Players Backstage Tours Begin

In conjunction with its 2009 season the Players will again offer public tours of its new stage house and all-weather audience pavilion. Free backstage tours will be offered at 2 pm on the following Sundays:  July 12, August 2, August 9, August 30, September 13, September 20, September 27, October 4 and October 11.

“Patrons have the rare opportunity to go backstage and glimpse into the life of an actor by visiting the dressing rooms and sets of the Players 2009 shows,” said Audra Baakari Boyle, the Players Business Manager. “In addition to learning the history of Peninsula Players, guests may view and walk the set. Being on stage is a very different experience than seeing a show from a seat in the audience.”

Those interested in a backstage tour should phone the box office to reserve a spot on a particular tour, as space is limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.

“We can accommodate 20 to 25 guests per group,” Baakari Boyle says, “but if we know in advance that a particular day is popular we would have more than one tour guide on hand.”

The Players 2009 season includes a glimpse into the life of Ann Landers in The Lady with All the Answers, now playing through July 5; a musical-comedy double feature A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine (July 8 – July 26); Mark Twain’s newly discovered comedy Is He Dead? (July 29 – Aug. 16); the classic thriller Wait Until Dark (Aug. 19 – Sept. 6); and the comedic adventure Around the World in 80 Days (Sept. 9 – Oct. 18).

To purchase tickets, or to reserve a spot on the backstage tour, call 920.868.3287.