“THE LEGEND OF NOAH ZARK” premiers at Maples Repertory Theatre as a bonus production for the summer season.

August 07, 2023

Macon, MO– Maples Repertory Theatre announces an added title to its 2023 season, THE LEGEND OF NOAH ZARK. Written by Wally Nason, who previously bought A BUTCHER, A BAKER, AN AMISH HOMEMAKER to Maples Rep, this premiere will feature Scott Murdock and Tim Clayton playing all the characters in this zany, fast-paced, musical comedy. This performance is added as part of Maples Repertory Theatre’s Whirligig New Works program, a program that fosters new plays and musicals.

Tickets are only $25 and each performance will include a talk-back discussion with the artists in the lobby with light refreshments.


August 11th at 2pm

August 11th at 7:30pm

August 12th at 2pm

August 12 at 7:30pm

August 13th at 2pm (with Sunday dinner for an additional $15 a person)


This is not your grandma’s Noah: The biggest mystery has struck Amish Country of Illinois! Noah Zark (his parents were funny) was a farmer… had always been a farmer… and loved being a farmer. But then God told him to open an antique store. He didn’t know anything about running a business, and his financial situation reflected that. And he certainly never thought he would be the number one suspect in the local crime of the century. When two one-of-a kind flamingo salt and pepper shakers are stolen, it would only make sense that Noah would be the one to snatch them. He could sell them and pay off all his debt. The local townspeople think he’s crazy, the local police think he’s a thief, and his family is concerned about their financial future. What is the master plan in all this?

From the writer & composer of “ A BUTCHER, A BAKER, AN AMISH HOMEMAKER,” from Maples Rep’s 2021 season comes Noah and the quirky group of local folk who frequent his store in this 90-minute mystery musical filled with twists and turns and tales and tunes! You’re going to love The Legend of Noah Zark!

About the Maples Repertory Theatre

Maples Repertory Theatre is a professional Equity theatre located in the heart of downtown Macon, Missouri inside the historic Royal Theatre. Founded in 2004 and celebrating its 20th season in 2023, MRT’s mission is to provide professional theatre experiences and to develop and promote an appreciation for live theatre in rural northern Missouri. Because of Maples Rep, Macon becomes a temporary home to professional actors, directors, designers, and technicians hailing from New York to California from June to December for our six show mainstage season, performances for youth and families, and other special events throughout the year.

For the information on Maples Repertory Theatre and to buy tickets, visit www.maplesrep.com.

About Wally Nason

Wally Nason is a writer in Nashville, TN. Since 2009, he has created music and scripts for over a dozen original Broadway-style musicals for regional theatres from Florida to Pennsylvania and in multiple states in between. Over one million audience members have applauded the inspiring stories and original tunes that Wally has penned in the musicals he has helped create. You can see his work in The Confession Musical, featuring John Schneider (Bo Duke) and Chonda Pierce (top selling female comedian in the world) on Amazon Prime. In addition to his stage works, Wally’s original monologues can be heard in professional music theatre auditions around the country and his songs have been recorded and performed all over the world in multiple languages. Look for his Christmas hit, “Hallelujah, Oh Happy Day” on the Bill Gaither Vocal Band’s Christmas album. “Nason’s stories are so creative and his music is down-right brilliant.” – Darwin Moody, Embassy Music – Nashville, TN. Wally is excited to have created the 90-minute musical comedy, The Legend of Noah Zark, and is thankful to be back with the Maples' audience in Macon! www.WallyNason.com

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