Role Players Ensemble announces 2016-17 season lineup


Danville's Role Players Ensemble announces the performance lineup for its 2016-17 season, dubbed "Theatre for Grown Ups."

Join as the group presents amusing and bold plays and offers expanded outreach to all theater lovers with classes on the art of acting and staged readings of plays being considered for next season.

Sept. 2-18: "Seascape," a Pulitzer Prize winning play by Edward Albee introduces two unexpected couples on an empirical journey pondering the big questions of life in this local production directed by George Maguire.

Oct. 28 to Nov. 12: "Don't Drink the Water," offers Woody Allen's signature brand of humor to a diverse group of characters in this peculiar comedy set in cold war Eastern Europe directed by Aaron Murphy.

Feb. 3-19: "The Piano Lesson," a 1990 Pulitzer Prize winning play by August Wilson, focuses on an African-American family struggling with identity, values and choices made throughout their lives. The inspirational, passionate drama will be locally directed by Eric Fraisher Hayes.

April 14-30: "Laughing Stock," by Charles Morey celebrates everything that can go wrong in the making of theater. Trying to put on "Dracula," "Hamlet" and "Charlie's Aunt" in summer stock repertory, the play -- directed locally by Eric Fraisher Hayes -- mixes comedy with sweetness.

All shows will be put on at The Village Theatre located at 233 Front St.

For season subscriptions and other information, visit the Role Players Ensemble website.

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