What a Ride! Opening Night of Bus Stop!

Oh, you just have to see Bus Stop!

df483314-0346-4ce3-af1b-31b1ec286498It was so exciting seeing the opening night at Center Players, this great award winning theater in Freehold,   especially after having the privilege of seeing several of the rehearsals and going with the producer and artistic director  when they sought out all the props at antique stores and junk yards.  For me, it was magical to see how a play comes together.

But even more  exciting, was the little bit of backstage information I was able to garner. I always like to sit in one of the front rows in any live performance theater…and I have often heard how my laughter at a funny line or my too-loud giggles at a particular situation have made a difference on stage. But after seeing rehearsals and being at opening night, I could see it myself! The audience really does make a difference to the actors.

Actors who were always fantastic during rehearsals, albeit missing a line or a word or two, actually shone and projected so much more in front of the audience! You could almost feel the enthusiasm on stage when there was uproarious laughter from those in the seats of this intimate little theater.  Director Jeff Caplan had told me the audience truly becomes part of the play, but it was wondrous to see it first hand.

The cast  was magnificent..every last one of them!    Two generations of Brett Sabo’s family…her mom and her eight year old son Evan, sat behind me and were obviously very proud to be part of the opening night audience. For very good reason.

Brett played Grace Hoyland, the owner of  Grace’s Diner, where all the action took place. And she was dynamic! Brett’s timing made the difference between belting out a funny line, and pouring out laughter to a very pleased audience. Beforehand, Evan exuded confidence his mom would be terrific, primarily because “she’s been in lots of plays and she’s always good!” but even he was more enthusiastic at intermission after he saw and heard her in Bus Stop. Brett’s mom, also an actress in some Brookdale Community College presentations, was also quite proud of her daughter’s accomplishment at this little theater on South Street.

Joe Orlando, who played the role of Bo Decker, the young, macho cowboy seeking to marry pretty chanteuse Jennifer Karmazin, absolutely shone in his very funny one liners. Here again, his timing is what made the difference between funny and very funny lines.  He was great.   Jennifer herself showed that in addition to great acting, she also has a beautiful singing voice…and can make a very speedy change of clothes in a less than perfect setting!

Kudos to Jeff Caplan, who has long ago shown his excellence as both director and actor, but did it again in Bus Stop.  Jeff proved that gathering together a cast that has never acted together, most of whom have never appeared on stage in Freehold, and including one who has never ever acted before at all, PLUS taking on one of the roles himself, was not really a challenge at all.  At least, that’s the way the finished product made it seem.

A veteran of the stage and behind the scenes at Center Players, Jeff the Director  also took on the role of Carl  the actor when he couldn’t find the perfect actor during tryouts to portray Carl the busdriver. His facial expressions, timing, and on stage presence also are indicative of his vast experience.

Similarly, Tom Cox, who portrayed Virgil, Bo Decker’s confidante and mentor, and who came fresh off the New York Shakespearean stage for this role, showed outstanding experience. Take your eyes off the main action during any part of the play, and watch the ‘uninvolved’ actors.  Tom  and the others kept themselves busy bringing realty to the stage.  Hard to say how many times the pretty and pert Kate Barron, who played teenager Elma Duckworth the waitress, cleaned the counter or wiped off the table, but like Tom, she stayed busy and was realistic.  Kate is another actress with plenty of wonderful facial expression; her enthusiasm for the role spilled over by the bucketful.   Hopefully we’ll see more of her with Center Players.

Without being insulting, it’s safe to say David Clarke made a very convincing drunk!   He was funny, endearing, believeable, and just plain great in the part.

But Freehold can take special pride in their own Sheldon Fallon, the insurance man turned actor  as a brand new septuagenarian!  Sheldon was the town sheriff who took on the young Bo Decker and kept order in the diner as well as in the blizzard outside the door. Looks like Sheldon has been bitten by the acting bug and hopefully will be back on stage again in the not too distant future.

Producer Colleen DeFelice played double duty, as in being involved for the last few weks I have learned to think is second nature.  When a crew member called to say he was ill and could not be there, this very able, and very efficient producer stepped in to stage manage…along with her other volunteer jobs.  But given Colleen’s penchant for perfection, it all went off well without a hitch!

