WORKSHOP PLAYERS THEATER PRESENTS
OUR 72nd SEASON
OVER 70 YEARS OF ENTERTAINMENT
Becky’s New Car, by Stephen Dietz,
Directed by Judy MacKeigan
September 12, 13, 14, 15 and September 20, 21, 22
Becky Foster is middle-aged, working in middle management and lost in a middlin’ marriage and longs for that proverbial “road not taken.” When a multi-millionaire chances into the car dealership where she works, she is offered that opportunity. It’s true that everything could change, but fear of the unknown causes her to lead a double life. One as a “middle” person and the other as a fabulous new Becky. Will one catch up with the other? “BECKY’S NEW CAR is that perfect blend of hilarious comedy and substantial weight, a story about choices and consequences that could believably happen to anyone.” —Broadway Hour. Director Judy MacKeigan has provided us with a gem in this one!
The Jungle Book Adapted by Monica Flory based on the stories by Rudyard Kipling,
Directed by Jennifer Ludwig
November 7, 8, 9, 10 and November 15, 16, 17
In this action-packed adaptation of the classic adventure story, precocious Mowgli grows up believing he’s as fierce a wolf as any of the members of his pack. When he learns he is actually a human, he must discover how to reconcile these very different identities, and decide whether to remain with the pack, or return to the human world from which he was born. Director Jennifer Ludwig agrees this family friendly for all ages play will have everyone asking, What will he choose? And will he be trained in the Law of the Jungle in time to defeat Shere Khan, the most feared animal of all?
Odd Couple (Female version), by Neil Simon
Directed by Shelbey Linder
January 16, 17, 18, 19 and January 24, 25, 26
This is the odd couple audiences have come to know and love, but with a twist. This time it’s “lived in look” Olive Madison who takes in the perpetual “neat nick” Florence Unger after her marriage breaks up. Instead of guys playing poker, the gals have a go at Trivial Pursuit. The Pigeon sisters are replaced by the hilarious Manolo and Jesus. This Neil Simon classic, directed by newcomer to our theater, Kevin J Kelly, is packed with laughs and surprises as Olive and Florence battle it out!
Pippin, by Stephen Schwartz with book by Roger O. Hirson
Directed by Dave MacKeigan
March 26, 27, 28, 29 and April 3, 4, 5
Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power. In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the unextraordinary moments that happen every day. Join director, Dave MacKeigan, in experiencing this iconic piece of theater.
Pack of Lies, by Hugh Whitemore
Directed by Brad Sales,
June 4, 5, 6, 7 and June 12, 13, 14
Imagine that your best friends live right across the street. Imagine that Scotland Yard comes to you, hoping to use your house to watch the comings and goings of those same friends who very well might be Russian spies. Imagine that you must keep all of this a secret. That’s the world that the Jackson’s find themselves in as they are asked to betray their friends the Krogers. Based on a true story, this suspenseful drama, chosen by director Brad Sales, is dubbed by the N. Y. Post as “Absolutely engrossing … an evening of dynamic theatre.