WAPPINGERS FALLS, NY – County Players, one of the longest running community theatre companies in the area is proud to present the Comedy Melodrama “Seven Keys to Baldpate” by George M. Cohan, based upon the novel by Earl Derr, directed by Kit Colbourn. The production opens February 4.
One of the most successful plays of the early 20th century, George M. Cohan created a new style of play which baffled and delighted audiences when Seven Keys to Baldpate opened in 1913: a melodrama crossed with a farce tied up in a mystery. The play tells the story of a novelist, William Magee, who locks himself away in a snowbound hotel for 24 hours in an effort to win a bet with the hotel’s owner that he cannot write an entire novel during his short stay. The owner assures Magee that he has the only key, but Magee will discover over the course of the evening that there are several other keys, all in the possession of a collection of quirky, crazed characters involved in an increasingly bizarre scheme to steal millions.
The cast showcases the local talents representing communities throughout the Hudson Valley, featuring Craig Browne, Thomas Byrne, Austin Carrothers, Deborah Coconis, Paul Coleman, Tessa DeBella, Camilla Della Vecchia, Jim Granger, Mark Hoffman. Ken Nepomuceno, Dylan Parkin, John Remington, David Ringwood, Peggy Ringwood, and Beth Zambito.
Performances will be held Friday and Saturday February 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19 at 8pm, with matinees at 2pm on both Sunday, February 13, and Saturday, February 19. County Players Falls Theatre is located at 2681 W. Main, Wappingers Falls, NY. For tickets visit: countyplayers.org/tickets/
Hudson Valley Credit Union proudly sponsors County Players’ 64th Season. This production of “Seven Keys to Baldpate” is supported by Bronze Sponsors are A&R Security, and Mill House Brewing Company.
ABOUT COUNTY PLAYERS- One of the longest running community theatre companies in our area, County Players is an all-volunteer organization which has presented more than 200 productions and has served thousands of theatergoers since 1958. Located in the Village of Wappingers Falls the all-volunteer theatre company acquired the former Academy Theatre and renamed it the County Players Falls Theatre, their home since 1977.
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