Somerset Valley Players

 

"Play On!"

by Rick Abbott.

Directed by Michael A. Muller.

January 24 - February 9
Friday & Saturday - 8PM
Sunday - 2PM
Adults $20 - Seniors/Students $18

A hilarious story of a theatre group trying desperately to put on a play in spite of maddening interference from a haughty author who keeps revising the script of this developing play in which anything can go wrong, and does!

 

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"Steel Magnolias"

by Robert Harling.

Directed by Holly J. Kowalenko.

March 6 - March 22
Friday & Saturday - 8PM
Sunday - 2PM
Adults $20 - Seniors/Students $18

Set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done.  The outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town's rich curmudgeon, an eccentric millionaire, and the local social leader. Ladies fill the shop with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions.  The sudden realization of their own mortality affects them all, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love amongst the ladies.

 

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"Sweet Charity"

Book by Neil Simon. Music by Cy Coleman. Lyrics by Dorothy Fields.

Directed by Matthew Muccigrossi.

April 24 - May 10
Friday & Saturday - 8PM
Sunday - 2PM
Adults $22 - Seniors/Students $20

We explore the turbulent love life of Charity Hope Valentine, a hopelessly romantic but comically unfortunate dance hall hostess in New York City. With a tuneful, groovy, mid-1960s score, this story captures all the energy, humor, and heartbreak of Life in the Big City for an unfortunate but irrepressible optimist.

 

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"Don't Dress for Dinner"

by Marc Camoletti.

Directed by Todd R. Bennington.

June 5 - June 21
Friday & Saturday - 8PM
Sunday - 2PM
Adults $20 - Seniors/Students $18

Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse, whilst his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend, Robert, along too to provide the alibi. It's foolproof; what could possibly go wrong?

 

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"Harvey"

by Mary Chase.

Directed by Richard Butler.

July 24 - August 9
Friday & Saturday - 8PM
Sunday - 2PM
Adults $20 - Seniors/Students $18

Elwood P. Dowd insists on including his friend Harvey in all of his sister Veta’s social gatherings. Trouble is, Harvey is an imaginary six-and-a-half-foot-tall rabbit. The question is who belongs in the sanitarium, Elwood or Veta?

 

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"The Full Monty"

Book by Terrence McNally. Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek.

Directed by Genevieve Estanislau.

September 11 - September 27
Friday & Saturday - 8PM
Sunday - 2PM
Adults $22 - Seniors/Students $20

While spying on their wives at a "Girls' Night Out," a group of unemployed steelworkers from Buffalo sees how much they enjoy watching male strippers. Jealous, out of work, and feeling emasculated, the men come up with a bold and unclothed way to make some quick cash.  As they conquer their fears, self-consciousness, and prejudices, the men come to discover that they're stronger as a group, and the strength that they find in each other gives them the individual courage to "let it go."

 

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"Bad Seed"

by Maxwell Anderson, from William March's novel.

Directed by Marie Fiorello.

October 23 - November 8
Friday & Saturday - 8PM
Sunday - 2PM
Adults $20 - Seniors/Students $18

On the surface, Rhoda is sweet, charming, full of old-fashioned graces, loved by her parents, admired by all her elders. When one of Rhoda's schoolmates is mysteriously drowned at a picnic, Rhoda's mother is alarmed as the boy who was drowned was the one who had won a medal that Rhoda felt she deserved.

 

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"A Christmas Story"

By Philip Grecian. Based on the motion picture A Christmas Story, © 1983 Turner Entertainment Co., distributed by Warner Bros., written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark.

Directed by Emily M. Windus.

December 4 - December 20
Friday & Saturday - 8PM
Sunday - 2PM
** Additional matinee on Saturday, December 12th at 2PM **

Adults $20 - Seniors/Students $18

A theatrical holiday perennial by humorist Jean Shepherd's memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. You have seen the beloved motion picture, now see it on the SVP stage this holiday season!

 

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This program is made possible, in part, by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and administered by the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission through the State/County Partnership Local Arts Program

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