Suffield Players Calendar
All events at Mapleton Hall, 1305 Mapleton Avenue, Suffield, CT, except where noted.
• 19   Meeting of the Board of Directors   7PM
• 16   Meeting of the Board of Directors   7PM
• 18   Staged Reading at Kent Memorial Library   Fabuloso by John Kolvenback   Free
• 2, 3, 4, 10, 11, 12*, 17, 18
As You Like It by William Shakespeare, directed by Chris Rohmann.   8PM *except 12th 2PM
Frederick has usurped his older brother's dukedom and exiled him.  The Duke's daughter Rosalind has been permitted to remain at court because she is the closest friend and cousin of Frederick's only child, Celia.  When Frederick becomes angry and banishes Rosalind from court, Celia and Rosalind decide to flee together with Rosalind disguised as a young man.  Well, hey--it's a Shakespeare comedy; you knew there would be cross-gender disguises, right?
• 21   Meeting of the Board of Directors   7PM
• 2   Annual Meeting   Elections, season review, party.
• 8-9   Relay For Life   10AM-10AM   at Suffield Middle School
• 20   Auditions for this year's New Faces
• 24   New Faces   A collection of short plays performed by newcomers to Mapleton Hall.  7:30 PM   Doors open 7:00 PM.  Donations accepted.
• 10, 11, 12, 18, 19, 20*, 25, 26
The Lion In Winter by James Goldman.   8PM *except 20th 2PM
A theatrical portrait of Henry II of England, the devious and incorrigible Eleanor of Aquitaine, and their passionate struggle for power.  A drama of Shakespearean fierceness, eloquence, and emotional impact.
• 6, 7, 8*
Happy Hollandaise by Tim Koenig.   8PM *except 8th 2PM
Our annual Holiday Benefit Challenge, put together with few rehearsals, minimal set and props, read with scripts in hand.
Merry mayhem ensues in the household of the Finley family, in which the traditional family holiday dinner is disrupted by burglars, bumps-on-the-head, and bedlam.  A British farce reminiscent of Arsenic and Old Lace.
• 6, 7, 8, 14, 15, 16*, 21, 22
A Year in the Death of Eddie Jester by T. Gregory Argall.   8PM *except 16th 2PM
Stand-up comic Eddie Jester has been mugged and is comatose.  His disembodied spirit offers up jokes and commentary, sometimes quite philosophical, on the events transpiring in his hospital room.  It's very funny, trust me.
• 1, 2, 3, 9, 10, 11*, 16, 17, 18*
Anything Goes with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, book by P. G. Wodehouse, Guy Bolton, Howard Lindsay, and Russel Crouse.   8PM *except 11th and 18th 2PM
The vintage 1930's musical!  Billy Crocker, a man in love, ends up on a luxury liner and is mistaken for Public Enemy #1.  Will his false notoriety interfere with the course of true love?  Lovely memorable Cole Porter tunes include "You're The Top," "I Get A Kick Out Of You," "Friendship," and of course: "Anything Goes."