Seeking Volunteers for “Seminar”

Friends of the Village Players,

We need volunteers for our second show of our 72nd season: Seminar!

Seminar is a Broadway play by Theresa Rebeck. It played on Broadway at the Golden Theater on November 20, 2011 and closed on May 6, 2012. Alan Rickman originated the lead character, Leonard. Jeff Goldblum replaced Alan Rickman as Leonard on April 1, 2012. The production was directed by Sam Gold was nominated as Best Play by the Outer Critics Circle and the Drama League.

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In Seminar, a provocative comedy from Pulitzer Prize nominee Theresa Rebeck, four aspiring young novelists sign up for private writing classes with Leonard, an international literary figure. Under his recklessly brilliant and unorthodox instruction, some thrive and others flounder, alliances are made and broken, sex is used as a weapon, and hearts are unmoored.

The wordplay is not the only thing that turns vicious as innocence collides with experience in this biting Broadway comedy.

Village Players of Hatboro continues its 72nd season with the funny and edgy Seminar, by Theresa Rebeck.  The show is directed by Ashley Lora-Lee (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, No Sex Please, We’re British!), assisted by Kevin Christian, and produced by Richard Lutz.

Show dates are January 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 & 26 at 8pm. There will also be Sunday matinees held on January 13 and 20 at 2pm.

Please email with which date/position you’d like.

How To Get Involved

We will need up to 5 people per show (2 for lobby/concessions, 1 for 50/50, and 2 for Box Office). No experience is necessary for most positions; we will let you know what you need to do if you volunteer. Please arrive one hour before showtime.

Here are the basic descriptions of your responsibilities should you wish to volunteer:


If you’ve never volunteered before, ask anyone backstage to point you towards the stage manager. They can get you started on your first duty of preparing the coffee. Otherwise, feel free to get started on your own. The coffee should be ready by 7:30/1:30 when doors open. You will be given programs to hand out to the audience as they enter the theater.


You should be in the lobby as doors open to the public. You should actively engage with our patrons and encourage them to purchase 50/50 tickets. They, of course, have a chance to win half the pot. The other half is always appreciated and goes to very good use in helping maintain our theater. During intermission, you will do the same in the lobby and then also walk around to all the seats for one last attempt before picking the winning ticket at the end of intermission.

Box Office

You will be responsible for receiving payment and handing out tickets.

Take a look at the volunteer spreadsheet. Click the link to see what dates/positions have been taken and which one(s) you want.

Please email with which date/position you’d like.

Thanks for all of your help!