115 Grady Avenue

Athens, Georgia 30601

115 Grady Avenue

Athens, Georgia 30601

Perfect Arrangement

It’s 1950, and new colors are being added to the Red Scare. Two U.S. State Department employees, Bob and Norma, have been tasked with identifying sexual deviants within their ranks. There’s just one problem: Both Bob and Norma are gay, and have married each other’s partners as a carefully constructed cover. Inspired by the true story of the earliest stirrings of the American gay rights movement, madcap classic sitcom-style laughs give way to provocative drama as two “All-American” couples are forced to stare down the closet door

Show Dates: September 29-October 1 and October 5-8.

Sorority House of the Dead

Written by Mitch Brian 
Directed by W. Steven Carroll

It’s 1987 and the sorority sisters of Delta Pi Sigma are looking for new blood. Three newbies to the rush party discover the the sisters are “like, totally vampires.” This goofy, gory, glorious homage to the horror movies that ruled the video stores of the 1980s has it all: Big hair! Broad shoulder pads! Buckets of blood!

Cast List
Performance Dates:
December 8, 2023 at 8:00 pm
December 9, 2023 at 8:00 pm
December 10, 2023 at 2:00 pm
December 14, 2023 at 8:00 pm
December 15, 2023 at 8:00 pm
December 16, 2023 at 8:00 pm
December 17, 2023 at 2:00 pm

Disaster!

Written by Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick 
Directed by Amy Miller
Musical Direction by Justin Sanders

The Town & Gown Players present Disaster! The Musical. It’s 1979, and New York’s hottest A-listers are lining up for the opening of a floating casino and discotheque. What begins as a night of boogie fever quickly changes to panic as the ship succumbs to multiple disasters, including earthquakes, tidal waves, and infernos. As the night turns into day, everyone struggles to survive and, just maybe, repair the love that they’ve lost… or at least escape the killer rats. And sharks.

Disaster! is a new musical straight from Broadway, featuring some of the most unforgettable songs of the the 70s. “Hot Stuff”, “I A Woman”, “Hooked on a Feeling”, “I Will Survive”, and “”Knock on Wood” are just a few of the scintillating hits in this hilarious musical comedy by Emmy nominee and SiriusXM Broadway host, Seth Rudesky, and Jack Plotnick. The New York Times calls it a “self-consciously silly spoof” of melodramatic 1970s classics like “Earthquake”, “The Towering Inferno”, and “The Poseidon Adventure”.

The Players’ production is helmed by Town & Gown veterans Amy Miller (Director) and Justin Sanders (Musical Director) and features many familiar faces from recent productions, including Katie Chapman, Tia Braswell, Richard Chaney, Jack Dugan, Chris Steele, and Leslie Whitehead-O’Neal, alongside a slew of local singers and dancers.

“The cast is top notch and the script is just the dumbest, smartest thing”, says Miller. “The way they’ve woven the songs into the plot goes so far above and beyond your typical jukebox musical. Whether you remember the 70s or not, you’re going to have a fantastic time surviving this volcano/earthquake/tsunami/shark attack with us each night.”

TICKET INFORMATION
Disaster! The Musical runs from February 9, 2024 to February 18, 2024. Tickets are available for $20, discounts available for members, students, and seniors. Tickets may be purchased by ordering online at https://bit.ly/DisasterTheMusical. If ticket buyers have questions, they may email seasontickets@townandgownplayers.org.

Show Dates:
February 9, 2024   8:00pm
February 10, 2024 8:00pm
February 11, 2024 2:00pm
February 15, 2024 8:00pm
February 16, 2024 8:00pm
February 17, 2024 8:00pm
February 18, 2024 2:00pm

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Cyrano de Bergerac

Adapted by Michael Hollinger and Aaron Posner
Directed by Vivi Guerra

 

Show Dates: April 12-14 and 18-21, 2024

A retelling of the classic tale that has inspired countless poets and lovers to face their own self-doubt, Cyrano is a familiar story. But this time it’s set against the backdrop of the 1920s, and still a timeless, exhilarating, funny, and moving story about friendship, unrequited love, and being true to yourself.

Performance Dates
Friday, April 12, 2024 at 8:00 pm
Saturday, April 13, 2024 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, April 14, 2024 at 2:00 pm
Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 8:00 pm
Friday, April 19, 2024 at 8:00 pm
Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, April 21, 2024 at 2:00 pm

A God in the House

A God in the House

Written by Peter Selgin
Directed by Léland Downs

Judith Birch, a music teacher stricken with Alzheimer’s disease, wants to end her life; Dr. Peter Katseus, a former pathologist, has invented a device for helping the terminally ill “die with dignity” which shunned him from the medical establishment. Aided by her reluctant husband, Douglas, the couple seeks out Katseus in hopes he will agree to help her. But with Judith’s determination, along with her sympathy and appreciation for Katseus and his mission, stirred unanticipated emotions in the doctor. He rediscovers his own heart just in time to have it broken as the forces that have brought him and Judith together must ultimately divide them.

This production contains discussions of and a depiction of voluntary euthanasia.

Show Dates:
July 7, 2023 at 8:00 pm
July 8, 2023 at 8:00 pm
July 9, 2023 at 2:00 pm

Admission:
$5 for Adults

Address: 115 Grady Avenue, Athens, GA 30601

Five Blue Haired Ladies Sitting on a Green Park Bench

Five Blue Haired Ladies Sitting on a Green Park Bench

A Comedy Written by John A. Penzotti
Directed by Bonnie Roberts 

Anna, Eva, Rose, Gladys and La La had only two things in common when they met seven months ago: a park bench and a life well-lived. Through fond and sometimes painful memories, keen observations and a good belly laugh now and again, these gals are truly on the cusp of eighty, going on eighteen. Bound by each other’s strengths, wisdom and witticisms, each one unwittingly prepares for the day they leave the bench, perhaps for the last time.

Show Dates:
May 5, 2023 at 8:00 pm
May 6, 2023 at 8:00 pm
May 7, 2023 at 2:00 pm

Admission:
$5 for Adults

*All guests are required to wear a mask while inside the theater. Masks must cover the mouth and nose and fit tightly to the face (no bandanas, face shields, or gaiters). Vaccinations and boosters, while not required for entry, are strongly recommended.*

Address: 115 Grady Avenue, Athens, GA 30601