Albany Civic Theater – Albany, OR

Albany Civic Theater • Albany, OR

Now in our 73rd season

Squirrel Lake

by Brian Mitchell

Directed by: Scott Harvey

Performances: February 28, 29, March 1(m), 6, 7, 8(m), 12, 13, 14

In a place like Squirrel Lake, you’re bound to meet a nut or two!  Phil, Sally and Patrick gather at their family’s summer home on the shores of Squirrel Lake, Wisconsin, to read their recently deceased mother’s will. Through a series of unfortunate misunderstandings, they all become convinced that the neighbor claiming to be a nun is actually a prostitute.  Meanwhile, Phil has accidently helped his law firm swindle the nun’s mother out of her house in Chicago, the nun’s brother, Lance, is insane and seeking revenge, and Patrick has a stalker in the form of his boss’s daughter, who also happens to be a psychic sent by the deceased mother to act as the vehicle of her will. Sally’s husband, Bob, is a walking accident, and their children are completely out of control. When the family decides that the nun/prostitute is possibly carrying Bob’s child, things get a little out of hand! In the end, Squirrel Lake proves that even the unlucky in life can find happiness and contentment if they simply look for the gifts given to them.

Note: Not recommended for children under 16 years old.


Scott Harvey got started with ACT in 2001 and made his directorial debut at ACT in 2016 with the hit The Trouble With Cats. He also directed Daddy’s Girl and No Body Like Jimmy. He has been involved in almost every aspect of the theater productions, from assistant director (Singin’ in the RainWaiting for Godot) to acting (Peter PanThe Secret GardenIt’s a Wonderful LifeMan of La ManchaLooking for Normal) to behind the scenes duties (Little Women,Treasure IslandThe Game’s AfootThe Mousetrap).

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Cast of Characters

Phillip Olsen: Jeff McMahon
Patrick Olsen: Travis Hubbird
Sally Olsen King: Catherine Dorn
Bob King: Danial Dorn
Mary Hardy: Jamie Muller
Lance Hardy: David Milner
Joy: Dinee Rae