Coming up at County Players!


Courtesy photo by Harold Bonacquist

County Players CP2 Series Readers Theatre continues with the dramatic thriller Yankee Tavern (Written by Steven Dietz – Reading Directed by Kit Colbourn) on March 2nd at 8pm & March 3rd at 2pm

County Players, one of the longest running community theaters in the area will present another selection in their CP2 Series Readers Theatre with a reading of the chilling play Yankee Tavern by Steven Dietz on March 2 & 3. 

A stranger walks into a bar…. This is not the beginning of a joke, but the set up of Steven Dietz’s acclaimed dramatic thriller. The stranger sits silently through the comic and convoluted 9/11 conspiracy theories of one of the tavern’s idiosyncratic regulars. But when the stranger opens his mouth, the young couple who own the place find themselves caught up in what might be the biggest, strangest, and most alarming conspiracy of all.

The cast includes: Alexandria Abetti, Kevin Buso, Paul Coleman, Rick Meyer, and Bill Connors. Director Kit Colbourn says: “Readers theatre is a pure format without embellishments and distractions. It allows the audience to feel the play more intimately, to hear the cadence of the writer’s words more fully, and to understand the action and through-line in a way not experienced the same way in a fully mounted production. It also exposes the actor’s work more clearly. Relationships must be clear and intentions felt throughout. For this reason the payoff is huge! CP2 continues the theme of stories told in bars, stories that seem to take on an aura of truth. But in by Steven Dietz, Yankee Tavernwhat the truth is for some is fabrication for another.”

CP2 Readers Theatre is an exciting new series at County Players. It offers an opportunity for actors, directors, and audience members to experience theater in a fresh way, with full dramatic readings of selected plays. No costumes, no sets, no props, and the actors perform with scripts in hand. These shows are an incredible opportunity to experience great theater stripped to its essence: the playwright’s words.

The reading will be Saturday, March 2 at 8:00pm, and Sunday, March 3 at 2pm. PLEASE NOTE: for this special series all seats are $10 (general admission) purchased at the door. For ticket info call the Box Office at 845-298-1491. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover are accepted. County Players Falls Theatre is located at 2681 W. Main Street, Wappingers Falls, NY. County Players 61st season is sponsored by Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union.

Accessibility: If you require wheelchair accessibility, please contact the Box Office: 845-298-1491.

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