THE FULL MONTY — book by Terrence McNally and lyrics by David Yazbek
Sep 8 – Sep 30, 2017 (4 weeks) A Musical
DIRECTOR: Jim Russell
** Musicals are not included in 6-show Season Ticket **
Six unemployed steelworkers in Buffalo, New York are miserable. They have no cash and no prospects. Meanwhile, they catch their wives and other women going crazy over male strippers. The six men then set out to make some quick cash showing off their “real man” bodies by becoming a team of male strippers. As the guys work through their fears, selfconsciousness and anxieties they find strength as a group and overcome their inner demons.
THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN’S CASTLE — by Joe Pauly
Oct 20 – Nov 4, 2017 (3 weeks) A Local Playwright
DIRECTOR: Joe Pauly
Take the classic monster movies of the 1930s and 1940s, and cross them with the comedy styles of “Airplane,” “Monty Python” and “The Three Stooges,” and you get the brand new comedy “The Curse of Frankenstein’s Castle.” See the tortured Doctor Victor Frankenstein carry on his father’s dream of creating life from death. Meet his fiancée, the beautiful Elizabeth,
as well as the weird little hunchback, the famous monster hunter Van Helsing, the Police Chief Inspector Von Kraut, the
mysterious gypsy Maleva, and all of the strange and bizarre residents of the tiny German village of Frankenstein, including the Monster himself! Don’t miss this hilarious, world premiere production!
A CHRISTMAS CAROL — Adapted from the Charles Dickens’ book
Dec 1 – Dec 23, 2017 (4 weeks) A Holiday Classic
DIRECTOR: Angel Borths
An adaptation of the story of Ebenezer Scrooge’s journey from an embittered, ungenerous creature into a giving, caring human being at the hands of three spirits, who, one Christmas Eve, show him what life means
THE MIRACLE WORKER — William Gibson
Jan 12 – Feb 3, 2018 (4 weeks) A Drama
DIRECTOR: Ann Lehman
This classic tells the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller. The Miracle Worker dramatizes the volatile relationship between the lonely teacher and her charge. Trapped in a secret, silent world, unable to communicate, Helen is violent, spoiled, almost sub-human and treated by her family as such. Only Annie realizes that there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark, tortured silence.
JEKYLL AND HYDE — book and lyrics by Frank Wildhorn, Leslie Bricusse, & Steve Cuden
Feb 23 – Mar 17, 2018 (4 weeks) A Musical
DIRECTOR: Derek Baxter
** Musicals are not included in 6-show Season Ticket **
Based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic thriller, Jekyll & Hyde, is the gripping tale of a brilliant mind gone horrifically awry, set to a powerful score by Frank Wildhorn with book and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse. In an attempt to cure his ailing father’s mental illness by separating “good” from “evil” in the human personality, talented physician Dr. Jekyll inadvertently creates an alternate personality of pure evil, dubbed Mr. Hyde, who wreaks murderous havoc on the city of London. As his fiancée Emma grows increasingly fearful for her betrothed, a prostitute, Lucy, finds herself dangerously involved with both the doctor and his alter ego. Struggling to control Hyde before he takes over for good, Jekyll must race to find a cure for the demon he has created in his own mind.
THE FOREIGNER — by Larry Shue
Apr 13 – May 5, 2018 (4 weeks) A Comedy
DIRECTOR: Miguel E. Rodriguez
The Foreigner is a fun, two-act comedy by American playwright Larry Shue. The story takes place in a fishing lodge in rural Tilghman County, Georgia where two Englishmen, Froggy and Charlie, arrive as guests. The shy Charlie agreed to
accompany Froggy on the trip after his sick wife begged him to go. When people at the lodge try to talk to Charlie, however, he remains silent: he is terribly shy, depressed about his wife’s illness, and cannot find the words to reply. Froggy claims that Charlie cannot talk because he is a “foreigner” from an exotic country, and does not understand English. Taking the explanation that he’s a non-English speaker as fact, the lodge’s guests quickly begin revealing their secrets, and Charlie soon discovers scandals amongst some of the residents of the lodge.
Note: The script for this comedy employs racist imagery in one short scene. This subject matter is not the main focus of the play. Adhering to the script does not imply any endorsement of the organization depicted. CWP strongly condemns racism in all forms.
ONE ACT WEEKEND by various playwrights
May 18 – May 20, 2018 (1 week)
** Not included in any Season Ticket **
A collection of eight short plays, each ten to fifteen minutes in length, never performed previously in Florida. Plays will be selected in early 2017.
NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT — Book by Joe DiPietro, Inspired by Material by Guy Bolton and P. G. Wodehouse, Music and Lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin
Jun 1 – Jun 23, 2018 (4 weeks) A Musical
DIRECTOR: Aaron Washington
** Musicals are not included in 6-show Season Ticket**
Set in the 1920s, Nice Work If You Can Get It is the story of charming and wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter, who meets rough female bootlegger Billie Bendix the weekend of his wedding. Jimmy, who has been married three (or is it four?) times before, is preparing to marry Eileen Evergreen, a self-obsessed modern dancer. Thinking Jimmy and Eileen will be out of town, Billie and her gang hide cases of alcohol the basement of Jimmy’s Long Island mansion. But when Jimmy, his wife-to-be and her prohibitionist family show up at the mansion for the wedding, Billie and her cohorts pose as servants, causing hijinks galore.
RIPCORD— by David Lindsay-Abaire
Jul 6 – Jul 21, 2018 (3 weeks) A Comedy
DIRECTOR: Victor Carr
A sunny room on an upper floor is prime real estate in the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility, so when the cantankerous Abby is forced to share her quarters with new-arrival Marilyn, she has no choice but to get rid of the infuriatingly chipper woman by any means necessary. A seemingly harmless bet between the old women quickly escalates into a dangerous game of one-upmanship that reveals not just the tenacity of these worthy opponents, but also deeper truths that each would rather remain hidden.
ARNIE AND THE ITCH — by Marc S. Sanders
Aug 3 – Aug 11, 2018 (2 weeks with Saturday and Sunday matinees) A Comedy
DIRECTOR: Marc S. Sanders
Thanksgiving has become demanding on the Solan family. Not only is there the traditional holiday to prepare for, but there’s also a Bar Mitzvah for young Arnie coming up. With all this on the mind of his over bearing Grandmother Edith, Arnie will somehow have to endure a tortuous 3 piece suit, court his first crush, and help his older brother avoid the wrath of Grandma when a precious high school graduation ring goes missing in a very unusual way. This coming of age story was loosely inspired by the experiences of its playwright, Marc S. Sanders, to depict the love, conflict and craziness of a caring Jewish
family, living in Fair Lawn, NJ, 1985.
This schedule of shows is subject to availability from the publishing companies.