Adapted for the stage by television, Broadway and motion picture actor David Birney. Directed by Dennis Richards.
December 5, 6, 7 & 13 - 6:30 p.m.
December 8, 14 & 15 - 12:30 p.m.
England's Christmas Pudding mixes 12 ingredients representing Christ and the 12 disciples and, like its fruitcake cousin, confirms the arrival of the Yuletide season.
Our pudding is an evening of music, both old and new, stories and poems from Christmases past and present that will lighten your heart with humor and touch your soul with truth.
"...jump start your holiday spirit as we enter the gratitude season..." - The Daily News Los Altos
"David Birney's adaptation is an evening of song, poetry, comic and otherwise, and stories that celebrate the spiritual dimensions of the season...from a diverse array of classic and modern texts, punctuated with musical interludes...[The] tone ranges from lighthearted whimsy to solemn reflection...humorous, wry...lighthearted...This is definitely a Christmas show...one [whose] openhearted sentiments send a message that's reassuringly inclusive." - The Los Angeles Times"
Thelma Moore Community Playhouse - 140 West Fifth Avenue - Garnett, Kansas
*Show and show dates are subject to change at the discretion of the CPCT Board of Directors.
"2 Across" by Jerry Mayer
March 19-22 & 27-29, 2020, Directed by Krystal Donaldson
Two strangers, a man and a woman, board a San Francisco BART train at 4:30 a.m. They're alone in the car, each is married, both are doing the New York Times crossword. She's an organized, sensible psychologist. He's a free-spirited, unemployed ad exec. She is a crossword pro, he always quits. When he tosses his puzzle away, she snaps, "Crosswords are a metaphor for life, those who finish, succeed, those who don't, fail." Now he vows to finish. Why? He's a competitor and she happens to be lovely. This starts an eighty-minute ride described by critics as "Hilarious," "Witty," "Romantic," "Poignant," and "Wonderfully entertaining." Two opposites in an enclosed space, attacking each other's values but also being swayed and intrigued by them. They each have serious life problems that the other helps solve. Their trip is filled with unpredictable, but believable, surprises, even a passionate kissing embrace or two. As the train ride ends, it's obvious each of them has been changed for the better.
"If It's Monday, This Must Be Murder" by Pat Cook
June 4-7 & 12-14, 2020, Directed by Les Thomas
Harry Monday is a throwback to the private detectives of 1940's black and white movies. Only Harry is more gum-on-your-shoe than gumshoe. He's posing as a golf-playing psychiatrist at the Shady Meadows Country Club. "A place where old polyester goes to die," says Harry, after club members start dropping like divots on the duffer's course. And the club members aren't much saner than he is: a prima donna club president, an astrological moon child, a Wall Street ad man, and someone claiming to be the twin of a missing club member. They're all dropping red herrings in their wake. Throw in a naive supervisor; a sultry, hard-hearted dame and a surly police sergeant and you have to figure If It's Monday, This Must Be Murder!
The Chamber Players Community Theatre
Thelma Moore Community Playhouse
140 West Fifth Avenue
Garnett, Kansas 66032
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Thrilling audiences since 1991.
The 27th Season was an attendance record-breaking season for The Chamber Players. May the 28th Season be even better!