Free staged reading of a new script:
by Ray Sipherd
(author of "Christmas at Macomber's" and "The Rescue Station")
directed by Lou Okell
Francis A. Daley - Justin/Oliver
Rosemary Howard - Alicia/Martha
A.M. Bhatt - Gabe
Brigid Callahan - Penny
Tim Vlangas - Tom/Joe
Danielle Calabrese - Sarah/Rosemary
A heartwarming comedy about the world of theatre.
By Ray Sipherd
On the stage of a small theater in New York City, six people are gathering. Two are older actors; Justin Halsey and Alicia Carr; and a younger couple, Tom McCracken and Sarah Simms. The others are the director, Gabriel Getz, and his assistant, Penny Nicholas. It is the first day of rehearsal of a new play called Celebrations, dramatizing the events that mark the passage of our lives.
But how true to their own lives are those of the characters the actors play? Its a question for which no rehearsal can prepare them or for answers they must suddenly confront. All the worlds a stage, and all the men and woman merely players, Shakespeare said.
In Players, bonds are made and broken, secrets are revealed, and the future of each one of them is changed in ways that no one can foresee.
About the author:
Ray Sipherd was one of Sesame Street's early writers, working on the show from 1969 to 1986. His work on Sesame Street earned three Emmy awards.
Sipherd also wrote several Sesame Street books.
Sipherd, a graduate of Yale University, created the award-winning NPR program All Things Considered. In addition, he has penned a number of mystery novels for adult audiences, such as Dance of the Scarecrows, and published a collection of short stories titled The Christmas Store. He has served as a senior staff editor for Reader's Digest Condensed Books and authored several articles for CNBC.
"Players" is presented by special arrangement with the author.
The Brookfield Theatre for the Arts (View)
184 Whisconier Road
Brookfield, CT 06804
|Minimum Age: 10
|Kid Friendly: Yes!
|Dog Friendly: No
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!