Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf - Postponed Until Further Notice Community Players Theatre is announcing the postponement of our next show, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf until the state’s “Shelter in Place” order is lifted and the production staff can evaluate options from there. Ticket sales will be suspended until further notice. The following statement was issued this evening, April 6, 2020, from the show’s director, Brett Cottone: We hope that you, your friends, and your family are safe and healthy. The Illinois shelter-in-place rules and staying at home have changed all of our lives. Live theatre isn’t very easy to rehearse or patronize while practicing social distancing. Community Players Theatre is all about social inclusion and that makes our mission very difficult at this time.
Read More

Announcing the Cast of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”

Congratulations to the Cast of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" THANK YOU to those of you who came out to audition the past couple nights! We hope to see you all at auditions in the future! Congratulations to the cast of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf: Martha - Kevin Yale Vernon George - Len Childers Honey - Hannah Blumenshine Nick - Dakota McDaniels
Read More

COVID-19 UPDATE - Big Fish Due to the updated COVID-19 guidance issued by Governor Pritzker and the State of Illinois, Community Players Theatre will be doing the following regarding our performances of Big Fish: We will be holding the Friday, March 13th and Saturday, March 14th performances for those who have already purchased tickets. No additional sales or exchange for Big Fish tickets either online, call in, or walk in will be sold in order to help prevent community transmission of the disease. The following Big Fish performances are cancelled: Sunday March 15th Friday March 20th Saturday March 21st Sunday March 22nd Friday March 27th Saturday March 28th Sunday March 29th Any patrons who have purchased tickets for a cancelled performance may contact the box office and exchange those tickets for another show in our current season: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf and Mamma Mia!
Read More

Preview: Big Fish

Big Fish Swims to Robinhood Lane Community Players’ first musical of the new decade will be Big Fish, a charming and touching story of a father and son striving to understand each other. With music and lyrics by Andrew (The Addams Family) Lippa and book by John August, Big Fish focuses on Edward Bloom, an Alabama-born traveling salesman with a penchant for tall tales, and his more literal and level-headed son Will.  While flashbacks dramatize Edward’s many stories of his past, including meeting a witch, traveling with a giant, joining a circus, being a war hero, and winning the love of his life, Sandra, in a field of daffodils, in the present Will tries to find the truth behind the exaggerations so as to truly understand his father before he dies.
Read More