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It’s Christmas in July!

A TUNA CHRISTMAS is coming on JULY 13!

In this hilarious sequel to GREATER TUNA, it’s Christmas in the third smallest town in Texas where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies! Two actors play all 22 colorful citizens of Tuna, Texas.


Performances: July 13, 14, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 2018
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AUDITIONS – Miracle on South Division Street – 6/24 & 6/25 at 7pm

Miracle on South Division Street
Written by Tom Dudzick
Directed by Bill Peckham

Performances: September 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 2018

Auditions: Sunday, June 24 and Monday, June 25, 2018 (at 7PM)

Meet the Nowak’s of Buffalo, N.Y. Clara and her three grown kids have always known they were special, ever since the miraculous night in 1942 when the Blessed Mother appeared to Grandpa in his barbershop! Daughter Ruth unveils her plan to write a play about the family miracle. The results are heartfelt and hilarious.

This comedy/drama takes place in the kitchen of the Novak family in a rundown section of Buffalo, NY. In

2010 and consists of four actors (3 females/1 male):

CLARA (approx. 50-65 yrs.) – 1st generation Polish, but still stuck in the “old country”, has a charmingly naive old world peasant air about her.
RUTH, Clara’s daughter (30’s) – has a positive energy, somewhat awkward, theatrical. Wants to write a play about the family.
JIMMY, Clara’s son (30-ish) – wears sloppy knock-around clothes, fixes things, comical, observant.
BEVERLY, Clara’s daughter (late 30’s) – sarcastic, witty, but family devotee, parties, bowls.

Although the family is Polish, no accents are necessary for auditions. All readings will be taken from the script.

“A Sprightly, Gentle Comedy” ~ The New York Times


The Director’s Process – Fundamentals of Directing for the Stage

The Director’s Process – Fundamentals of Directing for the Stage is a series of six (6) sequential skill-based workshop sessions to teach the fundamentals of directing for the stage. Participating directors work with actors and learn techniques on how to communicate with actors and evoke natural, spontaneous performances.  Directors focus on detailed scene work as well as the practical and technical aspects of directing. The series will culminate in a presentation of monologues and ten-minute plays directed by workshop students; this presentation will be open to the public at no charge. Previous training in directing is not required.

This workshop series fulfills County Players’ mission “To delight, educate, and challenge the community and to nurture creative expression, through theatre and the performing arts of the highest quality.”

Dates: 6 Monday sessions: Monday, July 23– Monday, August 27, 2018 (7PM – 10PM). Students must register for all six sessions in the series.

Place: County Players at the Falls Theatre, 2681 West Main, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Cost: $75 for six  week session (includes texts)

Instructor: Christine Crawfis

 Limited class size; register early to secure your place. ***Adults 18 and up only***


  1. A Sense of Direction – William Ball (Founder and long-time general director of the acclaimed American Conservatory Theatre)
  2. The Actor’s Art and Craft by William Esper (The Meisner Technique)

Register online by using your MasterCard, VISA or Discover Card. Or send a check to: County Players, ATTN: Directing Workshop, 2681 West Main Street, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Click Here For Workshop Registration

Auditions – A TUNA CHRISTMAS – 4/15 & 4/16 at 7pm

A Tuna Christmas
Written by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard
Directed by Christine Crawfis

Performances: July 13, 14, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 2018

Auditions: Sunday, April 15 and Monday, April 16, 2018 (at 7PM)

It’s Christmas in July! In this hilarious sequel to Greater Tuna, it’s Christmas in the third smallest town in Texas where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies! Two actors play all 22 colorful citizens of Tuna, Texas.

We are seeking two actors to each portray 12 quirky characters, both male and female, with split-second costume changes. A Texas/Southern dialect is recommended. Actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

Synopsis: Two versatile actors with split-second comedic timing and lightning-fast costume-change artistry, portray all 24 citizens of Tuna, the third smallest town in Texas, where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies! This time, it’s 24 hours before Christmas and the delightfully eccentric characters are attempting to cope with seasonal traumas such as a disaster prone theatre production of “A Christmas Carol”, and a yard-decorating contest being sabotaged by a mysterious Christmas phantom.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Prepared audition monologues welcome.

“It’s far too good for just Christmas.” – The New York Post

Seeking Play/Musical Suggestions For 2019/2020 Season.


County Players Falls Theatre is currently seeking play and musical suggestions for our 2019/2020 Season (62nd Season). Your input was integral to determine our 61st season and we appreciate all those who made suggestions to assist the Board in this important process.

Our Play Selection Task Force is currently in session and we once again look forward to receiving your feedback. If there are plays or musicals you would like to suggest for our 62nd Season, please send your suggestions to no later than April 30, 2018. In addition, if you would be interested in being considered to direct any of the shows on your suggested list, please indicate your interest next to the show titles.