Directed by Frith Harwood, the final production of the 2010 Season, The Woman In Black, is based on a 1983 thriller fiction novel by Susan Hill about a menacing apparition. In 1987, a stage play was adapted by Stephen Mallatratt and it is particularly notable for only having two actors perform the whole play. It remains a popular and chilling theatre experience in London. The CPP production features the combined talents of Frith Harwood and Mark Gillette who are ably assisted by a team of skilled backstage artisans. Audiences, who are encouraged to allow their imaginations free reign, provide the additional component that makes this tale a spine chilling experience.
Opening at 7:30 pm on October 21, a Thursday, and continuing on Friday and Saturday Evenings at 7:30pm and on Sunday at 2:30 in the afternoon, The Woman In Black will conclude the following week with performances on Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings and a final performance on October 31 at 2:30. Reservations are urged. Tickets are available for purchase at the box office before the show. Ticket prices: Adults $12 – Seniors (over 65) $10 - Students $5. Due to the scary nature of this tale, it is probably not appropriate for young children. The Hearn Stage is located at 3rd & Johnston in Downtown Alexandria in the Rapides Foundation Bldg. Discounted group ticket sales are available. Please contact City Park Players at (318) 442-1800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the run, City Park Players invites you to become a part of the 2011 Season by auditioning on Monday, October 25th at 5:30 or Saturday, October 30th at noon. The primary focus will be for filling the roles in the 1st production of next season, a comedy by James Goldman entitled The Lion In Winter which was once praised by N.Y. Times as “A work of intelligence, astringent wit and much theatrical skill.” Dianne Falcone will be the show’s director but we will have other directors present as well, so come on out to try out a new line or two, just for the fun of it.
Following on the heels of The Woman in Black, The CPP Readers Theatre Production of All The King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren, in conjunction with the Rapides Parish Library, will begin with performances starting on November 6. That 1st presentation will be at the Southern Forest Heritage Museum in Long Leaf. Then on November 7th the production moves to a matinee presentation at the Tioga Heritage Park and Museum. A third performance will take place at the Alexandria Museum of Art on November 11th and on November 12th a free performance will be presented at the Pineville Kees Park Community Center. The final performance All The King’s Men will be on Sunday, November 14, as part of the Friends of the Library – Dinner in the Stacks at the Westside Library.
On November 19, we conclude the season with ONSTAGE2010, the awards gala which recognizes and celebrates the many people who have been involved in the production of the shows during the year. In addition to providing entertainment by the Red River Jazz Band, we invite you to join your community theatre as we celebrate with great food, drinks, dancing, a silent auction and live performances by the actors who so ably brought their characters to life during the past year. Tickets are available now for this spectacular evening at just $75 per couple.