Up-Coming Shows

February 8-11, 2018

How to Pronounce Lapin Agile

Cast members of the Middlebury Community Players production of Picasso at the Lapin Agile provide a little help with your French pronunciation. See the video.

The play, written by Steve Martin, is a clever and humorous take on a chance meeting and witty repartee between Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein.

There will be a cash bar at each performance with a limited number of café table seats available.

$12 for opening night, Thursday, February 8 at 7:30pm
$17 for all other shows Feb. 9-10 at 7:30pm and Feb. 11 at 2:00pm
(plus $1 THT preservation fee on Feb. 8 and $2 fee Feb. 9-11)

Tickets on sale through the Town Hall Theater Box Office at townhalltheater.org, or in person at 68 South Pleasant Street, Middlebury (802-382-9222) Monday-Saturday, noon to 5:00pm, or at the door starting one hour before show times.

Visit the MCP Facebook Page for fun photos and videos and more info! See cast list at middleburycommunityplayers.org.

February 8-11, 2018

Picasso at the Lapin Agile


A Comedy by
Steve Martin

Directed by Eileen Corcoran

Steve Martin’s long-running Off-Broadway absurdist comedy of historical fiction finds Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso meeting in a Parisian cafe in 1904, just before the renowned scientist transformed physics with his theory of relativity and the celebrated painter set the art world afire with cubism. These two celebrities of science and art are surrounded by a cast of supporting characters from the turn of the century (and beyond). (Rated PG for mild profanity & mature themes)

Tickets on sale now at Town Hall Theater Box Office
or 802-382-9222, 68 So. Pleasant St.. Middlebury,
Monday-Saturday, noon to 5:00pm.

$12 tickets on Thursday, Feb. 8 at 7:30pm
$17 all other shows:
Friday-Saturday, Feb. 9 & 10 at 7:30pm
Sunday matinee, Feb. 11 at 2:00pm

Performances at the Town Hall Theater

Cash bar at each performance with a limited number of café table seats! Rows AA and A represent cafe table seating at the front of the space closest to the stage.

The Cast
(in order of appearance)

Freddy - Michael Purdue
Gaston - Glen Eastman
Germaine - Tara Affolter
Albert Einstein - Sam Lyons
Suzanne - Erica Furgiuele
Sagot, Picasso's Art Dealer - Marguerite Purdue
Pablo Picasso - Daniel Leonard
Charles Dabernow Schmendiman - Andrew Trombley
The Countess - Chenoah Small
A Visitor - James Peacock
Female Admirer - Charlotte Smith

Picasso at the Lapin Agile is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

May 18-20, 2018


by David Mamet

Presented by Company Be, MCP’s theatrical wing devoted to smaller, intimate plays.

Directed by Diana Bigelow. Anna and Claire are two bantering, scheming “women of fashion” who have long lived together on the fringes of upper-class society. Anna has just become the mistress of a wealthy man, from whom she has received an enormous emerald and an income to match. Claire, meanwhile, is infatuated with a respectable young lady and wants to enlist the jealous Anna’s help for an assignation. As the two women exchange barbs and take turns taunting Anna’s hapless Scottish parlor maid, Claire’s young inamorata suddenly appears, setting off a crisis that puts both the valuable emerald and the women’s futures at risk.

Shows at 8:00pm at the Vermont Coffee Company Playhouse in Middlebury.

Ticket information will be posted in the spring.


June 7-10, 2018


by David Auburn

Presented by Company Be, MCP’s theatrical wing devoted to smaller, intimate plays.

Directed by Alex Nicosia. On the eve of her twenty-fifth birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions; the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire, and the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father’s who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks that her father left behind. Over the long weekend that follows, a burgeoning romance and the discovery of a mysterious notebook draw Catherine into the most difficult problem of all: How much of her father’s madness—or genius—will she inherit? Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play.

Shows at 8:00pm at the Vermont Coffee Company Playhouse in Middlebury.

Ticket information will be posted in the spring.


December 8-10, 2017

Thank you to all who attended


And Other Lessons in Not Being a Grown-up

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Book by
Delia Ephron, John Forster, and Judith Kahan

Music and Lyrics by
John Forster

Based on the book by
Delia Ephron

This musical romp through the joys and sorrows of being a child is hilarious. Children give twenty-three lessons in such subjects as how to beg for a dog, how to torture your sister, how to act after being sent to your room, and how to laugh hysterically. It’s a musical revue for children that will also be enjoyed by adults, featuring a charming and witty score.

Director and Musical Director: Kerianne Severy Producer: Sophie Lefkoe
with mentors Dora Greven & Kevin Commins Choreographers: Ellie Kiel & Kerianne Severy Mime: Marshall Eddy Stage Managers: Hannah Logan & Talin Teague,
with mentors Kristen Ginsburg & Mary Longey

Cast List:
Asa Baker-Rouse
Toby Baker-Rouse
Luke Bleich
Clara Chant
Morgan Ford
Mary Gibson
Owen Gibson
Juliette Hunsdorfer
Thea Jackson
Chance Koenig
Ella Kozak
Kate Kozak
Sophie Mason
Zachary Nevins
Callie Rees
Ava Schneider
Caroline Teague
Sam Wootten

How to Eat Like a Child is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

November 2-5, 2017

Thank you to all who attended

The Crucible

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A Play by
Arthur Miller

Directed by Christopher Ross

See the cast list and other details about the show HERE.

