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TUCSON, AZ: The Community Players, Tucson's premiere “little” theatre company and one of the oldest existing theatre companies in Tucson, has announced its line up for the upcoming 2016-2017 season. “We are very proud of our next season,” says Scott Berg, Board president of the company. "The diversity of our selection will make this a season that everyone will enjoy.” In addition, The Players will be welcoming several new directors to the company during the season. “It's good to have the energy of new voices,” says Berg. “You open up a whole new library of plays and bring different visions to the company and the community.”
The season begins with a humorous and warmhearted play, Real Women Have Curves, a look at a Mexican-American teenage girl coming of age in a boiling cauldron of cultural expectations, class constrictions, family duty, and her own personal aspirations. Written by Josefina Lopez, the play is based on her own personal experiences. This will be local actor/director Eddie Diaz's first production with The Community Players.
Next up is a time- tested classic comedy Morning's At Seven, by Paul Osborn , directed by Vince Flynn. Vince directed Light Up The Sky, Rumors and You Can't Take It With You over the past three seasons with The Community Players. Morning's At Seven focuses on four sisters living in a small Midwestern town in 1938, and the ramifications within the family when two of them begin to question their lives and decide to make some changes before it is too late.
Things get a little more serious in January. Murder At Green Meadows, by Douglas Post, is a suspense-filled drama full of unexpected plot twists. Suburbia isn't all manicured lawns and Sunday brunches. And no matter how close you think you are to your friends, there may be much more that you don't see when they are behind closed doors. This nail biter is directed by husband and wife team Morgan and Pat Fitch, who have lit up the TCP stage several times since moving here from Chicago.
There's music in the air as spring arrives. Wartime always has its heroes, but these three unlikely brothers bravely save the day for some troops in the South Pacific. The Andrews Brothers is a lighthearted romp through 1940's wartime created by Roger Bean and directed by Scott Berg. A USO show is threatened with cancellation when a famous trio of singing sisters is quarantined on the way to the island base, and it's up to the three earnest and determined stagehands to go on with the show.
The final offering of the season will be The Second Annual New One Act Play Festival. This festival gives Arizona playwrights the opportunity to have their original, unproduced oneact plays read and judged. The top three plays will be staged by TCP. Contest rules can be found on the TCP website at www.communityplayerstucson.org.
The dates for this incredible season are as follows:
Real Women Have Curves – September 9-25, 2016
Morning's At Seven – November 11-27, 2016
Murder At Green Meadow – January 6-22, 2017
The Andrews Brothers – March 10-26, 2017
The 2nd Annual New One Act Play Festival – July 14-23rd, 2017
Show times for all TCP's performances are Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 and Sunday afternoons at 2:00. Tickets are only $10 for all performances and reservations are strongly recommended. Reservations can be made by calling 520-887-6239. The Community Playhouse is located at 1881 N. Oracle Road, Tucson. Parking and the theatre entrance are located at the rear of the building off 13th Avenue. TCP is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization.
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