Players de Noc — I Don’t Mind That You’re Ugly & Love, Loss and What I Wore

Bonifas Fine Arts Center 700 First Avenue South, Escanaba

Double Feature - Two one-act shows October 12, 13, 14 Matinee, 18, 19 & 20 I Don’t Mind That You’re Ugly by Bobby Keniston Directed by Jim Powell Clyde is waiting at "The Only Fancy Restaurant in Town," anxious to propose to his beautiful girlfriend, Kira. There is only one problem: Clyde is a very average- looking guy. When Kira arrives, looking stunning, Clyde's night is thrown into a whirlwind when everyone in the restaurant wants to gawk at his bride-to-be. When Kira accidentally makes the comment, "I don't mind that you're ugly", to Clyde, the night really takes off in an unexpected direction. Will Clyde marry the girl of his dreams, or will his relationship be ruined at this wacky restaurant? Including several colorful characters, this one-act romantic comedy is sure to delight and make you say, “Awwww, " all at once!   Love, Loss and What I Wore by Delia Ephron and Nora Ephron Directed by Sara LaMarch Love, Loss, and What I Wore is based on the best-seller by Ilene Beckerman as well as the recollections of Nora & Delia Ephrons’ friends. The show uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and often poignant stories that all women can relate to, creating one of the most enduring theatergoing experiences.   Tickets available at the Bonifas or online at www.playersdenoc.org

On 7th and Ludington

Bonifas Fine Arts Center 700 First Avenue South, Escanaba

Join us for an evening of food, art and live theater. 5 - 6:30 p.m. Dinner at Hereford & Hops 10 percent off select menu 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Northern Exposure exhibit In it's 25th year, the show remains the U.P.'s premier regional competition featuring 67 artists from through the Upper Peninsula. 7:30 - 8 p.m. Players de Noc Box Office opens William Bonifas Theater 8 - 10:30 p.m. Don't Talk To The Actors By Tom Dudzick. Directed by Pete Dzanbozoff. Bring your meal receipt for a door prize drawing

Players de Noc Matinee — Don’t Talk to the Actors

Bonifas Fine Arts Center 700 First Avenue South, Escanaba

November 30, December 1, 2 Matinee, 6, 7 & 8 Don’t Talk to the Actors by Tom Dudzick Directed by Pete Dzanbozoff The best laid plans go awry when the cast and crew of a Broadway-bound play resort to manipulation, diva-like behavior, and chaotic abandon to get what they want. Fledg- ling playwright Jerry Przpezniak and his fiancée are a couple of Buffalo greenhorns suddenly swept up in the whirlwind of New York's theater scene when Jerry's play is optioned for the big money, ego-driven world of Broadway. It's a young playwright's dream, but the crazy characters and dilemmas they encounter are the things theatrical nightmares are made of. Tickets available at the Bonifas or online at www.playersdenoc.org

Players de Noc — Don’t Talk to the Actors

Bonifas Fine Arts Center 700 First Avenue South, Escanaba

November 30, December 1, 2 Matinee, 6, 7 & 8 Don’t Talk to the Actors by Tom Dudzick Directed by Pete Dzanbozoff The best laid plans go awry when the cast and crew of a Broadway-bound play resort to manipulation, diva-like behavior, and chaotic abandon to get what they want. Fledg- ling playwright Jerry Przpezniak and his fiancée are a couple of Buffalo greenhorns suddenly swept up in the whirlwind of New York's theater scene when Jerry's play is optioned for the big money, ego-driven world of Broadway. It's a young playwright's dream, but the crazy characters and dilemmas they encounter are the things theatrical nightmares are made of. Tickets available at the Bonifas or online at www.playersdenoc.org

‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ live radio play

Bonifas Fine Arts Center 700 First Avenue South, Escanaba

A live taping on December 20 at the Bonifas at 8 p.m. CAST Narrators: Victoria Radke and Erica Mead George Bailey: Pete Ammel Mary Hatch: Georgia Wilder Peitsch Clarence: Jim Powell Joseph: Andrew Jones Henry Potter: Pete Dzanbozoff Uncle Billy: Michael Peitsch Mr. Bailey: Jim Soderberg Mr. Gower: Jesse Traub Mrs. Hatch: Tammra Moore Barteld Mrs. Bailey: Paulette Pepin Young George: Adian Duncan Harry Bailey: Brian Tourangeau Ernie: Jamie Peterson Bert: Brian Tourangeau Janie: Lucinda Tebear Petey: Ty Peterson Zuzu: Claire Jacobson Bridge Keeper: Dwayne Klein Dr. Campbell: Dwayne Klein Eunice: Jessie Van Zile Tilly: Natalie Tourangeau Hortense: Theresa LeMire Sam Wainwright/Sheriff: Joe Russo Nick the Bartender/Randell: Murad Abel Martini: Jim Soderberg Welch: Lou Reynolds Charlene: Jenny Heller Mrs Thompson: Kali Katarincic Miscellaneous Voices: Brian Kadletz, Katherine LeDuc, Madeline Gardner Thanks to everyone who tried out.

