This is our 40th Season and in conjunction with the Anamosa Annual Pumpkin Fest Celebration we are proud to host the “Starlighters II Family Reunion” on Saturday, October 4, 2014! We invite anyone who has been involved in a Starlighters’ production in any capacity over the past 40 years to come join the festivities!

Plans for the Family Reunion:
9:30 AM – Finish the Pumpkin Fest Parade Entry “Float”, Cider and donuts on the back dock
11:00 AM – Picnic Lunch in the lobby of the new theatre
12 Noon – Pick up shirts for Pumpkin Fest Parade (first 40 RSVP’s get free shirt)
2:00 PM Line up for Pumpkin Fest Parade 
3:00 PM Return to Starlighters II Theatre for Refreshments and Program

2014 Season

Of Mice & Men

By: John Steinbeck

Oct. 3, 4, 5 and 10, 11, 12

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 2 pm

Director: Crystal Kayser

Assistant Director: Justeen Schoner

Two drifters, George and his friend Lennie, with delusions of living off the “fat of the land,” have just arrived at a ranch to work for enough money to buy their own place. Lennie is a man-child, a little boy in the body of a dangerously powerful man. It’s Lennie’s obsessions with things soft and cuddly, that have made George cautious about who the gentle giant, with his brute strength, associates with. His promise to allow Lennie to “tend to the rabbits” on their future land keeps Lennie calm, amidst distractions, as the overgrown child needs constant reassurance. But when a ranch boss’ promiscuous wife is found dead in the barn with a broken neck, it’s obvious that Lennie, albeit accidentally, killed her. George, now worried about his own safety, knows exactly where Lennie has gone to hide, and he meets him there. Realizing they can’t run away anymore, George is faced with a moral question: how should he deal with Lennie before the ranchers find him and take matters into their own hands.


Lenny: David E. Hein
George: Larry Mann
The Boss: Kent Knopp
Candy: Jason Stover
Slim: Larry Hansen
Curley: Dana Vaughn
Carlson: Richard A. Douglas
Curley’s Wife: Mikala Niemeier
Whit: Jason Rickels
Crooks: Michael Range

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Box office opens Sept. 22, 2014

Box office telephone: (319) 462-4793
Box office hours: Monday-Friday from 5 PM to 9 PM
Saturdays from 9 AM to 12 Noon

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By: Julian Wiles

Dec. 5, 6, 7 and 12, 13, 14

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 2 pm

Director: Victoria Wims

Mix together a batch of fruitcakes, three dozen Christmas trees, 10,000 outdoor Christmas lights, a chicken pox epidemic, two southern spinsters, an estranged old man, a lost cat named Tutti Frutti and a Christmas hog named Buster and you’ve got the recipe for a fun-filled and touching evening of holiday cheer. Into this world comes Jamie, a kid who has run away from home and come as far as his money will take him. At first he thinks this town’s inhabitants are “nuttier than fruitcakes,” but soon he comes to admire, appreciate and adore this nutty little town.


Mack Morgan – Gerald Morrison
Jamie – Cael Joens
Beebo Dantzler – Eric Henderson
Betty Jane Dantzler – Diana Jones
Little Beebo (Servant) – Carter Waelchli
Sally Dantzler (Angel) – Maura Rauch
Miss Sarah – Charlotte Scheckel
Miss Alice – Linda Merritt…
Skeeter – Basilio Light
Mattie Sue – Eleisha Barnett
Rick Morgan – Shawn Lambertson
James – Drew Pate
Little Larry (Hunter/Wiseman) – Ivan Lambertsen
Little Bubba (Hunter/Wiseman on bike) – Justin Martin
Little Benny (Hunter/Wiseman on bike) – Autry Fasnacht
Little Lucas (Hunter/Shepard) – Lucas Nelson
Little Billy (Hunter/Shepard)- Adam Hirl
Little Skeeter (Innkeeper) – Devon Lack
Amy (Angel) – Megan Zimmerman
Mary Beth (Angel) – Emerson Kramer
Laura (Sheep) – Ava Calussen-Tubbs
Joanie (Sheep) – Marissa Clark
Frances (Narrator)- Kyra Clay
Meredith (Mary) – Tabitha Etten
Sammy (Hunter/Joseph) – Ben Joens

Carla Burge
Valerie Clay
Kent Knopp
Monte Kramer
Derith Vogt
Susan Wilcox
Grace Zimmerman

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Box office opens Nov. 24, 2014
Box office telephone: (319) 462-4793
Box office hours: Monday-Friday from 5 PM to 9 PM
Saturdays from 9 AM to 12 Noon

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Starlighters II Theatre
200 East Main Street
Anamosa, IA 52205
Telephone: 319-462-4793

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