Presenting Town and Country Players' 2009 Season

Enchanted April The Butler Did It Pippin All My Sons Don't Dress for Dinner One Act Festival A Very Town and Country Christmas


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

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Enchanted April

By Matthew Barber

Directed by Jim Kirkwood

Let us Enchant you in April! When two frustrated London housewives decide to rent a villa in Italy for a holiday away from their bleak marriages, they recruit two very different English women to share the cost and the experience. There among the wisteria blossoms and Mediterranean sunshine, all four bloom again, rediscovering themselves in ways that they, and we, could never have expected. Let T&C transport you to paradise in this beloved uplifting and poignant romance.

Performances: April 3, 4, 5 (matinee), 10, 11, 17 and 18

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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The Butler Did It

By Tim Kelly

Directed by Brad Ogden

This spoof of English mysteries, with a decidedly American flavor, finds Miss Maple, a society dowager noted for her imaginative weekend parties, awaiting a group of detective writers invited to eerie Ravenswood Manor where they are to assume the personalities of their fictional characters. She's arranged all sorts of scary, amusing incidents. Then a real murder takes place and the guests realize they're all marked for death. When they're not busy tripping over the clues, the zany sleuths trip over one another in this madcap seat-grabber where the laughs collide with the thrills.

Performances: May 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.



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Pippin

Music by Stephen Schwartz
Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by Roger O. Hirson

Directed by John Zimmerman

Every man has his daydreams and goals, and young prince Pippin is no different. Join us as the Leading Player and his troupe of actors, singers, and dancers take this extraordinary young man on a journey through war, sex, politics, love, and even death in an attempt to find his "Corner of the Sky". This spellbinding show features music by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell), and staging inspired by Bob Fosse (Chicago), and promises to thrill audiences this summer. Mature audiences only please.

Performances: June 12, 13, 19, 20, 21 (matinee), 26 and 27

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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All My Sons

By Arthur Miller

Directed by Fran Girard

As timely today as the day it was written, this riveting play was inspired by a true story about a successful businessman who knowingly sold the government defective airplane parts during World War II. He engineered his own exoneration and falsely turned in his business partner; now, his son is about to marry the partner's daughter, the affair is revisited, and his lie of a life is revealed. Joe Keller, spending his whole life in the pursuit of wealth for the sake of his family, represents the American Dream gone wrong in this searing Arthur Miller drama of an American family caught up in the struggle between personal responsibility and duty to country that escalates toward a climax of electrifying intensity.

Performances: July 17, 18, 24, 25, 26 (matinee), 31 and August 1

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


dinner cast pictureDon't Dress for Dinner

By Marc Camoletti

Directed by Keith Soester

This breathtaking English "bedroom farce" finds Bernard planning a weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in a French farmhouse. He has arranged for a Cordon Bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, is packing his wife Jacqueline off to her mother's, and has even invited his best friend to provide the alibi. It's foolproof; what could possibly go wrong? Suppose Robert turns up not knowing why he has been invited? Suppose Robert and Jacqueline are secret lovers? What happens if the cook is mistaken for the mistress and the mistress is unable to cook? Join T&C for this high speed farce that is all sex and comedic confusion and is sure to keep you laughing from start to finish.

Performances: August 21, 22, 28, 29, 30 (matinee), September 4 and 5

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



One Act Festival

T&C stages an annual One-Act Festival to give its fledgling directors an opportunity to show their stuff and qualify to direct one of our Mainstage productions. Come out to see our new directors-in-the-making and enjoy a very entertaining night at the Barn. Tickets are only $5!

Performances: September 11-12

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

The King and the Condemned

By Larry Brenner
Directed by Rob Michael Lasky

Comedy ensues when a troop of actors refuse to perform their poorly written, low budget production, holding the audience captive. When one audience member, Daniel, attempts to leave, the actors force him onstage where he enters their world. Here he must contend with a lustful princess, a brutish guard, an obnoxious clown and an egotistical king. If he can defeat their characters, he will go free; but if he fails, he will be trapped onstage with them forever.

Crazy Eights

By David Lindsay-Abaire
Directed by Nancy Ridgeway

When Connie comes home late one night, she finds her parole officer waiting in her apartment with a torte and a long list of questions. The interrogation/courting dance that follows is complicated by the after-hours arrival of Connie's charming card-playing buddy.

A Game

By Dennis Noble
Directed by Jean Brenner

This play must be classified as a drama although from its farcical beginning, one never would have a clue where it will lead.

It begins in a farcical manner with psychologist Dr. Henning conducting an experiment he calls "A Game" using three (presumed) volunteers. At the beginning, the men become confused about who is who and each becomes very confused about the other's names. The silliness of the beginning actually makes the viewer a little uncomfortable because one doesn't understand where it is going. It's sort of "Laurel and Hardyish."

The men are invited into a room divided into three equal spaces. Henning tells them each space is of equal size and allows each of them to choose one of the spaces which they now "own." His only instructions are that they are to repeat a phrase when the bare light bulb suspended from the center of the room is turned on. Henning leaves and locks the only door to the room.

In fast progression, each man becomes ridiculously territorial about his own space - 1/3 of the room each - expressing "oneupsmanship" about whose space is better. The spaces they "own" become reality to them as they begin to covet the other person's space to the point of deadly absurdity.

Good Sue

By Anne T. Buck
Directed by Ken Weigert

Two women sit on the front porch of a "half-way" house for the mentally ill. One of their friends is missing but only one of them is concerned about it. This story is based on the life of the author's mother, Sue, who spent most of her life at a half-way house. "Good Sue" was a finalist in Theatre Oxford's 2001 Ten Minute Play Competition.


Pictures of a performance are now available!


A Very Town and Country Christmas

T&C presents our very own take on the Christmas holiday with the second annual "A Very Town and Country Christmas!" at the Elkins Gallery of the Mercer Museum in Doylestown. An excursion from our usual fare of plays and musicals, the Players present festive classic Christmas songs and carols mixed in with humor and dancing to present a unique Christmas event to be enjoyed by the whole family. We promise one heck of a Holly Jolly good time that is sure to brighten up the Christmas season! Tickets: $15.

Performances: December 5 (8 pm) and 6 (3 pm)

Location: Elkins Gallery of the Mercer Museum in Doylestown

Tickets are $15.


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