A Devastating New Drama
May 26 – June 11
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30pm
*On Friday June 2nd, option for a VIP Admission for the Ring Spring Gala, but regular tickets also available.
General Admission: $27
Students / Seniors (65+): $24
Our neighbor "Puddle Dock" restaurant is offering a 10% discount on food and free parking to Players' Ring patrons! Visit their website to reserve, and present your ticket when you ask for your check.
WHAT OUR PATRONS SAY ABOUT IT...
"To say we LOVED The Stands is to put it mildly. We thoroughly enjoyed the acting, the presentation of a relevant topic, and the script. It was witty, poignant and funny. We haven't stopped talking about it, and will definitely tell everyone not to miss this great performance at the Ring!" – Debra Smith
"I had the pleasure of experiencing the catharsis that great theatre gives. Like an ancient Greek citizen, a dramatist in my community held a mirror up to something currently troubling us. It's a Major League script with Little League parents for characters. The actors give championship performances." – Andy Dolan
AND THE PROFESSIONAL REVIEW:
"Oh, yes; this one is going to getcha good, lead you down a windy path and then deliver the promised smackdown. Most patrons will find themselves uncomfortable somewhere along the line, and deeply affected, though not always by the same character as someone else. Stand is like that, divisive, like its characters." – Jeanne' McCartin
Gena – Trish Aponte
Prissy – Jocelyn Duford
Dale – Kate Gilbert
Tess – Tara Johns
Megan – Ashley Risteen
Frankie – David Sullivan
Director – Jack Neary
Sound, Set & Lighting Design – John Budzyna
Scenic Painter – Kirk Trach
Lighting Consultant – Finn Twitchell
Costume Design – Bonnie Lake
Stage Managers – Deirdre Budzyna & Teri Contino
Written and Directed by Jack Neary
Co-Produced with ACTING OUT PRODUCTIONS of Newburyport
Four moms, one grandmother and one dad huddle together in the chill of a New England Saturday morning as they wait for their kids to begin their first Little League practice of the year. As we get to know them, we’re surprised, entertained and sometimes even shocked by what they have to say. Underneath the delightful banter, however, is the measured revelation of a horrible, life-changing moment they all will share before the end of the play. From the author of the Players’ Ring’s recent hit, Moonglow, comes this stunning, suspenseful story about kids and parents and the shattering power of words.