Presenting Town and Country Players' 2012 Season

Flaming Idiots Our Town Once On This Island On Borrowed Time One Act Festival Prelude to a Kiss Sweeney Todd A Very Town and Country Christmas!


Tickets for the 2012 Season may be purchased
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Flaming Idiots

A Farce by Tom Rooney

Directed by Keith Soester
Produced by Sharon Rill

Carl and Phil are a pair of budding restaurant owners who hope to popularize their new restaurant. An eatery across town has been crowded since a notorious mobster was shot there. What if someone was murdered in their restaurant? This hilarious play features mistaken identities, gunshots, an unhelpful cop, a heavily accented mobster, an attractive woman getting sloppy drunk, and an amazing finale! This play won the New American Comedy Festival Award.

Performances: April 20, 21, 22 (matinee), 27, 28, 29 (matinee), May 4, 5

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

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Our Town

Pulitzer Prize Winner by Thornton Wilder

Directed by John Zimmerman
Produced by Nancy Ridgeway

Described by Edward Albee as "the greatest American play ever written," the story follows the small town of Grover's Corners through three acts: "Daily Life," "Love and Marriage," and "Death and Eternity." Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, audiences follow the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry, and die.

Performances: May 25, 26, 27 (matinee), June 1, 2, 3 (matinee), 8, 9

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

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Once On This Island

Book & Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flaherty

Directed by DeLarme Landes
Produced by Victoria Schultheis
Asst. Director/Choreography by Cat Miller

A Family Friendly Musical

Beloved by all school age children, this Caribbean adaptation of the popular fairytale of The Little Mermaid with overtones of Romeo and Juliet, garnered eight Tony nominations for its Broadway run. It tells the story of a peasant who rescues and falls in love with a wealthy boy from the other side of her island. The fantastical gods who rule the island guide the girl on a quest to test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice, hatred and death.

Performances: June 29, 30 (matinee and evening), July 1 (matinee), 6, 7 (matinee and evening), 8 (matinee), 13, 14 (matinee and evening)

Friday and Saturday night shows have an 8 pm curtain; Saturday and Sunday matinees start at 3 pm.
Tickets are $18 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under.


On Borrowed Time

By Paul Osborn, from the novel by L. E. Watkin

Directed by Ken Weigert & Keith Soester
Produced by Sharon Rill

A Family Friendly Show

Gramps is fearful that after his death, his young orphaned grandson Pud will be placed in the care of his cranky, moralizing Aunt Demetria. When the Angle of Death, in the form of Mr. Brink, comes for Gramps, the old man tricks him into climbing the old apple tree, which will not allow anyone to come down unless Gramps says they can, and Death is trapped in the tree and cannot take Gramps or anyone else.

Performances: August 3, 4 (matinee and evening), 5 (matinee), 10, 11 (matinee and evening), 12 (matinee), 17, 18 (matinee and evening)

Friday and Saturday night shows have an 8 pm curtain; Saturday and Sunday matinees start at 3 pm.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under.

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One Act Festival

T&C stages a 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 $10!

Directors and Plays
The Case of the Crushed Petunia's by Tennessee Williams, directed by John Neuman
Wanda's Visit by Christopher Durang, directed by John Demeter
The Last Yankee by Arthur Miller directed by Don Brown
Sure Thing by David Ives, directed by Mariel Rosati

Produced by Nancy Ridgeway
Executive Director John Zimmerman

Performances: August 31, September 1

Friday and Saturday night shows have an 8 pm curtain.
Tickets are $10.


Prelude to a Kiss

A Modern Fairytale by Craig Lucas

Directed by: Jon Knapp
Produced by Victoria Schultheis

At Peter and Rita's wedding, a mysterious, old man insists on kissing the bride. While honeymooning, Peter gradually realizes that the woman by his side is not the same person that he married. The wedding kiss caused Rita's soul and the old man's to change places! Peter must track down the old man's aging and diseased body, inhabited by Rita's soul, to free his young wife's spirit before it's too late.

Performances: September 21, 22, 23 (matinee), 28, 29, 30 (matinee), October 5, 6

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

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Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Book by Hugh Wheeler
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Directed by Nancy Ridgeway
Produced by John Demeter
Musical direction by Don Tenenblatt

This Heart-pounding story of Sweeney Todd, a barber by profession, who returns to 19th century London obsessed with getting revenge against the lecherous judge who framed him and took his daughter, but ultimately he takes revenge against anyone unfortunate enough to end up in his shop. Stephen Sondheim characterizes this masterpiece as a "Musical Thriller."

Performances: November 2, 3, 4 (matinee), 9, 10, 11 (matinee), 16, 17

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

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A Very Town and Country Christmas!

The Town & Country Players present our very own take on the Christmas holiday with our 5th Annual A Very Town and Country Christmas! A delightful excursion from our usual fare of plays and musicals, the Players present this festive Christmas themed show complete with classic Christmas songs for a unique Christmas event to be enjoyed by the whole family.

Performances: December 15, 16 (matinee)

Location: James-Lorah House at 132 N. Main Street in Doylestown. Patrons can utilize on-street parking and the Doylestown public parking garage, located one block down the hill from James-Lorah House on Broad St.

Tickets are $15.

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