 

Bus Stop is playing through November and is a delightful evening of entertainment. The Signature Series presentations of Center Players are always close to spectacular, but Bus Stop, with its humor, drama, beauty, and  talent is the perfect way to celebrate an occasion, enjoy a night out, or just simply to welcome autumn!

Bus Stop, written by William Inge and directed by Jeff Caplan, opened at Center Playhouse, 35 South Street in Downtown Freehold, on October 10. The show runs for five weekends through November 9, with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM and Sundays at 2:00 PM. There will be no performance on Halloween, October 31. There will be an additional matinee performance on Saturday, November 1 at 2:00 PM. Tickets are $25 for Adults and $23 for Seniors/Students, and include desserts and refreshments at intermission. Group rates for parties of 10 or more are available. Seating is limited, so call the box office at (732) 462-9093 or visit us online at www.CenterPlayers.org to purchase your tickets.

By Muriel Smith

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Muriel Smith is a guest blogger for Center Players. She grew up in Union, NJ and lived in Highlands for more than 40 years, working as a newspaper writer/editor before leaving home with her husband 15 years ago to live in an RV and visit every state in the Union before determining that Monmouth County is still the best place to live. She’s now settled comfortably in Freehold.

 

SPOTLIGHT ON … Jeff Caplan

With the opening of BUS STOP just a week away
we wanted to turn the spotlight on the Director of
this upcoming production, Center Players’ veteran
actor & director, Jeff Caplan.

Over the past several years Mr. Caplan has been seen in a number of productions including: 20th Century, Doubt, How the Other Half Loves, Mr. 80%, All My Sons, and Miracle On 34th Street: A Live Radio Play.

 

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In recent seasons, Mr. Caplan has directed our productions of Neil Simon’s Laughter On the 23rd Floor and last holiday’s A Christmas Carol.

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FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR …

What is the meaning of love? Why do we pursue it so vigorously? There are so many different types of love as well. It’s the mystery of humankind. It’s what makes us human and different from any other species in this world.

BUS STOP
probes some of these questions sometimes in a light-hearted way, sometimes darkly though too. It delves into the relationships of people and their desire to not be alone, to connect to another human being and find something out about themselves  along the way. There are times, though, where we are lost. As Cherie says, maybe there’s no such thing as love.  It’s all in the journey where we find ourselves face to face with that possibility. That love exists at all. The answer to all of this lies in the telling of the tale.    – Jeff Caplan

 

 

 

With less than three weeks to go before opening night, you’d think Center Players Director Jeff Caplan would be running around frantically,  jumping up and down excitedly, screaming hysterically when things don’t go exactly perfect, and carrying on like a maddened director. That’s what you’d think, right? Not if you know Jeff Caplan. Instead, this Jeff Caplan, of both director and actor acclaim, is as cool, calm and collected as always. It doesn’t appear that anything rattles his cage.

At a recent rehearsal, Jeff sat quietly while the rehearsal went on. It appeared he was studying the faces and expressions of cast members as they went through their parts. Occasionally, he rubbed hi  chin in thought, sipped idly at a cardboard container of coffee, or whispered a thought or two producer Colleen DeFelice. Colleen sat sipping her own cup of coffee anf following the script, ready to give a “line” when  an actor forgot or omitted one.

This week, Jeff added another chore to his already busy schedule. Director Jeff Caplan, in addition to directing BUS STOP which opens October 10th, will also be Actor Jeff Caplan, portraying Carl, the bus driver whose long distance bus is stranded at a roadside diner waiting out a blizzard.

I got the chance to seat down with Jeff for a few minutes after a late night rehearsal recently, and got a little more insight into what makes him such a terrific theatrical person.
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As far as directing the play, Jeff never quits. After next week, the cast and crew launch into Tech Week, the time when the director goes over all the lights, sound, equipment, movements on stage, voice, lines, and all the other big and little things that go into ensuring perfection.  He’ll make changes here and there, but he adds that “there’s always a little tweaking, even after the show opens.”

That’s because, Jeff explains, “the audience becomes part of the performance.” He admits to watching the play every one of the 15 nights it’s on stage, and making changes according to the interaction with the audience. “If an actor says something in a certain way and it gets a big laugh, then we’ll change it to incorporate the new words or expression for the rest of the performances.”  Similarly, if it appears that something “doesn’t work” with the audience, then  he’ll make the modification to change or delete it.

