ENCORE PLAYERS 2017 -2018 THEATRICAL SEASON
REEFER MADNESS: THE MUSICAL (Sept. 29- Oct. 1)
Written By: Kevin Murphy and Dan Studney Directed by: Jason Howard
Inspired by the original 1936 film of the same name, this raucous musical comedy takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the hysteria caused when clean-cut kids fall prey to marijuana, leading them on a hysterical downward spiral filled with evil jazz music, sex and violence.
SPEAKING OF MURDER (Jan. 19-21)
Written By: William Roos Directed by: Heather Villano
A shadow of jealousy and envy falls over Charles Ashton and his new bride when the newlywed couple arrives to settle into their new home. Their happiness soon turns sour, as a sinister turn of events pits them against the clock in a race to open a locked vault.
PETER/WENDY (Feb. 9-11)
Written By: Jeremy Bloom Directed by: Joshua Schorejs
In this lyrical, atmospheric interpretation of Peter Pan, Jeremy Bloom strips the familiar story down to its emotional essence. Peter lures Wendy away from her nursery to the magical world of Neverland, where she joins his adventures with Tinker Bell, Tiger Lily, and the menacing Captain Hook. A low-tech, inventive adaptation that pays homage to the darker themes of J. M. Barrie’s original, Peter/Wendy will mesmerize audiences of all ages.
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: ABRIDGED (May 25-27)
Written By:Adam Long, Daniel Singer, Jess Winfield Directed by: TBA
All 37 plays in 97 minutes! Three madcap men in tights weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories, and tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter. An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays, THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) was London’s longest-running comedy.
DON’T TALK TO THE ACTORS (Summer 2018)
Written By: Tom Dudzick Directed by: TBA
Best laid plans go awry when the cast and crew of a Broadway-bound play resort to manipulation, diva-like behavior, and chaotic abandon to get what they want. Fledgling playwright Jerry Przpezniak and his fiancee are a couple of Buffalo greenhorns suddenly swept up in the whirlwind of New York’s theater scene when Jerry’s play is optioned for the big money, ego-driven world of Broadway. It’s a young playwright’s dream, but the crazy characters and dilemmas they encounter are the things theatrical nightmares are made of.