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THE WEIR – 12/1 & 12/2

The Weir
Written by Conor McPherson
December 1, 2, 2018
Saturday at 8pm & Sunday at 2pm

In a bar in rural Ireland, the local men swap spooky stories in an attempt to impress a young woman from Dublin who recently moved into a nearby “haunted” house. However, the tables are soon turned when she spins a yarn of her own.

All seats $10 purchased at the door (no reserved seating)

The Weir is part of our new CP2 Readers Theatre series. Click for more info


AUDITIONS 11/18 & 11/19 at 7pm – EXIT LAUGHING


Exit Laughing
Written by Paul Elliott
Directed by Michael J. Frohnhoefer

Performances: February 1, 2, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 2019

Auditions: Sunday, November 18 and Monday, November 19, 2018 (at 7PM)

When the biggest highlight in your life has been your weekly bridge night with the “girls”, what do you do when one of your foursome inconveniently dies? If you’re Connie, Leona and Millie, three southern ladies from Birmingham, you “borrow” the ashes from the funeral home for one last card game and the resulting wild, exciting night involves a police raid, a stripper and a whole new way of looking at all the fun you can have when you’re truly living.

“The Golden Girls meets Steel Magnolias” ~ Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald Tribune

Sponsored by Swartz Architecture, Inc & Lawrence J. Paggi PC

Rachel Ann Harland (20’s) – A little uptight, high strung.  A young woman who seems to have issues with life and men until bridge night opens her eyes

Connie Harland (50’s – 60’s) – Responsible, strong and stable. Mother of Rachel, who finds on this fateful bridge night that life doesn’t end at after 50.

Leona (50’s – 60’s) – Fun and quick witted. One of Connie’s closest friends and a member of the bridge club for over 30 years. A woman who’s a beautician by profession and a rather caustic lush by preference.

Millie (50’s – 60’s) – Innocent and good natured. Another of Connie’s friends and a long-standing member of the bridge club. This is a woman who moves to her own special drummer, even though she’s the only one who can hear him.

Bobby / Policeman(20’s) – Intelligent, good looking and must be comfortable performing a strip tease.

All interested actors should prepare a 1 to 2-minute monologue, either dramatic or comedic.


***Tonight’s performance of OUR TOWN has been canceled.***

There is currently a power outage in the Village of Wappingers Falls. Please call the box office tomorrow at 845-298-1491 to exchange your Friday 11/9 tickets for tomorrow Saturday 11/10 or next weekends Friday or Saturday performances. We apologize for the inconvenience, but unfortunately, this is not within our control. Thank you.

OUR TOWN – Opens November 2

Opening on November 2, 2018

Gold Sponsor – Arts Mid-Hudson
Silver Sponsor – Stewart’s Shops
Bronze Sponsors – Thomas, Drohan, Waxman, Petigrow & Mayle, LLP and Marshall & Sterling

Performances will be November 2, 3*, 9, 10, 16, 17, 2018 at 8pm, with a matinee on November 11 at 2:00 p.m.

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson.

*Special Note : the performance on Saturday, November 3 at 8:00 p.m. will be a special ASL interpreted performance, please call for ticketing details.

61st Season Sponsor – HVFCU