Chatham Community Players
Area Adult Acting Troup
"Arsenic and Old Lace"
by American playwright Joseph Kesselring
...a Halloween comedy about one sane man's shaky aim to comprehend and keep his murderously funny family under control one farciful evening.
8 Live Performances in Sweet BeeTheater
• Sat's & Sun's Oct. 26 - Nov. 3
...Saturdays 4pm & 7pm
...Sundays 2pm & 6pm
in Sweet BeeTheater
18A East Salisbury St., Pittsboro, NC 27312
(Right behind Suntrust bank downtown)
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Arsenic and Old Lace is a farcical black comedy revolving around the Brewster family, descended from the Mayflower settlers, but now composed of insane homicidal maniacs. The hero, Mortimer Brewster, is a drama critic who must deal with his crazy, homicidal family and local police in Brooklyn, New York, as he debates whether to go through with his recent promise to marry the woman he loves, Elaine Harper, who lives next door and is the daughter of the local minister.
Chatham Community Players is a circulating group of talented local volunteer adult actors and actresses who rehearse and perform plays in Sweet Bee Theater.
of Chatham Community Players
"The Miss Firecracker Contest" was the summer 2019 production of the Chatham Community Players in
Sweet Bee Theater, the one and only independent live performance theater in Chatham county
Located in the Center for the Arts, Pittsboro (right behind SunTrust bank downtown)
18A East Salisbury St., Pittsboro, NC 27312
"The Miss Firecracker Contest" exploded on Sweet Bee Theater's stage July 5 - 14, 2019. This wack job of a story is a side-splitting look at a dysfunctional Southern family hell-bent on wriggling out of their checkered past - they aim, scheme and blunder their way to proving they're really something by coaching their trashy cousin into winning the beauty pageant at their small Southern town's summer festival.
"The Miss Firecracker Contest" was an absolute must see!
Review of "The Miss Firecracker Contest" by Ruth Moose, a local resident who attended the play
Here’s how to spend the best two hours of your summer: go see The Miss Firecracker Contest comedy play at Sweet Bee Theater in downtown Pittsboro. Community theater doesn’t get any better than this; dedicated, talented people giving their all. And you will be amazed what Director, Tammy Matthews does in such a cozy space - pure magic. You will marvel, and applaud long, loud and much.
Miss Firecracker has a small but carefully chosen cast who eat up the stage with zest and energy. Rachel Horowitz as Carnelle Scott is more than a handful of sparklers; she’s a whole box of beauty and body. Sharon Camel as Elain is every word perfect in Southernisms. Her dialect is pure music. And boy does she wear her clothes well. She’s joy in a bottle. Delmount, her brother, is as loose and easy in his role as your favorite pair of well-loved jeans. Easy breezy, it is like he is not acting. He just IS Delmount from head to toe.
Firecracker is Southern to the core. If you don’t have a smidgeon of grits or pimento cheese in your DNA, inject this fine comedy play into your schedule. Sweet Bee Theater only seats 75 and when word gets out Miss Firecracker should be standing room only. The last 4 performances are this weekend: July 12th at 7pm, 13that 2 and 7pm, and there’s a Sunday matinee at 4PM on July 14. Don’t miss this comedy play.
In their second production, the Chatham Community Players performed John Cariani’s exploration of arctic romance, “Almost, Maine”, for 8 performances at the Sweet Bee Theater in Pittsboro, NC.
On a Friday night in deepest winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine(so far north it’s almost in Canada). As the northern lights hover magically overhead, the town’s residents are falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Bodies are getting bruised and hearts are getting broken over the course of nine self-contained stories. But the bruises heal and hearts mend – almost – in this delightful midwinter night’s dream. As each scene begins, those in the audience are likely to relate to many of the situations in which the characters find themselves: trying to move on after a loved one passes, running into an ex unexpectedly or realizing that perhaps your best friend could be something more. In Almost, Maine, ordinary folks encounter the magic of love in all its permutations.
While the Sweet Bee Theater has been the home of the Pittsboro Youth Theater for nearly two years. “Almost, Maine”is the second production of the newly formed adult theater troupe, the Chatham Community Players. Composed entirely of local talent, the cast of 17 inhabit 19 different characters living in Almost, Maine.
“Almost, Maine”performances run from November 2 - 11, 2018 - Fridays (7pm), Saturdays (7pm) and Sundays (2 and 7pm). Tickets, priced at $10 each, can be purchased online at www.pittsboroyouththeater.com or at the door while they last. Sweet Bee Theater is located in the new Center for the Arts in the heart of downtown (behind SunTrust bank) at 18A East Salisbury St., Pittsboro, NC.
Sweet Bee Theater in the Center for the Arts, Pittsboro
Office: (919) 533-6997
Physical Address: CFTA, 18A East Salisbury St., Pittsboro, NC 27312 (Behind Suntrust bank)
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Our Summer 2018 Smash Hit Production
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"What a great job! I was there Friday night and the talent is amazing! Tempted to come again!"
"The talented cast and crew present a vibrant and moving experience of community and friendship. In times like these, it's such a welcome treat! Do try to catch it before it closes on Sunday."
"Good performance in a small theater. Will go to their next play."
"Was one of the best plays I've been to!"
"So great to have live theater in Pittsboro -- it's a wonderful show!"
"Really enjoyed the performance Saturday. Will definely will go to the next play."