EXPERIENCE SCHENECTADY CIVIC PLAYHOUSE
We believe in the power of expression and work day and night to make sure our performances are flawless and meaningful. Our captivating shows are designed to captivate and enlighten audiences. If you are looking to enjoy an entertaining outing suited for the entire family, you’ve come to the right place.
ANNOUNCING OUR 2019-2020 SEASON
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BY LUCAS HNATH
Directed by Joseph Fava
Oct 11-13 & 16-20, 2019
Auditions: June 4 & 6, 2019
In the final scene of Ibsen’s 1879 groundbreaking masterwork, Nora Helmer makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children, and begin a life on her own. This climactic event—when Nora slams the door on everything in her life—instantly propelled world drama into the modern age. In A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2, many years have passed since Nora’s exit. Now, there’s a knock on that same door. Nora has returned. But why? And what will it mean for those she left behind?
BY DANIEL ELIHU KRAMER
Directed by Mark Stephens
Dec 6-8 & 11-15, 2019
Auditions: Sept 10 & 12, 2019
Watch Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy fall in love all over again -- this time filtered through the world of the internet. Modern voices interject and build on this classic love story in the form of blog posts, chat room discussions, quotes from film adaptations, and even letters from Ms. Austen herself to create a delightfully postmodern view of 19th century England. Written for five actors to play every role, Pride@Prejudice is a hilarious and moving homage to Jane Austen's most beloved novel, as well our love affair with reading.
BY PETER MORGAN
Directed by Evan Jones
Jan 24-26 &29-Feb 2, 2020
Auditions: Nov 5 & 7, 2019
British talk-show host David Frost has become a lowbrow laughingstock. Richard M. Nixon has just resigned the United States presidency in total disgrace over Vietnam and the Watergate scandal. Determined to resurrect his career, Frost risks everything on a series of in-depth interviews in order to extract an apology from Nixon. The cagey Nixon, however, is equally bent on redeeming himself in his nation's eyes. In the television age, image is king, and both men are desperate to out-talk and upstage each other as the cameras roll. The result is the interview that sealed a president's legacy.
THIS RANDOM WORLD
BY STEVEN DIETZ
Directed by Cristine M. Loffredo
Mar 20-22 & 25-29, 2020
Auditions: Jan 7 & 9, 2020
We want to believe that serendipity brings us together, but is that just a myth? Mining the comedy of missed connections, THIS RANDOM WORLD asks the serious question of how often we travel parallel paths through the world without noticing. From an ailing woman who plans one final trip, to her daughter planning one great escape and her son falling prey to a prank gone wrong, this funny, intimate, and heartbreaking play explores the lives that may be happening just out of reach of our own.
BY BEKAH BRUNSTETTER
Directed by Sara Paupini
May 8-10 & 13-17, 2020
Auditions: Mar 3 & 5, 2020
Della makes cakes, not judgment calls – those she leaves to her husband, Tim. But when the girl she helped raise comes back home to North Carolina to get married, and the fiancé is actually a fiancée, Della’s life gets turned upside down. She can’t really make a cake for such a wedding, can she? For the first time in her life, Della has to think for herself.
PRELUDE TO A KISS
BY CRAIG LUCAS
Directed by Patti Noble
July 17-19 & 22-26, 2020
Auditions: May 19 & 21, 2020
At Peter and Rita's wedding, a mysterious old man insists on kissing the bride. While honeymooning, Peter gradually realizes that the woman by his side is not his wife. The wedding kiss caused Rita's soul and the old man's to change places. Peter must track down the old man and free his young love's spirit trapped in an aging and diseased body before it's too late.
Support the Schenectady Civic Players
THE PLAYHOUSE IS HAVING A BOTTLE DRIVE!!
Bring your empty bottles & cans to Creative Change Redemption Center
309 Saratoga Rd., Glenville, NY, 12302 (518)265-1420
Simply drop them off and say they’re for Schenectady Civic Players.
No need to wait ...they take care of everything.
They ask that all bottles & cans be empty, preferably not crushed & please make sure they are redeemable in NYS.
If you have large amounts of bottles & cans, and the playhouse is more convenient for you, please call us and we will make arrangements for you to drop them off there. (518)382-2081
NEW VOLUNTEERS WANTED!
With our new addition, we are looking for new Ushers, House Managers and Box Office staff for our upcoming productions.
If you are interested, contact us using the form below.