Our 2023 Main Stage Season
Second Street Players  /  Riverfront Theater  /  2 South Walnut St.  /  Milford, DE 19963  / Info: (302) 422-0220  /  info@secondstreetplayers.com
Our Main Stage 2023 Season...

JAN 27-28-29 & FEB 3-4-5
by D.L. Coburn

This winner of the 1978 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, The Gin Game, written by D.L. Coburn, uses a card game as a metaphor for life. Weller Martin is playing solitaire on the porch of a seedy nursing home. Enter Fonsia Dorsey, a prim, self-righteous lady. They discover they both dislike the home and enjoy gin rummy, so they begin to play and to share intimate details of their lives. The secrets they reveal become weapons they use against one another as time passes. The original 1977 Broadway production starred Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn. A revival in 1997 starred Julie Harris and Charles Durning. The most recent Broadway revival in 2015 starred Cicely Tyson and James Earl Jones.

APR 21-22-23, 28-29-30
by Neil Simon

This classic comedy opens as a group of the guys assemble for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. And if the mess is any indication, it's no wonder that his wife left him. Late to arrive is Felix Unger, who has just been separated from his wife. Fastidious, depressed, and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal, but as the action unfolds, Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together with hilarious results as The Odd Couple is born.

JUL 14-15-16, 21-22-23
music & lyrics by Stephen Sonheim / book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a nonstop laughfest in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful, but slow-witted, courtesan named Philia for his young master, Hero, in exchange for freedom. The plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors and a showgirl or two. This unforgettable, hysterical musical allows a terrific ensemble of comedic actors to shine – “something for everyone, a comedy tonight!”

SEP 8-9-10, 15-16-17
by Brian Clemens

An English couple, Peter and Suzy, are living in Provence in idyllic isolation, far, it seems, from the rumblings of the coming war. Their peace is shattered from within when Suzy discovers she has been betrayed: Peter is not the man he claims to be. Suzy’s life is thrown into turmoil as the possibility arises that Peter may in fact be a ruthless killer on the run. Then a Scotland Yard detective arrives and events become even more complicated and frightening.

NOV 24-25-26 & DEC 1-2-3
music by Alan Menken / lyrics by Lynn Ahrens / book by Mike Ockrent and Lynn Ahrens

This spectacular musical version of Dickens’ holiday classic provides a wonderfully fresh look at the story of Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghostly visits he receives one Christmas Eve. Music and lyrics are provided by Broadway heavy-hitters Alan Menken (Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Disney's The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors) and Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Seussical, Once on This Island). Originally produced at the Madison Square Garden Theater in New York City, this beloved Christmas tale is sure to provide a festive afternoon or evening of entertainment for the whole family!