The Golden Goose opens this weekend!

 

An original adaptation of the beloved fairy tale. Simpleton sets out to chop firewood for his mother and meets a Dear Little Old Lady in the woods. She brings him Goldie, the Golden (and talking) Goose and sends him to the castle of King Krank to woo the Princess Cry Baby. The suitor who can make the princess smile wins her hand and half the kingdom. Goldie is not only golden but enchanted, and anyone touching her feathers sticks to them.

As Goldie and Simpleton wind their way to the castle, they pick up—literally—everyone they meet. The sight of Simpleton and his stuck-together retinue of an innkeeper and family, a bride and a cook not only makes the princess smile but has her laughing hysterically.

 

 

April 28, 29 at 7:30pm - April 30 at 2pm

 

Greg Giuliani Memorial Scholarship

Cumberland Players is again offering the Greg Giuliani Memorial Scholarship this year. The $300 scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior within Cumberland, Salem, Gloucester, Cape May, or Atlantic County who possesses Technical Theatre experience (either in their school or community theatre.) The senior must plan on continuing their formal education the following school year (any major) in a College or University setting.
 
Technical Theatre Experience includes but is not limited to:
                  -Stage Management & Stage Crew
                  -Set Design & Construction
                  -Light Design & Operation
                  -Sound Design & Operation
                  -Prop Design & Management
                  -Costume Design & Sewing
                  -Stage & Technical Directing
                  -Production Management
 
To apply, candidates must write an essay (500 words minimum) on why they feel deserving of the Greg Giuliani Memorial Scholarship. Essays must include specific technical theatre experience details.
 
In addition to the essay, submissions will be required to include the student's full name, address, phone number, school name and address as well as two references. The first reference must be a theatre mentor in the student's school or community theatre and the second reference must be either a teacher or counselor from the candidate's current attending school. Phone numbers and email addresses must be listed for both references for the student to be considered.
 
To apply, students may apply fill out our online application or forward their essays and submission information to pr@cumberlandplayers.com. Deadline is May 1st 2017."
 

Please click here to complete the online scholarship application.

Cast for The Golden Goose Announced!

The cast for The Golden Goose is as follows:

Nellie: Varyssa Israel

Prince Good Humor: Liliana Carrano

Rupert: Molli Ciari

Georgie: Morgan Kahn

Mother: Liza Chesebro

Princess Cry Baby: Kit Chesebro

Miranda: Alexandra Kukal

Helena: Amanda Pescatore

Bride: Leila Myers

Queen Kind: Desiree Lara-Balicki

Father: José L Acosta

Wife: Bobbi Kukal

Little Old Lady: Mary Wijsmuller

Simpleton: D. Anconetani

Goose: Rachael Smith

Cora: Natalia Silva

Parson: Matthew Dugan

Count Jester: Delani Puleo

King Krank: Shaun Israel

Reviews are in! August: Osage County is a MUST SEE!

"[THESE PERFORMERS] HAVE
NEVER BEEN BETTER . . .
ARGUABLY THE BEST AMERICAN PLAY
OF THIS CENTURY."

"NOT TO BE MISSED!"

"SPECTACULAR CAST IN SUCH
A DRAMATIC TURN."

"ITS FUNNY, DARK, INCREDIBLY WELL-WRITTEN
AND THE CAST DID A PHENOMENAL JOB."

"GO SEE THIS INSANELY HEAVY DARK COMEDY
WHILE IT'S STILL ON!"

"OKAY. SO. PEOPLE. GO. SEE. THIS SHOW.
IT IS SO GOOD!...
YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS!
YOU REALLY REALLY DON'T!"

 

Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best New Play, August: Osage County centers around the Weston family, brought together after their patriarch, world-class poet and alcoholic Beverly Weston, disappears. The matriarch, Violet, depressed and addicted to pain pills and “truth-telling,” is joined by her three daughters and their problematic lovers, who harbor their own deep secrets, her sister Mattie Fae and her family, well-trained in the Weston family art of cruelty, and finally, the observer of the chaos, the young Cheyenne housekeeper Johnna, who was hired by Beverly just before his disappearance. Holed up in the large family estate in Osage County, Oklahoma, tensions heat up and boil over in the ruthless August heat. Bursting with humor, vivacity, and intelligence, August: Osage County is is both dense and funny, vicious and compassionate, enormous and unstoppable.

 

February 24, 25, March 3, 4 at 8pm - February 26 at 2pm

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