Season 27 (2017-2018)

Four New Shows

We'll give you four good reasons to be in our audience - starting in September, 2017.

An Opening Night Like No Other

We're teaming  up with the women of W.I.N.G.S. for a season-opening benefit performance so big our stage couldn't hold it. 

Another World Premiere

We have something never seen on any stage. Be in the theater as we close the season with another original comedy from our favorite playwright.

"Love, Loss, and What I Wore"

By Nora Ephron & Delia Ephron. Based on the book by Ilene Beckerman

"One day I was lying in bed with a backache and I started thinking about a dress I used to wear. I drew a picture of it. Then I thought of another one. I decided to draw the dresses to hold onto them. And when I finished, I thought, "Why these dresses tell a story."

 -- Ilene Beckerman

September 14-17 & 22-23, 2017

Tickets for Season 27's shows will go on sale to Chamber Players members on June 23, 2017.

Others may purchase tickets for "Love, Loss, and What I Wore" beginning  August 1.

Opening Night Benefit for W.I.N.G.S.

We have dedicated the opening night of our season as a benefit for W.I.N.G.S.. (Women In Need Gaining Strength), our local breast cancer support network. This special performance will be a rare non-dinner show at a special price ($20) in the auditorium of Anderson County Jr./Sr. High School. For every ticket sold, the Chamber Players will donate $5 to W.I.N.G.S. (General Admission seating, 500 seat capacity).

Special on-stage appearance by the W.I.N.G.S. Board of Directors.

**The remaining performances will be regular price on the Chamber Players' stage  and will include a meal.

Audition for "Love, Loss, and What I Wore"

Directed by Tom Emerson, Jr. Audition date July 10, 2017, 7 p.m. at the Playhouse, 140 W 5th Ave., Garnett, KS 66032. Check out an advance script from Tom: 785-304-1683 or Admin@ChamberPlayersTheatre.org.

"Authors Anonymus"

by Carl L. Williams


When four authors meet at the country home of a reclusive heiress to compete for a $100,000 grant, it becomes painfully clear that it’s going to be hard to find an author worthy of the money!  There’s Roscoe Drake, a writer of booze, broads, and tough-guy detective fiction; Charlotte Ascot, a writer of wine-sipping, candle-lighting, moon-gazing romance novels; T.Y. Myers, writer of cold corpse-laden murder-mysteries; and Wallace Crandall, whose high-brow literary work about an ineffable, alienated heron leaves everyone speechless.  But in the end, it could be the writers’ real lives that prove stranger than their fiction. 

Nov. 30 - Dec. 3 & Dec. 7-10, 2017

Tickets go on sale to non-members November 13.

Audition for "Authors Anonymous"

Directed by Dennis Richards. Date TBA.

From Tony Winner Joe DiPietro!

"Over the River and Through the Woods"

A double-Tony Award winner for the smash hit musical "Memphis" in 2010 and Tony nominee for 2012's "Nice Work If You Can Get It", Joe DiPietro delivers a family comedy for anyone who's been - or had - a grandparent.

Nick is a single, Italian-American guy from New Jersey. His parents have retired and moved to Florida but that doesn't mean his family isn't still in Jersey. In fact, he sees both sets of his grandparents every Sunday for dinner. But this Sunday he'll tell them that he's been offered a dream job that will take him away from New Jersey to Seattle. Thus begins a series of schemes to keep Nick close to home. Frank, Aida, Nunzio and Emma do their level best, and that includes bringing to dinner the lovely—and single—Caitlin O'Hare as bait. 

March 1-4 & 8-11, 2018

Tickets go on sale to non-members February 12, 2018.

Audition for "Over the River and Through the Woods"

Directed by Krystal Stahl, date TBA.

"Lost (and Found) in IKEA"

By Gary Ray Stapp

Another World Premiere performance written by Chamber Players founding member Gary Ray Stapp following close on the heels of 2016's debut of Gary's "The Gift: 7 Pounds, 3 Ounces".

Comedy, adventure, and a chance at love entwine a unique assortment of personalities as they discover the "lost" and the "found" in an IKEA home furnishings store.  

June 7-10 & 14-17, 2018

Tickets go on sale to non-members May 21, 2018.

Audition for "Lost (and Found) in IKEA"

Directed by playwright Gary Stapp. Date TBA.