The library of a grand Chappaqua house, just north of New York City, sets the stage for Waterworks Players summer production of John Bishop’s The Music Comedy Murders of 1940.
‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ by Oscar Wilde has been entertaining audiences since it premiered in London in 1895. Friday’s opening night at Waterworks continued that long tradition. Wilde’s satire on marriage, wealth, and class borders on the farcical, and this cast performs it for belly laughs.
Our next production at Waterworks will be The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, by John Bishop, co-directed by Scott C Chapman and Caitlin Linkins.
Auditions are open to the public at Waterworks Players Theatre, May 9th and 10th from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.
The Waterworks Players stage will be creatively transformed as dashing men-about-town John Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff pursue fair ladies Gwendolen Fairfax and Cecily Cardew. These pursuits get complicated by the imaginary characters invented by both men to cover their on-the-sly activities.
Waterworks Players will hold auditions March 6th and 7th for its spring production of The Importance of Being Earnest. Set in the late Victorian London, Oscar Wilde’s comedy has some of the wittiest dialogue ever written for the stage.
There is an old saying in the theatre; “to play comedy successfully, you must put your heart into it.” And that is exactly what you get with the current Waterworks production, Paul Elliott’s “Exit Laughing”. Imagine the Golden Girls wild bridge night with their dead friend and you’ll have a good idea of the story. […]
For the last 30 years, the highlight in the lives of Connie, Leona, Millie and Mary has been their weekly “girl’s night out “bridge game.” Therefore, when Mary passes away, the remaining three friends face a dilemma of how they will carry on.
Waterworks Players will soon hold auditions for the February production of Exit Laughing. A comedy by Paul Elliott, this production portrays what happens to friendship when a bridge playing foursome losses one of “the girls”.