Chapel Street Players http://chapelstreetplayers.org /// Your Ticket to Great Theater Wed, 20 Jun 2018 14:29:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 72764603 (Submitted Review) Murder On Cue is a well-paced, comedic nod to community theater and mysteries and Clue! http://chapelstreetplayers.org/submitted-review-murder-cue-well-paced-comedic-nod-community-theater-mysteries-clue/ http://chapelstreetplayers.org/submitted-review-murder-cue-well-paced-comedic-nod-community-theater-mysteries-clue/#respond Mon, 11 Jun 2018 15:50:08 +0000 http://chapelstreetplayers.org/?p=2903

Murder on Cue is a well-paced, comedic nod to community theater and mysteries and Clue! and Newark and if you’ve spent some time at CSP, there are some special inside jokes for you, too. The characters are caricatures of the suspects in Clue!,

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Murder on Cue is a well-paced, comedic nod to community theater and mysteries and Clue! and Newark and if you’ve spent some time at CSP, there are some special inside jokes for you, too. The characters are caricatures of the suspects in Clue!, the beloved board game, but then the characters are the actors playing well-developed caricatures of themselves. Hilarity ensues as the daring duo of crime fighters assess the evidence, out the interpersonal relationships among the cast and finally reveal the killer… (they stumped me AND my friend who consistently picks reality show winners at the beginning of their seasons)

A trip to 27 N. Chapel Street, Newark, DE should be on your list, there’s still a matinee today at 2pm and shows Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm.

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One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest http://chapelstreetplayers.org/one-flew-cuckoos-nest/ http://chapelstreetplayers.org/one-flew-cuckoos-nest/#respond Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:55:06 +0000 http://chapelstreetplayers.org/?p=2848 Sep 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 @8pm / Sep 23 @2pm / 2018

written by Dale Wasserman
from the novel by Ken Kesey
directed by Brian M. Touchette
ass’t directed by Susan Susan Boudreaux
with the acting talents of Stephen Ross Ashby,

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Sep 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 @8pm / Sep 23 @2pm / 2018

written by Dale Wasserman
from the novel by Ken Kesey
directed by Brian M. Touchette
ass’t directed by Susan Susan Boudreaux
with the acting talents of Stephen Ross Ashby, Matthew Brown, Amy Bucco, Chris Hankenson, Alan Harbaugh, Shelli Haynes, Scott F. Mason, Pete Matthews, Frank Newton, Michelle Opalesky, Arthur D. Paul ,Michael D. Peco, Josh Pelikan, André Wilkins, Krista Williams and Kristin Williamson

One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

McMurphy contrives to serve a short sentence in a state mental institution rather than serve time in prison on a work farm. The cost of this decision becomes apparent as he challenges the dictatorship of Nurse Ratched. While this starts as a sport, it soon turns to a grim struggle; an all-out war between authority and free will. The play, based on the 1962 novel, shows how the lives of both patients and staff are changed forever as they are caught in the tug of war between these two strong-willed characters.

* Mark Your Calendar

Thu Fri Sat Sun
Sep 21 @ 8 PM Sep 22 @ 8 PM Sep 23 @ 2 PM
Sep 27 @ 8 PM Sep 28 @ 8 PM Sep 29 @ 8 PM

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Dead Man’s Cell Phone http://chapelstreetplayers.org/dead-mans-cell-phone/ http://chapelstreetplayers.org/dead-mans-cell-phone/#respond Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:59:49 +0000 http://chapelstreetplayers.org/?p=2868 Nov 9, 10, 15, 16, 17 @8pm / Nov 11 @2pm / 2018

written by Sarah Ruhl
directed by Tanya Lazar
ass’t directed by Erin Lee

Dead Man's Cell PhoneThese days our lives seem to be encompassed in the little machine that is attached to us at all times and is liable to go off at any time.

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Nov 9, 10, 15, 16, 17 @8pm / Nov 11 @2pm / 2018

written by Sarah Ruhl
directed by Tanya Lazar
ass’t directed by Erin Lee

Dead Man's Cell PhoneThese days our lives seem to be encompassed in the little machine that is attached to us at all times and is liable to go off at any time. How often do we say “My life is in this thing” but don’t really stop to think how true that is. In this comedic look at the ever present technologic wonder of our cell phones that both connect us to and isolate us from the world, Sarah Ruhl shows us how little we know of the human beings who surround us.

