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AUDITIONS – INCORRUPTIBLE – June 16 & 17 at 7pm

By Michael Hollinger
Directed by Kit Colbourn

AUDITIONS: JUN 16 & 17, 2024 | 7pm

Welcome to Priseaux, France, c. 1250 A.D.

The river flooded again. The chandler’s shop just burned to the ground. Nobody’s heard of the wheelbarrow yet. And St. Foy, the patron of the local monastery, hasn’t worked a miracle in thirteen years. In other words, the Dark Ages still look dark. All eyes turn to the Pope, whose promised visit will surely encourage other pilgrims to make the trek and restore the abbey to its former glory. That is, until a rival church claims to possess the relics of St. Foy—and their bones are working miracles. All seems lost until the destitute monks take a lesson from a larcenous one-eyed minstrel, who teaches them an outrageous new way to pay old debts.

3 Women, 5 Men


Ages are not specified by the playwright, and are fairly flexible so these are not set in stone. Lots will depend on the ages of available actors. Rehearsals will generally be Mondays 7-10pm, Wednesdays 7-10pm, Sundays 6-9pm. You will most likely not be called for every rehearsal, except tech week, for which you will be called every night that week until opening. Accents not required.

CHARLES – abbott of Priseaux (40s-60s)

BROTHER MARTIN – his second in command (30s-50s)

BROTHER OLF – a novice (20s-40s)

PEASANT WOMAN – from the Village (20s-40s)

JACK – a one-eyed minstrel (20s-50s) ability to juggle, play an instrument a plus

MARIE – his wife, of sorts (20s-50s)

AGATHA – abbess of Bernay (40s-60s)



Agatha-Martin-Peasant Woman-Charles

Jack-Olf Jack-Marie



Martin-Peasant Woman-Olf

“Incorruptible was selected by CP summer of 2023, and is set in 1250 AD (the Dark Ages). Since it was selected, recent world events have transpired to make the play even more relevant. Incorruptible is a dark comedy; the playwright uses the power of humor to examine how frivolous and dangerous it is to amplify our external differences of faith. Underneath, our bones are all the same. There is much mention of the dead, of MANY faiths in this play. If this is of concern to you, this may not be the play for you.”

Incorruptible is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC, servicing the Dramatists Play Service collection.

RAGTIME, THE MUSICAL final weekend May 17, 18, 19

Based on the novel, Ragtime by E.L. DOCTOROW

MAY 2024
Fri & Sat 8pm | May 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18
Sun Matinee 2pm | May 12, 19
Sat Matinee 2pm | May 18

This musical tapestry depicts an African-American family, a Jewish immigrant family, and a wealthy white suburban family in turn-of-the-century America, who collide in pursuit of the American Dream. Nominated for 13 Tony Awards® including “Best Musical,” and winning for “Best Original Score” and “Best Book of a Musical,” Ragtime is a powerful portrait of life during the turn-of-the century, exploring America’s timeless contradictions of freedom and prejudice, wealth, and poverty, hope and despair.

A Note about Language

Language is powerful. As Coalhouse himself says, “Your sword can be a sermon or power of the pen.” In the spirit of telling the story of Ragtime truthfully, the playwright elected to imply the use of racial and ethnic epithets to highlight moments of racism and nativism within the story. The creative team has chosen to honor the author’s intent and present the realities of life in our country at the turn of the 20th century. If the language makes you feel uncomfortable, then we have served the author well.

County Players Board of Governors




Bronze Sponsors:  
Marshall & Sterling
Thomas, Drohan, Waxman, Petigrow & Mayle, LLP

Season 66 is sponsored by Hudson Valley Credit Union

Ragtime is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, New York, NY.

“A triumph for the stage.”

“Nothing much happens in a year. The world will not
spin off its axis. Nothing will change, Mother. We will
miss each other but the world will stay the same.”

AUDITIONS – MS. HOLMES & MS. WATSON – APT 2B – 4/14 & 4/15 at 7pm

Ms. Holmes & Ms. Watson – Apt. 2B
By Kate Hamill
Adapted from the stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Directed by Parker Reed

AUDITIONS: APR 14 & 15, 2024 | 7pm

Think you know your Sherlock Holmes? Kate Hamill’s fast-moving, madcap, modern reboot is a fast-paced romp that re-examines the classic adventure stories you love with a bold new female lens. Join the world’s greatest iconic crime-fighting duo as they investigate nefarious scandals and interrogate sexy villains. So much fun, it’s criminal!

Ms. Holmes & Ms. Watson – Apt 2B is presented through special arrangement with TRW Plays.

Sherlock Holmes (25 – 45): She’s eccentric…focused…less-than-sensitive.
She’s impatient with the common and is sometimes accused of being unfeeling.

Dr. Joan Watson (25 – 45): She’s American, recently divorced, and reflexively defensive. She’s struggling to find herself and is sometimes accused of being a loser.

Irene Adler / Mrs. Hudson / Mrs. Drebber (25 – 45)
-Irene: She’s charming, confident, witty…and she knows it. She uses it all
without mercy.
-Mrs. Hudson: She’s the long-suffering landlady.
-Mrs. Drebber: She’s seemingly an ordinary housewife, but not to be

Moriarty / Lestrade / Elliot Monk (30 – 50)
-Moriarty: He’s a master blackmailer who wears many masks. A bit sinister,
but you’d like him.
-Lestrade: He’s a new inspector at Scotland Yard. Not very imaginative.
-Elliot Monk: He’s an amoral tech billionaire from Texas.

Holmes & Watson – sides