All the May flowers should now be blooming and hopefully you have made your reservations for Social Security, the adult comedy currently running on our main stage. The opening weekend went very well and the audeinces seemed to enjoy the play, at least they were laughing a lot. We are also in rehearsal for the June musical Nunsense, which looks like it will be a bombshell.
I realize that some of you have had some difficulty with the online ticketing for shows and I can tell you that we are working diligently on fixing those problems. Your Board of Directors are looking at new ticketing systems and/or different applications to our current system to obtain the most user friendly options. One thing we have discovered is that we could really use a Lap Top computer in the box office for use by our Treasurer and Secretary in keeping records and providing statistical reports. We are a 501c3 corporation and any donations would be a tax credit. Hint Hint.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our mainstage sponsers: Whirlpool, Meijer, The Herald Palladium, Kreis Enderle, The Boulevard Inn and Bistro and Professional Hearing Services. Without their help we could not produce the quality shows that we try to bring to you and we could not keep our ticket prices at the current level.
We also need to thank all those other businesses and enterprises that buy ads in our program and provide props, costumes and furniture for our productions. Please, take a look at the TCP program book and the next time you see someone from the business or store thank them for their support of our community theatre.
For any of you reading this letter who would like to become more involved with TCP, have I got a deal for you. On May 9th at 10:00 am we will be having a work day to clean up the theatre, workshop and Studio. Depending on the weather, we will be cleaning up the landscape also. Mostly light lifting will be needed and afterward we will fire up some grills and have a cookout of hamburgers and hot dogs and possibly some liquid libations for all participants.
Come one and come all for as long as you like. You can also volunteer in the box office or as an usher for any mainstage or second stage production by signing up online using the links provided or just call the box office 269-429-0400. We are always looking for people who like to sew (costumes) or build (set) or run lights and sound during performances. Lots of options and lots of opportunity, so come on out and “get in the act”.
Twin City Players
by Andrew Bergman
April 24th, 25th, 26th
May 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 8th, 9th & 10th
Friday & Saturday at 8pm Sunday at 2pm
Directed by Dave Goodyear
Sponsored by The Boulevard Inn & Bistro
Written by one of Hollywood's top comedy screenwriters and directed by the great Mike Nichols, this hilarious Broadway comedy starred Marlo Thomas and Ron Silver as a married couple who are art dealers. Their domestic tranquility is shattered upon the arrival of the wife's goody goody nerd of a sister, her uptight CPA husband, and her archetypal Jewish Mother.
The cast of Social Security includes Bob Myers as David Kahn, Nancy Goodyear as Barbara Kahn, Brett Lutz as Martin Heyman, Lizzie Colquette as Trudy Herman, Carol Sizer as Sophie Greengras and Bill Klein as Maurice.
Assisting Goodyear are Assistant Director Candace Myers, Stage Manager Debbi Robertson, Technical Director Bryce McNeil, Costumer Nancy Goodyear and Set Builder Jerry Pritchett.
Performance dates are April 24th, 25th, 26th, May 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 8th, 9th and 10th, 2015 at the Twin City Players Playhouse at 600 West Glenlord Road, St. Joseph, Michigan 49085.
Performance times are 8:00 p.m. for Friday and Saturday evening performances. We have changed the time for our Sunday matinees. Sunday performances will now be held at 2:00 p.m.
Social Security is presented in cooperation with Samuel French, Inc.
All Seats Reserved
Tickets for Social Security are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors. Reservations can be made through the TCP Box Office at (269) 429-0400 or by visiting twincityplayers.org. Group rates are available.
Other Upcoming Productions:
The Twin City Players is happy to announce it will be teaming up with the Veterans Ticket Foundation (Vet Tix) again this year. During upcoming productions, TCP will provide free tickets to military families throughout Southwest Michigan.
Vet Tix provides free event tickets to currently serving military, veterans and family members of KIA to sporting events, concerts, performing arts and family activities. Vet Tix promotes attending events like those at TCP because it improves morale, strengthens family bonds through shared interests and encourages service members to stay engaged with local communities and American life. In gratitude for their service and to support their reintegration, Vet Tix and TCP are dedicated to giving back to those who gave us so much.
Tickets will first be available for TCP’s Social Security
and the spring musical, Nunsense.
Those eligible may reserve tickets through the Vet Tix website, vettix.org
The Twin City Players would like to hear from you! Not only are we asking you to share your thoughts on comment cards during every production this season, but we also have an online survey where you can make your voice heard. Simply complete the survey found here to weigh in! We want to know what you think of our shows and what we can do better while delivering our services.