WELCOME TO OUR 71st SEASON!

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WORKSHOP PLAYERS THEATER PRESENTS

OUR 71st SEASON

 OVER 70 YEARS OF ENTERTAINMENT

1948-2019

Farce of Habit by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten

Directed by Dave MacKeigan.

September 13, 14, 15, 16 and 21, 22, 23 

We open our 71st season with an OVER the top comedy hailing from Mayhew, Arkansas.  Join us as D. Gene Wilburn welcomes us to his “Reel ‘Em Inn” fishing lodge in the Ozarks. All Wilburn wants is a peaceful weekend on the lake, but alas, his wife tries to white-knuckle her way through caffeine withdrawal, his son’s marriage is falling apart, and his sister is caught up in a bizarre undercover police operation.  Toss in an ego centric relationship guru, an axe murderer and a handful of nuns and his dreams of tranquility fizzle.  Nonetheless, Director, Dave Mackeigan is bound to snare his audiences, hook, line and sinker.

Night Watch, by Lucille Fletcher

Directed by Pat Price

November 8, 9, 10, 11 and 16, 17, 18 

Next up is an OVER THE EDGE thriller with veteran director Pat Price at the helm. It’s guaranteed to keep audiences on the edges of their seats. Elaine Wheeler is plagued by memories of a turbulent past and cannot sleep. Across the way, in another building, she spies a dead body. Her husband and best friend do their best to calm her when police, called to the scene, can find no evidence of a crime. Is Elaine on the verge of a breakdown? Should she be committed? Who can be trusted with the truth? Anxieties increase and lead to a chilling climax that literally turns lives upside down. Come enjoy this roller coaster ride of a show! 

Forever Plaid, by Stuart Ross

Directed by Mike LaRochelle

January 17, 18, 19 20 and 25, 26, 27

Director Mike LaRochelle makes his Workshop directorial debut with four male characters who have the unique chance for a DO-OVER. Sparky, Smudge, Jinx and Frankie’s dreams of becoming their own pitch perfect Barbershop Quartet was cut short by an untimely deadly accident on the way to their first gig. Miraculously, the clouds open and the “Plaids” have one opportunity to come back to earth to strut their stuff … and strut they do! Get ready for a nostalgic trip back to the fabulous 50s as they deliver beloved songs, alongside their delightful patter. It’s a hoot for them and a special treat for us! It’s a perfect show to take the chill out of winter blues. 

Charlottes Web by Josh Robinette adapted from the book by E.B.White 

Directed by Kristina Rivera 

March 14, 15, 16, 17 and 22, 23, 24

Adults, alongside children, have the chance to experience OVER again a favorite children’s classic. All of our favorite characters appear including Wilbur, the irresistible young pig who desperately wants to avoid the butcher; Fern, a girl who understands what animals say to each other; Templeton, the gluttonous rat who can occasionally be talked into a good deed; and, most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who proves to be “a true friend and a good writer.” This is a beautiful, knowing play about friendship will give audience an evening of nostalgic enchantment. Add director Kristina Rivera into the mix and this one’s a sure fire hit.

The Savannah Sipping Society by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten

Directed by Pat Price 

May 9, 10, 11, 12 and 17, 18, 19

Here we find four unique females, each seeking a MAKE OVER to escape the perceived mess their lives have become. A chance meeting brings them together, but it’s over the course of six months, filled with laughter, misadventures, and the occasional liquid refreshment, these middle-aged women successfully bond and find the confidence to jumpstart their new lives. Along the way, they discover lasting friendships and a renewed determination to live in the moment. So join us and director Pat Price to raise your glass for these strong women who come to so fiercely embrace better things in life. “Cheers!” to this joyful, touching Jones, Hope, Wooten comedy!

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MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATER

  FUNERAL FOR A GANGSTER

 By Eileen Moushey of Mysteries by Moushey

Directed by Pat Price

 German’s Villa  

3330 Liberty Avenue Vermilion 

March 1st evening performance 6:30 p.m.

March 2nd matinee performance 1:30 p.m.

Reservations are required!

Step back into the past to join the mob send off for the late Vito “The Gut” Marzetti at the Speakeasy “Ruby’s Place”. There the grieving family is holding “services” for the Don. They include Joey “The Lump”, Frankie “Marbkes” and the proprietor of the club Ruby “Fingers” Marzetti. And of course Lena, “The Gut’s” heartbroken Widow. It’s up to the audience to make like detectives to solve who murdered Vito (after the his third helping of moo goo gai pan – he wasn’t called “The Gut” for nothing!)  Come help us solve the mystery by supporting Workshop players “fun-raiser” feel free to dress with a nod to the days of the Speakeasies!

 Funeral By A Ganster is produced by special arrangements with Mysteries by Moushey.

TICKET PRICES AND SEASON SUBSCRIPTIONS Individual tickets are $15 each. Groups of 10 or more to the same performance will receive a $2 discount per ticket. A 5-ticket subscription package is just $60 and includes one ticket to every regular season show.

CURTAIN TIMES

 Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 pm Sunday Matinees are at 3pm

Doors open 45 minutes before the show time.

RESERVATION POLICY Reservations can be made by phone or online at www.workshopplayers.com We accept cash, check and most major credit cards. There is a small convenience fee when using credit cards. All reservations must be paid for in advance. Contact the box office for more information.

BOX OFFICE 440-988-5613