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
Featuring:

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
Featuring:

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

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

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, 12, & 13, 2018 at 8:00pm

Curtain Players collaborates with other central Ohio stage companies to present staged readings of three Edward Albee plays in a celebration of one of the most decorated American playwrights, who died in 2016 at age 88. Albee, whose works won three Pulitzer Prizes for Drama and two Tony Awards for Best Play, first won acclaim with the now iconic Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, of which Curtain Players is giving a full production in October 2017.


Lettice and Lovage

by Peter Shaffer
Directed by Hal Houston

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

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.

Script Review: Thursday, November 9, 2017

Auditions: Sunday, November 19, 2017

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The Trip to Bountiful

by Horton Foote
Directed by James F. Petsche

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

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.

Script Review: Thursday, January 4, 2018

Auditions: Sunday, January 14, 2018

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Exit the King

by Eugene Ionesco
Directed by Danielle Mari

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

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?

Suggested for audiences ages 13 and older.

Script Review: Monday, January 29, 2018

Auditions: Sunday, February 11, 2018

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