As the weather reminds residents that it’s midsummer in Sun City, members of Sun City Community Theater are already gearing up for fall and the 2022-23 season of theater and club camaraderie.
The first play is “Don’t Talk to the Actors”, by Tom Dudzick and directed by Joyce Wood. When his play is chosen for the big-money, self-serving world of Broadway, a young playwright and her fiancé are suddenly swept up in the whirlwind of the New York theater scene. Theatrical nightmares ensue as the goofy cast and crew resort to manipulation and shockingly bad behavior, in a desperate attempt to impose themselves.
Performance dates are October 21-30. This is the show that was postponed last season due to COVID concerns.
In January 2023, The Players present “The Curious Savage”, by John Patrick and directed by Jim McConnell. Mrs. Savage received ten million dollars from her husband and wants to put it to good use. Her stepchildren have her committed to a sanatorium hoping that she will “come to her senses”. There, she meets various social misfits. Fortunately, the virtues of kindness and affection are not entirely lost in a world of greed and dishonesty.
Performance dates are January 13-22. Audition dates will be announced shortly and will be open to all Sun City residents who are also members of the Sun City Players Club.
The third play of this season is “Old Hams”, by Robert Rinfret and directed by Herb Hyland. Imagine a retirement community populated by singers, dancers, comedians and actors. They are “old hams” for sure. It’s almost like a Sun City neighborhood.
Performance dates are March 17-26. Audition dates will be promoted and are open to all Sun City residents who are also Sun City Players Club members.
All performances are at the Mountain View Recreation Center, 9749 N. 107th Ave. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7 p.m. and Sunday matinee performances are at 2 p.m.
Online subscription sales begin August 1 at suncityplayerscommunitytheater.org. Tickets for the three-show season are $40. Individual show tickets will be available online for $15 each beginning September 19.