Opening on February 3! – IT’S ONLY A PLAY

FEBRUARY 2023
3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18
By TERRENCE MCNALLY

Directed by KIT COLBOURN

The producers, the playwrights, the reviewers, and the stars. A Broadway opening night party in a stylish NYC apartment brings together a cacophony of characters, with an armload of wit, warmth, and winter coats! It’s Only A Play is a laugh-out- loud love letter to the resilience of live theatre, and an homage to the people that — even when things seem impossible — believe that the marquee will be lit again, and the show must go on.

Please note “It’s Only a Play” contains adult language.

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

“Dim the lights, get ready for curtain, and remember, ‘no matter what happens tonight, it’s only a play.’”

 

 

 

Season 65 is sponsored by Hudson Valley Credit Union

CP2 Readers Theatre Auditions – January 22 at 1pm & 3pm

CP2 MiniFestival Auditions

CP2 Readers Theatre offers an exciting opportunity for actors, directors, and audience members to experience theater in a fresh way, with full dramatic readings of selected plays. No costumes, no sets, no props, and the actors perform with scripts in hand. These shows are an incredible opportunity to experience great theater stripped to its essence: the playwright’s words.

COVID AUDITION PROTOCOL: At this time, ALL ACTORS AND CREW MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED. PLEASE WEAR A MASK AND BE PREPARED TO SHOW PROOF OF VACCINATION WHEN YOU ARRIVE TO AUDITIONS. The stage manager will provide the audition form (or you may download it from this page, print, fill it out, and bring it with you to the audition.)

 

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MINI FESTIVAL 3 AUDITIONS

CONSTELLATIONS
By NICK PAYNE
Directed by CHRISTINE CRAWFIS
SUN JAN 22 | 1pm

Performances: MARCH 3 & 4

One relationship. Infinite possibilities. A story of love, honey, and a quantum multiverse. Moment by moment, can everything you’ve ever and never done exist in the same vortex of reality? Elegant and playful yet profoundly moving, “Constellations” blends the everyday and the ethereal, the actual and the imaginable, revealing that every outcome may only be the first link in a chain of cosmic consequences.

 

Roles:

  • Marianne – a fiercely intelligent scientist dealing with a terminal illness; though she’s a serious professional working in the top 1% of her field, she has a quirky, head-in-the clouds quality; friendly, warm, and quick-witted, comedic chops. 30 – 40s
  • Roland – a charming, laid-back beekeeper; warm and open, with a good sense of humor, earthy and likable. 30s – early 50s
  • No ethnicity limitation on casting.
  • These characters play several versions of themselves so strong characterization skills are required.

 

ADA & THE ENGINE
By LAUREN GUNDERSON
Directed by PARKER REED
SUN JAN 22 | 3pm

Performances: MARCH 4 & 5

As the British Industrial Revolution dawns, young Ada Byron Lovelace sees the boundless creative potential in the “analytic engines” of her friend and soul mate Charles Babbage, inventor of the first mechanical computer. Ada envisions a whole new world where art and information converge. Jane Austen meets Steve Jobs in this poignant pre-tech romance heralding the computer age.

 

  • Ada Byron Lovelace – Curious, funny, brilliant. A woman of our time stuck in hers.
  • Lady Anabella Byron – Ada’s mother. Harsh, strict, jealous, but realistic. She has had a hard life largely due to Ada’s father. Projects his sins on her.
  • Charles Babbage – Ada’s Soulmate, friend, mentor. Lauded genius of London. Almost perfect for Ada.
  • Lord Lovelace – A gentleman who becomes Ada’s husband. Is not madly in love with Ada but she’ll do just fine.
  • Mary Sommerville – Charles’s friend and colleague. Ava’s mentor. Pragmatic, sharply friendly. Someone who will tell you when you’re wrong.
  • Lord Byron – A charming man, darkly funny, unpredictable, emotional, brooding but self-aware. A poet.
  • No ethnicity or age limitations on casting.

SCHEDULE: Be prepared to list all possible conflicts. Rehearsal schedule will be respectful of performers’ time and conflicts. Please note, due to Covid restrictions, fully vaccinated actors planning to audition are asked to carefully consider travel out of state during rehearsals or performances. County Players will follow current CDC guidelines for domestic and international travel restrictions for Fully Vaccinated individuals. 

 

 

CP2 Mini Festival Weekend #2 – December 2, 3, & 4

DECEMBER 2 & 3, 2022
Fri 8pm & Sat 2pm
By MARK ST. GERMAIN

Directed by MICHAEL J. FROHNHOEFER

The women of the beleaguered New Bunion Historical Society must find creative ways to lure visitors to their sleepy New England town. When a set of George Washington’s dentures turns up in the hands of an unexpected rival, they brace themselves for all-out war.

George Washington’s Teeth is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. concordtheatricals.com

“A hilarious comedy.” BROADWAY WORLD

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DECEMBER 3 & 4, 2022
Sat 8pm & Sun 2pm
By MARTIN SHERMAN

Directed by ANDREW KARL

Beau has spent his life trying to blend into a world that told him to be invisible. Rufus lives his life openly and becomes fascinated with the much older Beau. Falling into a whirlwind affair, over a decade, they navigate a relationship neither expect, but on which both depend. This is a bittersweet, funny romance about being a gay man in the 21st century, and finding love along the way.

Gently Down The Stream is presented by arrangement Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

“Tender, funny and unconventional romance.” VARIETY

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CP2 is sponsored by Stewart’s Shops