Theatre & Film

2016-2017 Theatre Season


Noises Off by Michael Frayn directed by Gary Zaro:


Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing's On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant plate of sardines all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play. CPA Show Dates: September 30, October 1, 7, 8, at 7:30pm and 2 & 9 at 2:00pm.


Minotaur by Kevin Dyer, directed by Craig Kosnik:


Freddie receives a mysterious text from his dad, a soldier fighting in a faraway war. He is in trouble and only his son can help. Transported to the twisting, turning labyrinth of ancient Minos, Freddie must travel through time to fulfill his destiny. Can he slay the half-bull, half-man Minotaur and rescue his father?  Studio Show Dates:  November 11, 12, 18, 19 at 7:30pm and November 13 & 20 at 2:00pm. And two matinee performances for Middle Schools (and public) November 17 & 18 at 11am.


Advanced Directing Student Shows:


Each year in our Studio Theatre we have opportunities for our students to direct One Act plays or Full length plays if they are directing a second time.  There is always a wonderful variety and even some original works written by the directors.  Titles and their specific performance dates will be announced sometime in December. Show Dates February 24, 25, March 3, 4 at 7:30pm and February 26 & March 5 at 2:00pm.


All My Sons by Arthur Miller directed by Joe Flowers:


In 1947, Arthur Miller exploded onto Broadway with his first major work, All My Sons, winning both the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best New Play and the Tony for Best Author. The play introduced themes that would preoccupy Miller throughout his career: the relationships between fathers and sons and the conflict between business and personal ethics.  All My Sons is still a powerful show, a true classic of the Theatre. CPA Show Dates: April 14, 15, 21, 22 at 7:30pm and 22 & 23 at 2:00pm.


The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee book by Rachel Sheinkin and score by William Finn. Directed by Andrea Robertson


Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a riotous ride, complete with audience participation, about an eclectic group of mid-pubescents that vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.

CPA Show Dates: June 16, 17, 23, 24 at 7:30pm and 18, 25 at 2:00pm.