Choices! Choices!

Written by Karen Schaeffer

Directed by Mel Wilson

~~ Performances ~~
Mar 12
7:00 PM
7:30 PM
Mar 13
7:00 PM
7:30 PM
Mar 14
1:30 PM
2:00 PM (Matinee)
Mar 19
7:00 PM
7:30 PM
Mar 20
7:00 PM
7:30 PM
Mar 21
1:30 PM
2:00 PM (Matinee)

Tickets will go on sale February 8, and are $12.00 for adults and $10.00 for youth. For reservations, call our Box Office at 641-792-1230. The box office is staffed weekdays, starting February 8, from 12:00 am - 1:00 pm and 6:30-7:30 pm, and one hour before each performance.

This Saturday Jan 2nd from 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Parts Available:  3 women, 3 men

It's been five years since Liz's husband passed, but she's okay.  Life's ingredients include a successful business (Grandma Effingoode's), lunch with friends, a dash of wine and a dose of Jane Austen.  Kat and Sami persuade Liz to come out from behind the baker counter at Grandma Effingoode's for a blind date...or two...and what could a little manipulation of dating profiles and a small wager hurt?  Enjoy "Choices! Choices!", a new play by Karen Schaeffer where the women are smart, the humor is sharp and delicious things happen in the dark.  Written by local Des Moines playwright Karen Schaeffer and featured by the Des Moines Playhouse in 2015.

Role Description
Liz Mayfield
(Female, 40-45)
Widowed. One son. Owner of Grandma Effingood, a thriving cupcake business that supplies cupcakes for special events. Best friends with Kat since elementary school.
Kat Lewis
(Female, 40-45)
Liz's best friend and partner in Grandma Effingood. Married to Rick.
Sami Turner
(Female, 40-45)
Lesbian. Married. Friends with Liz and Kat.
Pete Roberts
(Male, 30-something)
IT Specialist. Has relationship with Liz.
Frank Gates
(Male, 50)
Divorced. Semi-retired dentist. Has a relationship with Liz.
(Male, any age)
Gay. Waiter Cafe Milo.

Who's Who in the Cast and Crew

Role Actor
Liz Mayfield Debbie LaShomb
Kat Lewis Sandy Olsthoorn
Sami Turner Julie Goodman
Pete Roberts Scott Schaeffer
Frank Gates Jeff Carter
Chad Matt LaShomb
Ensemble Linda Malsom
Linda Dougan
Fallan Stookesberry
Production Staff
Stage Manager Robin Stoner
Stage Crew Linda Malsom
Linda Dougan
Fallan Stookesberry
Props Linda Dougan
Lights Pam Ratliff
Tim Blount
Sound Mary Thompson
Scott Schaeffer
Set Design /
Austin Brown
Costumes Cast
Makeup Cast
Hair Cast


Our goal and our passion has been to work hard, entertain our fans, and just plain have fun. We are excited to be performing weekly and hope to see you soon at a show – take a look at our calendar, or just drop us a line.