Feb 212014

The Cemetery Club – Final Week!

Essex Community Players is presenting Ivan Menchell’s “The Cemetery Club” March 6-9 at Essex Memorial Hall.  Performances run Thursday through Saturday evenings at 7:30 with Sunday matinees at 2:00.  Tickets $14 – $16.  Get them now – tickets are rapidly selling out!

A gentle and touching comedy that reflects on human relationships, the passage of time, and how we deal with the inevitable changes that life – and death – present to us. Playwright Ivan Menchell brings us characters who are very human; and through their interactions with one another, we are invited to consider our own humanity and to laugh at ourselves even as we laugh at the story being played out before us.  We trust that you will come to love them as we have.

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Low Res Final Small Poster

Directed by Dick Hibbert

Robin Owens as Ida

Betsy Jaffe as Lucille

Ramona Godfrey as Doris

Josh Palace as Sam

Nancy Hale as Mildred

Additional Information photos and a clip from the show


Feb 182014

Here is the cast list for Our Town as it stands as of 02/16/2014. We’re still looking for three teenage boys (about 17) and three boys who look 11-12. If you know of anyone who fits the descriptions and wants to get involved, please let us know.

And now, without further ado . . .

Stage Manager J. Louis Reid
Mr. Webb Robert Ready
Mrs. Webb Lori Jean
Dr. Gibbs Frank Kehoe
Mrs. Gibbs Liz Heun
Emily Webb Claire Demarais
Wally Webb Samuel Armstrong
George Gibbs Gabriel Grant
Rebecca Gibbs Nathalie Stapleton
Howie Newsome John Murray
Sam Craig Drew Briggs
Mrs. Soames Louise Mueller
Joe Stoddard Ted Posner
Simon Stimson David Tilley
Professor Willard Ethan Alsruhe
Woman in the Balcony Louise Richmond
Man in the Auditorium John Maurger
Woman in the Box Mary Scripps
Constable Warren Bob Carmody
Joe Crowell, Jr. Isaak Olsen
Si Crowell TBD
Basbeball Players TBD
Farmer McCarty John Mauger
Townsperson Sharon Panitch