The Concord Players Announce
Special Events for our 100th Anniversary Season

Mr. Roberts

Join us as we celebrate our 100th season of producing fantastic community theater.  The Concord Players trace their roots back to 1857 and Louisa May Alcott and her sister Anna’s small plays performed in the barn of the Wayside. In the 1870s the company became officially known as the Concord Dramatic Club and performed until 1917, when World War I curtailed entertainments. After the war, in 1919, the group re-formed as the Concord Players and have been performing at their current home at 51 Walden since 1922.  In the coming year find out more about our history and celebrate this milestone with us.

Our season is designed to follow the arc of our history beginning with Funny Girl, set in the 1910s when we first began as an organization.  The season continues in the winter with Neil Simon’s comedy, Barefoot in the Park, set in the 1960s – the Players’ “middle age.” We close the season with a more contemporary show, Steel Magnolias.

  

In addition to our fabulous season of shows, we’ll be celebrating throughout the year with a full calendar of events including:

Birthday Bash: (Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 7pm)
To kick-off our season, in the slot reserved for our annual Huddle, we will have a giant birthday party! New England-born writer and entertainer, Trav SD, will present a program about the early days of stage entertainment.  The cast of the fall show, Funny Girl, will perform a number or two in advance of its November opening.  And of course, we’ll have birthday cake and champagne to celebrate!
(Free and open to the public -- RSVP via a method to be announced later)

High Tea and Fashion: (Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 2pm)
A special fashion show highlighting costumes from our first century will be presented by the Concord Players’ very own Divas, who will show off some of the great costumes from our collection.  Tea and pastries will be served.
(Free and open to the public -- RSVP via a method to be announced later)

Play Reading at the Annual Meeting (Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 7pm)
The entertainment portion of this meeting will feature a reading of one of our first plays, performed by our Traveling Troupe.
(Open to all members of the Concord Players)

Exhibition at the CFPL (April, 2020)
The Concord Free Public Library will host a special exhibition of show props, costumes and set pieces.
(check back later for more info) 

Places Please!  Celebrating 100 years in 100 minutes with the Concord Players (Saturday, June 6 (evening) and Sunday, June 7 (afternoon), 2020)
To cap off the season we will offer a revue-style entertainment paying homage to the Players’ first 100 years.
(Tickets are $25 and will be available online and at the door; special pricing will be available for Concord Players Members and Subscribers.)


Watch this page for more information and more fun events.