Jack and Anne Wells’ curmudgeonly neighbor, Lloyd Dobbs, dies, leaving behind a desirable estate, three grown up but confused children, and lingering questions about the meaning of home and family. Will the answers drive Jack and Anne apart or bring them closer together?
Based on Robert Fulghum’s best-selling books, Kindergarten takes a funny, insightful, heartwarming look at what is profound in everyday life. This tightly woven adaptation has earned standing ovations from Singapore to Prague and from L.A. to D.C.
A favorite Cary Players holiday tradition, this fifth-annual production of the PG-13 Valentine’s Day show Love Bits & Bites is an all-new collection of scenes, one-acts and songs that celebrate the charm, magic and mystery of love (sometimes bitter, sometimes sweet, often funny).
Back by popular demand, Cary Players is proud to present It’s a Wonderful Life as a 1940’s- style radio drama, December 4-7, 2009. Phil Grecian’s script is based on the classic Frank Capra movie. Actors will “read” well-rehearsed lines as though “on the air” and a team of Foley artists will create live sound effects during the show.
Bond Park is the perfect outdoor setting for this classic Shakespearean romantic comedy, served straight up with a spicy twist of Bollywood! Frolic with Oberon (the King of the Fairies) in the shimmering enchanted woods, with impish Puck, Bottom, and “the stuff that dreams are made of…”!
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.
Ethel lost her husband, and was left 10 million dollars. However, her goodwill efforts with this money has made her a target for her children. They write her off as needing help and send her to a sanatorium as a guest. She is the only one that knows where the money is however, and they continue efforts to retrieve this information from her.
Song composers include Sondheim, Rodgers & Hart, Cole Porter and the Gershwins, among others… playwrights include Jordan Harrison, Garth Wingfield, Shakespeare, and Cary’s very own Lydia Sbityakov!
In the style of a 1940’s radio drama, using a script by Phil Grecian, over 20 local and talented actors will recreate this classic story based on the movie by Frank Capra. Don’t miss this touching story and seeing old fashioned sound equipment used to create live effects and elegant, and vintage costumes that will transport the audience back to a simpler time.
A musical comedy with music and lyrics by Clark Gesner (16 songs!) and a book by John Gordon, based on the characters created by cartoonist Charles M. Schulz in his comic strip Peanuts.