College of the Siskiyous


The COS Theatre program is dedicated to the advancement of the theatre arts, through traditional study and performance, and to the development of new theatrical ventures. We prepare students for further study and for an ever-changing profession.

College of the Siskiyous Fall 2019 Production - "The Addams Family"

The Addams Family

COS Performing Arts Department
Proudly Presents 2019-2020 Season

The Addams Family Musical

Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Based on Characters Created by Charles Addams

Directed by:
Neil Carpentier-Alting and Wendy James

November 8, 9, 15, and 16 at 7:00 pm
November 10 and 17 at 3:00 pm

Kenneth Ford Theatre
800 College Ave
Weed, CA 96094

Tickets: $15 Adults; $10 Seniors/Students/Kids; $35 Family 4-Packs

Winter Melodramas

COS Performing arts will be presenting productions of "The Perils of Pusher" and "Bigfoot's Revenge" as part of the 50-year celebration of the Ford Theatre. We are celebrating the works of long-time past instructor, James Witherall, by producing two of his published melodramas. Performances will be January 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, and 26, more information TBA

The Perils of Pusher - Duke Deadheader, the most rotten rascal on the railroad, plots to relieve the simple but honest stationmaster, Ralph Roundhouse, of the company's construction funds. Aided by his beautiful, but nasty, accomplice, Flora Flagstop, he burns down the lumber mill of our hero, Stanley Studmill, cons Ralph into signing a worthless contract for ties (Ralph thought they were railroad ties), and kidnaps our heroine Rebecca Roundhouse. All appears lost, but Duke has not reckoned with the mysterious Chinese foreman, Gan Dee, nor the ever-reliable Boxcar Betsy and her cousin, Bullhorn Beulah. Just when they think they have everyone tied up, Duke and Flora find themselves caught in one of the most hilarious chase scenes ever staged.

Bigfoot's Revenge - Judge Rudolph Rapacity (the rascal) plans to buy up all the property belonging to the settlers and miners of the Mount Shasta area. To expedite his scheme, the judge disguises his hulking henchman, Otto, as Bigfoot in order to scare off the widowed storeowner, who communicates with all the mountain creatures, including the real "Bigfoot." The judge tries to buy the store and put Penelope Goodhome and her mother to work in his saloon. However, Penelope, with the aid of her boyfriend (our hero) and the assistance of Bigfoot, turns the tables on Judge Rapacity. The Goodhomes save their store... and Bigfoot returns in peace to the wilds of Mount Shasta.

If you want to join the crew or if you have any other questions, feel free to contact Kim Nile at (530) 925-1008 or email her at

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