Howard Lindsay, Russel Crouse

  • Talking Tombstones

  • If Walls Could Talk


  • HutchProv!

  • Hutchinson: The Pandemic (An Original Virtual Production)

  • Talking Tombstones


  • The Kitchen Witches by Caroline Smith

  • A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder by Robert L. Freedman, Steven Lutvak

  • How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel

  • Guess Who's Coming to Dinner by Todd Kreidler

  • Talking Tombstones

  • The Cake by Bekah Brunstetter

  • Picasso at the Lapin Agile by Steve Martin


  • Dog Sees God by Bert V. Royal

  • Fiddler on the Roof by Jospeh Stein, Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnicks

  • Stage 9: On Broadway!

  • Avenue Q by Jeff Whitty, Robert Lopez, Jeff Marx

  • Talking Tombstones

  • You're a Good Man Charlie Brown by John Gordon, Clark Gesner


  • Our Town by Thornton Wilder

  • Stage 9: On Broadway!

  • 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee by Rebecca Feldman, William Finn, Rachel Sheinkin, Jay Reiss

  • The Odd Couple (Female Version) by Neil Simon

  • The Laramie Project by Moisés Kaufman and the members of the Tectonic Theater Project

  • Godspell by Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebalak

  • Talking Tombstones

  • Almost, Main by John Cariani 


  • The Trojan Women by Ellen McLaughlin

  • The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [Abridged] by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, Jess Winfield

  • Little Shop of Horrors by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman

  • Greater Tuna by Ed Howard, Jaston Williams, Joe Sears

  • Nunsense! The Musical by Dan Goggin

  • Talking Tombstones

  • Dead Man's Cell Phone by Sarah Ruhl


  • Doubt, A Parable by John Patrick Shanely

  • I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change by Joe DiPieto, Jimmy Roberts

  • The Savannah Disputation by Evan Smith

  • The Fox on the Fairway by Ken Ludwig

  • Talking Tombstones

  • 4XMAS: An Evening of Holiday "Cheer" by George Cameron Grant


  • The Kitchen Witches by Caroline Smith

  • Lucky Stiff by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty

  • Nickel and Dimed by Joan Holden

  • Talking Tombstones

  • Other Desert Cities by Jon Robin Baitz


  • Talking Tombstones (2012 & 2013)

  • The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris

  • Rumpelstiltskin by George William Oakley

  • Be a Good Little Widow by Bekah Brunstetter


  • Charley's Aunt by Brandon Thomas

  • Talking Tombstones


  • Talking Tombstones

  • Almost Maine by Jon Cariani

  • Over the River and Through the Woods by Joe DiPetro


  •  Talking Tombstones


  •  Talking Tombstones

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