Town and Country Players 2017 Season
Fridays and Saturdays - October 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 at 8:00pm
Sundays - October 15, 22 at 2:00pm
The Laramie Project - A Drama
Written by Moises Kaufman and The Members of the Tectonic Theater Project
Directed by Rob Rosiello
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The Laramie Project is about the reaction to the 1998 murder of University of Wyoming gay student Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming. The murder was denounced as a hate crime and brought attention to the lack of hate crime laws in various states, including Wyoming. The play draws on hundreds of interviews conducted by the theatre company with inhabitants of the town, company members' own journal entries, and published news reports. It is divided into three acts, and eight actors portray more than sixty characters in a series of short scenes. These include the protests of the Westboro Baptist Church.
November: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - A Family Play
Fridays and Saturdays - November 17, 18, 24, 25 and December 1, 2 at 8:00pm
Saturdays and Sundays - November 18, 19, 25, 26 and December 2 at 2:00pm
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - A Family Play
Dramatized by Joseph Robinette from the story by C.S. Lewis
Directed by Jesse Roy
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Set in the land of Narnia, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia. The intense action features chases, duels and escapes as the witch is determined to keep Narnia in her possession and to end the reign of Aslan. All the memorable episodes from the story are represented in this exciting dramatization: the temptation of Edmund by the witch, the slaying of the evil wolf by Peter, the witnessing of Aslan's resurrection by Susan and Lucy, the crowning of the four new rulers of Narnia, and more. The supporting characters are also here: the unicorn, the centaur and other forest animals, along with Father Christmas, Mr. and Mrs. Beaver and Tumnus the Faun. This story of love, faith, courage and giving, with its triumph of good over evil, is a true celebration of life.
Fridays and Saturdays - April 21, 22, 28, 29 & May 5, 6 at 8:00pm
Sundays - April 23, 30 at 2:00pm
Rumors - A Comedy by Neil Simon
Directed by Jon Knapp
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Rumors starts with Ken Gorman and his wife, Chris, at the 10th anniversary party of Charlie Brock, the Deputy Mayor of New York, and his wife, Myra. Unfortunately, things are not going quite to plan. All the kitchen staff is gone, Myra is missing, and Charlie has shot himself in the head. Hoping to avoid a scandal, Ken and Chris go about covering up what they assume to be the truth of the situation. As the rest of the guests arrive — Claire and Len Ganz, Ernie and Cookie Cusack, and Cassie and Glenn Cooper — the story of Charley and Myra’s anniversary evening gone awry grows and develops. In the end all the guests are complicit in a cover-up that no one even really understands, but the fantastical events of the evening are hilarious and give a rich basis for great characters doing what Neil Simon does best – making the mundane…insane!
Fridays and Saturdays - June 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 at 8:00pm
Sundays - June 11, 18 at 2:00pm
A Few Good Men - A Drama by Aaron Sorkin
Directed by Nancy Ridgeway
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A Few Good Men is about the trial of two Marines for complicity in the death of a fellow Marine at Guantanamo Bay. The Navy lawyer, a callow young man more interested in softball games than the case, expects a plea bargain and a cover up of what really happened. Prodded by a female member of his defense team, the lawyer eventually makes a valiant effort to defend his clients and, in so doing, puts the military mentality and the Marine code of honor on trial.
Fridays and Saturdays - July 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 at 8:00pm
Saturdays and Sundays - July 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 at 2:00pm
Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka - A Family Friendly Musical
Lyrics by Anthony Newley, Music by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse
Adapted for the stage by Leslie Bricusse and Tim McDonald
Based on the book, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Directed by Sheldon Zeff
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Willy Wonka, owner of a mysterious chocolate factory, invites the audience to join him in a world of “pure imagination”. The five people who find Golden Tickets in Wonka bars win a tour and a lifetime supply of chocolate. Charlie learns Augustus Gloop, has found the first Golden Ticket. Slowly, Veruca Salt, Violet Beauregarde, and Mike Teavee are revealed as the other winners. When Charlie gets his own Golden Ticket, he selects his Grandpa Joe to accompany him. Wonka introduces them to the Oompa-Loompas. He continues the tour by revealing a pink candy boat that takes them down a chocolate river. Because of each of the children’s own greedy foibles, the first four children meet with ironic punishing fates and are removed from the tour. At one point, Charlie and Grandpa Joe are separated from the group and discover the Fizzy Lifting Drink. They taste a bit of the drink and fly towards the sky. They rejoin the group. At the conclusion of the tour Charlie thanks Wonka for the tour and admits to tasting the Fizzy Lifting Drink. Wonka reveals the tour was a test of character and only Charlie has succeeded. Wonka proclaims Charlie as his successor
Fridays and Saturdays - September 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23 at 8:00pm
Sundays - September 10, 17 at 2:00pm
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee - A Musical
Conceived by Rebecca Feldman with music and lyrics by William Finn
Based on a book by Rachel Sheinkin
Directed by: Alana Caraccio
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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee features a fast-paced wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience. An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home life, the tweens spell their way through a series of [potentially made-up] words hoping to never hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box. This show also offers a special opportunity for audience volunteers to participate as additional spelling bee contestants!
T&C Opening Night Silent Auctions
In 2013, as part of our Restroom Renovation project, Town and Country Players was fortunate to acquire artwork from various theatrical celebrities and other artists. As part of our 70th season festivities, T&C will be hosting a Silent Auction during the Opening Night performance and reception of each of our main stage shows. During the Silent Auction, one select piece of artwork will be displayed in the Lobby of our theatre and Patrons will have the opportunity to bid on the artwork. Each piece will have a minimum bid and incremental bid levels and at the end of the night, the person with the highest bid will win the artwork.
Some of the pieces are quite outstanding and we think you will really enjoy this opportunity! The auction item chosen for Rumors is an original drawing by Alec Baldwin.
Some of the other pieces we have acquired include a self-portrait by Dick Van Dyke, drawings by Adam West, Rita Moreno, Zach Galifianakis, Eva Marie Saint, Henry Winkler, Jay Leno and Carl Reiner and specialized pieces like the autographed script from Last Man Standing signed by Tim Allen and the CD signed by Chubby Checker.
If you have visited our Lobby, you will see many other artists featured on our autograph wall and we are so grateful for their support. Don't miss this chance to own your own piece of theatrical history!
$70 for our 70thHelp us improve our handicapped parking and outdoor handicap ramp and get recognized in our Playbill. View Flyer
We have partnered with Big Brothers/Big Sisters to host a donation bin which is located at the front of our theatre in our courtyard. Please feel free to take a white bag from the basket in the Clubroom and fill it with your donated items. BBBS will accept clothing, shoes and household items that fit within the pulldown drop slot on the bin. When you drop your bag off at the bin, make sure to leave the tag with your information in the collection box in the Clubroom. At the end of our regular main stage season, one tag will be chosen and the winner will receive the following:
Dinner for 2 at Chambers Restaurant in Doylestown
Carriage ride with Frosty & Rudolph through Doylestown, PA
2 Tickets to the T&C Holiday Show in December 2017
STUDENT DISCOUNT TICKETS
$10 Student Discount Tickets are now available at the T&C Box Office one hour prior to curtain and are based upon availability. Please show a valid student ID. Limit two tickets per student. Student discount tickets are only available in person at the T&C Box Office and cannot be reserved in advance.
VolunteersT&C is looking for volunteers interested in working in all areas of our productions. Please contact Victoria Schultheis VP of Productions at firstname.lastname@example.org
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