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 […]

Review – 9 to 5: The Musical

“Tumble out of bed and stumble to the kitchen, pour myself a cup of ambition and yawn and stretch and try to come to life.” If you were of movie-going age in 1980 the lyrics of the title song “9 to 5” instantly take you back thirty-three years. “9 to 5” is a revenge fantasy […]

Barefoot in the Park

Go Barefoot in the Park with the Waterworks Players

Take a break from the summer heat as the Waterworks Players invite you to join them for a few wintry days in a tiny New York apartment as they perform Neil Simon’s Barefoot In the Park. This classic romantic comedy premiered in 1963 and became Simon’s longest-running hit and one of the longest running plays […]

Sunday in the park with George

When Love and Art Collide: A Review of Sunday in the Park with George

“Art ain’t easy—even if you’re smart,” laments the frustrated title character toward the end of the Waterworks Players’ terrific new production of Sunday in the Park with George, a story that explores the labors of love and art, creativity and connection.  It is inspired by Georges Seurat’s famous pointillist painting, “Sunday Afternoon on the Island […]

Rumpelstiltskin holds center stage

Don’t miss Waterworks’ Rumplestiltskin, a show for the entire family

What do you get when you combine a fairy tale, clever contemporary jokes, unexpected dance numbers, an audience who is part of the performance and a rampaging elephant? The answer is an old fashioned British-style pantomime right here in Farmville. Waterworks Players’ Rumplestiltskin is a delightfully quirky and entertaining show that is a must-see for […]