Wilson Pietzsch served on the Cary Players board of directors and acted in every production until his untimely death in 2006. The Pietzsch Awards, named in his honor, are designed to recognize individuals who exemplify Wilson’s special blend of dedication, acting ability, volunteerism, and good humor. With these awards, Cary Players hope to build and maintain a tradition of community theater excellence for which Wilson set the standard.
When the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters, they realize they are in dire need of funds for the burials. The sisters decide the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show, so they take over the local arts center which is currently in use. Here we meet Reverend Mother and the Sisters for a comic misadventure that is sure to be habit forming!
Humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940s follows young Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher and even Santa Claus himself, at Goldblatt’s Department Store. All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here, don’t miss this classic holiday favorite.
Mark Harvey Levine is a playwright whose specialty is short plays, 10-15 minutes. He has had over 800 productions of his plays around the world, at theaters such as The Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, City Theatre of Miami and The Phoenix Theatre in Indianapolis. His plays have been produced in countries around the globe. We’ve presented a few of Mark’s plays in the past, and we’re very pleased to now bring you a collection of his works.
The guys are gathered for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. And if the mess is any indication, it’s no wonder that his wife left him. Late to arrive is Felix Unger who has just been separated from his wife. Fastidious and depressed Felix seems suicidal, but as the action unfolds Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean-freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together with hilarious results.
The Pietzsch Awards, are designed to recognize individuals who exemplify Wilson’s special blend of dedication, acting ability, volunteerism, and good humor.
A delightfully irreverent musical satire of big business and all it holds dear. Power, ambition, and greed… it’s just another day at the office.
Humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the 1940s follows young Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the Christmas tree. All the beloved moments from the film are here, don’t miss this holiday favorite.
This classic tells the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind, and mute Helen Keller. Trapped in a secret, silent world, unable to communicate, only Annie realizes that there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark, tortured silence.
The Gibbs sisters have always lived close and they are an open book to one another, husbands not included. Add to this group Ida’s perpetually engaged son and his fiancé, and you’ve got a heart-warming story of love, hope, and family.