“Every audience gives energy to the actors , “ he said,  “they become part of the show, and the actors can react to their energy.” I guess that’s why they call it live entertainment!

There’s a new sheriff in town!

There’s a New Sheriff in Town!  Sheldon Fallon Takes a Role with a Star in “Bus Stop” at Center Playhouse opening October 10th

 

5th in a series on the behind-the-scenes making of “Bus Stop” running at Center Playhouse Oct 10 – Nov 9.

 

By Muriel Smith.  Edited by Jan Thompson.

 

_DSF6627 pr1You probably know Sheldon Fallon the Insurance Man. You know – Leigh Insurance Agency, 10 East Main Street, Freehold, a business that’s been there for more than two decades. Nice guy, family man, with a wife, son, daughter, and granddaughter who are terribly proud of him. Yep, that’s the Sheldon I’m talking about. But, do you know Sheldon Fallon the Actor? Sheldon Fallon the Sheriff? Sheldon Fallon on stage at Center Playhouse? This you have to see!

It all started a few weeks ago when Bernice Garfield-Szita, Artistic Director of the Center Players, took a look at the roles in the Players’ upcoming Bus Stop, took another look at her very affable friend, Sheldon, and said, “You know, I think you’d be great as either the bus driver or sheriff in this. Why don’t you try out?”

Well, Sheldon was shocked, horrified, and yet intrigued. He loves Center Players. Hasn’t he and his wife, Roberta, gone to many of the plays they’ve staged for the last many years? Aren’t both he and Roberta on the Board of Directors primarily because they love the idea of theater right in the heart of Downtown Freehold and want to do their part to keep it alive? Sheldon reasoned, “Why not? What have I got to lose?” So he auditioned for not one, but both roles Bernice had suggested, right up there on the stage of Center Playhouse. And he felt good about it. Actually, so did director Jeff Caplan. He thought Sheldon would make a great sheriff. And that’s how stars are born!

Sheldon loves the role, but admits he would have preferred the part of Carl, the bus driver, but only because “he has fewer lines.” Sheldon also admits to being scared – of flubbing his lines, or forgetting some, or missing a cue. But then he shrugs. “That’s what rehearsals are for. That’s what will make me work harder, try harder.”

I’m sure he’s trying hard, but he makes it look easy. Sitting in on rehearsals, I see Sheldon fit right in with the rest of the cast, all of whom have been on stage previously at other theaters. “They are all so nice. They have patience with the new kid.” He’s appreciative of the huge support he’s getting from everyone else.

Sheldon admits he’s surprised at how much he likes acting and what a great time he’s having. He also likes the sheriff and feels a certain affinity to him. “He seems like a nice guy, and that’s what I try to be,” Sheldon explains. “He’s kind of laid back, easy going. But he can get tough if the situation calls for it. And he likes people.”_DSF6618pr2

For folks in Freehold who know Sheldon, it’s worth the price of admission just to see him saunter across the diner and take a slug at a bad cowboy type, all the time protecting the little lady the cowboy wants to marry. For those who don’t know him, it’s worth the price of admission to see him take on a new phase in his life. I’m asking for his autograph on opening night!

Bus Stop, written by William Inge and directed by Jeff Caplan, opens at Center Playhouse, 35 South Street in Downtown Freehold, on October 10th. The show runs for five weekends through November 9, with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM and Sundays at 2:00 PM. There will be no performance on Halloween, October 31. There will be an additional matinee performance on Saturday, November 1 at 2:00 PM. Tickets are $25 for Adults and $23 for Seniors/Students, and include desserts and refreshments at intermission. Group rates for parties of 10 or more are available.  Seating is limited, so call the box office at (732) 462-9093 or visit us online at www.CenterPlayers.org to purchase your tickets

 

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Muriel Smith is a guest blogger for Center Players. She grew up in Union, NJ and lived in Highlands for more than 40 years, working as a newspaper writer/editor before leaving home with her husband 15 years ago to live in an RV and visit every state in the Union before determining that Monmouth County is still the best place to live. She’s now settled comfortably in Freehold.

 

 

Bus Stop rehearsals under way at Center Playhouse!

Rehearsals for Bus Stop in progress at Center Playhouse!

