Season: Village Players Seasons / Current

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

David Yazbek, composer of “The Full Monty” and “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” adds his clever words and a pulsating irresistible Spanish beat to the musical version of Pedro Almodovar’s classic film. Set in post-Franco Spain “Women” is a story about women and the men who pursue them…finding them, losing them, needing them and rejecting them.  At the center is Pepa, whose friends and lovers are blazing a trail through 1980’s Madrid.  There’s comedy, mayhem, balanced by empathy and heart.  Gazpacho anyone…

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Songs for a New World

Songs for a New World

Neither musical play nor musical revue “Songs For a New World” is a very theatrical song cycle by composer/lyricist Jason Robert Brown. With music styles ranging from light spirituals to funk and rock we meet unrelated characters and situations who each face a unique moment in life when everything seems perfect and then suddenly disaster strikes. This collection of song stories is about surviving those moments and how we each regroup to survive in a new set of circumstances –…

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Brighton Beach Memoirs

Brighton Beach Memoirs

Brighton Beach Memoirs is Simon’s funny, yet touching semi-autobiographical portrait of a Jewish-American family as seen through the eyes of a 15-year-old boy, Eugene Morris Jerome. In the post-depression, pre-war-era Brooklyn, the most pressing thoughts on the mind of Neil Simon’s protagonist are baseball and girls. Living with six other family members under one roof doesn’t afford young Eugene much privacy, but it does provide him with plenty of ammunition for his nascent career as a writer. In excerpts from his…

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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Fun and games begin when tenured-professor George and his wife Martha welcome a young ambitious professor new to campus and his wife, over for after-party drinks.   Using wit, word-play and free-flowing cocktails, the hosts take turns humiliating each other as entertainment for their bewildered guests.  As more drinks are poured, it’s the guests’ turn in the cross-hairs, coerced to share core secrets.  Albee’s classic play is a brutally comic love story that explodes notions of commitment and self-delusion in a…

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Thoroughly Modern Millie

Thoroughly Modern Millie

It’s 1922.  Young Millie Dillmount arrives in New York City to pursue her dream: get a job and marry her boss.  But the Big Apple seems set on thwarting her plans.  She encounters Jimmy, a lovable ne’er do well who takes her to high society parties, low society speak-easies, and even jail.  Her new boss, Trevor Graydon, thinks of her as one of the boys and is smitten with someone else.  The villainous dragon lady, Mrs. Meers, wants to shanghai…

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