Frank Weston

Jun 202016

OCTOBER 2016 – Eugene O’Neill’s “A Moon For The Misbegotten”

Directed by Adam Cunningham

DECEMBER 2016 – Charles M. Schulz’s “A Charlie Brown Christmas

Directed by Art Kilmer with Music Direction by Carol Mahany

FEBRUARY/MARCH 2017 – Sarah Ruhl’s “Stage Kiss”

Directed by Becky & Roya Millard

MAY 2017 – George Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion”

Directed by Nan Murat


moon misbegotten

Charlie Brown Poster pc



Jan 012016

the last 5 years

Cathy is packing up her apartment, and marriage, after finding the note her husband left.  Jamie is flying high after his knee-buckling first date with the girl of his dreams. Follow their story as they pass each other on the way to their respective beginning/end.

A new love story for the modern stage


“The Last Five Years” deals with adult themes and has explicit lyrics.  Recommended for audiences 12+

Nov 062015
Holiday Poster
Essex Community Players present ” HOLIDAY PRESENTS ” a fun filled family show that celebrates, with comedy and music, the holiday season.
The story takes you along with the family members, big and small, as they prepare for the big day. But not just the family, you will also get to see the magical world of the presents that wait excitedly for the most wonderful day of the year. They will remind us through their musical journey the importance of family and friends during this festive season.
Mar 152015

Announcing our cast of Shakespeare's 'The Tempest'Shakespeare workshop


PROSPERO Adam Cunningham

ARIEL Rebecca Reil

CALIBAN David Dilego

FERDINAND Sean Morrissey

MIRANDA Lauren Patterson


GONZALO Richard Pritsky

ADRIENA Kayla Tornello

FRANCESCA Andy Krackow

TRINCULO Samuel Smith

STEPHANO Drew Briggs

ANTONIO Bob Martin

ALONSO Stephen Moore



Hailee Anetsberger

Sadie Lavallee

Isaak Olson

Kiera Marcotte

Feb 072015

Shakespeare workshopACTING 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.


  • February 28, 2015 1-5:30pm (Grades 5-7) and
  • March 1, 2015 1-5:30pm (Grade 8-adult)


  • Location: Essex Center United Methodist Church, 119 Center Road, Essex,VT


  • $5 suggested donation appreciated at time of workshop

More Information / Registration:

  • For more information and to register, please contact Director Cheri Gagnon.
  • To register please use this Acting Shakespeare Registration Form (word doc)(Due to limited seating, registration deadline: February 18)




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Workshop:   February 28                                                  March 1

Feb 052015

PROOFdetailsIt 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