PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
By Kate Hamill
Based on the novel by Jane Austen
Directed by Michael J. Frohnhoefer
Friday, July 9, 16, 23 (8pm), Friday, (8pm)
Saturday, July 10, 17, 24 (8pm)
Saturday, July 24 (2pm), Sunday, July 18 (2pm)
This isn’t your grandmother’s Austen! Bold, surprising, boisterous, and timely, this Pride and Prejudice for a new era explores the absurdities and thrills of finding your perfect (or imperfect) match in life. Literature’s greatest tale of latent love has never felt so theatrical, or so full of life than it does in this effervescent adaptation.
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Auditions: Sunday June 27 (7pm) & Monday June 28 (7pm)
When Peter, a man from a broken family, meets Rita, an insomniac bartender with no faith in the future, only one thing can happen: they fall in love and get married. Then, on the evening of their nuptials, an elderly stranger appears at the wedding reception, bearing a kiss for the new bride. In this magical story, it is a kiss that tests the boundaries of the couple’s love.
A not-so-old fashioned love story. A whirlwind romance. A storybook wedding. A kiss for the bride that suddenly changes everything. Prelude explores the enduring power of love and the nature of commitment in this breathtaking and life-affirming comedy.
WAPPINGERS FALLS, NY – County Players, one of the longest running community theatre companies in the area is excited and proud to announce the reopening of the theater for their 64th Season!
The company is pleased to reopen the theater with the July 2021 production of the romantic comedy “Pride and Prejudice” by Kate Hamill, based on the novel by Jane Austen. The remaining Main Stage Production schedule includes: September 2021 – “Prelude to a Kiss” by Craig Lucas; November 2021 – “The Price” by Arthur Miller; February 2022 – “Seven Keys at Baldpate” by George M. Cohan, based on the novel by Earl Derr Biggers
Finally the 64th season culminates with the main stage production in May 2022 of the hilariously funny Mel Brooks musical: “Young Frankenstein”, with book by Mel Brooks & Thomas Meehan, with music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, and based upon his comedy film of the same name.
County Players will also continue the well-received CP2 Readers Theater Series with three mini-festivals beginning with:
Mini-Festival #1 October 2021: Reading #1 “The Children” by Lucy Kirkwood; Reading #2 “A Number” by Caryl Churchill
Mini-Festival #2 December 2021: Reading #1 “Mary’s Wedding” by Stephen Massicotte; Reading #2 “Molly Sweeney” by Brian Friel
Mini-Festival #3 March 2022: Reading #1 ‘Grand Concourse” by Heidi Schreck; Reading #2”Uncanny Valley” by Thomas Gibbons
Complete information about the 64th Season of main stage productions kindly visit countyplayers.org/season-64. And for CP2 Series of Readers Theater visit countyplayers.org/cp2-series. Audition dates for all upcoming shows as they are announced, all information will be found at the County Players website at countyplayers.org under the banner heading for “auditions”.
Covid Plan and Protocols for Theater Safety
In order to reopen the County Players Falls Theatre the company, with guidance from NY State as well as Dutchess County, has created a comprehensive plan to keep everyone safe – from the volunteers to our patrons and audience members. While the governor recently announced a significant easing of COVID-19 restrictions, in order to reopen the theater company must follow the official, written guidance standards from New York State Department of Health for “Small and Medium Scale Performing Arts & Entertainment”. This will include social distancing, timed arrivals and departures, mask wearing when not seated, and electronic ticketing. These protocols and processes will be modified accordingly and as appropriate according to the proper agencies.
Hudson Valley Credit Union proudly sponsors County Players’ 64th Season. This project is made possible, in part, through funding from the Dutchess County Executive Office and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson.
About County Players:
One of the longest running community theatre companies in our area, County Players is an all-volunteer organization which has presented more than 200 productions and has served thousands of theatergoers since 1958. Located in the Village of Wappingers Falls the all-volunteer theatre company acquired the former Academy Theatre and renamed it the County Players Falls Theatre, their home since 1977.
Accessibility: If you require wheelchair accessibility, please contact our Box Office at 845-298-1491.
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