C33

By Alex Bickerstaff
Produced by Players’ Ring Theatre
"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars."
At the height of Victorian Decadence, Oscar Wilde was the poster child of the cultural revolution – and on Valentine's Day 1895, he had it all. The fame, the fortune, the family, the boyfriend on the side, the bitter rival on the warpath, the play premiering in the West End, and the love of the public. He lost it all in 3 short months. C33 tells his downfall from two perspectives: the linear story of historical events, and the murky headspace of Reading Gaol, the infamous hellhole where - in Lock C, landing 3, cell 3 - Oscar Wilde served 2 years for his crime of Gross Indecency (being gay, and writing gay stories) alongside violent criminals and death row inmates.
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AMERICA AMERICA

By Joan Bigwood
A Ring-Works Staged Reading
When a Mexican immigrant is hired to clean a house in Silicon Valley CA, her new employers expose her to the complexities of a social system that is trumpeted as the shining city on the hill but is in fact a swamp of deceit and dysfunction.

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WHAT'S COMING?

By Emily Andrews
A Ring-Works Staged Reading
Following a promotion at work and while heading home to his family, Ralph is hit by a car. When he comes to, he finds Death standing over him claiming that he cheated them out of dying. This is deeply unsetting to Ralph as he has lived his entire life afraid of death and his uncertainties regarding the afterlife. During their time tethered together, the characters discuss life and what comes after. Dark comedy set in early 2020s.
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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 Meghan Flynn
Produced by Dive In Productions
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. A riotous ride, complete with audience participation, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a delightful den of comedic genius.

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CANS: A BILLY GOATS GRUFF STORY

An Original Musical by Miles Burns
Produced by Upside Arts
When the Three Billy Goats Gruff learn of the new town dump, all they can think of is the cans they will find there: shiny cans, big cans, square cans, round cans... Cans! But what they discover at – or under – the bridge to the dump is much, much more than they had bargained for.‚Äč
This workshop production, performed by kids and for kids, is the culmination of 5 weeks of rehearsals focused on collaboration and the creative process.
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pain[t]

By William Murdock
Directed by Christopher Savage
Produced by Players’ Ring Theatre
Before the accident, painting was the only way for Rawls to feel himself, the only way for him to understand the world. Every flick of the wrist or drag of the brush told part of his story. Now his wrist won't move, and he doesn't know what comes next. He doesn't know who he is. And while he tries to see the world in black and white... he can't keep the colors from creeping. In the midst of the most serious challenge Life has ever thrown at him, Rawls navigates family relationships and discovers the healing power of a caring new friend.
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THE GINGERBREAD LADY

By Neil Simon
Directed by Matthew Parent
Produced by Players’ Ring Theatre
After a long stay in rehab for alcohol abuse, formerly successful cabaret singer and star Evy Meara returns home to her NYC brownstone apartment to her welcoming best friends Jimmy and Toby, and her daughter Polly. They are each determined to help Evy get well and keep her on the wagon. But as their own lives, needs, and problems intertwine and intercede, the situation devolves into comic - and tragic - chaos. Set in the 70s on New York's upper west side, this play sparkles with Simon's usual acerbic comic one-liners and genius, and radiates a heartfelt humanity.

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THE STANDS

Written and Directed by Jack Neary
Produced by The Players’ Ring Theatre
Four moms, one grandmother and one dad huddle together in the chill of a New England Saturday morning as they wait for their kids to begin their first Little League practice of the year. As we get to know them, we’re surprised, entertained and sometimes even shocked by what they have to say. Underneath the delightful banter, however, is the measured revelation of a horrible, life-changing moment they all will share before the end of the play.
From the author of the Players’ Ring’s recent hit, MOONGLOW, comes this stunning, suspenseful story about kids and parents and the shattering power of words.
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Pricing Information

Plays 

  • Adult - $27
  • Senior (over 65), Student - $24
  • Children (under 12) - $17

Musicals and A Christmas Carol

  • Adult - $30
  • Senior (Over 65), Student - $27
  • Children (Under 12) - $17

Kids Shows

  • General Admission - $18
  • Children (Under 12) - $15

No ticketing fees

 

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