Studio Players 2022-2023 Season
...at The Carriage House
It Runs in the Family
By Ray Cooney
Directed by Gary McCormick
September 8-25, 2022
Cooney, Britain’s master farceur, is at it again. Set in a hospital, It Runs in the Family contains the usual assortment of farcical nuts running in and out of doors mistaking everybody for someone else, as Dr. Mortimore tries to fend off a paternity suit, an ex-wife, a punkish son, and various other lunatics so that he may, at last, deliver the ‘Lecture of the Year’ to a hundred of the world’s leading physicians.
Presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Saumuel French, Inc.
Scrooge in Rouge
By Ricky Graham, Jeffery Roberson, Yvette Hargis, and Jefferson Turner
Director and Musical Director: Isaac Jones
November 17-December 4, 2022
The Royal Music Hall Twenty-Member Variety Players are beset with a widespread case of food poisoning! Only three surviving members remain to soldier on through a performance of A Christmas Carol. The undaunted trio gamely face missed cues, ill-fitting costumes, and solving the problem of having no one to play Tiny Tim. Scrooge in Rouge abounds in bad puns, bawdy malapropisms, naughty double-entendres, witty songs, and quick changes.
Last Train to Nibroc
by Arlene Hutton
Directed by Steve Meadows
January 12-29, 2023
In December 1940, Raleigh and May are forced to share a seat on a crowded train headed east. May plans to be a missionary. Raleigh is an aspiring writer headed for New York. They soon discover not only that they are from neighboring Kentucky towns but that they also share a mutual attraction. The pair go their separate ways but, a year and a half later, meet again and find themselves resolving their differences and discovering the depth of their feelings.
The Plot, Like Gravy, Thickens
by Billy St. John
Directed by Anthony R. Haigh
March 9-26, 2023
Great storm effects, spiffy costumes and lots of fun distinguish this parlor murder mystery. Ever want to commit a murder? Walter, the playwright’s alter ego in this madcap mystery, demonstrates just how to do someone in – in your imagination,
of course! A storm is the perfect backdrop for this delightful comedy murder mystery. You’ll have great fun trying to figure out whodunnit.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Based on the Novel by Mark Haddon
Adapted by Simon Stephens
Directed by Bob Singleton
May 11-28, 2023
15-year-old Christopher is exceptional at mathematics but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched, and he distrusts strangers. Now it is 7 minutes after midnight, and Christopher stands beside his neighbor’s deceased dog, Wellington. Finding himself under suspicion, he is determined to solve the mystery of Wellington’s demise. Christopher proves up to the task in an uplifting story.