Lost Marbles Theatrics (LMT) was founded in 2003 by Nana Tonkin and Kathy Hedges with the goal of creating a wholesome environment for home-schooled students to glorify God through the arts. LMT put on its first production, Every Little Nook and Cranny, in May, 2004. In 2006, LMT was invited to be under the umbrella of Encore! Encore! and has greatly benefited from that association.
Currently under the leadership of directors Frances Way and Wendy Metzger, LMT continues to offer theater classes and performance opportunities to high school, home-schooled students as well as those enrolled in schools without theater programs
The Mouse that Roared by Christopher Sergel based on the novel by Leonard Wibberley
A young woman of 22 happens to be the present Duchess Gloriana, sovereign of a microscopic country in the Alps founded centuries ago by a roving band of English bowmen. Gloriana’s unique solution to the near bankruptcy of her tiny domain is to declare war on the U.S.!
There’s some method to her madness, however, for her study of recent history suggests that the surest way to wealth today is to lose a war with the United States, for that country’s odd reaction is to pour aid, relief and rehabilitation on the vanquished.
When her “declaration” is considered a prank, Gloriana decides to escalate! Tully Bascomb, presently in charge of the bowmen, is to launch an attack so they can surrender and reap the rewards. Serious-minded Tully, however, upsets all calculations when he and his bowmen do the last thing expected—they win!
The Stuck Pot by Roger Garis based on the short story by Kate McNair
When the boys of Jason Boys’ School get invited to a dance at the neighboring girls’ school, they establish a “stuck pot” consolation prize for the unlucky boy who gets stuck with the worst date for the dance. When the girls learn of this tradition, they decide to turn the tables on the boys and create a “stuck pot” of their own, with a hilarious twist. What follows is a riotous romp through a 1963 school dance that will have you laughing in no time. A lively tale that is appropriate for all ages.
Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery adapted for the stage by Joseph Robinette
Our Hearts Were Young and Gay by Cornelia Otis Skinner and Emily Kimbrough
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett adapted for the stage by Family Playhouse
The Happiest Millionaire by Kyle Crichton
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White adapted for the stage by Joseph Robinette
Persuasion by Jane Austen adapted for the stage by Kathy Hedges (LMT co-founder)
Meet Me in St. Louis by Sally Benson adapted for the stage by Christopher Sergel and Family Playhouse
Love, Lies, and Lockpicks by Brendan Eason (LMT alumnus)
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery adapted for the stage by Family Playhouse
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens adapted for the stage by David Hischak
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen adapted for the stage by Jon Jory
You Can’t Take It With You by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
Every Little Crook and Nanny by Pat Cook