* Mark Your Calendar

Thu Fri Sat Sun
  Nov 9 @ 8 PM Nov 10 @ 8 PM Nov 11 @ 2 PM
Nov 15 @ 8 PM Nov 16 @ 8 PM Nov 17 @ 8 PM  

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One Dame Frolicking Fifteenth Anniversary Special http://chapelstreetplayers.org/one-dame-frolicking-fifteenth-anniversary-special/ http://chapelstreetplayers.org/one-dame-frolicking-fifteenth-anniversary-special/#respond Mon, 18 Jun 2018 15:01:41 +0000 http://chapelstreetplayers.org/?p=2864 Dec 6, 7, 8 @8pm / Dec 9@2pm / 2018

written and performed by Scott F. Mason as Dame Edna

One_Dame_Frolicking_Fifteenth_Anniversary_SpecialThe Dame is back (by somewhat popular demand)! December 2018 marks the 15th Anniversary of Scott Mason’s first full performance/show at the Chapel Street Players.

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Dec 6, 7, 8 @8pm / Dec 9@2pm / 2018

written and performed by Scott F. Mason as Dame Edna

One_Dame_Frolicking_Fifteenth_Anniversary_SpecialThe Dame is back (by somewhat popular demand)! December 2018 marks the 15th Anniversary of Scott Mason’s first full performance/show at the Chapel Street Players. To celebrate this momentous (in the Dame’s mind) occasion, we will be holding a special holiday FUNdraiser appearance of our favorite Dame. Join in a night of laughter and uninvited audience participation as CSP celebrates Mason’s 15 years of bangles, beads, and bedazzled spectacles that all began here at Chapel Street Players.

* Mark Your Calendar

Thu Fri Sat Sun
Dec 6 @ 8 PM Dec 7 @ 8 PM Dec 8 @ 8 PM Dec 9 @ 2 PM

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Girls’ Weekend http://chapelstreetplayers.org/girls-weekend/ http://chapelstreetplayers.org/girls-weekend/#respond Mon, 18 Jun 2018 15:02:58 +0000 http://chapelstreetplayers.org/?p=2858 Feb 22, 23, 28, Mar 1, 2 @8pm / Feb 24 @2pm / 2019

written by Karen Schaeffer
directed by Don Pruden

Girls' weekend

In this lightning-quick farce, four women travel to Dot’s Northwoods cabin to consume copious amounts of wine and chat about their book club’s latest selection.

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Feb 22, 23, 28, Mar 1, 2 @8pm / Feb 24 @2pm / 2019

written by Karen Schaeffer
directed by Don Pruden

Girls' weekend

In this lightning-quick farce, four women travel to Dot’s Northwoods cabin to consume copious amounts of wine and chat about their book club’s latest selection. However, after the third case of wine comes through the door, it is clear there will be more stewing than reviewing. Carol, who is monitoring her temperature for the best “window of opportunity” to get pregnant, gets a ride to the cabin from her husband Rick, and then calls him back when she discovers the time is right. She sends him to hide out in a shed until she can send a special porchlight signal to sneak him in for a quick tryst. Meg is having a secret affair with Dot’s son, only to find he has shown up at the cabin unexpectedly. She sends him to hide in the boathouse until he sees her special porchlight signal that the coast is clear to join her. Ellie, Meg’s daughter, meets a young townie and invites him to hide in the barn until he sees her porchlight signal that the coast is clear to sneak her out to a local bar. The madcap door-slamming chaos comes to a head when Dot discovers her Girl’s Weekend is full of men.

