Reviews

Fuddy Meers review

by Jes Simmons Buy tickets Waterworks Players’ performance of Fuddy Meers by David Lindsay-Abaire is an evening of surprises, shocks, poignancy, and laughter. Lindsay-Abaire wrote Fuddy Meers at the Juilliard School’s Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program, and it was first performed in 1999. In 2016, Lindsay-Abaire returned to Juilliard as co-director of the same […]

Into The Woods Review

Once upon a time, a Baker and his Wife were having a very, very bad day- they hadn’t a bun in the oven, in more ways than one. But what else should they expect when they live in a land of fairy tales and their next door neighbor is a witch? Promised a child in […]

Strong cast delivers outstanding performance

Waterworks Players have done it again. “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” is yet another successful production in a now long line-up of shows that are delivering first-class community theater to Farmville. Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” (1962) opened on Broadway in October of 1962 and won several top awards including a Tony Award […]

“May The Farce Be With You” Review

Once upon a time in a town far, far, far. . . . Were you thinking Farmville? Why, yes, it is Farmville and since it’s December, it’s time for Waterworks Players’ much anticipated annual pantomime. While common in Great Britain, pantomimes, or pantos as the Brits say, are not as familiar here in the U.S. […]

Review of “Rehearsal for Murder” by Wade Edwards

Rehearsal for Murder, an inventive, droll whodunit presented by the Waterworks Players, opens in Farmville on Friday, October 16 at 8:00 p.m. at the Waterworks Theatre and continues through next weekend.  First produced as a 1982 CBS movie starring Robert Preston and Lynn Redgrave, the production is based on the teleplay by Richard Levinson and […]

Les Misérables Review

Winner of the 1987 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Score, the long-running smash musical Les Misérables opens in Farmville on Friday as the Waterworks Players stage Victor Hugo’s sweeping story of insurrection, redemption, pain, and love.  Set in mid nineteenth-century France, the tale recounts the journey of Jean Valjean, who, having […]

Greg Tsigaridas, Rhonda Brock-Servais, Brett Hursey, and Jeff Bardwell

Small Doses Review

What’s a great antidote for overcast days, long nights and bone-rattling cold?  A good post-Valentine’s laugh, of course, and that’s exactly what The Waterworks Players’ current production provides.  Small Doses, a sampling of 10-minute plays by Brett Hursey, is just what the doctor ordered. Crisply directed by Hursey, these seven vignettes paint our all-too-human foolishness […]

Driving Miss Daisy: A Review

Driving Miss Daisy is a curious theatrical event.  Because of the hugely popular movie version that reprised Morgan Freeman as chauffeur Hoke Coleburn and featured Jessica Tandy as the redoubtable Miss Daisy—the role for which, at 81, she finally won a well-deserved Oscar—many Daisy lovers have never experienced Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play as a […]

Who’s on First? A Nightmare Comedy

As this is turning out to be one long, hot July in Central Virginia, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to enjoy a refreshingly light slice of summer fun right here in Farmville. Starting this Friday and Saturday, July 18 and 19, Waterworks Players presents Who’s on First? A Nightmare Comedy written by Jack […]

Treasure Island Review

You won’t need an X to spot the treasure that is the latest Waterworks Players pantomime! With Mary Jo Stockton (Director) and Don Blaheta (Production Manager) at the helm, the cast and crew of Treasure Island present an entertaining twist on the classic tale by Robert Louis Stevenson. Prince Edward and Farmville residents will take […]