The CWP Black Box

2017-2018 Season

With a 2017-2018 Season Pass purchase, you can see any or all of The CWP Black Box season shows below or you can also buy individual tickets.

Ticket Prices: $10 GENERAL ADMISSION


9-PAK [All Shows]: $75



Bus Stop
by William Inge
DIRECTOR: Alicia Spiegel
Comedy (Fully Staged Production)
Fri, Sat Nov 10-11, 2017 at 8:00 pm,
Sun Nov 12, 2017 at 3:00 pm
Fri, Sat Nov 17-18, 2017 at 8:00 pm
In the middle of a howling snowstorm, a bus pulls up at a cheerful roadside diner. All roads are blocked, and four or five weary travelers are going to have to hole up until morning. The proprietor of the cafe and the bus driver develop a friendship; a middle-age scholar comes to terms with himself; and a young girl gets her first taste of romance.

The Holiday Revue
by Tiger von Pagel
DIRECTOR: Tiger von Pagel
Musical (Fully Staged Production)
Fri, Sat Nov 24-25, 2017 at 8:00 pm,
Sun Nov 26, 2017 at 3:00 pm
Ring in the Holidays – all of them – with this funny, original musical revue celebrating the joy – and frustrations – of the season! Featuring cleverly re-written parodies of all your favorite Broadway songs. A Mash-up of the holidays and show tunes? It’s the perfect recipe for an unforgettable evening of laughter, music and heartwarming fun for the whole family.

Play It By Ear
Experimental Comedy (Staged Reading)
DIRECTOR: Dawn Kidle
Fri, Sat Jan 5-6, 2018 at 8:00 pm
What happens when a group of actors takes to the stage to perform a hilarious staged reading of a comedy play they’ve never heard of? In Play it By Ear, our actors will have NO advance knowledge of the play they must perform. The real title of the play will be kept TOP SECRET until the actors are handed their scripts at curtain time. Various props and costume pieces will be placed on stage for their use, and the actors must perform the entire play ON THE SPOT. Don’t miss this wild evening of experimental theater that is sure to be a laugh riot!

The Penis Monologues
by Various
Comedy (Staged Reading)
Fri, Sat Feb 16-17, 2018 at 8:00 pm,
Sun Feb 18, 2018 at 3:00 pm
Following last season’s hugely popular Black Box production of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues, we thought it would be fun to hear the other side of the story! So we decided to reach out to local men and ask them to help us create The Penis Monologues! This show promises to be a funny, eye-opening collection of original monologues looking at the Penis from every angle imaginable! Sorry for that visual. The Penis Monologues will be the must-see-show of the year with hilarious – and moving – insights written and performed by men. Adult audiences only!

by Various Local 3rd-7th Graders
DIRECTOR: Tracy Crews
Comedy/Drama (Staged Reading)
Fri, Sat Apr 6-7, 2018 at 8:00 pm,
Sun Apr 8, 2018 at 3:00 pm
Our Annual KidSpeak Youth Playwriting Competition and Production offers local young people the opportunity to write, direct and produce their own original short plays, performed as a staged reading by an adult cast. Travel into the imaginations of our winning playwrights!

The Great War –

A World War One Musical Revue
By Tom Sturch
DIRECTOR: Ashley Ryan Lord
Musical Revue
Fri, Sat May 25-26, 2018 at 8:00 pm,
Sun May 27, 2018 at 3:00 pm
It was meant to be the war to end all wars, and more than 100 years later, World War One still evokes the soul, spirit, and emotion of a proud and patriotic nation, who sent her sons to far away lands to protect and defend freedom and liberty for the entire world. This locally written, original musical revue calls upon the actual music and stories of the Great War to honor the legacy and reveal the humanity of “our boys:. They marched away determined to change the world for the better – and they did. Come meet them.

Pop Goes America
by Jim Russell
DIRECTOR: Drew Eberhard
Musical Revue
Fri, Sat Jun 29-30, 2018 at 8:00 pm,
Sun Jul 1, 2018 at 3:00 pm
American history is taking on a whole new sound in Pop Goes America! This lively and spirited musical revue uses hilariously re-written modern pop music to tell the story of our nation, from the pilgrims to the revolution, the civil war, and beyond! We promise the entire family a funny educational, patriotic musical extravaganza featuring parodies of all your favorite songs from the radio – with all new words and a story about the forging of a nation like none other on the planet! A must see for all ages!

Picasso At The Lapin Agile
by Steve Martin
Comedy/Drama (Staged Reading)
DIRECTOR: Thomas Pahl
Fri, Sat Jul 27-28, 2018 at 8:00 pm,
Sun Jul 29, 2018 at 3:00 pm
Comedian Steve Martin’s absurd comedy of historical fiction, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, has Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso meet in a bar in Paris in 1904, the year before Einstein’s theory of relativity and Picasso’s transition into cubism. The two celebrities of science and art spar for their fields, surrounded by a cast of supporting characters from the turn of the century and beyond. The anachronistic, self-referential, and self-aware nature of this short one-act enraptures audiences into thinking about the role both science and art play in our lives, the men (and women) who inspire genius, and the philosophies that shape our world over the modern centuries.

‘Night Mother
By Marsha Norman
Drama (Fully Staged Production)
DIRECTOR: Beth Behner
Fri, Sat Aug 17-18, 2018 at 8:00 pm,
Sun Aug 19, 2018 at 3:00 pm
Fri, Sat Aug 24-25, 2018 at 8:00 pm
The scene is the living room/kitchen of a small house on an isolated country road, which is shared by Jessie and her mother. Jessie’s father is dead; her loveless marriage ended in divorce; her absent son is a petty thief and ne’er-do-well; her last job didn’t work out and, in general, her life is stale and unprofitable. As the play begins Jessie asks for her father’s service revolver and calmly announces that she intends to kill herself. At first her mother refuses to take her seriously, but as Jessie sets about tidying the house and making lists of things to be looked after, her sense of desperate helplessness begins to build.

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Ticket Prices

Non Musical Ticket Prices

$24 adults under 62
$21 seniors (age 62+)
$21 students, military (with I.D.)
$20 groups of ten or more tickets purchased in same transaction for same performance

Musical Ticket Prices

$28 adults under 62
$25 seniors (age 62+)
$25 students, military (with I.D.)
$24 groups of ten or more tickets purchased in same transaction for same performance

Black Box Ticket Prices

$12 all ages
$11 groups of ten or more tickets purchased in same transaction for same performance

Seating and Box Office Information

Curtain times are generally 8:00 P.M. on Friday and Saturday and 3:00 P.M. on Sundays.

The theatre lobby opens one hour before curtain time.

All seating is general admission.

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About Carrollwood Players

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