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Cary Players’ “A Midsummer Night’s Dream!” | Oct 2-4 and 8-10

Bond Park is the perfect outdoor setting for this classic Shakespearean romantic comedy, served straight up with a spicy twist of Bollywood! Frolic with Oberon (the King of the Fairies) in the shimmering enchanted woods, with impish Puck, Bottom, and “the stuff that dreams are made of…”! Remember, “the course of true love never did run smooth” and “Lord, what fools these mortals be!” when they get lost in the wood and mix it up with some meddling fairies.

Titania, Bottom, and Puck

Titania, Bottom, and Puck

PERFORMANCES: October 2-4 and 8-10 at 7:30pm at Bond Park’s Sertoma Amphitheater (801 High House Road in Cary). The Oct 10 show will be audio described by Arts Access.

Admissions are $14 (adults), $11 (ages 0-18  & seniors 55+), $10 (for all on Thu Oct 8) and are on sale now at the Herb Young Community Center Box Office (101 Wilkinson Ave., Mon – Fri, Noon-6pm, (919) 469-4061) or via Ticketmaster (a convenience charge will be applied; you can also call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000).

Tickets may be purchased at the door (based on availability) for $14 (all).

Groups of 6 or more are eligible for a group rate of $12 (adults) and $9 (student/seniors). Please contact Sarah Bunch at the Town of Cary at 462-3969 to make arrangements (at least a week in advance of the desired show).

All seating is general admission. Call 462-3969 to get weather updates the day of the show. You can bring umbrellas/ponchos (the show will go on if possible), seat cushions (recommended), picnics (encouraged! anything other than glass and alcohol). The Kiwanis picnic shelter (with BBQ pits) is available behind the wooded path entrance for pre-show gatherings, and behind the amphitheatre is the fishing dock; rent a boat or buy an ice cream before the show (closes at 7pm)!

Check our web site for more details on the show (including links to the poster and a $2-off flier!) (http://www.caryplayers.org/midsummer.html) or email info[at]caryplayers.org.

Cary Players’ sixth season promises to be an exciting offering of comedy, warmth, music, and thought-provoking theatre. Join the over 20,000 patrons who have enjoyed the highly-entertaining shows produced by Cary Players Community Theatre since 2003!

midsummers-logo“What fools these mortals be!” The fun kicks off this fall with William Shakespeare’s delightful comedy  A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This popular classic will reflect the creative vision of director Nancy Rich, who plans to spice up the drama with a dose of Bollywood!  Craig Johnson provides musical support for this romantic romp in the forest.  Join us for Shakespeare under the stars at the Sertoma Amphiteatre in Cary’s Bond Park at 801 High House Road. Performances are October 2-4 and 8-10 at 7:30pm.

By popular demand,  It’s a Wonderful Life returns in December.  Hearken back to halcyon days of broadcasting as talented actors recreate 1940’s-era radio drama with clever sound effects and varied vocalizations!   This touching story of George Bailey’s encounter with Clarence, his guardian angel, provides a life lesson that resonates all year round.  Performances are December 4-5 at 8pm, December 6 at 3pm  and December 7 at 8pm at the Cary Town Council Chambers. The show is directed by Debra Grannan and features original radio jingles sponsored by Cary merchants.

In February, audiences will be treated to Cary Players’ fifth production in the Love Bits and Bites series: Quintessential Romance! Under the direction of Lyman Collins and music direction of Craig Johnson, the show features all new romantic and bitter-sweet scripts and songs.  Complimentary coffee and delicious desserts are included in the ticket price. That’s a sweet deal! Shows are performed at the Page Walker Arts & History Center, February 12-14 and 20-21. The February 21st performance is offered as part of the Friends of the Page-Walker concert series.

“Share everything, play fair, don’t hit people….” words to live by and you can share in the wonder of everyday life lessons while enjoying the acclaimed production of Everything I  Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.  Based on the best selling book by Robert Fulghum, we’ll be reminded that “no matter how old you are, when you go out in the world, it is best to hold hands and stick together!” Phil Crone returns to close out the season, directing this heartwarming show. Classes are in session May 1-2 and 7-9, 2010 at the Cary Town Council Chambers.

Mark your calendars now. You don’t want to be left out! Everyone is welcome to be part of the fun on stage, behind the scenes or in the audience!  For more information regarding ticket sales, auditions, classes and volunteer opportunities visit www.caryplayers.org

The Core Values of Cary Players:

  • Respect the player
  • Inspire the patron
  • Uplift the community
  • Educate, Enlighten & Entertain

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