Somerset Valley Players

 

"The Hollow"

by Agatha Christie

Directed by Michael A. Muller

January 21 - February 6
Friday & Saturday - 8PM
Sunday - 2PM
Adults $20 - Seniors/Students $18

An unhappy game of romantic follow-the-leader explodes into murder one weekend at The Hollow, home of Sir Henry and Lucy Angkatell. Dr. Cristow, the Harley Street lothario, is at the center of the trouble when, assembled in one place, we find his dull but devoted wife, Gerda, his mistress and prominent sculptor, Henrietta and his former lover and Hollywood film star, Veronica. Also visiting are Edward and Midge, whose romantic assertions are likewise thrown into the mix. As the list of romantic associations grows so does the list of potential suspects when Cristow is shot dead. Nearly everyone has a motive, but only one of them did the deed.

 

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"Barefoot in the Park"

by Neil Simon

Directed by Todd R. Bennington

March 4 - March 20
Friday & Saturday - 8PM
Sunday - 2PM
Adults $20 - Seniors/Students $18

Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. He's a straight-as-an-arrow lawyer and she's a free spirit always looking for the latest kick. Their new apartment is her most recent find – too expensive with bad plumbing and in need of a paint job. After a six-day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie's loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor-in-the-attic, Velasco, where everything that can go wrong does. Paul just doesn't understand Corie, as she sees it. He's too staid, too boring, and she just wants him to be a little more spontaneous. Running "barefoot in the park" would be a start...

 

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"The Savannah Sipping Society"

by  Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten

Directed by Tori Clemens

April 29 - May 15
Friday & Saturday - 8PM
Sunday - 2PM
Adults $20 - Seniors/Students $18

Four unique Southern women are drawn together by Fate—and an impromptu happy hour—and decide it's high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they've lost through the years. Over the course of six months, filled with laughter, hilarious misadventures, and the occasional liquid refreshment, these middle-aged women successfully bond and find the confidence to jumpstart their new lives. Together, they discover lasting friendships and a renewed determination to live in the moment—and most importantly, realize it's never too late to make new old friends.

 

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"Baby"

Book by Sybille Pearson, Music by David Shire, Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr., Based upon a story developed with Susan Yankowitz

Directed by Richard P. Butler

June 10 - June 26
Friday & Saturday - 8PM
Sunday - 2PM
Adults $22 - Seniors/Students $20

Three couples on a university campus deal with the painful, rewarding and agonizingly funny consequences of the universal experience of pregnancy and upcoming parenthood. There are the college students, barely at the beginning of their adult lives; the thirty-somethings, having trouble conceiving but determined to try; and the middle-aged parents, looking forward to seeing their last child graduate from college... when a night of unexpected passion lands them back where they started.

 

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"Deathtrap"

by  Ira Levin

Directed by Elaine Wallace

July 22 - August 7
Friday & Saturday - 8PM
Sunday - 2PM
Adults $20 - Seniors/Students $18

Comfortably ensconced in his charming Connecticut home, Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, is struggling to overcome a dry spell which has resulted in a string of failures and a shortage of funds. A possible break in his fortunes occurs when he receives a script from a student in the seminar he has been conducting at a nearby college—a thriller that Sidney recognizes immediately as a potential Broadway smash. Sidney's plan, devised with his wife's help, is to offer collaboration to the student for co-credit. Or is it?

 

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"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"

Music and Lyrics by William Finn, Book by Rachel Sheinkin,  Conceived by Rebecca Feldman, Additional Material by Jay Reiss

Directed by Christian Carrara

September 9 - 25
Friday & Saturday - 8PM
Sunday - 2PM
Adults $22 - Seniors/Students $20

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.

 

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"Bad Seed"

by Maxwell Anderson, from William March's novel

Directed by Holly J. Kowalenko

October 21 - November 6
Friday & Saturday - 8PM
Sunday - 2PM
Adults $20 - Seniors/Students $18

The scene is a small Southern town where Colonel and Christine Penmark live with their daughter, Rhoda. Little Rhoda Penmark is the evil queen of the story. On the surface she is sweet, charming, full of old-fashioned graces, loved by her parents, admired by all her elders. But Rhoda's mother has an uneasy feeling about her. When one of Rhoda's schoolmates is mysteriously drowned at a picnic, Mrs. Penmark is alarmed. For the boy who was drowned was the one who had won the penmanship medal that Rhoda felt she deserved.

 

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"A Wicked Christmas Carol"

by Bobby Keniston

Directed by Holly Lessing

December 2 - December 18
Friday & Saturday - 8PM
Sunday - 2PM

** Additional matinee on Saturday, December 10th at 2PM **

Adults $20 - Seniors/Students $18

The Wicked Witch of the West wasn't always that way, and when a ghostly figure whisks her away on a journey through her past, present, and future, she may find a second chance on Christmas Eve. Can familiar faces help to melt the Witch's heart, or is she doomed to melt away herself? A Christmas classic gets a thrilling transformation, set in the magical world of L. Frank Baum's Oz books.

 

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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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