Village Players

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Village Players exists to present truth and beauty through the medium of theatre, with a commitment to pursue the highest standards of theatrical excellence.

Art has a unique ability to display beauty and speak truth into the human condition. Village Players believes these will always point to our Creator and how He intended things to be. A skillful, artistic presentation of truth and beauty will also expose that too often, things are currently NOT the way they are supposed to be.

Village Players is an artistic expression and ministry of Village Baptist Church.

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Doubt: A Parable • May 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23 and 24 at 7:30 pm • Village Chapel Theater

Village Players are pleased to announce that tickets are now available for our spring show, Doubt.

John Patrick Shanley’s Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning play Doubt: a Parable, is set in 1964, at St. Nicholas Elementary School in the Bronx. The play focuses on the conversations and conflict between Sister Aloysius, the strict school principal and two more progressive teachers, Sister James and Father Flynn, the parish priest.

Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased online HERE, or at the box office the evening of the performance, starting at 7 pm. We hope to see you soon!

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It’s A Wonderful Life • December 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18 & 19, 2014 at 7:30 pm • Village Chapel Theater

Live From WVL Radio Theatre: It’s a Wonderful Life is a different spin on a Christmas classic. Set in a 1940s radio station during a particularly snowy and stormy evening the play is an uplifting portrayal of what we are capable of when we come together in the face of seemingly impossible odds. Just as the original film on which it is based, it serves as a reminder to us all of the importance of each individual’s impact on the world around them. Funny and heartwarming this play is sure to leave you full of hope and Christmas cheer.

You may purchase your tickets ($10 each) online HERE, or at the box office the evening of the performance.

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Hamlet • May 29-June 8, 2014 • Village Chapel Theater

Considered one of Shakespeare’s finest creations and one of the greatest dramas in all of dramatic literature, Hamlet tells the story of a young prince caught between life and death, murder and revenge, hope and hopelessness. This adaptation by Marianne Savell, uses six actors to weave the story of Hamlet’s struggle to avenge his father’s death, and find meaning in a world without certainty.

Tickets for Hamlet are available now! Click here to buy your ticket online or you can buy one in person at the box office on the night of the show.
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Little Women • December 5-14, 2013 • Village Chapel Theater

When Louisa May Alcott published her novel Little Women in 1868, the United States had just finished a momentous civil war that changed the nation and its citizens forever. Though it is 155 years old, the story of the March family is timeless. The characters are not extraordinary, and their tragedies are not unusual – perhaps this is why their story remains relevant to each new generation.

Though our nation is not engaged in a great civil war, our lives are nonetheless touched by the same sorrows and joys, the same hopes and disappointments. Ultimately, this simple story is about a family. It is fitting then, that this story and our production are centered around the Christmas season – a time when we often remember the importance of family and the meaning of home.[/two_third_last]

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Into the Woods • August 22-31, 2013 • Village Garden Theater

Celebrated as one of Stephen Sondheim’s greatest musical masterpieces, Into the Woods is a story about stories. It follows the paths of our favorite fairytale characters as they each pursue their wishes and how they find themselves in the wrong stories. Their black and white worlds of clearly defined rights and wrongs, suddenly become grey and they are left alone to navigate a world where the path is hard to find and where “witches can be right” and “giants can be good.”

Our play is set in the 1950s. A time when the path to one’s “happy ending” was clear—bigger house, the perfect spouse, wealth, children, youth, and beauty. In setting our show in this period, we’re not hoping to change the fairytale characters, but rather to see them as familiar people and to find new truth in the stories we have grown up with.

We all experience moments in life when we find ourselves in the wrong story…when the happy endings we plan for ourselves fall apart, when our wishes don’t bring the contentedness we hope for, when we feel the keen injustice of being wronged by the choices of others, when our questions outweigh our certainty. And yet the play reminds us, that in spite all of the wrong story moments and questions, we are responsible for our choices and actions and must continue to choose and act even in uncertainty.

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