Wednesday, November 11, 2015

CPP’s 2016 Season!

BEDTIME STORIES by Norm Foster                     
February 18-28     Comedy      2w/3m – tripling roles
Single set – bedroom, location of which changes with the scene from a hotel to a home, set in the recent past, a small town in Canada
Fifteen characters, related in various ways, tell stories of love, loss, redemption, growing up, staying together. Series of related vignettes with actors playing multiple roles. Characters range from a shock-jock DJ and his estranged wife, a middle-aged married couple, their teen-age daughter, a former hockey player, two almost high school sweethearts, an aging shock rocker, a couple of blue-collar guys, the owner of a strip club, and an exotic dancer who really isn’t very good. Mild adult language and themes.
"Takes the audience on an exploration of love which leaves them involved, surprised, a little touched and judging by the howling reactions of the opening night crowd, quite helpless with laughter. A tour de force." -- Morrisburg Leader

REX’S EXES by Jones, Hope, and Wooten                             
April 21-May 1     Southern comedy/farce      8w/4m -- some doubling
Single set – Sweetgum, Texas
Sequel to The Red Velvet Cake War with the same characters and then some.


GOOD PEOPLE  by David Lindsay-Abaire 
June 30 – July 10     Contemporary drama     4w/2m
Multiple sets – South Boston, Lower End and Chestnut Hill, Mass, current time.
Margie Walsh, a lifelong resident of Southie, a blue collar Boston neighborhood, is fired for tardiness from her job as a cashier at a dollar store. A single mother, and knowing that she and her handicapped adult daughter Joyce, supposedly born premature before Margie's husband left her," are only a single paycheck away from desperate straits," Margie goes to her old high school boyfriend Mike - now a doctor, but formerly from her neighborhood - looking for employment. Roles are Margie, her best friend, her landlady, her ex-boss, Mike, and his wife (young, black).

SEEING STARS IN DIXIE by Ron Osborne                                
August 18-28     Southern comedy     4w/1m
Single set – tearoom, Natchez, Mississippi, 1958
It's 1956 and Hollywood has arrived in Natchez, Mississippi with its brightest stars to film Raintree County. Meanwhile,at Clemmie's, a Natchez tea room, the widowed proprietor who has a fascination with movies and a secret admirer, oversees her own cast of characters: Tootie, her take charge friend; Jo Beth, a former beauty queen; Glease, a man who prefers the quiet calm of the tea room, and Marjorie, an unethical social climber. Competition for a small role in the movie brings out the best and worst of these memorable characters. Twists, turns and revelations lead Clemmie to trade a moment of fame for love and the chance to impact the lives of people dear to her.
"A warm, funny play...hilarious, heart-warming, sassy Southern comedy...a standing ovation." - Asheville Citizen-Times
"Offers jolly good fun...tightly crafted dialogue delivers a chuckle a minute." - Starkville Daily News

MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS by Ron Hutchinson                    
September 22-October 2     Comedy      1w/3m
 Single set – office in Hollywood 1939
Hollywood is abuzz. Legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down production of his new epic, Gone with the Wind, a film adaptation of Margaret Mitchell's novel. The screenplay, you see, just doesn't work. So what's an all-powerful movie mogul to do? While fending off the film's stars, gossip columnists and his own father-in-law, Selznick sends a car for famed screenwriter Ben Hecht and pulls formidable director Victor Fleming from the set of The Wizard of Oz. Summoning both to his office, he locks the doors, closes the shades, and on a diet of bananas and peanuts, the three men labor over five days to fashion a screenplay that will become the blueprint for one of the most successful and beloved films of all time.
"Frankly, my dear, this is one funny play…a rip-roaring farce…[with] witty, pointed dialogue and hilarious situations…"  —NY Daily News


Tuesday, November 10, 2015


The Star Awards (to the actor who received the most stars during a show’s run)

The Sunshine Boys Michael Dalme
Love Letters Norrine Caplan
Jenny’s House of Joy Melissa Savage
Clybourne Park Tina Smith
The 39 Steps Warren Douglas

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Warren Douglas as Richard Hannay in The 39 Steps

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Melissa Savage as Frances in Jenny’s House of Joy
Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Jeremy Parker as Clown #2 in The 39 Steps
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Wallace Levy as Nurse McKintosh/Nurse in The Sunshine Boys
Outstanding Performance by an Actor - Newcomer Role
Warren Douglas as Richard Hannay in The 39 Steps
Outstanding Performance by an Actress - Newcomer Role
Ashley Treib as Annabella/Margaret/Pamela in The 39 Steps
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Casta 3-way tie!
Jenny’s House of Joy – Kathleen Nolen, Melissa Savage, Erin Simon, Alecia Lewis, Anne Angelle
Clybourne Park – Kendall From, Tina Smith, Joshua Goodnight, Amanda Phillips, David Folarin, Karen Riley Simmons, Daniel Townley
The 39 Steps – Warren Douglas, Ashley Treib, Jeremy Parker, Jim Weinzettle
Outstanding Set Design
Jenny’s House of Joy – Erin Simon and Larry Menache
Outstanding Technical Design
The 39 Steps – Bob Levy and Linda Mioton
Outstanding Director - another 3-way tie!
Wanda Schenk for Love Letters  
Ty Cedars for Clybourne Park  
Theresa Louviere for The 39 Steps  
Outstanding Show
Jenny’s House of Joy
Starring     Kathleen Nolen, Melissa Savage, Erin Simon, Alecia Lewis, Anne Angelle
Directed by     Jim Leggett, assisted by Michael Dalme
Props provided by     Maison Pompeii Antiques and Dr. Larry Menache, Finnegan’s Wake, the cast, especially Erin Simon, and the crew
Costumes and make-up     The cast, Louisiana College Theater Department, Gail Smith, Rebecca Rowlen, Dianne McAdams
Lighting/Sound     Kendall From, Derek Richey, Casey Palombo

Set Design     Erin Simon and Dr. Larry Menache

Set Construction/Painting     Erin Simon, Jeff Nolen, Jeremy Parker, Wayne Moorehead, Michael Dalme, Jim Weinzettle