4th in a series on the behind-the-scenes making of “Bus Stop” running at Center Playhouse Oct 10 – Nov 9.

By Muriel Smith.  Edited by Jan Thompson

 

It is three weeks into rehearsals for Center Players’ Bus Stop, and I finally got to sit in on my first session. It was amazing! It was the most exciting ‘people watching’ I’ve ever done.

 

A lot goes into laying a solid foundation before rehearsals start. Director Jeff Caplan read the entire script at least four times before making his final decisions about who would play each of the roles. Interestingly, he admitted he sometimes makes changes during the rehearsal sessions. “I read it first just to read it,” he explained, “then the second time to do the blocking – who goes where, what goes where.” The third time was so he could plan out the props, the sound effects, all the ‘little things’ nobody particularly notices but are so necessary for a smooth and accurate presentation. The fourth reading was simply to ensure he had gotten things the way he wanted.  Guess that’s what makes a great director.

 

Also before the start of rehearsals, Jeff and producer Colleen DeFelice met to coordinate their thoughts and ideas for the final production. In the theater, both sat front row center. Well, actually, during the three hours of rehearsal I observed, Jeff paced back and forth – listening, often nodding his head, always thinking.

 

Before the cast got on stage, loose leaf books and pencils in hand, Jeff explained that the play is a cooperative effort. In addition to acting, he expected each actor to offer his own input and suggestions before he made the final decisions. However, it’s the cast who gave me the special ‘feel’ that is the difference between a group of people acting and talking on stage and a cast of well-honed, well-trained, enthusiastic actors who put their all into each role.

 

Seeing the actors take on their roles was really exciting for someone who hasn’t been on stage since playing the piano in a high school concert half a century ago. The play opens in a Kansas diner with owner Grace Hoylard (Brett Sabo) and waitress Elma Duckworth (Kate Barron) chatting about love, life, and the snowstorm, which eventually causes a bus with its driver and riders to be stranded there. Brett and Kate are delightful in their roles. After I attended the auditions, I wondered why a particular actor was accepted for a particular role rather than another. But seeing them pull together during this bare stage rehearsal convinced me that director Jeff Caplan had a knack for seeing something special in these two actresses that certainly wasn’t obvious to me at first.

 

I was mesmerized for the couple of hours I was at the rehearsal. I watched the actors (Brett Sabo and Kate Barron, as well as Joe Orlando, Tom Cox, Sheldon Fallon, and Jennifer Karmazin) go through their parts – moving, reading, emoting, flubbing, laughing, trying again, listening carefully to Jeff, Jeff conferring with producer Colleen, then all trying a particular sequence once again. They were intense, hardworking, energetic, and engaging.

 

Then, an hour or so into the rehearsal, something interesting happened. I suddenly noticed that while Jeff was directing his attention to two other actors, Brett and Kate moved closer together and began motioning and nodding. It was clear they were getting to know each other in their roles and establishing a team. Other actors practiced their blocking, (places where they were supposed to be on stage). When you see the play, note the look of shock on Kate’s face when Bo orders three raw hamburgers. You will be moved by Virgil’s fatherly advice and obvious love for his ‘adopted’ son, Bo.

 

Truth is, I can’t wait until I get to see the finished production!

 

Bus Stop, written by William Inge and directed by Jeff Caplan, opens at Center Playhouse, 35 South Street in Downtown Freehold, on October 10. The show runs for five weekends through November 9, with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM and Sundays at 2:00 PM. There will be no performance on Halloween, October 31. There will be an additional matinee performance on Saturday, November 1 at 2:00 PM. Tickets are $25 for Adults and $23 for Seniors/Students, and include gourmet desserts and refreshments at intermission. Group rates for parties of 10 or more are available.   Seating is limited, so call the box office at (732) 462-9093 or visit us online at www.CenterPlayers.org to purchase your tickets.

 

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Muriel Smith is a guest blogger for Center Players. She grew up in Union, NJ and lived in Highlands for more than 40 years, working as a newspaper writer/editor before leaving home with her husband 15 years ago to live in an RV and visit every state in the Union before determining that Monmouth County is still the best place to live. She’s now settled comfortably in Freehold.

 

Artistic Teamwork Makes It All Happen At Center Playhouse, Freehold’s Award Winning Community Theater.