Players de Noc Matinee — Gypsy

Bonifas Fine Arts Center 700 First Avenue South, Escanaba

March 1, 2, 3 Matinee, 6, 7, 8 & 9 Gypsy Book by Arthur Laurents Music by Jule Styne Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Directed by Lynn Soderberg Assistant Director Dawn Martin Musical Direction by Tom Knoll Gypsy is loosely based on the 1957 memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, the famous striptease artist, and focuses on her mother, Rose, whose name has become synonymous with "the ultimate show business mother." While the title suggests that this musical is about the famous stripper Gypsy Rose Lee, it is really about her hard-driven, determined stage mother, Mama Rose. In the beginning, Rose concentrates on her talented younger daughter, June, leaving older, less talented Louise in the cold. When June tires of being cute and runs away, Rose turns to Louise instead. Louise eventually does become "Gypsy", and Rose is left by herself, her aspirations for her kids realized, but her own show-business aspirations still unrealized. Tickets available at the Bonifas or online at www.playersdenoc.org

Players de Noc — Gypsy

Bonifas Fine Arts Center 700 First Avenue South, Escanaba

March 1, 2, 3 Matinee, 6, 7, 8 & 9 Gypsy Book by Arthur Laurents Music by Jule Styne Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Directed by Lynn Soderberg Assistant Director Dawn Martin Musical Direction by Tom Knoll Gypsy is loosely based on the 1957 memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, the famous striptease artist, and focuses on her mother, Rose, whose name has become synonymous with "the ultimate show business mother." While the title suggests that this musical is about the famous stripper Gypsy Rose Lee, it is really about her hard-driven, determined stage mother, Mama Rose. In the beginning, Rose concentrates on her talented younger daughter, June, leaving older, less talented Louise in the cold. When June tires of being cute and runs away, Rose turns to Louise instead. Louise eventually does become "Gypsy", and Rose is left by herself, her aspirations for her kids realized, but her own show-business aspirations still unrealized. Tickets available at the Bonifas or online at www.playersdenoc.org

On 7th & Ludington

Bonifas Fine Arts Center 700 First Avenue South, Escanaba

Start out at Hereford & Hops for a tasty dinner, then see the Sensoria Exhibit. Meet the artists. Then take in live theater with Players de Noc’s production of Moon Over Buffalo.

Players de Noc Matinee — Moon Over Buffalo

Bonifas Fine Arts Center 700 First Avenue South, Escanaba

April 26, 27, 28 Matinee, May 2, 3 & 4 Moon Over Buffalo by Ken Ludwig Directed by Jim Soderberg In the madcap comedy tradition of Lend Me a Tenor, the hilarious Moon Over Buffalo centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950s. At the moment, they’re playing Private Lives and Cyrano De Bergerac in rep in Buffalo, New York with five actors. On the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George’s dalliance with a young ingénue, they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee, and if he likes what he sees, he might cast them in his movie remake of The Scarlet Pimpernel. Unfortunately for George and Charlotte, everything that could go wrong does go wrong, abetted by a visit from their daughter’s clueless fiancé and hilarious uncertainty about which play they’re actually performing, caused by Charlotte’s deaf, old stage-manager mother who hates every bone in George’s body. Tickets available at the Bonifas or online at www.playersdenoc.org

Players de Noc — Moon Over Buffalo

Bonifas Fine Arts Center 700 First Avenue South, Escanaba

April 26, 27, 28 Matinee, May 2, 3 & 4 Moon Over Buffalo by Ken Ludwig Directed by Jim Soderberg In the madcap comedy tradition of Lend Me a Tenor, the hilarious Moon Over Buffalo centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950s. At the moment, they’re playing Private Lives and Cyrano De Bergerac in rep in Buffalo, New York with five actors. On the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George’s dalliance with a young ingénue, they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee, and if he likes what he sees, he might cast them in his movie remake of The Scarlet Pimpernel. Unfortunately for George and Charlotte, everything that could go wrong does go wrong, abetted by a visit from their daughter’s clueless fiancé and hilarious uncertainty about which play they’re actually performing, caused by Charlotte’s deaf, old stage-manager mother who hates every bone in George’s body. Tickets available at the Bonifas or online at www.playersdenoc.org

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