The Community Players: New Season Announcement and More
The Community Players, coming out of a very successful first season in their new location, has announced its 2015-2016 season. "The selection of shows for next season has a great mix, something for everyone," says board vice president Bobbi Whitson. "Some comedy, a little drama, a very entertaining musical, and some brand new pieces should make this year especially appealing to audiences."
The season opens September 11 with Widows and Children First, the third play of Torch Song Trilogy by Harvey Fierstein, directed by Robert Ulsrud. Next, starting November 6, is the zany comedy You Can't Take It With You by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, directed by Vince Flynn. Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley, directed by Scott Berg, opens January 8. This Pulitzer-Prize-winning comedy will be followed on March 11 by the musical Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? by John R. Powers, directed by Mary Anne Fout. The Girl in the Freudian Slip, a charming comedy by William F. Brown, opens May 6 and will be directed by Joanne Anderson. The season concludes with The Festival of One-Acts, opening July 8. "Authors from Arizona are invited to submit original one-act plays," explains Scott Berg, president of the board of directors. "The top three will be chosen by a panel of experienced judges and will be produced as our season finale."
The goal of the Community Players has always been to make theater available to the community. Everyone is welcome to audition. We also encourage everyone who is interested to volunteer, to work on set construction, and to help with the many backstage chores necessary to create a successful production. We are proud to offer quality theater at an affordable price. With this in mind, beginning with the coming season all tickets for every show will be only ten dollars. "We hope that with our new prices," says Berg, "those who haven't been able to come to our shows can now afford it, because we believe in making theater accessible to all."
The Community Playhouse, the new home of The Community Players, is located at 1881 N. Oracle Road in Tucson. For reservations or information regarding the company, please call 520- 887-6239 or visit www.communityplayerstucson.org
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