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  RPE's 2017-2018 SEASON IS COMING UP!

You’ve seen Eric Fraisher Hayes direct many of our best productions.  Now see him act in Charles Morey’s
Laughing Stock.


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Eric Fraisher Hayes (Photo Credit: Lorraine Nelson)


 "I really identify with the character of the Director, Gordon Page,” says Hayes.  "He will do whatever it takes to create magic on stage. Sometimes succeeding, sometimes failing, but always trying.  The play touches on many of my experiences in the theatre.  This play is a love letter to the art of theatre."


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Capture stage magic as this sweet and silly production follows Director Page (played by Eric Fraisher Hayes*) as he desperately tries to save his struggling summer stock theater by mounting three completely different productions at the same time: Dracula, Hamlet, and Charley’s Aunt.  Come celebrate what can go marvelously right, and hysterically wrong, on the live theater stage. 



By Charles Morey
Directed by Cynthia Lagodzinski and Eric Fraisher Hayes





Village Theatre 233 Front Street, Danville

Opening Night Reception on Friday April 14

A Special Conversation with the Playwright,
Charles Morey, on Sunday Afternoon April 23

*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, appearing under a Special Appearance Contract.





Role Players Ensemble gratefully thanks our audience and supporters for a Curtain UP, Light the Lights Fundraiser that was Some Enchanted Evening


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“It was fantastic - I didn't want it to end.”

“I looked behind me and everyone else was crying, too.”

“I keep singing the songs, all day long.”

“Can’t believe there’s only going to be one performance of that amazing production!”

“The performance was magical. We were all entranced.”



Curtain UP Logo Carousel Jan 12 2017  

 Curtain UP, Light the Lights


Managed by Gary DeAtley,
Eric Fraisher Hayes,
Sharon Sprecher, 
Ed Goldfarb


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Recent Reviews for  The Piano Lesson


Thank you again for a wonderful play, beautifully acted, with a heartfelt message right in our backyard."  Cheryl and Jim, RPE theatregoers 


The acting ensemble selected for this production is fiercely alive in their characters. Each and every member of the cast is quite excellent.”  Charles Jarrett, Rossmoor News, February 15, 2017


“Role Players' Director Eric Fraisher Hayes has assembled an exceptional cast to do the play justice, bringing out the camaraderie, pain and humor of this society"  Susan Steinberg, The Independent, February 9, 2017 


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