* Mark Your Calendar

Thu Fri Sat Sun
Feb 22 @ 8 PM Feb 23 @ 8 PM Feb 24 @ 2 PM
Feb 28 @ 8 PM Mar 1 @ 8 PM Mar 2 @ 8 PM

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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? http://chapelstreetplayers.org/whos-afraid-virginia-woolf/ http://chapelstreetplayers.org/whos-afraid-virginia-woolf/#respond Mon, 18 Jun 2018 15:03:48 +0000 http://chapelstreetplayers.org/?p=2856 Apr 5, 6, 11, 12, 13 @8pm / Apr 7 @2pm / 2019

written by Edward Albee
directed by Zachary Jackson

You're_a_good_man,_Charlie_Brown

Routinely listed as one of the greatest American plays, Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

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Apr 5, 6, 11, 12, 13 @8pm / Apr 7 @2pm / 2019

written by Edward Albee
directed by Zachary Jackson

You're_a_good_man,_Charlie_Brown

Routinely listed as one of the greatest American plays, Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is a startling portrayal of realities of life when everything we believe comes crashing down on our heads. When George and Martha invite a new colleague and his wife to their home, the foursome begin a journey towards an uncertain end, with fun and games waiting for them at every turn. Audiences will laugh, cry, and scream as they watch how far people are willing to go to defend the lives they wish they had led.

* Mark Your Calendar

Thu Fri Sat Sun
Apr 5 @ 8 PM Apr 6 @ 8 PM Apr 7 @ 2 PM
Apr 11 @ 8 PM Apr 12 @ 8 PM Apr 13 @ 8 PM

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Pippin http://chapelstreetplayers.org/pippin/ http://chapelstreetplayers.org/pippin/#respond Mon, 18 Jun 2018 15:04:47 +0000 http://chapelstreetplayers.org/?p=2854 Reneé G. O’Leary Fundraiser
Jun 7, 8, 14, 15,21, 22 @ 8pm / Jun 9, 16 @ 2pm / 2019

music/lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
book by Roger O. Hirson
directed by Sarah Nowak

You're_a_good_man,_Charlie_Brown

Pippin is the story of a young man trying to find his place in the world.

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Reneé G. O’Leary Fundraiser
Jun 7, 8, 14, 15,21, 22 @ 8pm / Jun 9, 16 @ 2pm / 2019

music/lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
book by Roger O. Hirson
directed by Sarah Nowak

You're_a_good_man,_Charlie_Brown

Pippin is the story of a young man trying to find his place in the world. The son of King Charlemagne, Pippin must decide if he will follow in his father’s footsteps or create a life of his own. He is accompanied by the leading Player and a sideshow troupe as he explores the glory of war, the pressures of leadership, the excitement of lust, and the pain and beauty of love.

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Fri Sat Sun
Jun 7 @ 8 PM Jun 8 @ 8 PM Jun 9 @ 2 PM
Jun 14 @ 8 PM Jun 15 @ 8 PM Jun 16 @ 2 PM
Jun 21 @ 8 PM Jun 22 @ 8 PM

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Audition :: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest http://chapelstreetplayers.org/audition-one-flew-cuckoos-nest/ http://chapelstreetplayers.org/audition-one-flew-cuckoos-nest/#comments Tue, 27 Mar 2018 23:55:30 +0000 http://chapelstreetplayers.org/?p=2683 Audition Date: May 20, 6-8pm(sun) / May 22, 7-9pm (Tue)

Audition Dates:
Auditions will be on

  • Sunday, May 20 from 6 – 8 (please arrive no later than 6:30 without director permission)
  • Tuesday, May 22 from 7 – 9 pm (please arrive no later than 7:30 without director permission).

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Audition Date: May 20, 6-8pm(sun) / May 22, 7-9pm (Tue)

Audition Dates:
Auditions will be on

  • Sunday, May 20 from 6 – 8 (please arrive no later than 6:30 without director permission)
  • Tuesday, May 22 from 7 – 9 pm (please arrive no later than 7:30 without director permission). 

Audition Requirements:
Contact the director for a copy of the script – you may borrow for a one-week period (brian(at)touchette.com). Auditioners should be familiar with the script (two acts). Auditions will include “cold readings” from the scripts. If you are auditioning for McMurphy, Ratched or Chief Bromden, please bring a monologue (no more than one minute) to read at the audition.

Performance Dates: 
The show runs from September 21 through 29, 2018. (Fri, Sat, Sun (matinee), Thurs, Fri, and Sat)

Rehearsal Schedule:
We will hold a read through mid-June followed by rehearsals through September 20. Rehearsal schedule will be discussed at audition. Not all actors will be called for all rehearsals. There are two mandatory strike-builds for all cast members on June 17th and September 30th at 1 pm.