Second in a series by Muriel Smith on the behind-the-scenes making of “Bus Stop” running October 10 – November 9

 

So much more goes into putting on a play than I ever imagined! It’s exciting watching the auditions and then sitting in on the decision-making process, when the final cast is chosen. Interestingly, acting ability is not the only factor. But more on that later. For now, let’s take a peek at the production meeting.

The Business and Artistic Board members of Center Players and all the other volunteers who work magic behind the scenes are a unique kind of family. Each has his own life outside the theater, but when they get together to discuss an upcoming production, this backstage family is serious, sharing, enthusiastic, and business-like. Due to a very limited budget, they would rather borrow or build props and sets than dig into already well-worn wallets to get everything they need to create the perfect backdrop for the actors.

The Center Players’ next production, Bus Stop, will be on stage in October and November. (Get your tickets now, because I know this is going to be a sold-out run!) It is set in a Kansas roadside diner during a blizzard. The play focuses on the interactions between the bus driver and passengers who are stranded and the gals who work at the diner.

During the 60-minute production meeting, director Jeff Caplan ably moved things along as he spelled out the props and set needed for each of the acts. “We have a counter with shelves over it,” he said, “but it would be nice if we could get a sink with running water.” Turning to Tony Dentino and Joe Desaro, who help build sets for Center Players, he calmly asked, “Is that possible?” “Sure it is; we can do that,” they replied, and the pair launched into a discussion between themselves on how to make that possible.

“It’s a snowstorm, so we need snow and a howling wind,” Jeff continued, eyeing technical coordinator Mark Lamhut. “Any ideas?” “Let me think a bit,” Mark responded. “We’ll work on it, but it can be done.” “We’ve already got the snow,” chimed in Colleen DeFelice, the play’s producer, as well as long-time actress at Center Players and organized lady who can juggle more than five things at a time. Jeff crossed off these items, obviously confident that by the next set meeting, he’d hear how this was all going to happen.

“We need a table and chairs,” he continued, only to hear another volunteer pipe up he had a square table, or a round one if Jeff preferred, with wooden chairs that would fit the time and place. “I’ll take some photos and show you before I bring them in.” Stools for the counter? “I’ll get that!” Diner plates and cups? “I know where I can get them.” Posters and scenery calendars for the walls reflecting Montana in the 1950s? Yep, another volunteer came up with ideas for that. Magazines from the 50s? “I’ve got some Hot Rod Times,” was the response. A copy of a 1955 Kansas City Star newspaper? “You’ll have it if I have to print it up myself!”

THE MAKING OF “BUS STOP” AT CENTER PLAYHOUSE IN DOWNTOWN FREEHOLD

AUDITIONS – First in a series of postings by Muriel Smith on the behind-the-scenes making of “Bus Stop” running Oct 10 – Nov 9.bus-stop-logo-WEB

As a non-actress, but one who appreciates the talents of others, I invite you to follow my updates between now and October, when Bus Stop goes on stage at Center Playhouse. This fun series will give you an appreciation for the process of creating another terrific performance at this wonderful Downtown Freehold theater.

By chance, I happened on the first of at least two nights of auditions for the five male and three female parts in the play made famous on screen by Marilyn Monroe. Eight women and one man tried out that evening at the South Street theater. Director Jeff Caplan has directed two other plays here and starred in another half dozen or more. I vividly remember his excellent performances in Doubt and All My Sons.

Although they arrived at the auditions with a single role in mind, Jeff graciously invited the actors to try out for any role that might interest them. Jeff proved to be an easy-going director who makes his actors feel comfortable and free to pour their own personalities into the roles. He gently guided them into different portrayals, for instance “Do it again, this time with more energy” and “She has feelings for the younger girl; I’d like to see a little bit of that.”

Tracy, an attractive young mother of four youngsters under six years of age, was trying out for the first time at this theater, although she has acted in New York and appeared in soap operas on television. She looks to acting as “needed escape” from the real pressures of her everyday life, which include working part-time and raising her children. Tracy felt comfortable with her portrayal of her character and is anxiously waiting for Wednesday, when Jeff promised to call her if she was selected.

Joseph was also at his first audition at Center Players, having recently acted in a Shakespearean play at Brookdale Community College. The college experience has changed his entire life and career goal, he laughed, noting it was a mentor there as well as an acting class he thoroughly enjoyed that convinced him he really wants to “stick with anything in the acting world.” He, too, felt comfortable about his portrayal of the male lead in Bus Stop.

