All My Sons
by Arthur Miller
August 31 -
September 16, 2018
Directed by Patrick Russell
Artistic Director: Eric Fraisher Hayes
RPE’s first play of the season, All My Sons, opens on August 31 as part of the Eugene O’Neill Festival. This award-winning play premiered on Broadway in 1947. Since then there have been two Broadway revivals and multiple revivals in England. Additionally, it was adapted into a film in 1948 and a made for TV film in 1987.
Other Desert Cities
by Jon Robin Baitz
October 19 -
November 4, 2018
Directed by Chloe Bronzan
The Fall play, Other Desert Cities, opened on Broadway in 2011. As the name implies this play is set in a city in the Southern California desert. A combination of comedy and family drama, the play received five Tony Award nominations and was a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
"Honky," the first play in 2019, opened in New York in 2013. Role Players presented a “script in hand” performance of "Honky" in June 2017. After receiving a very positive response from the audience, Artistic Director Eric Fraisher Hayes decided to produce it on the Village Theatre stage. He plans to have “talk back” reviews following most of the presentations of this play.
Role Players Ensemble: 3rd Annual Fundraiser
"A Grand Night For Singing"
A magical review of Rodgers and Hammerstein music
We had so much FUN doing "They're Playing My Song" that we're doing twice as much this year!
Mark your Calendar:
2 Dates this Season!
March 15 and 16, 2019
“A stunning revue of all things Rodgers and Hammerstein,” is the way Sharon Sprecher, the producer of this season’s fundraiser, describes "A Grand Night for Singing," on March 15 and 16, 2019. The musical revue showcases the music of Richard Rodgers and the lyrics of Oscar Hammerstein II, exploring romantic relationships in more
than 30 songs from their classics and lesser known musicals. Featured will be songs from Oklahoma!, their first musical which,
written in 1943, represents the fusion of Rodger’s musical comedy and Hammerstein’s operettas creating a new genre —the musical play—a milestone in the development of the American musical. The emotional journey of this musical revue will travel from young infatuation and the awakening of young love, through the complexities of commitment and marriage, the joys of parenthood and finally the power of enduring and mature love.
Walter Bobbie, who wrote the book and produced the Broadway premiere of the revue at the Criterion Center Stage Right in November 1993, also incorporates songs from Carousel, State Fair, Allegro, South Pacific, The King and I, Me and Juliet, Pipe Dream, Cinderella, Flower Drum Song, and The Sound of Music.
The Mystery of Irma Vep
What do Victorian melodramas, Emily Bronte's "Wuthering Heights" and Alfred Hitchcock's' "Rebecca" have in common? Well, sprinkle in some vampires, werewolves, and mummies and you have "The Mystery of Irma Vep." This madcap mashup is heightened by the delightful fact that only two female actors play all the roles!