Author Archives: johndowgin

The “Dial M for Meals” Food Drive

June 8 through June 24, 2018

If you attend any performance of “Dial M for Murder”, please feel free to participate in our “Dial M for Meals” food drive! Bring any non-perishable food donation to any performance of “Dial M For Murder”, and we will donate those foodstuffs to our friends at the Highland Park Community Food Pantry!

Auditions for “The Nance”

June 11 through June 14, 2018

Circle Players, along with director Jon Heron, is pleased to announce auditions for the first production of our 2018-2019 season, “The Nance” by Douglas Carter Beane. SYNOPSIS: In the 1930s, burlesque impresarios welcomed the hilarious comics and musical parodies of vaudeville to their decidedly lowbrow niche. A headliner called “the nance”—-usually played by a straight…
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Raconteur Radio’s V! ACLU/Human Rights Campaign Fundraiser

November 5, 2017

“Our story begins, as these stories often do, with an up-and-coming politician. He’s a member of the conservative party. He’s completely single-minded and has no regard for the political process. The more power he obtains, the more obvious is his zealotry, and the more aggressive his supporters become.” This is from V’s voiceover explaining the…
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Auditions: “Dial M For Murder”

March 24 through March 29, 2018

Circle Players, along with director Diane Teichman, is pleased to announce auditions for the sixth production in our 2017-2018 season, “Dial M For Murder” by Frederick Knott. SYNOPSIS: Tony Wendice has married his wife, Margot, for her money and now plans to murder her for the same reason. He arranges the perfect murder and a…
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Dial M for Murder

June 8 through June 24, 2018
Frederick Knott
Diane Teichman

by Frederick Knott directed by Diane Teichman Tony Wendice has married his wife, Margot, for her money and now plans to murder her for the same reason. He arranges the perfect murder and a brilliant alibi for himself. But in this classic mystery immortalized on film by Alfred Hitchcock, nothing proceeds as Wendice anticipates, and…
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Stupid F*cking Bird

April 27 through May 13, 2018
Aaron Posner
Brian Craig

by Aaron Posner directed by Brian Craig In this irreverent, contemporary, and very funny remix of Chekhov’s The Seagull, Aaron Posner stages a timeless battle between young and old, past and present, in search of the true meaning of it all. This play will tickle, tantalize, and incite you to consider how art, love, and revolution…
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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

March 9 through March 25, 2018
Tom Stoppard
Mikaela Kafka

by Tom Stoppard directed by Mikaela Kafka A modern dramatic masterpiece that tells the tale of Hamlet from the worm’s-eye view of the bewildered minor characters in Shakespeare’s play. In Tom Stoppard’s best-known work, this Shakespearean Laurel and Hardy finally get a chance to take the lead role, but in a world where echoes of…
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Terra Nova

January 12 through January 28, 2018
Ted Tally
Kirk White

by Ted Tally directed by Kirk White An extraordinarily inventive play drawn from the journals and letters found on the frozen body of Captain Scott, the leader of the failed British expedition to be first to the South Pole. Scenes of the explorer and his men at various stages of their ordeal, blend with flashbacks…
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The Marriage of Bette and Boo

November 3 through November 19, 2017
Christopher Durang
Richard Butler

by Christopher Durang directed by Richard Butler An illuminating, hilariously dark dissection of marriage and the family in contemporary America, by Christopher Durang, theatre’s master satirist. Conveyed in a series of dazzlingly inventive interconnected scenes, the play moves wickedly on through three decades of divorce, alcoholism, and madness—all with farcical brilliance. CAST Matt – Kevin…
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Henry V

September 15 through October 1, 2017
William Shakespeare
Jack Bathke

written by William Shakespeare directed by Jack Bathke A new, modern interpretation of Shakespeare’s classic history about the heroic and ruthless king, Henry V of England, determined to lay claim to the kingdom of France. Despite the self-doubt and diminished morale of his own army, Henry’s sheer determination and impassioned speeches ready his men for…
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