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Peninsula Players Announces Lineup for 85th Season

Peninsula Players Theatre has announced the lineup for its 85th season, running June 16 – Oct. 18, 2020.

“The 2020 season introduces a new Sunday matinee time of 2 pm,” said managing director Brian Kelsey. “The matinee curtain time allows patrons additional daylight time after performances to drive home or to get to dinner reservations in a timely fashion … We are thrilled to give patrons this earlier start time.”

The season opener, Rounding Third, June 16 – July 5, is an odd-couple comedy by Richard Dresser featuring two volunteer coaches – one a veteran, the other a rookie – who try hard to work together in the very challenging world of Little League baseball.

Broadway’s hilarious, smash-hit musical Something Rotten will take the stage July 8-26. Set way back in 1595, this laugh-out-loud musical features the Bottom brothers, Nick and Nigel, who are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard.” 

The work of Agatha Christie returns with The Unexpected Guest, July 29 – Aug. 16. After getting lost in dense fog and crashing his car into a ditch, a stranger seeks refuge at an isolated country estate, only to find that he’s stumbled onto a murder scene.

And Neither Have I Wings to Fly, Aug. 19 – Sept 6, is an irresistible Irish drama by Ann Noble. The Donnelly family has just lost Moira – the wife of Peter and the mother of Kathleen and Eveline – but her daughters must move on with their marriage and university plans. The play is about loss, family ties, love and the heady magic of discovering your wings.

Closing the 85th season, Sept. 9 – Oct. 18, will be the world première of The Gentleman Thief, a romantic comedy/caper by Mark Brown. Handsome millionaire bachelor Jimmy Pitt has just fallen in love at first sight with Molly aboard an ocean liner, but the elusive beauty keeps slipping through his fingers.

Peninsula Players Theatre stages productions Tuesdays through Saturdays, 8 pm; and Sundays, 7:30 pm. Starting Sept. 9, curtain times shift to Tuesday through most Sundays, 7 pm. The closing Sunday performance of each show will have a 2 pm matinee. To learn more and purchase season tickets, visit peninsulaplayers.com.

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