The Memory of Water, a comedy by English playwright Shelagh Stephenson that won the Laurence Oliver Award for Best Comedy when it premiered at the Hampstead Theater in 1996, has come to the Chapel Street Players stage. Director Kathleen M. Kimber helms this latest CSP production that stars: Susan Boudreaux, Susie Moak, Lori Ann Johnson, and Cyndie Romer. Dave Hastings and Frank Newton round out the talented ensemble cast.
The Price Is Right
The Price, a drama by Arthur Miller that premiered on Broadway in 1968, was nominated for two Tony Awards, and revived four times, came to the Chapel Street Players stage Friday. Director Ray Barto (The Fantasticks) is at the helm of this latest CSP production that stars: Dan Tucker, Cindy Starcher, Bob Barto, and Curtis King.
You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown
Chapel Street Players continues their 83rd season with You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, a lighthearted romp based on the book by John Gordon and featuring the lovable Peanuts created by cartoonist Charles M. Shultz. After the powerfully provocative 1984, a fun musical with beloved characters is just what the doctor ordered, and the doctor is in–way in!
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1984: More Relevant Than Ever
Chapel Street Players launch their 83rd season with 1984, the powerful and disturbingly provocative dystopian tale of a world ruthlessly controlled by a totalitarian government. Based on George Orwell’s chilling classic novel, 1984, adapted for the stage by Robert Owens, Wilton E. Hall, and William A. Miles, Jr., is a horrifying view of a society completely controlled by the government where, under the watchful eye of the all-knowing, all-seeing, Big Brother, war is peace, slavery is freedom, and independent thought, especially in opposition to the government constitutes thoughtcrime and means arrest, torture, death…or perhaps something far worse.
The Pillowman, is a 2003 play in three acts by Irish playwright Martin McDonagh. This black comedy tells the story of Katurian (Jimmy Van Buren), an amoral writer of fiction, who lives in an unnamed totalitarian state and who is interrogated Continue reading “The Pillowman”
Try to remember the kind of September when life was slow and oh, so mellow. Try to remember, and if you remember, then follow, follow, follow, that memory to experience Chapel Street Players’ production of The Fantasticks.
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Holy Traffic: Rough Road Ahead
Holy Traffic, the original play by Paul Maltby, follows the exploits of the Dallariva brothers, Tony, who has just recommitted himself to his Catholic faith (and is about to have that faith tested), and his scheming brother, Joey, who has hatched an unholy plan to steal the Popemobile during the pontiff’s visit to Atlantic City and who needs Tony’s help to pull it off. The Dallarivas take the audience (and an unintended passenger) on a wild, night-time ride along
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The Diary of Anne Frank: A Story of Hope and Innocence Lost
The Diary of a Young Girl has become one of the most important texts of the Holocaust. The author of that diary, Annelies Marie Frank, better known to the world as Anne Frank, became one of the most tragic and certainly one of the most debated Jewish Continue reading “The Diary of Anne Frank: A Story of Hope and Innocence Lost”
Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some)
You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, but do you recall Gustav the Green-Nosed Rain Goat? You don’t? Well, maybe that’s because you haven’t seen Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some). If you haven’t, you’re in luck. Chapel Street Players in Newark, Delaware is serving up this Michael Carleton, James FitzGerald and John K. Alvarez holiday treat this holiday season.
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David Auburn’s Proof, winner of both the Tony Award for Best Play as well as the Pulitzer Prize for Drama is showing in a limited run on the Chapel Street Players (CSP) stage in Newark, Delaware. If you have it in your head to skip this play because you’re afraid
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