Feb 072017

Essex Community Players announce open auditions for our spring 2017 production of George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion. Auditions will be held at Essex Memorial Hall on February 27th and March 1st from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Callbacks, if necessary, will be held on March 4 at noon also at Memorial Hall. The play opens on May 4 and runs through May 14, 2017. Please click the post header for more information on this production,

Nov 122016
"A Charlie Brown Christmas" opens December 2!

Charles M. Schulz’s and Vince Guaraldi’s “A Charlie Brown Christmas” based on the 1965 TV special Opens on December 2 – 11, 2016       Friday & Saturday evenings at 7:30pm and Saturday & Sunday matinees at 2:0opm Produced by Cindy MacKechnie/Directed by Art Kilmer Music Direction by Carol Mahany/Choreography by Andie Asacker  Buy reserved online tickets on this website (NO Additional Fees for Online Sales!)

Sep 162016

Show Proposal Form for 2017/2018 Season! If you’ve ever been interested in putting on a show, this is your chance.  We welcome first-timers and experienced volunteers interested in directing, producing, and creating the best of the best here at Essex Community Players! Please take a look at our brief show proposal form if you have a show in mind.  We are happy to help you fill positions that you may need to enhance your production and make it everything you want it to be. Welcome! ecp-show-proposal-2017-2018

Aug 312016
A Moon for the Misbegotten:  A play Grows in Essex

We are about four weeks into rehearsals for this masterpiece.  The actors are learning their lines diligently.  The set, lighting, and props folks are all assembling materials and supplies as they prepare for the day we will transform Memorial Hall into a hardscrabble tenant farm carved out of the rocky terrain of the unforgiving Connecticut countryside in 1923. I never cease to be amazed at the dedication actors show.  Here is a group of people who are working very hard together to create something that transcends the banality of everyday life – that soars toward genuine art.  They are not […]

Aug 172016
A Moon For the Misbegotten Rehearsals Are in Full Swing!

This is the first in a series of blog posts by director Adam Cunningham.  Check in weekly for updates – and, by all means, come and see A Moon for the Misbegotten in October! I can’t believe we’ve already been in rehearsals for almost three weeks.  Good things are happening. I first read this play about three years ago.  Immediately, it grabbed me by the metaphorical lapels and shook me.  O’Neill believed that life was inherently tragic, but that beauty – man’s noble attempt to carve joyous order out of malevolent chaos – endowed our common struggle with meaning.  In […]

Aug 102016
A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN - Eugene O'Neill's classic masterwork

ANNOUNCING OUR CAST for Eugene O’Neill’s “A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN” Josie Hogan:  Lauren Patterson Mike Hogan:  Kevin Cahoon Phil Hogan:  Frank Kehoe Jim Tyrone:  Devon Ewalt T. Stedman Harder:  Ethan Alsruhe Tickets will be on sale at www.essexplayers.com on September 1, 2016 Our 2016/2017 Season Eugene O’Neill’s “A Moon For The Misbegotten” – OCT 2016 Charles M. Schulz’s “A Charlie Brown Christmas” – DEC 2016 Sarah Ruhl’s “Stage Kiss” – FEB/MAR 2017 George Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion” – MAY 2017