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Hawthorne Players 2023

76th Season of LIVE Theatre

March 24, 25, 31, April 1, 2

July 28, 29, August 4, 5, 6

November 3, 4, 10, 11, 12

Hilarity abounds in NEIL SIMON's portrait of three couples successively occupying a suite at the Plaza in New York. A suburban couple take the suite they honeymooned 23 (or was it 24?) years before and was yesterday the anniversary, or is it today? A Hollywood producer who, after three marriages, calls a childhood sweetheart, now a suburban housewife, for a little sexual diversion. The last couple is fighting about the best way to get their daughter out of the bathroom and down to the ballroom where

guests await.


Directed by Colleen Heneghan

The musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel (and the popular 1985 Steven Spielberg film) spotlights Celie, a downtrodden young woman whose personal awakening over the course of 40 years forms the arc of this epic story. With a joyous score featuring jazz, ragtime, gospel, African music and blues, The Color Purple is a story of hope, a testament to the healing power of love, and a celebration of life.


Directed by Nancy Crouse

A heartwarming Cinderella story about a witty and winsome young woman and her mysterious benefactor, based on the classic novel, which inspired the 1955 movie starring Fred Astaire. Jerusha Abbott is the “Oldest Orphan in the John Grier Home” until a mysterious benefactor decides to send her to college to be educated as a writer. Required to write him a letter once a month, she is never to know the benefactor’s identity – so she invents one for him: Daddy Long Legs. Jerusha’s letters chronicle her emergence as a delightfully independent “New American Woman”. Yet, there is one startling fact that Jerusha has yet to uncover – a fact that will change her life forever.


Directed by Ken Clark

2021-2022 Season


The Marvelous Wonderettes

Picnic

A Chorus Line

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time


Best Production......................The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Best Director..........Ken Clark-The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Best Actor... ..........Dan Wolfe-The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Best Actress........................................................Abigale Alsmeyer-A Chorus Line

Best Supporting Actor.....................................Aaron Kamphoefner-A Chorus Line

Best Supporting Actress.. ....Marian Holtz-The Curious Incident of the Dog in the

Night-Time

Best Cameo Actor...............................................................Kevin Reynolds-Picnic

Best Cameo Actress........................................................Mary Fox-A Chorus Line

Best Set Design......Ken Clark-The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Best Lighting...Eric Wennlund-The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Best Sound.......Jacob Baxley-The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Special Awards......................................Karla Curry-The Marvelous Wonderettes

Tamila Vulakh- Picnic, Kim Klick-A Chorus Line,  

The Florissant Performing Arts Center Staff-A Curious Incident...

2021-2022 Season Award winners announced at the Hawthorne Annual Banquet

Left to right: Ken Clark, Aaron Kamphoefner, Kim Klick,

Marian Holtz, Eric Wennlund, Jacob Baxley

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NEW! Auditions for The Color Purple

March 25, 26  Click HERE for more information

starring

ACT 1

Sam:  John Reidy

Karen:  Carla Brown

Jean:  Denise Chappell-Nickels

Bellhop:  Tom Brown

Waiter:  Jamie Linsin


ACT 2

Jesse:  Todd Micali

Muriel:  Nancy Lubowitz


ACT 3

Roy:  Pat Brueggen

Norma:  Therese Melnykov

Mimsey:  Denise Nickels

Borden:  Jamie Linsin

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