Saint peter's escort service, llc. (March, 2019) season 28

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by Gary Ray Stapp

 Just this side of The Other Side is the In-Processing Office of Saint Peter's Escort Service, LLC. The recently deceased have their identities confirmed and are escorted to the appropriate elevator for the final leg of their journey. Buttoned-down Stella escorts those found in The Good Book to the Up Elevator and naughty, bawdy Cessal escorts the others to the Down Elevator. Everything runs as smoothly as you’d imagine until Stella gets a new apprentice, Toni, and Clarence O'Shannon hijacks an elevator to avoid spending eternity in heaven with his late wife.

The Cast

Katrina Kichler

Shauna Devening

Denise Scheibmeir

Tom Emerson, Jr.

Karen Katzer

Charlotte Lutz

Chuck Hampton

Linda Miller

Cindy McCullough

Krystal Donaldson

Jamison Brummel

Les Thomas

Lori Barcus

Casey King

Linda Umbarger


Directed by Gary Stapp

It runs in the family (june, 2019) season 28

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by Ray Cooney

Before Dr. David Mortimore gives the speech of his career, Jane Tate arrives with news that their affair years ago produced a son who just turned 18 and is in the hospital lobby drunk, angry and eager to meet his father. Dr. Mortimore’s best friend, Dr. Bonney, agrees to pose as the boy's father. Lies pile on top of lies while Mortimore's wife, his boss, Dr. Bonney's mother, a nun, the hospital matron, an elderly patient and one very annoyed policeman all stand between the doctor and happily ever after. 

The Cast

Tom Emerson, Jr.

Noah King

Krystal Donaldson

Kenneth J. Amaya

Vicki Markham

Jamison Brummel

Cindy McCullough

Jennifer Brummel

Spencer Hermann

Dennis Richards

Caleob King

Shanna Richards


Directed by Lori Barcus & Les Thomas

It's a wonderful life:a radio play (dec. 2018) season 28

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adapted by Joe Landry

 We transformed the playhouse into radio station WBFR in Bedford Falls, New York to perform Frank Capra's classic Christmas tale of George Bailey and his journey to discovering how important his life was to everyone who knew him. Our cast of five actors portrayed nearly 50 characters in the classic story - all supported by live on-stage sound effects as they would have been created in the 1940's.

The Cast

Tom Emerson, Jr.

Dennis Richards

Shanna Richards

Caleob King

Heather Kropf

Chuck Hampton


Directed by Tom Emerson, Jr.

THE FARNDALE AVENUE TOWNSWOMEN'S GUILD (AUG. 2018) SEASON 28

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"The Haunted Through Lounge and Recessed Dining Nook at Farndale"

by David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin, Jr.

  

The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society is the worst community theatre ever. Led by a barely-there producer and performing the worst play ever written with sound effects run amok, one-by-one the cast falls apart followed quickly by the set itself. Intermission featured a poetry "contest" won by a member of the audience with an ode to Tupperware!

The Cast

Susie LeGault

Cindy McCullough

Penni Hansen

Krystal Donaldson

Hannah Snedecor

Chandler Betts


Directed by Vicki Markham

Love, Loss, and What I Wore (September 2017) SEASON 27

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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

The Cast

Jackie Fursman

Tracy Conard

Shauna Devening

Sandy Rugg

Hannah Snedecor


Directed by Tom Emerson, Jr. 

Authors Anonymous (December 2017) SEason 27

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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. 

The Cast

Doris Downweaver - Shanna Richards

Meredith McCoy - Jeri Troyer

Roscoe Drake - Les Thomas

Charlotte Ascot - Cindy McCullough

Wallace Crandall - Dave Schwarzer

T.Y. Myers - Katy Holloran

Porter Rembert - Jordan Garcia


Directed by Dennis Richards.

Over the river and through the woods (march 2018) SEASON 27

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by Joe DiPietro

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. 

The Cast

Nick Cristano - Jordan Garcia

Frank Gianelli - Gary Ray Stapp

Aida Gianelli - Cindy McCullough

Nunzio Cristano - Tom Emerson, Jr.

Emma Cristano - Penni Hansen

Caitlin O'Hare - Jeri Troyer


Directed by Krystal Donaldson

Lost (and Found) in IKEA (june 2018) SEASON 27

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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.  

The Cast

Dear Wife - Lori Barcus

Dear Husband - Chuck Hampton

Isaiah - Les Thomas

Dot - Tracey Welch

Winifred - Kristina Hamilton

Steffan - Chandler Betts

Lex - Jamison Brummel

Mags - Casey King

Oz - Gary Rommelfanger

Mrs. Peale - Wanda Taylor