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MCP is Excited to Present a Summer Double Header!

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Nunsense and Nunsense A-men
Two unCONVENTual musicals

Nunsense, directed by Jay Fultz, is the hilarious result of a variety show put on by the Little Sisters of Hoboken as a fundraiser. When they need to raise funds to bury the last four sisters of the fifty who died of botulism after consuming Sr. Julia Child of God’s vichyssoise, they decide sharing their talents will do the trick. The last remaining nuns of their order…Reverend Mother Regina, Sr. Mary Hubert, Sister Robert Anne, Sr. Amnesia, and novice Sr. Leo…rally together, so that their fellow sisters can be put to rest.

Nunsense will be performed July 15 & 16 at 8:00 PM and July 17 & 23 at 3:00 PM.

When the good sisters are unable to perform because Sr. Julia Child of God strikes again, the men of the stage crew rise to the occasion and present Nunsense A-men. They do so because “the show must go on.” Nunsense A-men will be performed July 21, 22 & 23 at 8:00 PM and July 24 at 3:00 PM.

Tickets to attend either Nunsense or Nunsense A-men are $20 for Adults and $15 for Seniors and Students.

If you would wish to attend both shows, prices are $35 for Adults and $30 for Seniors and Students. You may choose any of the Nunsense performances coupled with any of the Nunsense A-men performances. No need to come on the same evening or day of the week for both. You can choose when you make your ticket purchase online or by leaving a message at 513.398.7804 as to which to shows you prefer.

There is also a special Double or Nun event being held Saturday, July 23rd that allows audience members to see Nunsense at 3:00 PM and Nunsense A-men at 8:00 PM with a box dinner in between. The cost for the event is $50 for adults and $45 for Seniors and Students.

Tickets are available at MasonPlayers.org.

The direct link is https://www.masonplayers.org/j30/index.php/2-uncategorised/20-page-18

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NUNSENSE A-MEN Runs July 21-24

MCP_Nunsense A-men logoNUNSENSE A-MEN
Mason Community Players
July 21-24
Mason Community Playhouse

Directed by Lara Gonzalez
Music directed by Pete Padolik
Choreographed by Abby Farmer

Cast: Jay Fultz as Sr. Mary Regina, Stephen Catlin as Sr. Mary Hubert, Brian Bisig as Sr Mary Robert Anne, Brandon Dunphy as Sr. Mary Amnesia & Matt Lovell as Sr. Mary Leo

It all begins when the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters, and they are in dire need of funds for the burials. The sisters decide that the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show, so they take over the school auditorium, which is currently set up for the eighth grade school play. Here we meet Reverend Mother Regina, a former circus performer; Sister Mary Hubert, the Mistress of Novices; a streetwise nun from Brooklyn named Sister Robert Anne; Sister Mary Leo, a novice who is a wannabe ballerina; and the delightfully wacky Sister Mary Amnesia, the nun who lost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head. Featuring star turns, tap and ballet dancing, an audience quiz, and comic surprises, this show has become an international phenomenon. With more than 5000 productions worldwide, it has been translated into 21 languages.

  • Thu-Sat, July 21-23 at 8pm
  • Sun, July 24 at 3pm

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2021-2022 Orchid Awards for Mason Community Players

MCP_logoBELLES

  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Ginny Johnson
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Jennifer Lisa
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – L. Elise Kaplan
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Peggy Allen
  • EXCELLENCE IN LIGHT DESIGN – Jason Gonzalez
  • EXCELLENCE IN LOBBY DISPLAY – Susan Berger & Phil Catlin
  • EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCING – Becca McLaughlin
  • EXCELLENCE IN PROPERTIES – Paula Fultz
  • EXCELLENCE IN STAGE MANAGEMENT – Julie Poux

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN DEAD

  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Brandon Blair
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Dana Davis
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Lolo Pateras
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Mike Pateras
  • EXCELLENCE IN LOBBY DISPLAY – Julie Walborn
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET CONSTRUCTION – Phil Catlin, Brandon Blair, Mike Pateras, Lisa Shantz and Crew
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DÉCOR – Mary Stan Fizer
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DESIGN – Tessa Catlin

