SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY CPFA THEATRE DEPARTMENT, CHAIR JASON GREENFIELD

AN ILIAD

By Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare

Based on Homer’s The Iliad, translated by Robert Fagles

Performed and Directed by Jason Greenfield

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service

CPFA Fundraiser Performance

Friday, September 20, 6 p.m.

Synopsis:

Obie Award-winning director, Lisa Peterson, and Tony Award-winning actor, Denis O’Hare, skillfully adapt Robert Fagles’ lauded translation of Homer’s THE ILIAD into a captivating solo performance piece. Compelled by the Greek gods, an ancient poet is doomed to tell the story of the Trojan War to anyone who will listen. The Poet’s sentence: to recount the tale until all of humanity abandons its propensity for violence. While enacting the stories of Achilles and Hector, the Poet oscillates between contemporary and poetic language. AN ILIAD explores the brutality and heroism of war and sublimely rejuvenates this timeless story.

Note: graphic images of war are described in this play; parental discretion advised

CPFA LAWN (to be performed inside CPFA if it rains)
211 Carter Drive, Ste C
West Chester, PA 19382

Tickets
$12 Adults
$10 Students / Seniors

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CPFA FALL MIDDLE SCHOOL PLAY

What I Did While I Was Lying in Bed With Tuberculosis: A Dramatization of Selected Short Stories Written by Anton Chekhov

Written & Directed by Seth Reich

Performances

Thursday, November 14, 7 p.m.
Friday, November 15, 7 p.m.
Saturday, November 16, 2 p.m.
Saturday, November 16, 7 p.m.

Synopsis:

Anton Chekhov, one of the greatest writers of all time, was a doctor, playwright, and, what most people don’t know, an avid writer of short stories. Having written over two hundred of them, this play dramatizes several of those short stories from his repertoire. Led by our narrator, Anton Chekhov himself, the audience will get insight into his life and his creative journey. Filled with longing, curiosity, and humor, this play exposes some of the hidden treasures and brilliant storytelling of Anton Chekhov.

CPFA Atrium Theatre
211 Carter Drive
West Chester, PA 19382

Tickets

$12 Adults
$10 Students/Seniors

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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

Performances 

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

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

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.


CPFA Atrium Theatre
211 Carter Drive
West Chester, PA 19382

Ticket Prices

$12 Adults
$10 Students/Seniors

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