March 11 to April 1

by Horton Foote

Directed by Chris Gomez

Trip Bountiful

The Story:  THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL is a play by American playwright Horton Foote. The play involves Carrie Watts, a woman who has to live with a daughter-in-law who hates her, and a son who does not dare take her side. While the unhappy family lives in a Houston apartment, Carrie dreams of returning to Bountiful, where she was raised.


 Carrie Watts: Sandy Terry

Ludie Watts: Ian C. Dalziel

Jessie Mae Watts: Valisity Richardson

Thelma: Chelsea Dwinell

Houston Ticket Man #1: Leon Compton

Houston Ticket Man #2: Matt Sinclair

Harrison Ticket Man (Roy): Bob Christensen

Sheriff: Darryll Alvey

Faces of Shasta County CD

Faces 2Shasta County History comes to life! In October of last year the Riverfront Playhouse partnered with the Shasta Historical Society in a presentation at the Cascade Theatre called ” Faces Of Shasta County”. This wonderful show brought to life many wonderful characters of Shasta County history using actors from Riverfront Playhouse as well as authentic photo’s..

Major Pierson Reading, Chauncey Bush, Black Bart, Mae Helene Bacon Boggs, and Judge Richard Eaton were just some of the characters brought to life. This presentation is now available on DVD for 20.00 at the “Enjoy Store” and would be a wonderful way to learn the history of our area. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Capital Campaign to open Riverfront’s new theatre in downtown Redding. Get yours today!!!!


By Ken Ludwig

Directed by Jennifer Levens


A comedy thriller!

The Story:  William Gilette has been shot while on stage in a Sherlock Holmes play. We see him two weeks later at home on Christmas Eve entertaining some of the cast members. A murder,an attempted murder, a female detective, Gilette’s mother; Ah yes, the game’s afoot.


The Cast:  Greg Pate, Linda Ragan, Bryan Storm, Christina Leadabrand, Michael Osa, Maria Jensen, Cassie McEachen, Sharon Owen, Carol Shestak and Chad McFarlane

Ken Ludwig won the 2013 Edgar Award for playwrights with this show.




By Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman

Directed by Leon and Kathy Compton

November 12 to December 10

During the run of our Christmas production, Riverfront Playhouse will provide a FREE non -alcoholic drink,  plus place your name in a drawing for future tickets when you  bring a non- perishable food item to the theatre.  We will distribute the food items to both the Good News Rescue Mission and the HIV Food Bank  Help yourself to some laughs,  while helping others to survive.



THE STORY: Sheridan Whiteside, having dined at the home of the Stanleys, slips on their doorstep, breaking his hip. A tumultuous six weeks of confinement follow. The Stanley living room is monopolized by the irascible invalid; ex-convicts are invited to meals; and transatlantic calls bring a $784 phone bill. The arrival of strange gifts from his friends further destroys domestic tranquility. It would take a stoical housewife to harbor penguins in her library, an octopus in her cellar, and 10,000 cockroaches in her kitchen. When Maggie, his secretary, falls in love with the reporter, Bert Jefferson, Whiteside summons a glamorous actress, Lorraine, to win the affections of the young man. Knowing the girl’s charms, Maggie enlists the aid of a clever impersonator who, affecting the voice of Lord Bottomley, whom the actress hopes to marry, asks her by phone to return to him and be married. The ruse almost works, but Whiteside, becoming suspicious, finds that no calls have come through from London. This show is full of twists and turns, unusual characters and great comedic moments.