The 2021-2022 season offers lots of laughs as the Workshop presents different varieties of comedy.  The first production will be Ken Ludwig’s hilarious farce A Fox on the Fairway,  which will run October 1-3 and 7-10, 2021.  Directed by Carol Hinkle, A Fox on the Fairway is filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top romantic shenanigans.  It’s a furiously paced comedy that recalls the Marx Brothers’ classics—-“a charmingly madcap adventure about love, life, and man’s eternal love affair with . . . golf.” Ken Ludwig’s A Fox on the Fairway is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc  

PLAYERS WORKSHOP RE-OPENS FOR LIVE SHOWS!  

                

     Players Workshop of Burlington announces the re-opening of live community theatre at the Workshop, 1431 Grove St., Burlington, with a brand new season of shows, starting October 1, 2021.

 

      The second production is The Outsider, a political satire by Paul Slade Smith.  The “outsider” is   Ned Newley, possibly the worst candidate to ever run for governor, unless the public is looking for. . . the worst candidate to ever run for office! The Outsider is a timely and hilarious comedy that skewers politics and celebrates democracy.  It will run Dec. 3-5 and 9-12, 2021, with Libba Flores directing.  Paul Slade Smith’s The Outsider is produced by arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.  

 Mary Fox will direct Passengers, a dramatic comedy by Sam Bobrick, which will be presented Feb. 18-20 and 24-27, 2022.  The play is written in eight scenes, which range from high comedy to dramedy.  Set in a small Midwestern bus station, in the first of the scenes a disillusioned man and woman meet.  As they converse, they are convinced that they are dead.  In the final scene, four of the eighteen characters find themselves waiting for the final “bus of life.”  Sam Bobrick’s Passengers Fairway is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc      

     The regular season will close with the Caroline Smith comedy The Kitchen Witches.  This delightful romp deals with the rivalry between Isobel and Dolly, two “mature,” cable-access cooking show hostesses who have hated each other for 30 years.  When circumstances put them together on a TV shows called The Kitchen Witches, the insults are flung harder than the food, and hilarity ensues! Ron Teater will direct.  The Kitchen

Witches runs April 22-24 and April 28-May 1, 2022. Caroline Smith’s The Kitchen Witches Fairway is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.  

                 

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     Season tickets went out in the mail the first week of August.  Anyone who wishes to receive season ticket information (and is not already a season subscriber), can contact Mary Krohlow at 319-752-8501 or marythek@lisco.com.  

     

     Those wishing more information should go to the Players Workshop Facebook page. 

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