We're Back!! Here's our 2022 KHT Season of Plays!!
Keizer Heritage Center (next to Keizer City Hall)
The Theater is on the 2nd floor
980 Chemawa Rd NE
Keizer, OR 97303
Keizer Homegrown Theater is happy to announce the shows for our 2022 season.
Click here for Dates, Times, and Show Descriptions
February 5 - 20
Constellations, by Nick Payne
Directed by Leigh Matthews Bock
THE STORY: This spellbinding, romantic journey begins with a simple encounter between a man and a woman. But what happens next defies the boundaries of the world we think we know—delving into the infinite possibilities of their relationship and raising questions about the difference between choice and destiny.
Steel Magnolias, by Robert Harling
Directed by Jennifer Johnson -
THE STORY: The action is set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant Annelle, the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town's rich curmudgeon, Ouiser; an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M'Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby is about to marry a "good ole boy." Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions.
Independence, by Lee Blessing
Directed by Joe Silva and Valerie Steele
A Trill Performing Arts Production
THE STORY: The setting is the small town of Independence, Iowa, the lifelong home of Evelyn Briggs. Her oldest daughter, Kess, is a university professor in Minneapolis, but she has come home at the request of her sister, Jo, who is concerned for Evelyn’s mental health. Kess, a professed lesbian, wants to cut her family ties once and for all; Jo, an incurable romantic and longtime virgin, has now become pregnant; while Sherry, salty-tongued and amoral, wants only to finish high school so she can leave home for good. In the end, there is no accommodation possible but, instead, only a kind of arbitrary independence for each of the protagonists, as they come to realize that each must find her own heaven—or hell—in her own way.
45th Parallel Playwrights production -
2nd Annual Showcase of original plays and One Acts by local playwrights from the Keizer and Salem area
June 10 & 11th - two nights of short plays and scenes, including: An American Plan
June 18th - reading of a full length play - Prima Donna
June 24-26 - performance of a full length play - Bunny and Vincent.
July 8 - 23
Happy Birthday KHT! Directed by Jeff Minden
Come help KHT celebrate its 10th Birthday/Anniversary with a party celebrating some of our favorite scenes from Shakespeare in the Park over the last decade, and some new surprises too. (Show to take place on the KHT patio)
DRACULA by Laramie Dean (Adapted from Bram Stoker)
A production of the Homegrown Conservatory High School players
Based on Bram Stoker’s timeless novel, Dracula is a highly theatrical exploration of the evil that lurks inside all of us… and how it can become all-consuming, draining away our humanity and turning us into monsters.
Count Dracula travels from his castle in Transylvania to England with the intent of creating more vampires like himself. But little does he know that one woman may possess enough strength to destroy him forever.
September 2 to 11 (6 performances)
The Music Man, by Meredith Wilson
At the Ken Collins Theatre at McNary High School
Con man Harold Hill, who poses as a boys' band organizer and leader and sells band instruments and uniforms to naïve Midwestern townsfolk, promising to train the members of the new band. Harold is no musician, however, and plans to skip town without giving any music lessons.