Goodell Gardens & Homestead’s vision calls for creating programming and events for botanical and ecological education, music and the arts, and community engagement and enrichment. 

The Gardens and buildings at Goodell offer a beautiful venue for live theatre! 

In 2021 we began a partnership with Meadville Community Theatre to bring live, outdoor theatre to the Gardens. That partnership will continue in 2022! 

The Last Comedienne

Friday, July 15, 2022 at 7 pm

In this play, three comics vie for the $100,000 prize in the National Comedienne Joke-Off. Audience members will see the action on-air and off, and will choose the contest winner at the end of this interactive show! 

Tickets are $10 per person ($5 for members of Goodell Gardens & Homestead or Meadville Community Theatre).

Support two wonderful community organizations with a single ticket! Proceeds will be split equally between Goodell Gardens & Homestead and Meadville Community Theatre! 

Join in the fun! 

Dreaming of your own Mrs. Maisel moment?

Sign up to perform your stand-up set prior to the show by calling MCT at 814-333-1773 or emailing

If you would like to audition to be part of the cast, keep an eye on MCT’s website ( and Facebook page (

Everyone is welcome; no experience required. 

Thank you to those who make our Gardens and programs possible

The 2022 Program of Events is made possible by a Special Events Grant from ECGRA.

Financial support is also received from the Carrie H. & Margaret E. Goodell Fund of the Erie Community Foundation.