Presenting Town and Country Players' 2006 Season

Gypsy To Kill a Mockingbird Come Blow Your Horn Clue - The Play A Midsummer Night's Dream Fall Play Festival


In addition to these adult productions, please check out our Family Theater productions for this season.

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Gypsy

Book by Arthur Laurents
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Directed by Andy McPhee

Based on the memoirs of famed burlesque stripper, Gypsy Rose Lee, Gypsy tells the story of Rose, the archetypical stage mother who pushes her daughters June and Louise ("Sing out, Louise!") into vaudeville. Along the way, Rose meets a theatrical agent, Herbie, who agrees to manage daughter June's act. Herbie would like nothing better than to settle down with Rose but for now must settle for Rose's repeated promises of marriage someday. When June eventually rebels against her mother and elopes with a dancer, Rose turns her considerable attention to her older and less talented daughter, Louise. Herbie accidentally books Louise's act into a burlesque house. When one of the strippers is arrested, Rose pushes Louise into the stripper's act, prompting Herbie to leave once and for all. However, Louise (now named Gypsy Rose Lee) is a mega-hit with audiences and eventually becomes the world's most famous stripper. With her increase in stature comes an increase in self-confidence, and she rejects her mother's overtures. Rose, utterly alone, pours her misery out on stage. She and Gypsy finally reconcile.

Famous songs from the show include "Together Wherever We Go," "If Momma Was Married," "You Gotta Get a Gimmick," and the blockbuster hits "Let Me Entertain You" and "Everything's Coming Up Roses."

April 21, 22, 28, 29, 30 (matinee), May 5 and 6

Friday and Saturday night shows have a 8 pm curtain; Sunday matinees start at 3 pm.
Tickets are $18.


Pictures of a final dress rehearsal are now available!

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To Kill a Mockingbird

By Harper Lee
Stage Adaption by Christopher Sergel

Directed by Norm Berger

Scout, a young girl in a quiet southern town, and her brother Jem are being raised by their widower father Atticus and by a strong-minded housekeeper Calpurnia. The black people of the community have a special feeling about Scout's father. A few of her white friends are inexplicably hostile. Atticus, a lawyer, explains that he's defending a young Negro wrongfully accused of a grave crime. It is a hopeless fight-the time of the play is 1935. Things do get bitter-to the point where Atticus props himself in a chair against the cell door of the man he's defending and confronts an angry mob. Horrified Scout projects herself into this confrontation and her inconvenient presence helps bring back a little sanity. Atticus fights his legal battle with a result that is part defeat, part triumph. As Atticus comes out of the courthouse, the deeply moved town minister tells Scout, "Stand up. Your father's passing!"

June 2, 3, 9, 10, 11 (matinee), 16 and 17

Friday and Saturday night shows have a 8 pm curtain; Sunday matinees start at 3 pm.
Tickets are $15.


Pictures of a show are now available!

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Come Blow Your Horn

By Neil Simon

Directed by John Rasiej

Neil Simon's comedy Come Blow Your Horn became his first Broadway hit. The story is set in Manhattan in the hip, happening 1960's. Alan Baker has been living the bachelor's life in his penthouse apartment, much to the disgust of his parents. Alan still works in his father's wax fruit business. When his naïve younger brother Buddy arrives to stay, having plucked up the courage to leave home, Alan decides he should teach him about the world. The fun and laughs flow as the family members scramble to figure out how to handle the new situation.

August 4, 5, 11, 12, 13 (matinee), 18 and 19

Friday and Saturday night shows have a 8 pm curtain; Sunday matinees start at 3 pm.
Tickets are $15.


Pictures of a final dress rehearsal are now available!

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Clue - The Play

Screenplay by Jonathan Lynn

Directed by Jim Kirkwood

Secrets! Lies! Blackmail! Murder! What's a body to do? Join in the original farce whodunit cocktail party turned multiple homicides that will leave you guessing! Clue - The Play is the stage adaptation of the cult movie classic written by Jonathan Lynn featuring six suspicious characters, six deadly weapons, nine sinister rooms and one killer. Set on a dark and stormy evening in late 1954, Wadsworth the butler, and Yvette the maid, welcome six guests (Col. Mustard, Mrs. White, Ms. Scarlet, Prof. Plum, Mr. Green and Mrs. Peacock) to a swanky mansion for a mysterious cocktail party. They have all been gathered to confront their blackmailer, the enigmatic Mr. Body. A shot in the dark and Mr. Body's body leave them all with a new problem; they must discover which one of them is the killer before the police arrive! So now, to protect their reputations and prevent the body count from rising, they must work together to find the answer to those three burning questions: Who did it? Where? And with what?

September 8, 9, 15, 16, 17 (matinee), 22 and 23

Friday and Saturday night shows have a 8 pm curtain; Sunday matinees start at 3 pm.
Tickets are $15.


Pictures of a show are now available!

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Jamie Bradley

A Midsummer Night's Dream is one of Shakespeare's early comedies. The main story is a complex plot involving two sets of couples (Hermia & Lysander and Helena & Demetrius) whose romantic cross-purposes are complicated still further by their entrance into the play's fairyland woods. There the King and Queen of the Faeries (Oberon & Titania) and the impish Puck ply their trade. Another set of characters ­ Bottom the weaver and his bumptious band of "rude mechanicals" ­ stumble into the main doings when they go into the enchanted woods to rehearse a play that is loosely and comically based on the myth of Pyramus and Thisbe.

October 13, 14, 20, 21, 22 (matinee), 27 and 28

Friday and Saturday night shows have a 8 pm curtain; Sunday matinees start at 3 pm.
Tickets are $15.


Pictures of a final dress rehearsal are now available!
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Fall Play Festival

Mr. Lewis and Mrs. Wexel

By Rene Taylor and Joseph Bologna
Directed by Marilyn Maxwell

Mystery at Twicknam Vicarage

By David Ives
Directed by Kate Couzens

November 17 and 18

Friday and Saturday night shows have a 8 pm curtain.
Tickets are $5.


Pictures of a show are now available!


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