Thank you to everyone who came to enjoy a show at #CPT during our 2016 – 2017 season!

FEVER

June 30 – July 9, 2016 (Workshop Series)
From Writer/Director Kristin Clippard
Featured: Burgess Byrd, Catherine Cook, Hannah Sheppard

Imagine that three contemporary ladies all fall for the same popular playwright, his poetry winning them over to his charm. What do they do when they realize they are all dating him? An opening night party is where they meet and through a series of revelations, new relationships form and broken hearts begin their recovery. Fever can cause symptoms of anger, confusion and despair, but the illness eventually gives way to a healthy self awareness and hopeful outlook. And laughter is always the best medicine.

“FEVER is a return to writing for me, and it’s on some favorite topics: love, women and Shakespeare’s sonnets. I’ve enjoyed examining the motivators we use in our romantic relationships – how we sometimes lose sight of ourselves when we are caught up in someone else. Humans are so delightfully complex when it comes to romance! There is something in this for every adult who has ever been in love – and a lucky audience member might even get a chance to play the role of the most famous playwright in the world.”

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h2> September 15 – Oct 1, 2016
“Small town life was never what it was.”

The Road Through Damascus poster - Art by Kevin Necessary

Art by Kevin Necessary

Featuring: Miranda McGee, Carter Bratton, Emily Fry, Matthew Krieg, Andy Simpson, Kyle Taylor
Directed by: Nate Netzley
Written by: Robert Macke

Imagine a town, not unlike your own. Except it’s smaller. Smaller than that. Imagine our stage. Yeah, about that size! It’s like your town in that there are people going about their everyday lives. Worrying about keeping their jobs and their health. Wondering if they will ever find the person they are looking for and asking the big questions. Questions like, “Is there more to life than this?” “What happens when we die?” “What is solipsism?” “Why does my mailman refuse to deliver the correct mail?” In the small town of Damascus, people have problems just like you. They worry about where to get coffee. They can’t decide who to elect. They try not to make eye contact with their Mayor when he sobs inconsolably outside of Town Hall. Yes, problems just like yours are explored and exposed in the professional premiere of Robert Macke’s The Road through Damascus.


“This Wide Night”

February 16 – March 4, 2017

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Starring: Dale Hodges, and Miranda McGee
Directed by: Kevin Crowley
Written by: Chloe Moss

This intimate chamber piece, which Ben Brantley of the NY Times said “feels more packed with complex, compressed life than a season of television crime dramas,” is a 2-character play originally commissioned and produced in England by Clean Break, a theatre and education company that works with women whose lives have been affected by the criminal justice system. Two recently released female ex-offenders struggle to acclimate to the outside world relying only on each other for support.

“We have been wanting to do this play for some time. Perhaps we were meant to wait this long. Timing is everything. Maybe a small quiet play about basic survival and how true friendship can help any of us get by, is exactly what we need right now.” — Dale Hodges


“Small Engine Repair”

March 30 – April 15, 2017

Small Engine Repair at Clifton Performance Theatre

Small Engine Repair at Clifton Performance Theatre

Featured: Nathan Neorr, Charlie Roetting, Carter Bratton, and Rupert Spraul.
Directed by: Jared Doren.
Produced by: Carter Bratton, Untethered Theatre, & Clifton Players.

“A casual reunion of three longtime buddies, slouching unprofitably through their 30’s, ultimately betrays a darker purpose in ‘Small Engine Repair,’ a raw, funny and well-tooled new play written by John Pollono.” – Charles Isherwood, New York Times