A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

MAY 2023
5, 6, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21
Book by BURT SHEVELOVE and LARRY GELBART
Music & Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM

Directed by DAVID RINGWOOD

Stephen Sondheim’s   Tony   Award-winning   musical   comedy, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a story with shenanigans, hijinks, and tomfoolery as a lowly servant endeavors to scheme his way to freedom in this antic romp through Rome with desperate lovers, scheming neighbors, and scandalous secrets behind every toga. The plot twists with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors, and a showgirl or two. This joyous romp of a musical will have you dancing in the aisles with the infectious energy of slapstick and vaudeville!

Produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

“This Broadway musical is as timeless as comedy itself!” THE NEW YORK TIMES

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Season 65 is sponsored by Hudson Valley Credit Union

Gently Down the Stream and George Washington’s Teeth

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

 

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.

The Niceties is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. concordtheatricals.com

“A hilarious comedy.” BROADWAY WORLD

CP2 is sponsored by Stewart’s Shops

 

 

 

 

Ada and the Engine and Constellations

MARCH 4 & 5, 2023
Sat 8pm & Sun 2pm
By LAUREN GUNDERSON

Directed by PARKER REED

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 & The Engine is presented by arrangement Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

“This brain of mine is something more than merely mortal, as time will show.” ADA BYRON LOVELACE

 

MARCH 3 & 4, 2023
Fri 8pm & Sat 4pm
By NICK PAYNE

Directed by BRITTANY PROIA

This spellbinding, romantic journey begins with a simple encounter between a man and a woman. But what happens next defies the boundaries of the world we think we know – delving into the infinite possibilities of their relationship and raising questions about the difference between choice and destiny.

 

Constellations is presented by arrangement with Dramatists Player Service, Inc.

“Ingenious and beautiful. Truly stellar.” EVENING STANDARD

CP2 is sponsored by Stewart’s Shops