Expanded Performance Schedule
This season you will have your choice of performances over two weekends. In trying to become more user friendly with busy patron calendars The Lancaster Playhouse will offer each show on two successive weekends. The first weekend shows will be at 7:30 pm on Friday and Saturday evening. The second weekend will offer a 7:30 pm Friday performance and a 2:00 pm Saturday matinee.

Season tickets will go on sale September 1. Single tickets for any performance will go on sale about 30 days prior to first performance date. For the fall 2018 production, single tickets will be available September 24, 2018.

The theme for all productions this year relate to the quote "All things are not what they seem." It is truly going to be a season of mischief and mystery!

Show dates and times are at the bottom of this newsletter.
TLP Announces 2018-2019 Season
"Things are not always what they seem; the first appearance deceives many; the intelligence of a few perceives what has been carefully hidden." ~Phaedrus
Elwood P. Dowd is an endlessly pleasant and delightfully eccentric bachelor living in a small town that isn't quite aware that its newest citizen is a invisible, 6'3" white rabbit named "Harvey," that only certain people can see. After supposedly meeting this rabbit - its origins attributed to the Celtic legend of the Pooka - Dowd's sanity is put into question by his equally eccentric sister, Veta Louise.

After his sister tries to commit him to a mental institution, a comedy of errors ensues. Elwood and Harvey become the catalysts for a family mending its wounds and for romance blossoming in unexpected places.

Harvey is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. New York
In DEATHTRAP , by Ira Levin, Sidney Bruhl is a playwright who is most famous for his mystery thriller "The Murder Game." Following the debut of the latest of a series of flops, he returns to his home in East Hampton and to his wife Myra . He tells her that he's received a play called "Deathtrap" from a former student from a playwriting seminar. The play is ready for production and Sidney jokingly suggests that he murder the student and steal the play, a joke that becomes more serious when he learns, after calling the student, that no one else has read the play and no one else has a copy. Sidney invites the student up to Long Island. The student, Clifford Anderson, arrives shortly thereafter.

And now you know the beginning of the story. The playwright, Ira Levin, describes DEATHTRAP as a thriller in two acts. You will be filled gasp-inducing thrills and spontaneous laughter as you watch this play unfold.

Deathtrap is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. New York
The internationally popular game is now a fun-filled musical that brings the world’s best-know suspects to life and invites the audience to help solve the mystery: who killed Mr. Boddy, in what room, and with what weapon. The audience receives forms to help them deduce the solution from clues given throughout the fun-filled evening. Three audience members choose from cards representing the potential murderers, weapons, and rooms; there are 216 possible solutions! Only one hard-nosed female detective is qualified to unravel the merry mayhem. Comic antics, witty lyrics, and a beguiling score carry the investigation from room to room. Even after the culprit confesses, a surprise twist delights the audience.

Clue is being p roduced by Special Arrangement with Samuel French
Meet TLP's new Artistic Director
PJ Aubrey relocated to the Lancaster area from Massachusetts in 2016. Before coming to Fairfield County she directed, designed and acted in numerous productions around Cape Cod and the Boston area since 1990. She was a faculty member in the theater department at Cape Cod Community College from 1992 to 2016.

For The Lancaster Playhouse she directed the one act, Lemonade , and last season’s, The Odd Couple the Female Version; played Mrs. Pringle in the one act Fourteen, and did the lighting design for Godspell , and Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

She is currently on the Board of TLP. PJ is originally from Marion Ohio and in addition to theater PJ is an exhibiting artist and architectural photographer.
Audition dates for Harvey
Marcia Jeffrey, director for the TLP fall production of Harvey, has announced audition dates for this show. She will cast six men and six women for this full length comedy. Show dates are October 19, 20, 26 & 27.

Actors must be available for all performances.

Auditions held at the Wilson Building (201 South Broad Street/2nd Floor)
Sunday August 26 at 3pm
Monday August 27 at 7pm
Wednesday August 29 at 7pm for call backs.

CLICK HERE for the cast of characters and descriptions.
A sign up sheet for auditions will be posted soon.
TLP Board of Directors Holds Retreat
As The Lancaster Playhouse prepares to enter its fourth season, the Board of Directors met June 16 in a day long retreat to review previous seasons and plan for the future. Moderated by Thom Ogilvie, those gathered reviewed by-laws, solidified dates for the upcoming season, reviewed the ticketing process, marketing needs, venue opportunities, and financials needed for a successful season.

Election of officers were also held. TLP Board structure for the 2018-2019 season includes PJ Aubrey, Artistic Director; Linda Kauffman, Chair; Marcia Jeffrey, Vice-Chair; Rosemary Hajost, Secretary; Treasurer, Ricki Chenault. Loran Peterson, Mark Hill and D. Joe Griffith round out the board.
TLP's 4th Season...2018-2019
A Season of Mischief and Mystery

October 19 at 7:30 pm
October 20 at7:30 pm
October 26 at 7:30 pm
October 27 at 2:00 pm

Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. New York

February 15 at 7:30 pm
February 16 at 7:30 pm
February 22 at 7:30 pm
February 23 at 2:00 pm

Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. New York

May 10 at 7:30 pm
May 11 at 7:30 pm
May 17 at 7:30 pm
May 18 at 2:00 pm

P roduced by Special Arrangement with Samuel French

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