2009-2010 Season

Charley's Aunt

by Brandon Thomas
Directed by Petie Dodrill
Sept. 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 & 26, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.
Sept. 20 & 27, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.
Featuring: Leon Farnese Axt, Heavenee Chardler, Rick Isbell, Erin Marchesse, Jihad Milhem, Ronald E. Nocks, Julie Russell, Patrick Schaefer, Jamie Strack and Drew Washburn

Set in Oxford, England in 1892, this is the world-famous farce which has moved millions to tears of laughter. In a time and culture where single young ladies were expected to be strictly chaperoned when in the presence of single young gentlemen, Jack and Charley invite their lady loves to lunch in order to meet Charley's wealthy aunt. When the aunt sends word that her visit has been delayed, Charley and Jack persuade one of their college chums to dress up in women's clothes and pose as the aunt.

Suitable for General Audiences.

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Run For Your Wife

by Ray Cooney
Directed by Tim Browning
Oct. 23, 24, 30 & 31, 2009 at 8:00pm
Nov 6 & 7, 2009 at 8:00pm
Nov 1 & 8, 2009 at 2:00pm
Featuring: Nick Lingnofski, Ben Hackney, Laura Miller, Ashley Greene, Char Anderson, Jeb Bigelow, Dale Bush and Jeff Kemeter

The story of London cab driver John Smith, with two wives, two lives, and a very precise schedule for juggling them both. When John's attempts to stop a mugging go awry, he finds himself off his schedule and under investigation. Complication is piled upon complication as the cabby tries to keep his double life from exploding.

Suitable for Ages 13 and Up.

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A Little House Christmas

Adapted for the stage by James DeVita
Based on Little House on the Prairie
by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Directed by Don Roberts
Nov. 27 & 28, 2009 at 8:00pm
Dec. 4, 5, 11 & 12, 2009 at 8:00pm
Dec. 6 & 13, 2009 at 2:00pm
Featuring: Cherish Myers, Adrianna Quinones, Carla Carpenter, Mark Boughton, Dan Stanton, Shelley Seabury, Madison Seabury, Nolan Martin, Rich Bloom and Tyler Mason

Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House books are beloved for their depiction of the joys and struggles of a family settling the American Prairie. Celebrate the holidays with this new and heartwarming adventure that shows that the simple things make living worthwhile as Mary and Laura learn the true meaning of friendship in this inspirational and uplifting story.

Suitable for all ages.

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Hedda Gabler

by Henrik Ibsen
Directed by Matt Hermes
March 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 & 20, 2010 at 8:00pm
March 14 & 21, 2010 at 2:00pm
Featuring: Linda Browning Hughes, Nancy Meyer, Micah Jenkins, Emily Bach, Laura Miller, Joe Lusher and Jeremy Ryan Brown

In Ibsen's classic social drama, where conventionality is obligatory, non-conformist Hedda Gabler finds herself caught in a passionless marriage of convenience. Upon the reappearance of an old flame of hers, who is now an academic rival of her husband's for a prime professorship, Hedda must make critical decisions—the consequences of which will change everything.

Suitable for Ages 13 and Up.

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A Thousand Clowns

by Herb Gardner
Directed by Mark Fusco
Apr. 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 & May 1, 2010 at 8:00pm
Apr. 25 & May 2, 2010 at 2:00pm
Featuring: Stefan Langer, Courtney Lingnofski, Conner Poulin, Doug Browell, Nolan Martin and Alex Smith

We all break the rules once in awhile. For Murray Burns, it's a way of life. Gainfully unemployed, he moves through his day like it's one long Vaudeville routine, happily using the entire population of New York City as his straight man. His partner in comedy is his witty 12-year-old nephew, Nick, whom he's taken care of since his sister left to run a "quick" errand—that ended up lasting seven years. When concerns about Nick's unconventional upbringing lead a pair of social workers to Murray's doorstep, they threaten to take away the two things he values most: his relationship with his nephew and his carefully-crafted, decidedly offbeat lifestyle. The uptight visitors soon get more than they bargain for, however, as Murray's eccentric influence begins to transform their predictable lives into an absurd, screwball comedy. This Tony-nominated show (which is surprisingly clown-free) promises warmth, laughter, charm—and one very large chipmunk.

Suitable for Ages 13 and Up.

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by Theresa Rebeck
Directed by April Olt
May 28 & 29, 2010 at 8:00pm
June 4, 5, 11 & 12, 2010 at 8:00pm
June 6 & 13, 2010 at 2:00pm
Featuring: Natalie Jensen, Patrick Schaefer, Randy Benge, Charlie Sloin and Marla Williams

"Passionate, mysterious and wildly funny." - Variety

The stakes are high when half-sisters inherit a book of rare stamps that may include the "crown jewel" of the stamp-collecting world. The battle for possession takes a dangerous turn when three rival collectors enter the sisters' world, willing to go to any lengths to stake their claim on the find. Combining the best aspects of Hitchcock, Chandler and Mamet, Mauritius is a gripping blend of sharp comedy and heart-pounding drama that simmers with constant surprise.

Mauritius includes strong language.
Not recommended for children under 14.

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2010 Playwrights Festival

Now in its Eighth Year!
July   9 & 10, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.
July 16 & 17, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.
July 23 & 24, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.

Once again, Curtain Players will feature the exciting and entertaining plays of up and coming playwrights from around the country. Be they comedies, thrillers, dramas, or thought-provoking new works, we bring you new and unpublished shows and an audience with the playwrights. From one-acts to full-length, ranging from readings to fully-staged productions, the Playwrights Festival offers you a chance to meet the playwrights and become a part of their process and contribute your thoughts to the future of theatre.

Below are this year's featured scripts:

  • Rheumatoid Floyd by Jay Huling • July 9 & 10, 2010
  • Lot In Life by Doug Brook • July 9 & 10, 2010
  • Closure by James McLindon • July 16 & 17, 2010
  • The Ancient Mariner by J. C. Svec • July 23 & 24, 2010


  • Single Performance: $5.00
  • Festival Pass: $10.00
  • NOTE: The Festival is not part of regular season subscription package.

About the Festival

The Curtain Players Playwrights Festival was created during the 2002–2003 season by local playwrights within the CP family who each had scripts that were at a developmental point where an audience becomes essential. The goal of the festival is to mount small, low-budget productions, focusing on the words, and seek feedback and discussion from an audience; feedback that the playwrights use to better their works and ready them for larger, future productions and eventual publication. Several Festival alumni have seen their work receive full productions.