2011-2012 Season

Dial M for Murder

by Frederick Knott
Directed by Michael Day
Sep. 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 & 24, 2011 at 8:00pm
Sep. 18 & 25, 2011 at 2:00pm
Featuring: Laura Miller, John Grote, Casey Merkey, Patrick Schaefer and Tony Ludovico. As the Theatre Owners and Staff: Tony Ludovico, Mary Lynn Hohman, Tisha Hanley, and Greg Kurtz

In this popular 1952 Broadway thriller (later adapted by Alfred Hitchcock into a Hollywood film), Tony Wendice has married his wife, Margot, for her money and now plans to murder her for the same reason. His efforts to execute the perfect crime are the basis for a tale of mystery and suspense.

Suitable for General Audiences.

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The Dining Room

by A.R. Gurney
Directed by James F. Petsche
Oct. 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29, 2011 at 8:00pm
Oct. 23 & 30, 2011 at 2:00pm
Featuring: Cory Baker, Randy Benge, Megan Evans, Mary Fisher, Laura Smith Hill, and Drew Washburn

Gurney's play is described as a brilliantly conceived and richly humorous theatrical tour de force in which six performers portray a wide array of diverse characters as they delineate the dying lifestyle of the wealthy upper middle class, and the now neglected room which was once a vital center of family life.

Suitable for Ages 13 and Up.

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Over the River and
Through the Woods

by Joe DiPietro
Directed by Michael Fusco
Nov. 25 & 26, 2011 at 8:00pm
Dec. 2, 3, 9 & 10, 2011 at 8:00pm
Dec. 4 & 11, 2011 at 2:00pm

Nick is a single, Italian-American guy from New Jersey. His parents retired and moved to Florida. That doesn't mean his family isn't still in Jersey. In fact, he sees both sets of his grandparents every Sunday for dinner. This is routine until he has to tell them that he's been offered a dream job — marketing executive — that would take him to Seattle, far away from his beloved, but annoying, grandparents. The news doesn't sit so well. Thus Frank, Aida, Nunzio and Emma begin a series of schemes to keep Nick around.

Suitable for all ages.

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Crossing Delancey

by Susan Sandler
Directed by Kate Charlesworth-Miller
Feb. 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 & 25, 2012 at 8:00pm
Feb. 19 & 26, 2012 at 2:00pm

Set in New York City, this romantic comedy explores the age old traditional roles of women as expressed by Bubbie, the lovable, feisty, sharp-witted grandma contrasted by the liberated options of the "new woman" explored by her granddaughter Isabelle "Izzy" Grossman. When Bubbie and the matchmaker Hannah try to arrange a date for Izzy with Sam, the local pickle vendor, a generational and cultural clash erupts. Izzy has ideas of her own regarding her love life.

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Music & lyrics by Maury Yeston
Story & Book by Peter Stone

Directed by April Olt
Apr. 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28, 2012 at 8:00pm
Apr. 22 & 29, 2012 at 2:00pm
Featuring: An ensemble cast of over 30 performers!

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the RMS Titanic's tragic maiden voyage, Curtain Players presents Titanic the Musical, the 1997 winner of five Tony Awards including Best Musical. Titanic features an ensemble cast who portray real-life individuals of all classes who either survived or perished in the early hours of April 15, 1912. The musical examines the causes, the conditions and the personal stories involved in this quintessential disaster of the 20th century. It also explores the provocative questions: Is bigger, faster and stronger always better? Is the advancement of technology always progress? What is the value of human life?

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The House of Yes

by Wendy MacLeod
Directed by Keely Kurtas-Chapman
Jun. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 & 16, 2012 at 8:00pm
Jun. 10 & 17, 2012 at 2:00pm

Playwright MacLeod is the James E. Michael playwright-in-residence at her alma mater, Kenyon College in Gambier. In her darkly humorous comedy-drama, it's Thanksgiving, and son Marty's arrival home is greatly anticipated by his mother, Mrs. Pascal, his twin sister, Jackie-O, and his younger brother, Anthony. He arrives during a hurricane, but worse than the storm is the fact that Marty brings Lesly, his fiancée. The introduction of this young woman threatens to ruin everything for this dysfunctional family existing in its own little world.

For mature audiences due to adult language and situations.

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