Chatham Community Players

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Chatham Community Players

Adult Acting Troupe


"Barefoot in the Park"

Comedy Play

4pm & 7pm • Sat. & Sun. • Nov. 6 & 7

at Sweet BeeTheater



Sweet Bee Theater in the Center for the Arts, Pittsboro

18A Salisbury St., Pittsboro, NC 27312

(behind SunTrust Bank downtown)



About Chatham Community Players' adult cast performance of "Barefoot in the Park" written by Neil Simon. 1963 smash hit on Broadway and 1967 movie starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda. It's the story of Paul and Corie Bratter, newlyweds in every sense of the word. He’s a straight-as-an-arrow lawyer and she’s a free spirit always looking for the latest kick. Their new apartment is her most recent find – too expensive with bad plumbing and in need of paint, roofing, heat and neighbors who aren't crazy. After a six-dayhoneymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie’s loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during drinks, dinner and drinks with their neighbor-in-the-attic, Velasco. Everything that can go wrong does. Paul just doesn’t understand Corie, as she sees it. He’s too staid, too boring, and she just wants him to be a little more spontaneous. Running “barefoot in the park” would be a start… 

Chatham Community Players is a circulating group of talented local volunteer adult actors and actresses who rehearse and perform plays in Sweet Bee Theater, Chatham county's 1 and only pubic theatre. 100% of proceeds from shows go toward supporting community theater in Pittsboro. Thank you for your patronage and please tell your friends about us.

Tickets are available for pre-purchase online here. Those who are not accustomed to making online purchases can Call Craig at (919) 949-7181 and make special arrangements. This show will likely sell out; please purchase your tickets early. Remaining seats, if available, will be released at the door.

COVID Precautions in Sweet Bee Theater:

 • Proof of Full Vaccination required, or

 proof of negative COVID test within 48-hours

 • Face Mask worn at all times

 • Limit of 50 admitted per show

 • All attendee contact info. required for possible county-ordered notification of COVID exposure

 • Cast and crew are fully vaccinated

 • Fresh Air Ventilation means Bring a Sweater!

Note:  The cast will not wear masks while on stage.

Online ticket buyers will be emailed a receipt for their purchase; ATTENDEES MUST SHOW PURCHASE RECEIPT TO GAIN ADMITTANCE! Receipt presented may be in the form of cell phone image or printed hard copy.

Delicious refreshments at the show, candy, fresh hot coffee, popcorn, bottled water, sodas and such for purchase at the concession bar.


Please tell your friends and come enjoy and support community performance arts at Sweet Bee Theater in the Center for the Arts Pittsboro!


Chatham Community Players are a circulating group of talented local volunteer adult actors

based in Sweet Bee Theater in Pittsboro.

Script Reading Club

During COVID Chatham Community Players (actors) got together on Zoom to

read scripts together many Sunday afternoons. This may resume if COVID worsens.


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Brighten Your Day listening to the brand-spanking new 

Old-Time-Radio-style Comedy and Music show


produced and posted online by

Pittsboros-own Chatham Community Players.

This wonderful production is what happens when a crazy bunch of
talented creatives around Pittsboro have way too much time on their hands...


David Quick Jazz is Special Musical Guest

Craig Witter updated the 1940s comedy script
• Cast of characters who recorded their parts at home in their closets
Stephanie Arndt as Sandy
Mark Anderson as Buddy McGill
Kevin Smith as the Announcer
Rachel Horowitz as the Little Girl

For trivia buffs this radio show is kind of a podcast on YouTube. Huh?
Lemme tell you what I mean... this is
1 of "Buddy's Closet" by PBO R&R,

a new spin-off of alumni of the family of arts organizations based in the
Center for the Arts, Pittsboro. Lots of folks have happily crossed
paths with this eccentric group of troupes. But even its founders,
Tammy Matthews and Craig Witter, view its organization chart as an
indecipherable secret.

One thing is for sure, everybody who listens to Episode 1 by PBO R&R
on YouTube wants to subscribe to their YouTube channel ...that is a thing...

and tell their friends to do the same.

Nobody will want to miss Episode 2!



of Chatham Community Players



Coolest, Darned, Pittsboro Rewritten & Reproduced series of old-time radio, feel-good comedy programs with local musical guests.

by Chatham Community Players acting troupe.

LISTEN  to Episode #1 "Buddy's Closet" on Our YouTube CHANNEL!



Old-time Radio Entertainment

by the Chatham Community Players

Rewritten and Reproduced

in Pittsboro

Subscribe to Our YouTube Channel
and click the       icon so you don't miss PBO R&R or any of our performance videos


"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, 2019

...Saturdays 4pm & 7pm

...Sundays 2pm & 6pm


   in Sweet BeeTheater

   18A East Salisbury St., Pittsboro, NC  27312

(Right behind Suntrust bank downtown)


Click Here to see the

1964 Movie Trailer with Cary Grant

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.








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"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

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, 2019.   Don’t miss this comedy play.

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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 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



Comments on our Facebook page about

Our Summer  2018 Smash Hit Production




"What a great job! I was there Friday night and the talent is amazing! Tempted to come again!"

Sherry Hunsinger Cornog

"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."

Jeanne Hillson

 "Good performance in a small theater. Will go to their next play."

Joanne Barber


"Was one of the best plays I've been to!"

Cornelia Elmore

"So great to have live theater in Pittsboro -- it's a wonderful show!"

Kathryn Tilford

"Really enjoyed the performance Saturday. Will definely will go to the next play."

Tanya Hardin

Read how cast members describe their experience on the "Performing Arts" page of "Chatham Life and Style" website