Good for any Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday Performances

Enjoy all the shows The Dunes Summer Theatre has to offer. Season ticket 
holders may attend any Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday performance.    




A Corporate volunteer event to help clean, build, and restore areas in and around the Theatre


Gather up a team of co-workers, friends, family, civic group, organization, place of worship or just you and help us improve the Dunes Summer Theatre one project at a time! Organize your office team and help us restore this gem in the woods. The Dunes Summer Theatre is grateful to Dwyer Instruments and Peepers for their efforts this year!


A Play by John Logan

Directed by Jeffrey Baumgartner

June 1 through June 11
1st week Performances are Friday/Saturdays 7PM & Sundays 2 PM

2nd week Performances are Thursday/Friday/Saturdays 7PM & Sundays 2 PM

Master abstract expressionist Mark Rothko landed the biggest commission in the history of modern art, a series of murals for New York’s famed Four Seasons Restaurant. For the next two years, Rothko works feverishly in his studio on the Bowery with his young assistant, Ken. When Ken gains the confidence to challenge him, Rothko faces the agonizing possibility that his crowning achievement could become his undoing. RED is a searing portrait of an artist's ambition and vulnerability as he tries to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting. RED is the winner of the 2010 Tony Award.



Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Directed by Shawn Stengel

July 20 through July 30
Performances are Thursday/Friday/Saturdays 7PM & Sundays 2 PM


Celebrating his 35th birthday, a still single Robert struggles with committing to a steady relationship, let alone marriage. He juggles three girlfriends and is often in the company of five couples who are his best friends. Robert's trying to determine if he would be happier married or if he should remain single. Over a series of dinner parties, first dates, thoughtful conversations, and astute observations, Robert comes to understand the pros and cons of 'living till death do you part'. The original production of Company was nominated for a record-setting 14 Tony Awards and won six.



A Comedy by Paul Rudnick

Directed by Jeffrey Baumgartner


June 22 through July 2

Performances are Thursday/Friday/Saturdays 7PM & Sundays 2 PM

Successful TV actor Andrew Rally struggles with taking on the dream role of Hamlet, while dealing with a girlfriend who is keeping a firm grip on her chastity. To complicate matters, Andrew is also playing host to the ghost of the late legendary actor John Barrymore, who has come back to earth for the sole purpose of convincing the young star to accept the role of Hamlet. Barrymore proves to be very convincing, especially after an animated sword fight. But when a Hollywood friend shows up offering Andrew a new role in a high-paying television pilot, the young star is conflicted. Will Andrew go for the the big pay day or risk facing the same dilemma that haunts Barrymore beyond his grave?



A Play by Agatha Christie
Directed by Leigh Selting


August 10 through 20
Performances are Thursday/Friday/Saturdays 7PM & Sundays 2 PM

A group of strangers, one of whom is a murderer, is stranded in a boarding house during a fierce snowstorm. Suspects include a couple who run the house, a curious spinster, an architect, a retired Army major, a strange little man, and a jurist who makes everyone miserable. They are soon joined by a policeman who arrives on skis. The policeman no sooner arrives when the jurist and two others are murdered. The ever-diligent policeman probes the background of everyone present and rattles a lot of skeletons. A big crowd pleaser, The Mousetrap is the longest running play in the world. 


A Play by Jason Miller

Directed by Jeffrey Baumgartner

August 24 and September 2

Staged Readings on Thursday and Saturday 7PM 

Considered by far the best stage and screen actor of all time, John Barrymore returns to the theatre as a ghost. The gods have sentenced Barrymore to this penance for abandoning theater and squandering his talents in the pursuit of fame and greed.  Barrymore painfully and humorously disputes these assertions as he examines his life. He chronicles his climb as the finest classical actor of his generation; his rise to movie stardom; his compassionate relationships to his sister Ethel and his brother Lionel; and the explosive debacles of his four marriages. Barrymore's Ghost serves up great wit, terror, agony and hope, as a truly legendary character explores the truths and deceptions of an extraordinary life.



A Play by A. R. Gurney

Directed by Jeffrey Baumgartner

August 25 – 27 and August 31; September 1 and 3
Performances on Thursday/Friday/Saturdays at 7PM & Sundays 2 PM


Andy and Melissa, two childhood friends now grown, reminisce on their love and friendship through letters written over the years, beginning with birthday party thank-you notes and summer camp postcards. Their letters chronicle Andy's foray into the military and rise to the U.S. Senate, and Melissa's failed marriage and downward spiral into a world of gigolos and booze. Forever romantically attached, Andy's and Melissa's letters reveal a love that will never be lost. Love Letters was a Pulitzer Prize for Drama finalist.

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