Presenting Town and Country Players' 2008 Season

Don't Drink the Water Proof Lady Windermere's Fan One Act Festival Cat On a Hot Tin Roof Urinetown, The Musical


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

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Don't Drink the Water

By Woody Allen

Directed by Keith Kerns

Legendary screenwriter Woody Allen takes us back to the cold war with this tale of espionage, incompetence, and communism in one of his great, goofy, early works. The story takes place in the 1960s behind the Iron Curtain, where a New Jersey caterer and his family are mistaken for spies, and of course, hilarity ensues! They rush to the U.S. Embassy, but it's not much help, as the ambassador's incompetent son is in charge. Nevertheless, they frantically plot their escape, and the ambassador's son and the caterer's daughter even have time to fall in love. Quick fire humor and hilarious situations are sure to guarantee a great time for all. Who knew the Cold War was this funny?

April 11, 12, 18, 19, 20 (matinee), 25 and 26

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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Proof

By David Auburn

Directed by C. Jameson Bradley

This fascinating drama focuses on Catherine, who following the death of her mathematician father struggles to come to terms with his legacy. Inheriting some of his instability, she is torn between her sister, who wants to take her back to New York, and Hal, a former student of her father's, who tests both her knowledge and her emotions. Intense and compelling, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play shows that the intricacies of the human mind are as complex as a mathematical equation. Come and see this show in the intimate setting that only Town and Country can provide.

May 9, 10, 16, 17, 18 (matinee), 23 and 24

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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Lady Windermere's Fan

By Oscar Wilde

Directed by Kate Fishman

Determined not to trust her husband when circumstances suggest he's been unfaithful, the desirable Lady Margaret Windermere - modern, independent and deliciously free of self-doubt - resolves to leave him flat. But the true nature of her husband's relationship with the "other woman" is very different from what young Margaret assumes it to be. This Victorian comedy of manners is a comic masterpiece that sparkles with Wilde's trademark witty dialogue and confronts the hypocrisy of public 'morality' compared with genuine, private kindness. Join us as we rediscover this oft overlooked jewel and you too will become Lady Windermere's fan.

June 13, 14, 20, 21, 22 (matinee), 27, 28

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


One Act Festival

He's Having a Baby

By Fred Carmichael
Directed by Alana Carracio

What would happen if men had babies and women paced the floor of the maternity waiting room? The story revolves around three anxious women: Mrs. Murray, a first timer who is constantly at the point of hysteria; Mrs. Foster, who is having her seventh and is outwardly very calm; and Mrs. Groton, already a mother but now determined to become a parent of a girl. As they sit, many differences are bought out to show what would happen if men had babies. How each of the ladies take the news of their new children and the reaction that follows make this an ideal show.

The Board

By Laverne Kehr
Directed by Nancy Ridgeway

In this futuristic comedy, members of a "board" attempt to deal with the complex problem of a worker with a sore toe. All that results, however, is a flow of bureaucratic jargon and theoretical arguments. A practical-minded secretary solves the problem, however. She offers the man a Band-Aid, much to the chagrin of the board. This is a charming comedy based on the problems which so often arise during the making of even the simplest political decision.

The Laziest Man On Earth

By Carl Webster Pierce
Directed by Jonathan Bush

A comedic one-act about a team of burglars who are cleverly out-witted by the laziest man in the world.

August 15 and 16

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


Cat On a Hot Tin Roof

By Tennessee Williams

Directed by Andy McPhee

Greed, hypocrisy and secret passions threaten to tear apart a wealthy but dysfunctional Mississippi family in this stunning masterpiece by Tennessee Williams. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof searingly portrays the larger-than-life characters of Maggie 'the Cat,' her alcoholic husband, Brick, and the dominating family patriarch, Big Daddy. The intimacy of our theater will provide a unique look at the passion, romance, and heat of this Tennessee Williams classic.

September 5, 6, 12, 13, 14 (matinee), 19 and 20

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


Urinetown, The Musical!

Music by Mark Hollmann
Lyrics by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis
Book by Greg Kotis

Directed by John Zimmerman

Nothing can kill a show like an awful title, or so we learn in the opening number of this Tony Award winning musical. In a world where water is in such short supply that private bathrooms have become outlawed, giant corporations control all of the "Public Amenities". Don't let the name fool you, this show is actually a witty and sharp satire of government, big business, and even musicals themselves. So if you're a fan of Musical Comedy, make sure you book a trip to Urinetown.

October 10, 11, 17, 18, 19 (matinee), 24 and 25

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


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