County Players, one of the longest running community theatre companies in the area will present the Mini-Festival #1 in the CP2 Series Readers Theatre from October 7 to 9 at County Players Falls Theatre located at 2681 W. Main, Wappingers Falls, NY.
Reading #1- “Admissions”, by Joshua Harmon, directed by Christine Crawfis
Sherri is head of admissions at a New England prep school, fighting to diversify the student body. She and her headmaster husband have succeeded in bringing it into the 21st century. When their only son sets his sights on an Ivy League university, personal ambition and progressive values collide, with convulsive results. Reading features local talent of Jeff Battersby, Kit Colbourn, Eric Feeney. Stephanie Hepburn, Claudia King, and Marina Penzner. OCTOBER 7 & 8, 2022; Fri 8pm & Sat 2pm
Reading #2- " The Niceties”, by Eleanor Burgess, directed by Kit Colbourn
A black student visits her white professor during office hours to discuss her paper on the American Revolution. The polite review of her thesis explodes into a high stakes debate over race, history, power, and revolution. Includes local actors, Regina Perrone, and Jasha Woodall. OCTOBER 8 & 9, 2022; Sat 8pm & Sun 2pm
CP2 Readers Theatre is an exciting series at County Players which offers an opportunity for actors, directors, and audience members to experience theater in a fresh way: selected plays with full dramatic readings, no costumes, no sets, no props, and the actors perform with scripts in hand. These shows are an incredible opportunity to experience great theater stripped to its essence: the playwright’s words.