The Valley Playhouse

Harrisonburg's Community Theater


Welcome to the Valley Playhouse, the premier live theater for Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. The Valley Playhouse was founded in 1966 by a group of James Madison University faculty members from the departments of Theater and Speech Communication. They were known as the Valley Players. Plays were performed in different venues until the mid-1990s when the group renovated a building at 111 East Water Street. Learn more about our history on our About Us page!

Arsenic and Old Lace Cast List:

Abby: Lea Hedrick

Martha: Helen Nafziger 

Teddy: Eric Hedrick

Elaine: Summer Mcgaffin

Mortimer: Robb Zahm

Jonathon: Jason Cronk

Einstein: Dennis Lee

Dr.Harper/Officer O'Hara: Steven Carpenter

Mr.Gibbs: Johnathon Erdman

Lt. Rooney: Randy Brooks

Mr. Witherspoon: Ron Shelton

Officer Brophey. Micheal Palmer

Officer Klein: Garrett McCoy