Check out this Vimeo trailer!You may still donate to the fundraiser 50,000 Pennies for 50,000 "Witches" to benefit WomenSafe, Inc. online at the crowdfunding site YouCaring 50,000 Pennies.

Arthur Miller’s exciting drama about the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 is both a gripping historical play and a timely parable. Adapted for a contemporary setting, this production of The Crucible attempts to wrestle with, among other things, the notion that “it can’t happen here.”

Director: Christopher Ross
Producer: Kristen Ginsburg
Stage Manager: Kate Tilton
Choreography: Kendra Gratton
Soundscapes: Derick Rhodes

The Crucible is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

Image: Open Knowledge Commons at Harvard Medical School

Past Productions

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            • Good People
            • Working
            • Love Letters
            • The Crucible
            • How to Eat Like a Child (And Other Lessons in Not Being a Grown-Up)


            • Black Comedy and The Real Inspector Hound
            • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
            • The Fantasticks
            • The Nutcracker's Adventure 2016


            • Boeing Boeing
            • Monty Python's SPAMALOT
            • The Good Doctor
            • The Nutcracker's Adventure 2015


            • Four Beers
            • Almost, Maine
            • OLIVER!
            • The Musical Story of the Nutcracker


            • Play On!
            • Threepenny Opera


            • An Afternoon in France
            • Annie
            • Swingtime Canteen


            • Henry & Emily
            • The King and I
            • Funny Girl


            • Still Life
            • The Sound of Music
            • The Permit
            • Sam & Laura


            • Lettice and Lovage
            • 50th Anniversary Show
            • Cinderella
            • The Music Man


            • Godspell
            • Our Town


            • To Kill a Mockingbird
            • Swingtime Canteen


            • The Dining Room
            • You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown
            • Jake’s Women


            • Little Shop of Horrors
            • The Seagull


            • Over the River and Through the Woods
            • Working


            • Twelfth Night
            • The Pirates of Penzance


            • Chicago
            • A Trip to the Moon


            • Carnival
            • An Evening of One Acts
            • The School for Scandal


            • The Merry Wives of Windsor
            • A Marvelous Party
            • Steel Magnolias


            • Sylvia
            • Three Postcards
            • The Hummingbird
            • Oliver!


            • Gin Game
            • Narnia
            • Approaching Zanzibar
            • Henry and Ramona


            • Follies
            • The Rage of Dreaming Sheep


            • Hello Dolly!
            • Dracula
            • How to Eat Like a Child…


            • Iolanthe
            • Goodbye, Howard
            • Arms and the Man
            • A Child’s Christmas in Wales


            • The Real Inspector Hound  and After Magritte
            • Gypsy
            • The Age of Dinosaurs
            • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever


            • Damn Yankees
            • Greater Tuna
            • Really Rosie


            • Kiss Me Kate
            • The Aspern Papers


            • Mame
            • Bus Stop


            • The Sound of Music
            • Woman in Mind


            • Oklahoma!
            • Egad, What a Cad!
            • The Dining Room


            • Tomb with a View


            • Don’t Step on My Footprint
            • The Music Man
            • Hay Fever


            • California Suite
            • Annie
            • Wait Until Dark


            • No Sex Please, We’re British
            • Princess Ida
            • PDQ Bach
            • The Little Foxes


            • The Rose Tattoo
            • Gee, Wasn’t I Great Tonight? (25th Anniversary Show)
            • Dessert Theater


            • The Night of January 16th
            • Two Gentlemen of Verona
            • Little Women
            • Curse You, Jack Dalton
            • The Hound of the Baskervilles


            • Hansel & Gretel
            • Old Times
            • Ladies in Retirement


            • Butterflies Are Free
            • Everyone
            • The Man Who Came to Dinner
            • Beauty and the Beast
            • Adaptation
            • The Lady’s Not for Burning
            • No Exit
            • A Cabaret: Cole Porter Songs


            • You Can’t Take It With You
            • A Little Night Music
            • The Bald Soprano
            • Orpheus Descending


            • Blithe Spirit
            • Madwoman of Chaillot
            • And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little
            • Johnny’s Town (original musical comedy)


            • Sugar
            • The Cat and the Canary
            • Miss Julie, Plaza Suite, Act II
            • Suddenly Last Summer
            • Final Dress Rehearsal, Skits


            • The Sorcerer
            • Mr. Pim Passes By


            • Fiddler on the Roof
            • The Lion in Winter


            • Oliver! (with College Farm Players)
            • The Pirates of Penzance
            • Ways and Means


            • The Night of January 16th


            • Tick Tock Bevin (original musical comedy)
            • High Button Shoes


            • Oh, Kay
            • Spoon River Anthology


            • Guys and Dolls
            • The Permit (original musical comedy)


            • Lady Audley’s Secret


            • A Thurber Carnival


            • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
            • South Pacific
            • Harvey


            • Caine Mutiny Court Martial


            • Wonderful Town
            • Damn Yankees


            • Guys and Dolls
            • Solid Gold Cadillac


            • Night Must Fall
            • My Three Angels
            • Born Yesterday


            • Sabrina Fair
            • All My Sons


        • A Visit to a Small Planet

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