Jul 072015

Essex Community Players will be holding open auditions for its fall production, Blithe Spirit, to be presented October 15 – 18 and 22 – 25. Auditions are Friday, July 17 and Saturday, July 18 at 7 pm, at the Essex Center United Methodist Church, 119 Center Road in Essex.   Well-to-do novelist, socialite, and widower Charles Condomine wants nothing more than to begin his new novel and enjoy a quiet, relaxed life with his new wife Ruth. After twelve years he is ready to put to rest the memory of his dear, departed Elvira. But his first wife is not [...]

Jun 092015

All active members of Essex Community Players (ECP) are hereby warned (official warning) to meet on Friday, June 19, 2015 from 6:00PM-8:30PM at Essex Memorial Hall, Essex Center, Vermont to transact the following business: EAT!!! – Please bring a dish to share. Beverages, Burgers, Veggie Burgers, and Hotdogs are provided. Review the Past Season Elect Members to the Board of Directors Preview the 2015 – 2016 Season !!!   Please visit our Facebook page and click on the Annual Meeting Event to indicate your attendance (and so that we have enough food to go around).

May 102015
The Tempest Opens Friday

The Tempest Opens Friday:         Meet the players                              Performances:  Fridays and Saturdays (May 15-16 & 22-23) at 7:00PM Matinees Saturdays and Sundays (May 16-17 & 23-24) at 1:00PM Location:  Essex Memorial Hall in Essex Center (intersection of Rt 15 & 128 & Towers Rd). Ticket Prices:  Adults $16 Children (12 & under) $14 Seniors (55 and over) $14 Essex Residents on Sunday May 17 $12 (on line purchase not available) Purchase Options:  Online via the “tickets” tab (service charge applies)   http://essexplayers.com/productions/tickets/ Mail Order:  Download and print a ticket order form from the “tickets” tab:    http://essexplayers.com/productions/tickets/ Box Office:  The Memorial Hall Box [...]

Apr 232015
Our Upcoming Production of Shakespeare's "The Tempest"

“… this is an ambitious undertaking”, says director Cheri Gagnon, “a huge cast, an entwined multithreaded storyline, a shipwreck set on a remote island complete with magic, weaponry and period costumes, but hey, it’s Shakespeare. The cast and crew are bringing my vision to life. It’s exciting!” Come and join us on a wonderful journey with the BARD on the isolated island of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Click on the poster image for more information about The Tempest as well as production dates/times and box office hours. GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY BEFORE WE SELL OUT.  

Mar 152015
Announcing our cast of Shakespeare's "The Tempest"

Announcing our cast of Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’   PROSPERO Adam Cunningham ARIEL Rebecca Reil CALIBAN David Dilego FERDINAND Sean Morrissey MIRANDA Lauren Patterson SEBASTIAN Aaron Reil GONZALO Richard Pritsky ADRIENA Kayla Tornello FRANCESCA Andy Krackow TRINCULO Samuel Smith STEPHANO Drew Briggs ANTONIO Bob Martin ALONSO Stephen Moore BOATSWAIN Josh McDonald SPRITES Hailee Anetsberger Sadie Lavallee Isaak Olson Kiera Marcotte

Mar 072015

ECP wants you to reveal your inner artist! Do you have artistic skills that are crying out for a unique outlet? Do you want to share your talent with the ECP community? Well, now is your chance! ECP is reaching out to the many folks in Vermont who have supported our theater, and anyone who appreciates the value a vibrant community theater brings to people who care about the arts – and who might want to contribute their own artistic expression to our family. ECP is in the process of updating our logo. To that end, we are opening the [...]

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Mar 052015
"Proof" - Final Week - March 5-8, 2015

TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE!! Essex Community Players presents David Auburn’s Pulitzer Prize winning drama, “Proof”. PROOF explores the world of mathematics and mental illness through Catherine, the mourning daughter of a genius mathematician who has recently passed away. Throughout, the play explores Catherine’s fear of following in her father’s footsteps and her desperate attempts to stay in control. PROOF is directed by Eric R. Hill and produced by Frank Weston. Show dates are February 26-March 1 & March 5-8, 2015.  Evenings at 8pm and Sunday matinees at 2pm. All performances at Essex Memorial Hall (directions). Get your tickets! See the [...]

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Feb 072015
Shakespeare Workshop

ACTING SHAKESPEARE Having fun with the “BARD” Sponsored by Essex Community Players (Grades 5 – adult) “Thou art like a toad; ugly and venomous.” Shakespeare Workshops Directed by Cherie Gagnon Join us to learn creative and enjoyable tools for acting in Shakespeare’s plays. Workshops offered in preparation for auditions for ECP’s May production of “The Tempest”. Cherie Gagnon studied Theatre Acting and Directing at the University of Alaska Anchorage and UVM, with special coursework in Shakespeare studies. When: February 28, 2015 1-5:30pm (Grades 5-7) and March 1, 2015 1-5:30pm (Grade 8-adult) Where: Location: Essex Center United Methodist Church, 119 Center [...]