On the last day of his life, William Chesley Shaw is haunted, figuratively and literally, by his past. He had been the superintendent of the New London, Texas school district on March 18, 1937, when, due to a gas leak from an improperly installed pipe beneath the school, the New London school exploded. The children of the New London school, led by Amelia (the girl in the white pinafore), now haunt Shaw. Hurt and confused, Amelia cannot move on until she can forgive herself for her mistakes on that fateful day and Shaw for his leading to the tragedy. A story of the search for redemption, The Girl In The White Pinafore asks tough questions about guilt and grief. This show is based on real events that touch our lives still.

*PLEASE NOTE* – The Girl in the White Pinafore is a heavy and somber, gut wrenching story that is based on the actual New London School Explosion that happened in 1937. Some of the characters in this story are real names of the people involved. There will be very loud sound effects, as well as flashing and flickering lights. There will also be imagery and actions designed to pull the audience in to “experience” the tragedy of the explosion and its after effects. We are encouraging our patrons to take a moment prior to buying tickets and be aware that this show may not be suitable for some, and especially may be upsetting for young children.**

Show dates are June 14th at 7pm, and June 15th at 2pm, and tickets are $12. Group rates available for parties over 10 by contacting the office directly.