Only one actor at Sunday’s casting session auditioned for two roles, both the lead and the more mature waitress at the Bus Stop restaurant. Having acted in high school and college productions and seen the film, she decided to try out as a break from her day-time position as a paralegal. Although she would love to be selected for either of the two roles, she readily admitted she preferred the waitress role because “I would be portraying one more my actual age.”

The second casting session will be held Tuesday evening, for which Jeff has sent out an e-mail blast, Facebook announcements, and posted notices on NJ Theater and Theater Auditions sites on Facebook, inviting anyone interested to come and tryout. Jeff will definitely make his final decisions by next week. Supposing no one auditions who he feels is perfect for one of the roles? The easy-going actor/director isn’t concerned. “I’ll call some other actors I know to see if they’re interested and just hadn’t heard of these auditions. We’ll get all our roles filled,” he smiled.

I am looking forward to following the entire process: attending the second round of auditions, hearing who gets each of the roles, seeing some of the rehearsals, and attending the dress rehearsal. Then, when I purchase my tickets for opening night of the October production, I will have an entirely new and deeper appreciation for what it takes to put on a play in a small theater in Downtown Freehold.

Bus Stop, written by William Inge and directed by Jeff Caplan, opens at Center Playhouse, 35 South Street in downtown Freehold, on October 10th and runs for five weekends through November 9th, with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM and Sundays at 2:00 PM.  There will be no performance on Halloween 10/31.  There will be an additional Matinee performance on Saturday November 1st at 2:00 PM. Tickets are $25 for Adults and $23 for Seniors & Students and includes gourmet desserts and refreshments. Group rates for parties of ten or more are available. Seating is limited so call the box office at (732) 462-9093 or visit us online at www.CenterPlayers.org to purchase your tickets.

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Muriel Smith is a guest blogger for Center Players. She grew up in Union, NJ and lived in Highlands for more than 40 years, working as a newspaper writer/editor before leaving home with her husband 15 years ago to live in an RV and visit every state in the Union before determining that Monmouth County is still the best place to live.  She’s now settled comfortably in Freehold.

 

The Opportunities Guy Visits Center Playhouse

Guest Blogger Charles Fleisher tells us about his experiences at our theater.

Center Players has great events coming up for everyone to enjoy. I know because I’ve been able to enjoy their shows from a wheelchair.

My name is Charles Fleisher, and I was in a car accident and received a spinal cord injury when I was 18. That was in 1988, and before long I will be coming up, 25th anniversary in a wheelchair. As tragic as that event was, over the course of the last roughly 25 years, I’ve learned to focus on the wonderful things that are still available, instead of the things I can no longer do. I once heard someone say, “Before my accident, there were perhaps 50,000 things I was able to do. Now maybe I’m limited to 30,000.” I challenge anyone to try to do 30,000 things in a lifetime. This philosophy has worked wonderfully for me and millions of others. This is an incredible inspirational thought, and has allowed people, organizations, and companies to find opportunities from their difficulties, since the beginning of time.

There are thousands upon thousands of theaters in the United States. Many of them are wheelchair accessible. Since the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act), most of them are. I recently moved to Freehold Township. I’m thrilled to say that as I was driving through Freehold Borough on my way home several months ago, I caught the marquis for Center Playhouse out of the corner of my eye. Last month was my first visit to the theater and it was fun, fun, fun. I started off at a local restaurant where I enjoyed a nice ravioli dinner and a glass of wine.

The parking is very good. There is Public parking behind a string of nearly 10 restaurants, and the theater. I parked in a handicapped spot in front of the municipal building. Afterward, I rolled across the lot toward the theater, up a ramp and through the stage door. It is a small theater, but the staff is very accommodating and they helped me find a comfortable spot for my wheelchair. The show was Mr. 80%. A fun little production that made me laugh! Since then I’ve been to other shows including Tuesday’s with Morrie and The Musical Adventures of Horatio Wolf and Little Red. The next show that’s coming up is the Cemetery Club. I encourage anyone to come out for a relaxing afternoon or evening of fun and entertainment. Center Players offers a reasonable ticket price, which includes dessert and coffee during intermission.