2022-2023 Season Announcement and Call for Directors at Tri-County Players

TCP_logoTri-County Players is pleased to announce our 2022-2023 Season:

September 30-October 2 & October 9-11
BLACK COFFEE by Agatha Christie

December 2-4 & 9-11
COMMUNICATING DOORS by Alan Ayckbourn

April 21-23 & 28-30
THE DINING ROOM by A.R.Gurney

Please, let us know if you are interested in directing by Monday, May 11th.

If you are interested in being considered to direct any of these shows please submit your resume, which show/s you have interest in directing and desired time slot to Judy Berrens at goddessofsplendor@yahoo.com. Also, your availability for the evening of Wednesday, May 18th.

2022-23 play synopsis

BLACK COFFEE by Agatha Christie
Dramatic Comedy time period 1940’s WWII
3 women/10 men

Accomplished Physicist Sir Claud Amory has constructed a workable formula for one of the most deadly weapons known to man – the atom bomb. Hercule Poirot, with the help of Captain Hastings and Inspector Japp, is called in after the formula is mysteriously stole and Sir Claud is callously murdered.
A superbly crafted whodunit with endless red herrings, subplots of infamous spies and astonishingly prophetic storyline about weapons created through “bombarding the atom”. One of Christies most gripping country house murder mysteries.

COMMUNICATING DOORS by Alan Ayckbourn
Thriller Some adult situations
3 women/3 men

This intricare time traveling comic Thriller by the British master of farcical comedy delighted London and New York audiences. A London sex specialist from the future stumbles into a murder plot that sends her, compliments of a unique set of hotel doors, traveling back in time. She and two women who were murdered in 1998 and 1978 race back and forth in time trying to rewrite history and prevent their own violent ends The frantic race begins when Poopay is hired for an evening at the Regal Hotel by an old man who eschews a fling in favor of confessing his role in the demise of his wives. Now a target, Poopay flees into the vestibule and somehow triggers the time machine.

THE DINING ROOM by A.R.Gurney
Comedy/Drama
3 women/3 men (flexible casting)

The play is set in the dining room of a typical well-to-do household, the place where the family assembled daily for breakfast and dinner and for any and all special occasions. The action is comprised of a mosaic of interrelated scenes – some funny, some touching, some rueful – which, taken together, create an in-depth portrait of a vanishing species: the upper-middle-class WASP. The actors change roles, personalities and ages with virtuoso skill as they portray a wide variety of characters, from little boys to stern grandfathers, and from giggling teenage girls to Irish housemaids. Each vignette introduces a new set of people and events; a father lectures his son on grammar and politics; a boy returns from boarding school to discover his mother’s infidelity; a senile grandmother doesn’t recognize her own sons at Christmas dinner; a daughter, her marriage a shambles, pleads futilely to return home, etc. Dovetailing swiftly and smoothly, the varied scenes coalesce, ultimately, into a theatrical experience of exceptional range, compassionate humor and abundant humanity.

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