2017-2018 Season

Wendy Darling

by Ira Hauptman
Directed by Heather Schultz
Produced by Kirsten Peninger
Stage Manager Wendy Brinker

Sept. 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 & 23, 2017 at 8:00pm
Sept. 17 & 24, 2017 at 2:00pm

Randy Benge, Elizabeth Harelik, Brian Henry, Mackenzie Joseph, Jeff Kemeter, Ken Kline, Megan Lear, & Cody Schmid

A brand new play receiving its first fully staged production. In this darkly comic version of the Peter Pan story, Wendy's mother sets in motion a journey that threatens to change her family forever.

Suggested for audiences ages 13 and older.

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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

by Edward Albee
Directed by Michael Day
Stage Manager Don Yarman

Oct. 20, 21, 27, 28, Nov. 3, & 4, 2017 at 8:00pm
Oct. 29 & Nov. 5, 2017 at 2:00pm

Gary Braunbeck, Colleen Cunningham, Erin Haught, & Benjamin Turner

Edward Albee's award-winning iconic play, in which a middle-aged college professor and his wife invite into their home an unwitting younger couple for drinks after a late-night faculty party. The resulting evening is a wicked jumble of mind games, attempted seductions, and shattering revelations.

Due to strong language and adult situations, this show is recommended for mature audiences.

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Crimes of the Heart

by Beth Henley
Directed by Sarah Merkey
Produced by Wendy Brinker
Stage Manager Casey Merkey

Dec. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, & 16, 2017 at 8:00pm
Dec. 10 & 17, 2017 at 2:00pm

Cory Baker, Sylvia Gonzalez, Jeff Kemeter, Susie McGarry, Colleen Nerney, & Heather Schultz

In the Pulitzer Prize-winning dark comedy, three eccentric Southern sisters come together after one shoots her husband, exposing their unique quirks, longings, and regrets as each comes to terms with the consequences of her own "crime of the heart."

Suggested for audiences ages 13 and older.

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Simply Staged: Albee Fest

Readers theatre presentations of three Edward Albee plays
Jan. 11 & 13, 2018 at 8:00pm

Curtain Players welcomes Actors' Theatre of Columbus to present a special readers theatre event featuring two works by American playwright Edward Albee.

Simply Staged: Albee Fest has each theatre company presenting for audiences a staged reading of a full-length Albee play each night:

  • Seascape from Actors' Theatre on Thursday January 11
  • A Delicate Balance from Curtain Players on Saturday January 13

Suggested for audiences ages 13 and older.

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Lettice and Lovage

by Peter Shaffer
Directed by Hal Houston
Produced by Booth Muller
Stage Manager Wendy Brinker

Feb. 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, & 24, 2018 at 8:00pm
Feb. 18 & 25, 2018 at 2:00pm

Sharifa Andrews, Cory Baker, Mony Carpenter, Bronwynn Hopton, Jeff Kemeter, & Jacqueline Salvador

A warm and charming comedy from the author of Amadeus and Equus about a flamboyant tour guide consigned to the "dullest castle in England" who embellishes its history until she is confronted by her fact-conscious boss.

Suitable for audience of all ages.

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The Trip to Bountiful

by Horton Foote
Directed by James F. Petsche
Produced by Booth Muller & James F. Petsche
Stage Manager Carolyn Jakubczak

Mar. 23, 24, 30, 31, Apr. 6, & 7, 2018 at 8:00pm
Mar. 25 & Apr. 8, 2018 at 2:00pm

Randy Benge, Maci Bingman, Nita Dean, Julie Emmert-Silvius, Brian N. Henry, Darnell Lautt, Barbara Leeman, Ruedy Leeman, Randy Lenhart, & Emily Turner.

An aging widow runs away from her son and daughter-in-law and their cramped Houston apartment to realize her dearest dream: to return to her beloved hometown, Bountiful. What starts as an ordinary trip soon becomes an inspiring and life-changing journey of discovery.

Suitable for audience of all ages.

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Exit the King

by Eugene Ionesco
Directed by Danielle Mari
Produced by Booth Muller
Stage Manager Jennifer Shively

May 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, & 19, 2018 at 8:00pm
May 6 & 20, 2018 at 2:00pm

Brian Henry, Tony Ludovico, Laura Tirronen, Aaron Turnbull, Elise Vargo, & E. Molly Watson

In Ionesco's most accessible Absurdist drama, it's King Berenger's dying day and also the last day of the universe. Everything is falling apart - from his own palace to the very physics of the solar system. Will his commands to restore order be enough? Or will we fade into the mist?

Presented without intermission, as the playwright intended.

Suggested for audiences ages 13 and older.

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Charlotte's Web

by Joseph Robinette
Directed by Keely Kurtas-Chapman
Stage Manager Kirsten Peninger

June 14, 15, & 16, 2018 at 7:30pm
June 21, 22, & 23, 2018 at 7:30pm

Halli Ackley, Ashton Boyd, Liz Bratt, Mia Doron, Sarah Gainey, Dan Griscom, Kate Hawthorne, Alicia Hoffman, Kate Hofmann, Mackenzie Joseph, Courtney Lingnofski, Mia Lingnofski, Ryan Long, Tony Ludovico, Rosalyn Makofsky, Lexi Probasco, Mia Salopek, Ashley Schuliger, Kelsey Schuliger, Maggie Wertz, & Alex Wettrich

The beloved children's book by E.B. White has been transformed into a play by Joseph Robinette. It tells the story of a young pig on the Arable family farm who is saved from slaughter. That pig, named Wilbur, tries to make friends with everyone at his new home on the Zuckerman Farm and finds comfort with his closest new friend, Charlotte, a spider. Charlotte repeatedly saves Wilbur by writing words about him in her web.

Presented in the amphitheatre in beautiful Alum Creek Park North!

Suitable for audience of all ages.

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