The Naples Players are proud to announce the 2013-14 season at the Sugden Community Theatre, 701 5th Avenue South in downtown Naples. The 2013-2014 season includes eight productions, performed from October 9 to May 17 in two performance venues: the 326-seat Blackburn Hall and the 100-seat Tobye Studio. Five plays will be performed in Blackburn Hall and three in the Tobye Studio.
The Great American Trailer Park Musical
by David Nehls and Betsy Kelso
Welcome to Armadillo Acres Trailer Park, the other side of the tracks in Starke, Florida. Meet Norbert, a tollbooth collector, Jeannie, his agoraphobic wife and Pippi, a stripper. These three are soon engulfed in a love triangle that is narrated by a delightfully trashy trio acting as the show’s Greek chorus. Belting out catchy tunes, dripping with dysfunction, The Girls invite us in to a world full of Astroturf, road kill, spray cheese and pure, unadulterated fun.
by Thornton Wilder
This Pulitzer Prize winning play is Thornton Wilder’s most frequently performed work. Set in the early 20th century in the fictional town of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, the play explores the beauty of love, marriage, family and the everyday precious moments that may be taken for granted. Known for its minimalistic use of set and props, Our Town, provides a Stage Manager that narrates the love story of George Gibbs and Emily Webb. As the couple move through life we are reminded of how important it is to stop and take time to appreciate the significance in the simplest of moments. It’s a rich, poignant piece of theatre that makes the mundane riveting and gets to the core of the human experience.