April 2015

Letter from the President

Here we are, Spring, what a great time of year.  Everything getting ready to bloom and new life coming into the world.  It is time for a renewal at Twin City Players also.  We are going to have a spring clean up on Saturday May 9th at 10:00 am until sometime in the afternoon.  We are going to clean out the loft in the workshop and the Studio, clean up the workshop and the main theatre and do some yard work.  Along with the work we will have some burgers and brats on the grill maybe a few libations (only for those over 21) and soft drinks.  You are invited to this event, actually, the more the merrier so keep the date open and join us for an hour or more.

I hope you all got a chance to see The Dixie Swim Club, as it was fantastic. A great cast and crew lead by Larry Nielsen and Donna Metz with lots of help with tech, costumes and set construction.  You will get another chance to laugh and enjoy another comedy with Social Security directed by David Goodyear and Candace Myers, which opens on April 24 and runs through May 10.  A very funny story of two sisters and their mother who are dealing with life and love.  We also have one last chance to help each other when we buy tickets to the Mendel Center's presentation of  “Wild Kratts Live"  on April 25.  If you mention Twin City Players or TCP you will get a discounted ticket price and TCP will get a credit against the rental fee we paid the Mendel Center for The Christmas Schooner.  We need about 70 more tickets to be credited with TCP to get a sizeable discount on that rental fee.  PLEASE HELP US AND HELP YOURSELF.

One last thing, if you would like to help out with Social Security by working in the box office or as an usher or house manager, sign up now! The sign up sheet for the Box Office can be found here.  The sign up sheet for House Manager and Ushers can be found here. We really need your help as we have two people in the box office and three ushers for every show and we have eleven shows.  When we all work together this company is dynamite.  Enjoy the weather and enjoy your family and everyone be safe.

Bill Klein
Twin City Players

2014 - 2015 Mainstage Season

Social Security

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 24, 25, 26, May 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10, 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 Group rates are available.

Other Upcoming Productions:

Spring Musical Auditions: Nunsensense

The Twin City Players (TCP) will hold auditions for its spring musical production of the 2014-2015 season next month. Auditions for Nunsense by Dan Goggin, directed by Scott Bradford, will begin at 7:00 PM on Wednesday April 8 and 7:00 PM on Sunday April 12.

Nunsense offers roles for five women. 

Adults and participants auditioning for principal characters should come prepared to sing selections from the play, and are asked to dress comfortably for a basic dance audition. Participants may also be asked to read from the script. 

Auditions will be held at on TCP Campus at 600 West Glenlord Road, St. Joseph, Michigan 49085. 

About Nunsense
The show is a fund raiser put on by the Little Sisters of Hoboken to raise money to bury sisters accidently poisoned by the convent cook, Sister Julia (Child of God). Up dated with new jokes, additional lyrics, two new arrangements and a brand new song, this zany musical has been videotaped for television starring Rue McClanahan as the Mother Superior. 

Performance dates are June 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28  at TCP Playhouse at 600 West Glenlord Road, St. Joseph, Michigan 49085.

This production is sponsored by Professional Hearing Services. NUNSENSE is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, INC.

Auditions: Two Second Stage Productions in One

The Twin City Players (TCP) will hold auditions for two Second Stage productions next month. Auditions for the August productions of My Big Gay Italian Funeral by Anthony Wilkinson and by Dustin Lance Black will begin at:

  • 3:00 PM on Friday April 17 at the OutCenter in Benton Harbor, 132 Water Street, Benton Harbor, MI 49022
  • 6:00 PM on Friday, April 17 at the Twin City Players Campus, 600 West Glenlord Road, St. Joseph, Michigan 49085
  • 6:00 PM on Saturday, April 18 at the Twin City Players Campus, 600 West Glenlord Road, St. Joseph, Michigan 49085
Participants will be asked to participate in readings from the script. A prepared monologue is not required, but encouraged. Participants may audition for one production or both. Those cast in My Big Gay Italian Wedding will also appear in 8, but those auditioning have the option of only participating in 8.  

About My Big Gay Italian Funeral
My Big Gay Italian Funeral offers a variety of roles for 7 men and 7 women. 

My Big Gay Italian Funeral picks where My Big Gay Italian Wedding leaves off, at the funeral of Anthony’s father Joe. Anthony is reunited with his gay brother Peter Pinnunziato, who he hasn’t spoken to in over a decade. Family drama and crazy characters unite when everything that can possibly happen at an Italian wake certainly will!
Performance dates are August 13, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22 and 23. 

My Big Gay Italian Funeral is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC. TCP is seeking an sponsors for this production. 

About 8
offers a variety of roles for 21 men and women. 

Uncover the truth about marriage for gay and lesbian Americans. —a new play by Academy-award winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black—demystifies the debate around marriage equality by chronicling the landmark trial of Perry v. Schwarzenegger (now Hollingsworth v. Perry). Learn about the historical context of marriage from expert testimony. See the human cost of discrimination. Uncover the arguments used to justify bans on marriage for gay and lesbian couples. Using the actual court transcripts from the landmark federal trial of California's Prop. 8 and first-hand interviews, 8 shows both sides of the debate in amoving 90-minute play. 

There will only be one stage-reading performance of this production on August 1, in partnership with the OutCenter's Lake Effect Pride Event weekend. 

is produced with license from the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) and Broadway Impact.

Save on Tickets at the Mendel
Don't forget! You can click on the image below and find out how you can save on select performance at Lake Michigan College's Mendel Center Mainstage! 

Patron Feedback

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.

Upcoming Events & Performances


7:00 PM

TCP Campus




7:00 PM

TCP Campus




3:00 PM & 6:00 PM

OutCenter & TCP Playhouse

Second Stage Auditions:
8 & My Big Gay Italian Funeral

  • 3:00 PM on Friday April 17 at the OutCenter in Benton Harbor, 132 Water Street, Benton Harbor, MI

  • 6:00 PM on Friday, April 17 at the Twin City Players Campus, 600 West Glenlord Road, St. Joseph, Michigan

  • 6:00 PM on Saturday, April 18 at the Twin City Players Campus, 600 West Glenlord Road, St. Joseph, Michigan



8:00 PM

TCP Campus

Social Secuty

April 24th, 25th, 26th & May 1st, 2nd, 3rd,
8th, 9th, 10th

Fridays & Saturdays at 8 PM Sundays at 2 PM



10:00 AM

TCP Campus

Spring Clean Up


Twin City Players
600 West Glenlord Road
Saint Joseph, MI 49085


Twin City Players Playhouse
600 W Glenlord Rd
Saint Joseph, MI 49085

Twin City Players
P.O. Box 243
St. Joseph, MI 49085

Box Office: (269) 429-0400