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The Vagina Monologues Presented By Visalia Players

IN THE September 19 ISSUE

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by Nancy Holley



The Vagina Monologues has been controversial from the outset. Criticisms have been advanced and retracted. The playwright has been lauded and defamed, but regardless of opposition, the show is recognized as an important piece of drama staged locally and internationally for 20 years.

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by Irene Morse



What happens when Anton Chekhov meets Christopher Durang? The answer is a comedy that is unlike anything either of them has ever written before, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. The Visalia Community Players are proud to round out their 2015-2016 season at the Ice House Theatre with this comedy about a quirky family.

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The Outgoing Tide On Stage in Visalia

IN THE March 23 ISSUE

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by Nancy Holley



Gunner and Peg have been married for fifty years. Although not formally educated, Gunner has provided well for his wife and their son Jack. With the help of a lawyer friend, he has carefully managed and invested his resources, resulting in a comfortable retirement life style.

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Broads of Broadway On Stage at the Ice House

IN THE August 1 ISSUE

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by Nancy Holley



Original! Broads of Broadway is a Visalia Players’ musical revue conceived by Sharon DeCoux. When she brought the idea to the Players, the major concern was getting the rights to songs from an extensive array of Broadway musicals without breaking the bank! Once that issue was resolved, the idea was welcomed with excitement.

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The 39 Steps Presented by Visalia Players

IN THE January 7 ISSUE

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by Nancy Holley



The Visalia Players welcomes the New Year with the hilarious farce The 39 Steps. The show is based “loosely” on Alfred Hitchcock’s movie The 39 Steps and includes quips, puns, and allusions to other Hitchcock films such as North by North West, Rear Window, Vertigo, and Psycho.

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Side By Side By Sondheim At The Ice House

IN THE November 25 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Side by Side by Sondheim is a musical revue of some of the many songs written by famous Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim. The show includes songs from such popular shows as A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum, Company, Gypsy, A Little Night Music, West Side Story.

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The Trip to Bountiful Presented by Visalia Players

IN THE October 1 ISSUE

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by Nancy Holley



“If you don’t make peace with the changes in life, it will break your heart.” – Horton Foote
Director Peg Collins believes that Foote’s quote is particularly apropos of The Trip to Bountiful. “Mrs. Watts, Ludie, and Jessie Mae are trying to make peace with the changes in their lives and in their relationships.” Until peace is made with their situations, each feels trapped by circumstances.

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Bonnie & Clyde: A New Musical On Stage in Visalia

IN THE August 5 ISSUE

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by Nancy Holley



Bonnie & Clyde: A New Musical premiered in La Jolla, CA in 2009 and since that time has literally taken the world by storm with performances in Japan, South Korea, London, and Broadway. The Visalia Players are proud to present its Valley premiere at the Ice House Theatre beginning August 8.

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by Nancy Holley




Zany and hilarious describes Moonlight and Magnolias, a delightful romp through the screen play rewrite of Gone with the Wind. Strange as it may seem, the production of Gone with the Wind so familiar to many of us almost did not happen. The original screen play was deemed too long and underwent several revisions. The original director was fired and replaced.

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by Nancy Holley



Steven Dietz’ Last of the Boys flows seamlessly between reality and illusion as his characters attempt to control their lives. In a 48-hour snapshot, Dietz’ skillfully depicts the comfort and strain of relationships between Vietnam vets (Ben and Jeeter); mother and daughter (Lorraine and Salyer); and lovers (Salyer and Jeeter).
Relationships are built on memories, and memories are tricky. Some are here one minute gone the next. Others never fade, frequently causing us to churn them over and over and over. Last of the Boys explores the pain and anguish memories can inflict.

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Respect On Stage In Visalia

IN THE January 22 ISSUE

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by Nancy Holley



Looking for fun? Let the Visalia Players entertain you with Respect, a musical journey through 20th century America. Director Leeni Mitchell describes Dorothy Marcic’s history of cultural change from 1900 to 2000 through American songs as continually evolving.

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Humble Boy On Stage in Visalia

IN THE April 21 ISSUE

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by Nancy Holley



What do a biologist, a physicist, an aging model, a strong-willed mother, an alcoholic lover, a “nervous Nellie”, and a gardener have in common? Humble Boy! Charlotte Jones weaves these diverse characters into an exciting tale about typical and dysfunctional relationships told with humor and pathos. Humble Boy opens this weekend at the Ice House Theater in Visalia, presented by the Visalia Community Players.

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