69 Elliott Street

Dover, NJ 07801

973-328-9202

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Dover Little Theatre

Leading Ladies

To Trample The Dragon

Written by: Peter Mitsopoulos

Directed by: Paul Meacham


June 28 and 29 at 8pm.


A play that touches the loss we have all known; and held onto. It’s Brooklyn in 1958 and Anna McCarthy is losing things. Her business, the Anna Goanna Hair Salon, has lost customers. She may also lose her lease. She has nearly lost her relationship with her daughter, Dora, and may even lose the love of Joe Franelli, the widower who owns a nearby bakery. These losses stem from the one thing Anna refuses to lose: her connection to her other daughter, Katie, who was never born: medical complications forced Anna’s husband to choose between Katie’s life and his wife’s. But Anna still clings to the lost Katie, real to her mother, always present. Katie urges her mother to release her from this limbo and “let me go,” but Anna refuses.

Next On Our Stage 

The Subject was Doorknobs (or L​emonade, Amazons and Their Dubious Association With Doorknobs)

Written and Directed by: Thom Florio

May 18 and 19 at 8pm
May 20 at 2pm

​In this comedic thriller written by a local playwright, eight strangers are summoned to a derelict vaudeville theater to fulfill the wishes of the theater's founding members -- their grandparents. A series of sinister events makes them realize their gathering was for a completely different purpose than previously believed.


This is a staged reading, ticket price is a suggested donation.


To reserve tickets please click here or call 973-328-9202.

Written by: Ken Ludwig
Directed by: Neil Fitzpatrick

June 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, and 23 at 8pm

​​Two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, find themselves so down on their luck in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. When they hear that an old lady in York, PA is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost English nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. The trouble is, when they get to York, they find out that the relatives aren't nephews, but nieces!