Character descriptions:
12 Males & 4 Females. Ethnically diverse cast desired. Flexible age ranges for all characters.

  • RANDLE P. MCMURPHY – (M, Patient) A gambler, a con man, and a backroom boxer. He serves as the dominant force challenging the establishment and the ultimate savior of the victimized patients. Will have kissing scenes and a choreographed fight scene. Wears just a towel in another scene.
  • NURSE RATCHED – (F, Staff) The head of the hospital ward. She is an attractive woman who under the surface is dark and “runs the machine.” She weakens her patients through a psychologically manipulative program designed to destroy their self-esteem. Will have a choreographed fight scene.
  • CHIEF BROMDEN – (M, Patient) The huge, bull-muscled, son of an Indian Chief. He has been in the hospital for ten years, longer than any other patient in the ward. Bromden sees modern society as a huge, oppressive conglomeration that he calls the Combine, and the hospital as a place meant to fix people who do not conform.
  • AIDE WARREN and AIDE WILLIAMS – (M, Staff) The Day Time Aides. Nurse Ratched hired them because they are filled with hatred and will submit to her wishes completely.
  • NURSE FLINN – (F, Staff) A vapid girl with apprehensive eyes. She wears a gold cross at her throat, a sign of her strict Catholic upbringing. She is fearful of the patients’ sexuality.
  • DALE HARDING – (M, Patient) College-educated with a sharp tongue. He is President of the Patients’ Council. Although he is married to a woman he is gay. He has difficulty dealing with the overwhelming social prejudice against gays, so he hides in the hospital voluntarily.
  • BILLY BIBBIT – (M, Patient – in his 20’s) Shy and has a bad stutter. He seems and acts younger than his age. Dominated by his mother, one of Nurse Ratched’s close friends. Billy is voluntarily in the hospital, as he is afraid of the outside world.
  • SCANLON – (M, Patient) Involuntarily committed to the hospital. He has fantasies of blowing things up.
  • CHESWICK – (M, Patient) Eager and quick to argue or fight. Aggressively defiant yet cringing. All talk, no action.
  • MARTINI – (M, Patient) A little Italian man who lives in a world of delusional hallucinations.
  • RUCKLY – (M, Patient) A Chronic patient. Was once curable, but was transformed into a Chronic due to a botched lobotomy.
  • SPIVEY – (M, Staff) The administrator of the mental institution. He is a calm and somewhat diminutive. He doubts that anything is wrong with McMurphy’s mind, but he defers to the opinion of Nurse Ratched.
  • AIDE TURKLE – (M, Staff) The nighttime orderly for Nurse Ratched’s ward. He is easygoing and kind. Will likely also play the “technician” in the electo-shock room.
  • CANDY STARR – (F, Other) A beautiful, carefree prostitute. She comes to the ward for a late-night party that McMurphy arranges. Will have kissing scenes.
  • SANDRA – (F, Other) A prostitute who comes with Candy to the late-night party. Will have kissing scene.

Show Date: Sep 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 @ 8pm / Sep 23 @ 2pm / 2018

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Audition :: Dead Man’s Cell Phone http://chapelstreetplayers.org/audition-dead-mans-cell-phone/ http://chapelstreetplayers.org/audition-dead-mans-cell-phone/#respond Tue, 08 May 2018 13:08:45 +0000 http://chapelstreetplayers.org/?p=2777 Audition dates: Jun 11 & 12 (Mon & Tues) @ 7:00pm
Possible callbacks: Jun 13 (Wed)

Director Tanya Lazar is looking for 2 men and 4 women from various ages. The character are listed as followed:

  • Gordon, a dead man
  • Jean,

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Audition dates: Jun 11 & 12 (Mon & Tues) @ 7:00pm
Possible callbacks: Jun 13 (Wed)

Director Tanya Lazar is looking for 2 men and 4 women from various ages. The character are listed as followed:

  • Gordon, a dead man
  • Jean, a woman
  • The Other woman/also plays The Stranger
  • Hermia, Gordon’s widow
  • Mrs. Gottlieb, Gordon’s mother
  • Dwight, Gordon’s brother

Show Date: Nov 9, 10, 15, 16, 17 @ 8pm / Nov 11 @ 2pm / 2018

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