When I said something to Troy Heard about his third season, he said, "What? It is, isn't it? Three years. Wow!"
Troy is the artistic director of the Chattahoochee Shakespeare Co. The company is moving into its new theater, 1242 Broadway. He's hoping to have it ready for "The Rocky Horror Show," which is the first show of the 2009-10 season.
All shows are 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and one Sunday (2:30 p.m.) matinee during each run.
Here's the season:
"The Rocky Horror Show," July 23-Aug. 15. The cult favorite returns. A young, virginal couple is stranded at a isolated mansion filled with bizarre characters. There will be midnight shows, of course.
"The Tempest," Sept. 10-26. Shakespeare's tale of an enchanted island with a magician, a beautiful girl and a magical creature.
"Cannibal: The Musical," Oct. 22-Nov. 14. This is a play written by Trey Parker of "South Park" fame, and adapted for the stage by Troy. He directed it while he was a graduate directing student at the Savannah College of Art and Design.
"The Santaland Diaries," Dec. 3-19. Based on stories by David Sedaris, it's not your usual holiday fare. It's about a man who takes a job as a one of Santa's helpers at Macy's.
"Oleanna," Jan. 14-30. This David Mamet play is about a college professor who faces one of his students, wo accuses him of sexual misconduct.
"Romeo and Juliet," Feb. 10-March 6. Shakespeare's most famous play about the star-crossed lovers.
"The 24 Hour Plays," March 20. Ten writers, five directors and a list of actors, technicians and volunteers create new plays in 24 hours.
"Betty's Summer Vacation," April 1-17. Written by Christopher Durang, a woman's trip to the beach is derailed by a bunch of lunatics.
"The Merry Wives of Windsor," May 6-9. The season's RiverShakes Weekend features the ultimate womanizer, Sir John Falstaff.
Season tickets are available now for $100 for eight shows.
Go to www.chattshakes.com for more information.