Second Street Players Announces its 2020 Season of Shows
Second Street Players, located at Riverfront Theater, 2 S. Walnut Street, Milford, Delaware, proudly announces its five Main Stage shows for its 40th anniversary season in 2020.
Second Street Players offers something for everyone next year with its featured Main Stage productions, ranging from side-splitting comedies to a Tony-winning musical to a thought-provoking drama to a heart-warming holiday standard. The 2020 season's five Main Stage shows (with performance dates) are:
Moon Over Buffalo (Jan. 31, Feb. 1, 2; 7, 8, 9). This madcap screwball comedy by Ken Ludwig, about the larger-than-life personalities that inhabit the world of the theatre, was nominated for two Tony Awards when it ran on Broadway. In the play, George and Charlotte Hay, two fading stars of the 1950s, are performing onstage in Buffalo, NY, their marriage on the rocks after George’s dalliance with a young ingenue. Then they learn that famed director Frank Capra is coming to town to see their show and may cast them in his next movie. Unfortunately, everything that can go wrong onstage does go wrong as hilarious misunderstandings and backstage shenanigans pile upon each other.
Caught in the Net (April 17, 18, 19; 24, 25, 26). Ray Cooney's hilarious, fast-paced sequel to Run for Your Wife (Second Street's Fall 2019 show), finds the bigamist taxi driver John Smith still keeping his two families in different parts of London, both happy and blissfully unaware of each other. However, his teenage children, a girl from one family and a boy from the other, have met on the Internet and are anxious to meet in person since they have so much in common! Keeping them apart plunges John into a situation that quickly spirals out of control as the kids' dad juggles outrageously with the truth.
Oliver! (July 10-11-12; 17, 18, 19; 24, 25, 26). This Tony-winning musical, based on Charles Dickens' novel, Oliver Twist, is widely hailed as a true theatrical masterpiece. The streets of Victorian England will come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. The boy escapes to London and finds temporary acceptance with a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly but sinister Fagin. Oliver! won three Tony Awards and features such memorable songs as “Consider Yourself,” “As Long As He Needs Me,” and “Food Glorious Food.”
The Best Man (Sept. 11, 12, 13; 18, 19, 20). Two presidential front-runners – a principled statesman and a candidate of the people – vie for their party's nomination at the summer National Convention. Both fight for the support of the popular former president and ultimately resort to vicious mudslinging in a very nasty and public contest. Written in 1960, Gore Vidal's Tony-winning drama was revived on Broadway in 2000 and again in 2012 and is still just as timely and sharp-witted today.
It's A Wonderful Life (Nov. 27, 28, 29; Dec, 4, 5, 6). Everyone knows this heartwarming holiday story of George Bailey, the Everyman from the small town of Bedford Falls, whose dreams of escape and adventure have been quashed by family obligation and civic duty, whose guardian angel comes on Christmas Eve to save him from despair and to remind him – by showing him what the world would have been like had he never been born – that his has been, after all, a wonderful life. This faithful adaptation by James Rodgers has all of your favorite characters celebrating the faith of the season and reminding us that the love and support of family and community will always be rewarded.
All tickets for Second Street Players' 2020 season of Main Stage shows are reserved seats and priced at $20 for Moon Over Buffalo, Caught in the 'Net, The Best Man, and It's A Wonderful Life. Tickets for the musical Oliver! are $25. A one dollar discount is offered to seniors (age 65 and over), students (18 and under), and active military for all performances. Tickets at the door may be purchased with cash, personal check or charged with MasterCard, VISA, or Discover.
Tickets may be also reserved by credit card by calling 800-838-3006 or online by visiting www.secondstreetplayers.com and clicking on Box Office. A small service fee is charged for credit card purchases.
Don't miss a show next year – and save on ticket prices – by ordering a season ticket subscription for $85 each or $80 for a Senior/Student/Active Military Season ticket. Each subscription includes one ticket per Main Stage show. To order season tickets and choose your seats, or for more information, go online to www.secondstreetplayers.com.