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Auditions are now open for RPE's 2018 Fund Raiser: They're Playing My Song. We'll be saluting Broadway's Favorite Composers. March 17, 2018 at The Village Theatre in Danville. Positions open for male and female singers/movers. Stipend paid. Rehearsals in Danville, to be scheduled. Ed Goldfarb on the piano!  Contact Sharon Sprecher at .">. or call 916-768-9785 for details.

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Animal Farm


Is Coming!




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The animals have taken over the farm.  Can they govern it better than the cruel humans did?  Their primary law is “All Animals Are Equal.”  Is that for real, or just a slogan? 


You will be astonished at just how timely and relevant this 1940’s story is to our modern political and social world, both internationally and domestically.

Role Players Ensemble presents


Animal Farm


By George Orwell, Adapted by Nelson Bond


Directed by Eric Fraisher Hayes


Producer: Sharon Ritchey


February 2-18, 2018


Danville Village Theatre, 233 Front Street





RPE productions are presented in association with the Town of Danville 



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Mark the date:  March 17, 2018


Gary DeAtley's Fabulous New Fundraiser, celebrating Broadway's favorite composers:



They're Playing My Song


We'll be playing your songs!  Tickets on sale soon.  







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RPE, now in our 35th Season, continues to present entertaining, interesting and thought-provoking plays on the Danville Village Theatre stage.  Up next will be the drama Animal Farm, February 2-18, then our Broadway musical special They’re Playing My Song on March 17, and then The Rover, April 13-29, a laugh-filled battle of the sexes romp.


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Ticket sales do not cover production costs.  But with your help, RPE will continue to produce high quality theatre that entertains, thrills and inspires you.  RPE is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, so your donation may be tax-deductible – check with your tax advisor.


Please click the Donate button at the bottom of this page, or make your check payable to Role Players Ensemble and mail it to Role Players Ensemble, P. O. Box 304, Danville, CA 94526.  Please include a note with your name, street address and email address so we can properly thank you.

From all of us at RPE, we wish you a joyous Holiday Season and Happy New Year!

Praise for Angel Street (Gaslight)

"Role Players craft beautiful thriller with Angel Street"
Sally Hogarty, East Bay Times
Angel Street Is Awesome . . . a stunning new production"
Susan Steinberg, The Independent
The tension of the thriller is beautifully realized in the Role Players Ensemble production"
Sam Hurwitt, Mercury News 
RPE’s Seascape Wins Theatre Bay Area’s 2017 Award for Outstanding Costume Design!

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RPE's costume designer, Barbara “BJ” Bandy, has been awarded the Theatre Bay Area (TBA) 2017 Award for Outstanding Costume Design for her breathtaking sea creature costumes for RPE’s production of Seascape.  Congratulations BJ!



Recent Reviews for Laughing Stock


 “If you need a good laugh (and who doesn’t at tax time!), then Role Players Ensemble’s “Laughing Stock” will fit the bill. . . . Charles Morey’s comedy had me doubled over with laughter as the story of a funky summer stock company trying to survive in a New England barn unfolds. While the plot is simple - perform three shows in repertory and try to break even - the crazy characters make this show a gem.”  Curtain Calls by Sally Hogarty, East Bay Times, April 19, 2017


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 “The production really shines in occasional moments of absolute chaos, such as a catastrophically glitch-ridden performance of “Dracula,” with Rob Evans’ sound design, Christian V. Mejia’s lighting and costumer Lisa Danz’s props all going riotously awry. . . . Ultimately it’s a sentimental ode to the temporary family that forms around a show, bound together by all the havoc, heartbreak and giddy triumph they experience together.”  Sam Hurwitt, East Bay Times, April 21, 2017


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and we will continue to strive to provide you with award-winning productions!


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