The New Depot Players'
The Drowsy Chaperone
Music/Lyrics: Lisa Lambert & Greg Morrison
Book by: Bob Martin & Don McKellar
Directed by: Scott Rousseau
With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.
The Cemetery Club
Written by: Ivan Menchell
Directed by: Jill Alpert Miller
Assistant Directed By: Lona Alpert
Three Jewish widows from Queens, New York have been friends for years. As couples with their husbands, they did everything together. So, what happens to these ladies once their husbands have passed on? Ida, Lucille, and Doris form The Cemetery Club – a chance, once a month, to have tea, gossip, and visit their husbands’ graves. Ida nurses a feeling inside that she may be ready to find romance again. Lucille’s feisty spirit and forward ways indicates she has done MORE than move on. Doris, somewhat priggish and judgmental, is dedicated to her lost husband – maybe too dedicated. The Cemetery Club is filled with funny and poignant moments that have charmed audiences since its premiere in 1990. “Funny, sweet tempered, moving” – The Boston Globe. “Very touching and humorous. An evening of pure pleasure that will make you glad you came out to the theatre.” – Washington Journal Newspapers
A Christmas Cabaret
Conceptualized and Directed by: Bonnie Marshall
Come out and enjoy the wonderful sounds of the holiday season. You are certain to hear some of your favorite songs performed by many NDP regulars as well as several new players. And what would Christmas be without an appearance from Old Saint Nick!
Written by: Charles Morey
Directed by: Cyndi Evans
Assistant Directed By: Cole Miller
A hilarious backstage farce and genuinely affectionate look into the world of the theatre. When The Playhouse, a rustic New England summer theatre, schedules a repertory season of Dracula, Hamlet and Charley’s Aunt, comic mayhem ensues. We follow the well-intentioned but over-matched company from outrageous auditions to ego-driven rehearsals through opening nights gone disastrously awry to the elation of a great play well told and the comic and nostalgic season close.
The Savannah Sipping Society
Written By: Jones Hope Wooten
Directed by: Cathe Hall Payne
Four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by Fate—and an impromptu happy hour—and decide it’s high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost through the years.
Over the course of six months, filled with laughter, hilarious misadventures, and the occasional liquid refreshment, these middle-aged women successfully bond and find the confidence to jumpstart their new lives. Together, they discover lasting friendships and a renewed determination to live in the moment—and most importantly, realize it’s never too late to make new old friends. So raise your glass to these strong Southern women and their fierce embrace of life and say “Cheers!” to this joyful and surprisingly touching comedy!
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