What are the games in the next season of the Marco Players
the Marco players are looking forward to starting their 2021-2022 season. So they decided not to do it. They bring two concerts to warm up the audience for the theater that goes from a cooking class gone awry to AR GurneyThe “Love and Money” comic legacy feud.
The action begins with a nod of the head the next weekend and changes to a pat of the feet before the intense laughter begins:
Sinatra’s Great American Songbook – 3 p.m. August 29: Charlie Blum is known here for his roles as Marco Players. But he’s actually a concert promoter and producer who had little time to sing in Chicago as he recruited talent like Madonna, Cher, the Grateful Dead, Jerry Seinfeld, Garth Brooks and more for the Star Plaza Theater and the Dutch organization. In his role as a crooner, Blum plans to bring the best of Sinatra’s swing and ballads. $ 38.50 (For tickets, see attached information box)
The Florida Fiddler Show – 7:30 p.m. on September 8 and 10 p.m. and September 12 at 3 p.m.: J Robert Houghtaling and a few of his melodic friends do a musical sweep from St. Augustine 1521 to Marco Island 2021, following songs about life among the natives, Spanish explorers and cattle-herding cowboys, all the way to dishes contemporaries. $ 38.50
“Your community theater will never thank you enough. The Marco Players have survived the pandemic and are reopening for the 2021-2022 season thanks to donations from our loyal patrons and friends and, thanks to grants received from the Community Foundation of Collier County,” said a missive accompanying the announcement of the new season.
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The cancellation of his last two 2019-2020 plays, consumer reluctance to return to indoor events, and reduced social distancing revenue cost Marco Players $ 75,000 in revenue last year. At one point, the theater had announced its intention to liquidate its inventory. But a “Stay Alive” campaign raised $ 67,305 and a “Stay afloat” campaign raised an additional $ 43,650 for the 40-year-old organization.
So, Marco Players’ season emphasizes a 1920s-tinged theme of “Roaring Back” that promises just that after a year of pandemic. There are two world premieres, by Neapolitan playwright Carole Fenstermacher, and a work by Gurney, a classic 20th century American playwright.
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This is the 2021-22 season for the Marco Players. All plays are at the Marco Players Theater, 1089 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. Ticket information can be found in the box accompanying this story and information on schedules and other activities can be found at themarcoplayers.com:
“Good people” – October 27-Nov. 14. This drama by David Lindsay-Abaire (“Rabbit Hole”) asks the question: was it really better to get out of the Southie neighborhood of Boston and be one of the “haves” of Hill of Chestnuts? Margie is about to find out when she persuades her ex-boyfriend to help her get a job – and by the way, that girl I raised was actually your daughter. Bonnie Knapp conducts.
“The Hallelujah Girls” – December 1 to 19: By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten (“The Savannah Sipping Society”, “A Doublewide, Texas, Christmas”). A group of women realize, after the death of a friend, that they need to reach for their stars now. One decides to convert an old church into Spah-dee-dah, with the support of her friends. But the arrival of an old flame, and a rival who intends to tear the building away from him, complicates everything. Paula Keenan is directing.
“Money Alert” – January 5 to 23: World premiere. By Harriette Tax, with assistance from Bob Logan. They might be about to take the keys to your car. What should you do If you’re Louise, you’re out of here, on one last wild trip across the country, with a frenzied family in pursuit.
“The Bona Dea challenge” – from February 9 to 27: First word. Written and directed by Carole Fenstermacher (“Tango at 2h30”) from Naples. Seven women won the grand prize in the cooking competition – a week-long course in Italy with a renowned chef. But he’s an extremely eccentric chef, and they’re about to find out that they’re not typical winners. Auditions 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. 23 October.
“America’s Sexiest Couple” – March 16 – April 3. By Ken Levine, screenwriter of “MASH POTATOES,” “Bravo” and “Frasier”. Two actors who were voted “America’s Sexiest Couple” on a popular ’80s sitcom reunite and find themselves embroiled in unresolved regrets, aspirations and recriminations. But the network wants to restart its show. Annie Rosemond directs. Hearings from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on September 4.
“Love & Money” – April 20-May 8: By AR Gurney (“Sylvia”, “Cocktail Hour”, “Love Letters”). Cornelia Cunningham wants all of her lavish home and fortune to go to charity. But she receives a new visitor who claims part of that heritage – as her grandson. Auditions: 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. September 11.
Subscription sales: Open Wednesday August 25. Discounted tickets at $ 34 each; to see themarcoplayers.com/membership for details
Information: themarcoplayers.com or 239-642-7270
COVID-19 protocols: Currently, the theater is at full capacity. As mask requirements may change during the season, it is best to check the website before you go
Harriet Howard Heithaus covers the arts and entertainment for the Naples Daily News / naplesnews.com. Contact her at 239-213-6091.