“… 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.
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
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
On Friday, January 30, 2015, Essex Community Players of Essex, presented a donation to the organization Women Helping Battered Women of Burlington. The check for over $800 represented the donations collected by Essex Community Players during the two-week run of our fall musical, The Spitfire Grill. Through its “Essex Gives Back” program, ECP gives its patrons the opportunity to make donations to a local charitable organization to support their activities. Thank you to all who made this possible! More…
It is with great pleasure that we announce the cast of our winter show David Auburn’s “PROOF” CATHERINE: Kristin Silverman CLAIRE: Andy Krackow ROBERT: Richard Hibbert HAL: Adam Silverman PROOF is directed by Eric R. Hill and produced by Frank Weston by arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. Show Dates: Thursday-Sunday, February 26 – March 8, 2015. Evenings at 8pm; Sunday matinees at 2pm
Best wishes for a happy New Year to our wonderful patrons, members, and friends. May you have a joyful and prosperous New Year!
Are you looking forward to another appearance by that grand old merry man in the red suit? Well, then, you’ll be happy to know that Santa himself is visiting ECP December 4 – 7 during our annual holiday variety show production. Santa will be part of our home grown production featuring your friends and neighbors. So take a break from the hectic pace of life, sit back for a spell, enjoy some songs and skits set to days gone by in a radio show and have some good cheer! Get your tickets today! Production Dates Thursday, Dec. 4, 7:00 PM [...]
It is late in the 15th century. The Italian city states are in turmoil. The king of Naples, Alonso, and his court are returning from the wedding of his daughter to an Algerian prince in Africa, when their ship crashes on an island in the Mediterranean Sea. Accompanying the king is his son Ferdinand, the king’s brother Sebastian, the present Duke of Milan Antonio, and various courtiers and sailors. On the island is Prospero, the former Duke of Milan, who has caused the shipwreck by his magical arts, and who 13 years earlier had been set adrift with his infant [...]