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NUNSENSE Runs July 14-17

MCP_Nunsense logoNUNSENSE
Mason Community Players
July 14-17
Mason Community Playerhouse

Directed by Jay Fultz
Music directed by Pete Padolik
Choreographed by Abby Farmer

Cast: Julie Pous as Sr. Mary Regina, Mary Taylor as Sr. Mary Hubert, Lara Gonzalez as Sr. Mary Robert Anne, Kelley Faaugher as Sr. Mary Amnesia & Kim Toft as Sr. Mary Leo

It all begins when the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters, and they are in dire need of funds for the burials. The sisters decide that the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show, so they take over the school auditorium, which is currently set up for the eighth grade school play. Here we meet Reverend Mother Regina, a former circus performer; Sister Mary Hubert, the Mistress of Novices; a streetwise nun from Brooklyn named Sister Robert Anne; Sister Mary Leo, a novice who is a wannabe ballerina; and the delightfully wacky Sister Mary Amnesia, the nun who lost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head. Featuring star turns, tap and ballet dancing, an audience quiz, and comic surprises, this show has become an international phenomenon. With more than 5000 productions worldwide, it has been translated into 21 languages.

  • Fri-Sat, July 15-16 at 8pm
  • Sun, July 17 at 3pm

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2023 Season Titles Announced by Mason Community Players

MCP_logoMCP President Lara Gonzalez announced the 2023 Season of productions that will occur in the group’s 50th year. The official announcement was made at the group’s picnic on June 11, 2022.

PUFFS
The first show of MCP’s 50th Season of Shows will be Puffs directed by Trish Courtney. Puffs is a parody. It’s subtitle is Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic. Popular off-Broadway, it was written by Matt Cox and came to the stage in 2015. It is the story of the “others” who populated a famous wizarding school; specifically the Hufflepuffs. It has been dubbed “a fast-paced romp” and acclaimed as “never going more than a minute without a laugh.” The show requires a cast of varied ages from 14 to infinity. Puffs will occupy the winter slot.

THE DINING ROOM
The Spring show will be The Dining Room by A.R. Gurney. It will be directed by Gail Rudolph. The Dining Room is comedy of manners. It is set in a single dining room where 18 scenes from different households overlap and intertwine. Each story is focused around a different family during different time periods who has in their possession the same dining room furniture set, manufactured in 1898. It is the setting for breakfasts, dinners, and all special occasions for each of the families who gather round the table. Traditionally, a cast of only six actors portray of 50 characters, though directors choose to invite as many actors as they desire to bring the characters to life.

COMPANY
Company, a popular work by Stephen Sondheim, will be the summer musical. It will be directed by Jim Cronin. This show is a fitting choice because it was first produced in 1970, and that is the decade that MCP was born. The show was awarded Best Musical in 1971, garnering five other Tony Awards from its 14 nominations. It was considered one of the first popular concept musicals and one of Sondheim’s most beloved works. Company is a treatise on marriage as seen through the eyes of a bachelor. All of his friends are married or engaged as he approaches and celebrates his 35th birthday. The reflections of the bachelor and of his friends are both comic and thought-provoking.

ESCANABA IN DA MOOLIGHT
The Fall show will be Escanaba in da Moonlight directed by Ray Lebowski. Dubbed a “super Yooper comedy” and “a hunting story to beat all hunting stories,” Escanaba is a tall tale set in  Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The story is based upon the woes of thirty-five-year-old Reuben Soady, who is the oldest member of the Soady clan to have failed to bag a buck. Filled with humor, this unique play by Jeff Daniels, also provides thoughtful introspection. Escanaba promises to hit home and hit you in the heart!

GENDER BENDER 5.0
Closing out the 2023 Season will be Gender Bender 5.0. It will be slated to take the boards during the Halloween Season and will be under the direction of Bonnie Emmer, Jon Scheiding, and Peyton Hahn. Those who were slated to appear in the 2021 version of the show will be invited as performers for this version. In addition, the song selections will come from shows that MCP has performed over its 50 year history. It will be a fitting closure to a wonderful year of celebrating MCP and its contributions to the arts in Mason!

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