Carmel Community Players’ New Season

ALL PERFORMANCES will be held at:
The Cat, Carmel Arts & Design District •  254 Veterans Way  •  Carmel, IN 46032.   Please note: Show titles, dates, times, and venues may change.
Check or call 317.815.9387.

The Failure to Zig Zag:  The Story of the USS Indianapolis

July 19 – 28, 2019

Performance Dates:  Fri-July 19th, Sat-July 20th, Sun-July 21st

Thurs- July 25th, Fri-July 26th, Sat-July 27th, Sun-July28th

Susan Rardin, Director  •  Producer, Jan Jamison

Performance Location: The CAT in Carmel

Neither the captain of the USS Indianapolis, McVay, nor his crew were told the cargo they had delivered in Tinian contained the essential components for the atomic bomb to be dropped in Hiroshima. Having completed its top-secret mission, the ship was sunk by a Japanese submarine. The crew languished in shark-infested waters while Naval authorities logged the ship safe in port. The navy’s coverup and attempt to make McVay a scapegoat lead to a national scandal.

Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner

October 18–27, 2019

Director: Jan Jamison  •  Comedy/Drama  •  By: Todd Kreidler

A progressive white couple’s proud liberal sensibilities are put to the test when their daughter brings her black fiance home to meet them in this fresh and relevant stage adaptation of the iconic film Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. Blindsided by their daughter’s whirlwind romance and fearful for her future, Matt and Christina Drayton quickly come to realize the difference between supporting a mixed-race couple in your newspaper and welcoming one into your family–especially in 1967. But they’re surprised to find they aren’t the only ones with concerns about the match.

The Very Merry XMas Carol Holiday Adventure Show

December 6–15, 2019

Director: Bobbi Van Howe  •  Holiday Comedy  •  By: Justin Jain, Dave Johnson, Brian McCann, Tim Sawicki, Bradley Wrenn

A narrator’s retelling of Christmas tales quickly unravels into an action-packed adventure when the Xmas, a malicious force of holiday ruination, sweeps in to destroy all things red and green. Classic holiday characters are the only hope to stop it: reluctant Ebenezer Scrooge, intrepid Frosty the Snowman, and timid Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer among them. This dream team embarks on a journey to restore the Spirit of Christmas.

Lend Me A Tenor

Feb 28–March 8, 2020

Director: Cheryl Fesmire  •  Comedy  •  By: Ken Ludwig

Winner of 3 Tony Awards and 4 Drama Desk Awards, Lend Me A Tenor is set in September 1934. Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is primed to welcome the greatest tenor of his generation, Il Stupendo, to appear for one night only as the star of the opera. Mistaken identities and a false diagnosis of death make for a great sensation on Broadway and in London’s West End, this madcap, screwball comedy is guaranteed to leave audiences teary-eyed with laughter.

The Last Five Years

April 24–May 10, 2020

Director: Bradley Lowe  •  By: Jason Robert Brown  •  Musical

This modern musical chronicles the five-year life of a marriage, from meeting to break-up and from break-up to meeting. An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers who fall in and out of love over the course of five years, the woman, Cathy, telling her story backwards while Jamie, the man, tells his story chronologically; the two characters only meet once, at their wedding in the middle of the show.


Shipwrecked!  An Entertainment

The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as Told by Himself)

July 17-26, 2020

Director:  Lori Raffel     Comedy     By:  Donald Marguiles

The adventurous Louis de Rougemont invites you to hear his amazing story of bravery, survivor, and celebrity that left nineteenth-century England spellbound.  Dare to be whisked away in a story of the high seas, populated by exotic islanders, flying wombats, giant sea turtles, and a monstrous man-eating octopus — all played by three actors.


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