CPFA FALL HIGH SCHOOL PLAY

Sense & Sensibility

by Kate Hamill

Based on the novel by Jane Austen

Directed by Jason Greenfield

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

Synopsis

A playful new adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel follows the fortunes (and misfortunes) of the Dashwood sisters - sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne - after their father’s sudden death leaves them financially destitute and socially vulnerable. Set in gossipy late 18th-century England, with a fresh female voice, the play is full of humor, emotional depth, and bold theatricality. The story examines our reactions, both reasonable and ridiculous, to societal pressures. When reputation is everything, how do you follow your heart?

Performances 

Thursday, December 12, 7 p.m.
Friday,  December 13, 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 14, 2 p.m.
Saturday, December 14, 7 p.m.

CPFA Atrium Theatre
211 Carter Drive
West Chester, PA 19382

Ticket Prices
$12 Adults
$10 Students/Seniors

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CPFA SPRING MIDDLE SCHOOL PLAY

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]

by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield

Directed by Jason Greenfield

Synopsis

The play features overachievers attempting to perform all thirty-seven of Shakespeare’s plays in ninety-seven minutes. Fast-paced, witty, and physical, it’s an evening of laughter for Shakespeare lovers and haters alike.

Performances 

Thursday, February 20, 7 p.m.
Friday, February 21,  7 p.m.
Saturday, February 22, 2 p.m.
Saturday, February 22, 7 p.m.

CPFA Atrium Theatre
211 Carter Drive
West Chester, PA 19382

Ticket Prices

Adults: $12

Students/Seniors: $10

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CPFA SPRING HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL

Once Upon A Mattress
Adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Princess and the Pea 

Music by Mary Rodgers
Lyrics by Marshall Barer
Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer

Directed by Seth Reich

Synopsis

Our story begins in a faraway kingdom long ago. Due to an unhappy curse, King Sextimus is unable to speak. Meanwhile, his terror-of-a-wife, Queen Aggravain, has taken over control of the kingdom. Most importantly, in an attempt to keep Prince Dauntless single, she has decreed that only the princess that can pass her test may marry her son. Further, no one else in the kingdom may marry until Prince Dauntless does. Lady Larken and Sir Harry are extremely disturbed by this fact since Lady Larken is now pregnant with Sir Harry's baby.

Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you'll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again.

Performances

Thursday, March 19, 7 p.m.
Friday, March 20, 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 21, 2 p.m.
Saturday, March 21, 7 p.m.

Thursday, March 26, 7 p.m.
Friday, March 27, 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 28, 2 p.m.
Saturday, March 28, 7 p.m.


CPFA Atrium Theatre
211 Carter Drive
West Chester, PA 19382

Ticket Prices

$12 Adults
$10 Students/Seniors

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Spring Murder Mystery

Shenanigans

Written and Directed by Mark Allen

Synopsis

Behind the scenes of a cable television network, once at the top of the heap but now struggling due to flagging viewership and poor ratings. Shenanigans takes place on the dual set of the network’s flagship shows -- the highly rated trivia game show, Sit and Spin, and the popular cooking show, Cooking With Gas.


Chip Maxwell is the host and executive producer of Sit and Spin. He is also the executive producer of Cooking With Gas, which has as its host Chip’s longtime girlfriend, celebrity chef Gilda Gladwynne.


Chip is under a great deal of pressure. Cable network executives are pressuring Chip to retool the game show to make it edgier and more appealing to a contemporary audience. They are pitching a new game show called Flushing Your Future that involves a giant toilet that contestants flush.


In the meantime, everything is going wrong on the set of Cooking With Gas. Production assistants have supplied the wrong ingredients, things keep catching on fire, and everyone is getting drunk on Cooking Sherry.


Chip and Gilda are fighting. Chip and his co-host are fighting, the contestants are fighting, and there’s a dead body in the audience.


What could possibly go wrong?

Performances

Thursday, June 25th, 7 pm 
Friday, June 26th, 7 pm
Saturday, June 27th, 2 pm
Saturday, June 27th, 7 pm

CPFA Atrium Theatre
211 Carter Drive
West Chester, PA 19382

Ticket Prices
$12 Adults
$10 Students/Seniors

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