In The Wings: “The Sinister Vines of Dr. Thorn (Summer Show)”

(Farce) The Sinister Vines of Dr. Thorn is a hilariously chilling horror/comedy pastiche of 1950s B-movies. Something is stalking the halls of Thorn Mansion… and it’s hungry. To survive the night, divorced scientists Rex Ambrose and Petunia Pratt will need to put their animosity aside to unravel the mystery of Dr. Thorn’s sinister vines… without killing each other first.

The Sinister Vines of Dr. Thorn runs August 12th through the 20th, 2022.

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In The Wings: “Rumors”

(Farce) At a large, tastefully-appointed Sneden’s Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room, and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken, and wife, Chris, must get “the story” straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and mis-communications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.

Rumors runs June 3rd through the 18th, 2022.

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In The Wings: No Exit

(Drama) No Exit is a dark drama that deals with what happens after death. Sarte’s famous existentialist play follows three people to a room in hell, where their torture is revealed to be each other’s company. Three damned souls, Cradeau, Inez, and Estelle, are brought to a simple waiting room to await their punishment. While they expected some sort of torture chamber to punish them in the afterlife, they instead begin to realize where the true torment really lies. Their constant arguing finally has Cradeau state the famous line: “Hell is other people”.

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In The Wings: Suite Surrender

(Farce) It’s 1942, and two of Hollywood’s biggest divas have descended upon the luxurious Palm Beach Royale Hotel—assistants, luggage, and legendary feud with one another in tow. Everything seems to be in order for their wartime performance… that is, until they are assigned to the same suite. Mistaken identities, overblown egos, and double entendres, round out this hilarious riot of a love note to the classic farces of the 30s and 40s.

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In The Wings: The Outsider

The Outsider, the political farce from 2019 Helpmann Award nominee Paul Slade Smith, follows Ned Newley, who doesn’t even want to be Governor. He’s terrified of public speaking; his poll numbers are impressively bad. To his ever-supportive Chief of Staff, Ned seems destined to fail. ​But political consultant Arthur Vance sees things differently: Ned might be the worst candidate to ever run for office.

Unless the public is looking for… the worst candidate to ever run for office.

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In The Wings: The School for Lies

Adapted from Le Misanthrope by Molière. It’s 1666 and the brightest, wittiest salon in Paris is that of Celimene, a beautiful young widow so known for her satiric tongue she’s being sued for it. Surrounded by shallow suitors, whom she lives off of without surrendering to, Celimene has managed to evade love since her beloved husband died—until today, when Frank appears.

THE FIRST TWO WEEKENDS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO RECOMMENDATIONS FROM STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

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In The Wings: Time Stands Still

Stands Still focuses on Sarah and James, a photojournalist and a foreign correspondent trying to find happiness in a world that seems to have gone crazy. Theirs is a partnership based on telling the toughest stories, and together, making a difference. But when their own story takes a sudden turn, the adventurous couple confronts the prospect of a more conventional life.

Show dates are January 10-26, 2020.

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In The Wings: Done to Death

In Done to Death, a clever comedy from Fred Carmichael, once-famous mystery writers involve the audience as they apply their individual methods to solving various murders. They include a couple who write sophisticated murders, a young author of the James Bond school, a retired writer of the hard-hitting method, and an aging queen of the logical murder.

Show dates are October 4-19, 2019.

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In The Wings: Sex, Lies & Fish (Summer Show)

Announcing the Village Players of Hatboro’s Summer Show of 2019: Sex, Lies, & Fish by Steven J. Niles and directed by James Kirkwood.

Sex, Lies, and Fish is a fast and funny slapstick farce. After the death of his father in a tragic fish-mongering accident, Lewis Paglinini has become sole owner of the lucrative Friendly Fisherman’s Fish Filet Factory.

LIMITED RUN! The show dates for this off-season summer show are August 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, and 10.

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In The Wings: Biloxi Blues

The story begins with 18-year-old Eugene Morris Jerome from Brooklyn, who is drafted into the United States Army during World War II and is sent to Biloxi, Mississippi for basic training. There he meets a diverse assortment of soldiers, including the gentle and intelligent Arnold Epstein, who is the play’s central figure. The piece portrays Epstein’s struggle for power with middle-aged, hard-drinking platoon leader Sergeant Merwin J. Toomey. In a memorable scene, Epstein manages to force Toomey to perform two hundred push-ups in front of the platoon.

Show dates are June 7-22, 2019.

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