Upcoming Productions


The Cast for “Night Comes Early”

Miss Bailey:  Marissa Carter                                Amanda Bailey:  Dara Day

Pete Vanderhorst:    Kenny Kuhlman               Cookie Harrington:  Jane Carroll

Betty Raymore:  Marci Strode                              Harry Bullard:  Greg Cenac

Dani:  Lauri Larsen                                                   Lynn:  Lila Atkinson


By:  Burton Bumgarner                                Directed By:  Sandy Dempsey

Produced by special arrangement with Eldridge Publishing

May 4, 5, 11 and 12, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. and May 13, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

To be performed in the POWERHOUSE THEATRE, located in the Roger T. Sermon Center.  We are located at the corner of Truman and Noland Road in Independence, MO  64050

The director of the Moon Lake Community Theater, Missy Bailey, has dreamed about directing a production of the 1930’s psychological melodrama/comedy titled “Night Comes Early”.  As a teenager she saw a professional production and it had a lasting impact.  The opportunity has come–a dream come true for Missy Bailey –She encounters overwhelming obstacles; cast members who have psychological issues, don’t know their lines and drop out at the last minute.  No one is ready on opening night, a few roles are not cast, and the set is not complete, but the SHOW MUST GO ON!  This is a fast-paced farce that shows the anxiety of a director attempting to mount a production that is way beyond the capabilities of her cast and crew.