Main Stage 2014/2015 – Our 87th Season!
The Community Players presents it’s 87th season featuring The (Somewhat True) Tale of Robin Hood, 9 to 5 – The Musical, The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife and Nunsense II – The Second Coming. Why not consider a “Season Ticket” and receive the three main stage shows at a discounted rate. As a benefit, you would have first pick at your current seat for the following season. Season tickets are on sale now! For more information on Season Tickets, please contact our Subscription Sales Chair – David Murdo at 344-4747 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The (Somewhat) True Tale of Robin Hood
October 17 at 7pm & 18 at 2pm
Directed by Karen Braz
It’s hard to be humble when you’re a swashbuckling, egocentric superhero. But as the Children’s Theatre Project, directed by Karen Braz, celebrates its 19th season with this Monty Python-esque retelling of the classic Robin Hood tale, our gallant guy in green tries his best. This time around, the legendary legend ecounters a lovely damsel-in-distress obsessed with skin conditions, the ever-scheming, ever-bowling Sheriff of Nottingham, the bad-guy wannabe Prince John, and a good-natured “Town’s Gal” who manages to maker her way into every scene, whether she belongs there or not. This, plus a band of spoon-wielding merry men who’s collective I.Q. equals six, makes for an irreverent jaunt through Sherwood Forrest that you won’t soon forget!
November 21, 22 at 7:30pm & 23 at 2pm
Directed by Michael Coppola
The Players’ Main Stage season kicks off with the hit musical version of the famous Dolly Parton film!
Violet Newstead, Judy Bernly, and Doralee Rhodes are three office workers who are fed up with their lecherous, womanizing department executive, Franklin Hart Jr. After a night of debauchery and fantasizing about how they would kill him, events transpire that begin to fulfill their fantasies! An accidental coffee poisoning, a nosy personal assistant, a kidnapping, a discovered embezzlement, and some philandering shenanigans converge to provide these three overlooked ladies with the comeuppance they crave! This play earned 15 Drama Desk Award nominations and 4 Tony nominations, including best original score by Dolly Parton.
The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife
February 13, 14 at 7:30pm and 15 at 2pm
Directed by Jim Webber
This delightful “Neil Simon-esque” comedy by Charles Busch warms up our winter stage. After the recent death of her therapist, Upper West Side “culture vulture” Marjorie Taub spirals into a mid-life depression, causing her to flip out in a Disney Store and smash several overpriced ceramic figurines. Confined to her high-rise condo with shades drawn, Marjorie is of no use to her husband, Ira, now semi-retired but running a clinic for the homeless people with allergies, or her mother, Frieda, who is obsessed with her own bathroom habits. Her only friend seems to be the doorman, Mohammed, a sweet young man who does odd jobs and borrows her books on philosophy. Back into her life comes artistic, uninhibited, well-traveled, artist-friendly Lee, an old friend of Marjorie’s. After hearing a great deal about the amazing Lee over the years, yet never meeting her, Ira and Frieda had started thinking that Lee is a figment of Marjorie’s frayed imagination, until she actually appears. The mysterious Lee soon transforms their lives, drawing Marjorie out of her depression, improving her love life with Ira and her relationship with her mother. When some truths about Lee finally come to light, Marjorie proves she is ready to manage her life again.
May 8, 9 at 7:30pm and 10 at 2pm
Directed by Beth Fenske.
The sisters are back! Taking place six weeks after they staged their first benefit, “Nunsense II” sees the parochial power sisters presenting a “thank-you” show for all the people who supported them in the past. But now, they’re a bit slicker, having been “bitten by the theater bug.” Things get to off to a rousing start as the sisters sing Nunsense, the Magic Word, but before long, chaos erupts. Two Franciscans come to claim Sister Mary Amnesia (who’s won the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes) as one of their own. At the same time the nuns hear that a talent scout is in the audience to see them strut their stuff. From the riotous bingo game run by Sister Amnesia to the hilarious duet, What Would Elvis Do?, to the rousing finale, There’s Only One Way to End Your Prayers and That’s to Say Amen!, this show will have you rolling in the aisles!
With Kevin Gardner and Kathy Somssich
Directed by Wayland Bunnell
Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa Gardner start writing notes to each other in grammar school, and keep at it for 50 years, tracing their ever-changing relationship, and the changing worlds that surround them. Come celebrate life as it was lived before Facebook, Twitters, Instagrams, and Skype!