Studio Players 2019-2020 Season

...at The Carriage House

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

(revised 50th Anniversary)

Musical

Based on the Comic Strip “PEANUTS” by Charles M. Schulz

Book, Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner

Directed by Lindsey Sovkoplas

 

September 12-29, 2019

With charm, wit, and heart, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (revised) is a fresh approach to the all-time 1967 classic, based on the beloved comic strip by Charles Schultz. Sally Brown joins Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Schroeder, and Snoopy in this charming revue of vignettes and songs. Musical numbers include “My Blanket and Me,” “The Kite,” “Suppertime,” “Happiness” plus two new songs, “Beethoven Day” and “My New Philosophy,” have been added to the twelve numbers from the original version. Guaranteed to please audiences of all ages! Rated G

Over the River and Through the Woods

Comedy

By Joe di Pietro

Directed by Anthony R. Haigh

 

November 14-December 1, 2019

Single Italian-American, Nick, visits both sets of his beloved, but annoying, grandparents every Sunday for dinner. When he has to tell them that he's been offered a dream job—on the other side of the country the news is not received well. How could he betray his family's love to move to Seattle, for a job, wonder his grandparents? Thus begins a series of schemes to keep Nick around and that includes bringing to dinner the lovely—and single—Caitlin O'Hare as bait…We won't give the ending away here. Rated G

 

Look, No Hans!

Comedy

By Michael Pertwee and John Chapman

Directed by Tim Hull

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January 16-February 2, 2020

Peter Fisher, manager of the West Berlin office of a British car company, is also, unknown to his wife, Monica, an undercover agent for British Security of Industry. Monica plans to fly home to England to visit family, but when her plane is delayed, she unexpectedly returns home, followed in rapid succession by Heidi, Fisher's mistress, Mitzi, a singing telegram girl, and Cadwallader from British Security of Industry who is awaiting the arrival of Hans, a top industrial spy. Fast paced, confusing and hilarious - with a helicopter ending!  Rated PG

Bloody Murder

Comedy

By Ed Sala

Directed by Gary McCormick

March 12-29, 2020

A group of the usual British murder-mystery types gather for a weekend retreat at the sumptuous country estate of the esteemed Lady Somerset. Suddenly, someone dies of poison! Well, of course. Oh, what fun! But wait … Her Ladyship refuses to summon the police! She says she won't go through all this again. Is this actually just another formulaic, all-too-predictable mystery story? Or is it something diabolically … different? A Christie parody with a twist. Rated PG

Is He Dead?

Comedy

By Mark Twain, adapted by David Ives

Directed by Tom Hayward

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May 14-31, 2020

Jean-Francois Millet, a young painter of genius, is in love with Marie Leroux but in debt to a villainous art dealer who threatens him with debtor's prison unless Marie agrees to marry him.  How does a poor artist pay his debts and keep his love, Marie, from marrying Andre? He fakes his own death -- because only dead painters achieve fame and fortune. Tartuffe meets Monty Python in this madcap 19th century comedy.
Rated PG