Art Kilmer

May 072016

Only two shows left Saturday May 7 at 8:00 & Sunday May 8 at 2:00.

Cast & Crew of "Sabrina"

Cast & Crew of “Sabrina”





Father has taken up the hobby of going to funerals
Mother is fixated on the amenities
Younger brother is lovesick
Older brother is consumed with practical jokes and further amassing the family fortune
That’s when the lovely spirited chauffer’s daughter Sabrina returns from Paris and stirs things up
Not to mention the singing cockatoo and other surprises

A charming romantic comedy with laugh out loud lines and a cast of delightful characters


May 102015

The Tempest Opens Friday:

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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 OptionsOnline via the “tickets” tab (service charge applies)

Mail Order:  Download and print a ticket order form from the “tickets” tab:

Box Office:  The Memorial Hall Box Office will be open on Saturdays May 2nd  & 9th    from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and two hours before each performance.

For additional information, email or call the box office at 878-9109 (during box office hours only).

Mar 162014

IMG_9677My heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped to make “The Cemetery Club” a remarkable success, to the audiences, who accepted these characters into their hearts, laughed with them, cried with them and told their friends what a wonderful show it is.

To Dick Hibbert who agreed to direct the show sight unseen, then put together a wonderful cast and brought the characters to life, to the cast for their many, many hours perfecting the emotional roller coaster of their roles, to Carol our stage manager who kept everything together, and to the crew, to many to name, who brought us a set, lighting, sound, costumes, props, refreshments, tickets, raffles and more, I thank you all.


Art Kilmer – Producer

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