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Suffield Players Calendar

All events at Mapleton Hall, 1305 Mapleton Avenue, Suffield, CT, except where noted.

January 2016
14   Staged reading of Five Women Wearing the Same Dress by Alan Ball.  Directed by Kelly Seip, at the Suffield Senior Center, 145 Bridge Street.  7PM   Free.
19   Board Meeting   Members welcome   7PM
20   Red Robin night   Dine at the Red Robin, 15 Hazard Avenue, Enfield, anytime from 5-8PM and 10% of your tab will be donated to our Scholarship Fund.  Coupons will be available at the restaurant on the day of the event at our table near the front.
24, 25   Auditions for The 39 Steps   6PM on the 24th, 7PM on the 25th

February 2016
11, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21*, 26, 27   Night Sky by Susan Yankowitz.   8PM *except 21st 2PM
In a series of brief, often comic episodes, the play follows a brilliant and articulate astronomer through accident-related stroke and aphasia…all the while holding onto her family, career, and place in the universe.  An uplifting play about survival, and the power of the human spirit.  Contains some adult language and situations; recommended for ages 13 and up.
16   Board Meeting   Members welcome   7PM

March 2016
12   Stage Lighting 101 for Directors   A workshop teaching “The Basics” for Community and Scholastic Theater.  Free   6PM - 9PM
12, 19, 26   Set construction for The 39 Steps   9AM-1PM
15   Board Meeting   Members welcome   7PM
16, 23, 30   Evening set construction for The 39 Steps   7PM-9PM
22   Play-by-Play   Read a play with the Players.  630PM-900PM or so

April 2016
2, 9, 16, 23, 30   Set construction for The 39 Steps   9AM-1PM
6, 13, 20, 27   Evening set construction for The 39 Steps   7PM-9PM
19   Board Meeting   Members welcome   7PM
20   Red Robin night   Dine at the Red Robin, 15 Hazard Avenue, Enfield, anytime from 5-8PM and 10% of your tab will be donated to our Scholarship Fund.  Coupons will be available at the restaurant on the day of the event at our table near the front.
26   Play-by-Play   Read a play with the Players.  630PM-900PM or so

May 2016
5, 6, 7, 13, 14, 15*, 20, 21   The 39 Steps by Patrick Barlow and John Buchan.   8PM *except 15th 2PM
A mix of Hitchcock, Monty Python, and film-noir spoofs.  Packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a small but versatile group of actors), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance.  A fast-paced whodunit comedy for anyone who loves the magic of theatre.  Recommended for ages 11 and up
11   Staged reading of The Weight of Silence by Cheryl Przezdziecki, at the Suffield Senior Center, 145 Bridge Street. Free. 7PM
17   Board Meeting   Members welcome   7PM
24   Play-by-Play   Read a play with the Players.  630PM-900PM or so

October 2016
6, 7, 8, 14, 15, 16*, 21, 22   Is There Life After High School? by Jeffrey Kindley and Craig Carmelia, based on a story by Ralph Keyes.   8PM *except 16th 2PM
A joyful reprise of our 1986 hit production, this musical features an all-too-familiar gallery of high school characters who meet at their reunion.  Former athletes, bookworms, beauty queens, and members of the marching band sing out about who they were, and we find ourselves in their musical memories.  This is a show for the kid in all of us!  Recommended for ages 13 and up

December 2016
2 3, 4*  A Christmas Twist by The Illegitimate Players.   8PM *except 4th 2PM
A ridiculous blend of two works by Charles Dickens: A Christmas Carol and Oliver Twist.  Added to the familiar parable of Bob Cratchit, Ebenezer, and his spirits is Fagin, Mr. Bumble, and Tiny Twist, a gangly orphan whose crutch keeps getting stuck in floor cracks.  Irreverent and inspired, this spoof mocks the silly sentimentality and commerciaqlism sometimes found in our modern holiday, while reminding us of the true Christmas spirit.  Recommended for ages 13 and up

February 2017
9, 10, 11, 17, 18, 19*, 24, 25   Five Women Wearing the Same Dress by Alan Ball.   8PM *except 19th 2PM
During an ostentatious wedding celebration, five very different bridesmaids find themselves hiding together in an upstairs bedroom.  They are hoping to escape the wedding reception of a bride that—they soon realize—none of them really like!  As they get to know each other, personal stories, hopes, and dreams are revealed.  These five diverse women discover a common bond in this wickedly funny modern tale of friendship, femininity, and strength.  Recommended for ages 13 and up

May 2017
4, 5, 6, 12, 13, 14*, 19, 20   Chapter Two by Neil Simon.   8PM *except 14th 2PM
Based on events in Simon's life, this second-time-around love story introduces George, a recently widowed writer, and Jennie, a newly divorced actress.  They are neighbors in an apartment building, and as their friends conspire to get the unlikely pair together, laughter, love, and occasionally chaotic comedy result.  This is the story of love after loss, and how two lonely and lively hearts finally become one.  Recommended for ages 13 and up