2016-2017 Past Performances

The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler

Directed by Beth Behner | Produced by Jim Russell
February 3-5, 2017

The Vagina Monologues introduces a wildly divergent gathering of female voices, including a six-year-old girl, a septuagenarian New Yorker, a vagina workshop participant, a woman who witnesses the birth of her granddaughter, a Bosnian survivor of rape, and a feminist happy to have found a man who “liked to look at it.” Funny, outrageous, emotionally affecting, and occasionally angry, The Vagina Monologues confront words to demystify and disarm them – and the audience witnessing them.

Cast:

Tana Gundry
Patricia Coyle
Alexa Sheppard
Leanne Germann
Deb Kelley
Pamela Slagg
Jen Martin
Petra Sussman
Trish Farber
Gemma Davimes
Kym Welch
Val Sanford
Taylor Hendershot
Isabel Bertram
Samantha Janek

 Almost, Maine by John Cariani

Directed by Mike Cote | Produced by Jim Russell
January 15th & January 22nd, 2017

On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.

Cast:

Isabel Bertram
Patricia Coyle
Samantha Janek
Robert Pelaia
Jim Moss
Brian McCreight

Love Letters by A.R. Gurney
November 13, 2016

A unique and imaginative theatre experience, not to be missed! The piece is comprised of letters exchanged over a lifetime between two people who grew up together, went their separate ways, but continued to share confidences. An evocative, touching, frequently funny but always telling pair of character studies in which what is implied is as revealing and meaningful as what is actually written down.

Cast:

Joshua and Petra Sussman

American Buffalo by David Mamet
Directed by Stephan Bielawski

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Winner, 1977 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award, Best American Play. This volatile drama starred Robert Duvall in the original Broadway production and has seen revivals with Al Pacino and most recently on Broadway with John Leguizamo in 2008.

In a Chicago junk shop three small time crooks plot to rob a man of his coin collection, the showpiece of which is a valuable “Buffalo nickel”. These high-minded grifters fancy themselves businessmen pursuing legitimate free enterprise. But the reality of the three- Donny, the oafish junk shop owner; Bobby, a young junkie Donny has taken under his wing and “Teach”, a violently paranoid braggart- is that they are merely pawns caught up in their own game of last-chance, dead-end, empty pipe dreams.

Cast:

Thomas Pahl, Sam Burke, Constantine Kyriakou

The Curse of Frankenstein’s Castle By Joe Pauly

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Just in time for Halloween, join us in the CWP Black Box for an evening of horrifically funny antics featuring ghouls, goons and goofs galore! This staged reading spoof of the classic monster movies of the 1930s and 1940s is sure to bring you back to life! Some adult language.

This is one of our very unique and popular CWP-style staged readings – with action, a set, costumes, props, sound and special effects! It’s NOT just a bunch of people sitting in chairs reading the script.

Cast:

Joe Pauly, Graham Morris, Eric Misener, Mary F. Jordan, Ray Zacek, Sharon Nolan Cimini, Joe Kirane, Stephan Bielawski and a loopy and hilarious cast of thousands!