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I Hate Hamlet I Hate Hamlet
November 3-5, 10-12 2017
Andrew moves to New York to play the role of Hamlet, and finds himself living in an apartment of the deceased John Barrymore - who had played Hamlet several generations ago. The ghost of a wicked-scalliwag-of-a-drunk, Barrymore, teaches him how to play Hamlet. The show features a swashbuckling duel, hilarious characters, and witty exchanges!

Catch Me If You Can Catch Me If You Can
March 9-11, 16-18 2018
With nothing more than his boyish charm, a big imagination and millions of dollars in forged checks, Frank successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer - living the high life and winning the girl of his dreams. When Frank's lies catch the attention of FBI agent, Carl Hanratty, Carl pursues Frank across the country to make him pay for his crimes.

Crimes of the Heart Crimes of the Heart
May 11-13, 18-20
A brilliant, dark comedy about three sisters - Lenny, Meg and Babe - their priggish cousin Chick, and an awkward young lawyer who tries to keep Babe out of jail while helpless not to fall in love with her. In the end the play is the story of how its young characters escape the past to seize the future.

Curtains Curtains
July 12-15 2018
In this MCP Youth Production, Jessica Cranshaw is a triple threat; she can't sing, act or dance (or remember to say her lines). To the relief of everyone, she is murdered during her opening night curtain call. The entire company comes under suspicion, and Lt. Frank Cioffi of the Boston Police Dept. is called in to solve the homicide. Can Cioffi solve the case, save the show, and get the girl before the curtain rises with getting offed himself? This is a musical, after all!

Anything Goes Anything Goes
August 2-4 2018
The Junior Youth perform this Cole Porter Classic. Nightclub singer/evangelist Reno Sweeney is en route from New York to England on an ocean liner. Her pal Billy Crock has stowed away to be near his love, Hope Harcourt, but the problem is Hope is engaged to the wealthy Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Joining this love triangle on board the luxury liner are Public Enemy #13 Moonface Martin, and his sidekick-in-crime Erma. With the help of elaborate disguises, tap-dancing sailors, and good ol' blackmail, Reno and Martin join forces to help Billy in his quest to win Hope's heart.
About MCP

Our Mission
The Marshall Civic Players exist to provide enjoyable and gripping live theatre to the community though stage plays and musicals that excel in every aspect of theatrical production.
The Marshall Civic Players is a group of really odd people who enjoy entertaining others. Artisans hone their improvisational skills in stagecraft to construct the sets, costumes and soundscapes that are the hallmark of an MCP productions. But all of this does not happen on its own, as if by the laws of physics each dust particle coelesced with its neighbor to ultimately form a cohesive entity. No, the Marshall Civic Players are keenly guided by a working Board of Directors that is elected from the membership.

Board meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at the Franke Center. Please contact the president if you have an item you would like put on the agenda.

The usual cast of characters 2017 - 2018 Board of Directors
President Beth Smith
Vice President Patrick Lighthall
Treasurer Claudia Murch
Recording Secretary Chris Rupp
Corresponding Secretary Lisa Culp
Member Susan Driscoll
Member Joe Deppe
Member Christine Andrews
Member Tucker Hale


Committee Chairs
Finance Committee Dennis Gorsline (chair), Bob Veramay
Box Office Bob Veramay (chair), Ann Acker
Marketing Patrick Lighthall (chair), Dennis Gorsline, Alan Elliott, Bob Veramay
Membership Bob Veramay (chair)
Play Reading Kathleen Warriner (chair), Christine Whitesell, Christine Andrews, Tony Barroso, Rachel Wojcik
Royalties and Contracts Jane Reid (chair), Christine Gorsline, Dennis Gorsline
Historian Bob Veramay (chair)
Franke Center for the Arts Liaison to the MCP Board
House Management Susan Driscoll
Concessions Coordinator Ann Acker (chair)
Costume Shop Committee Robin Trumbull (chair)
Nominating Kathleen Warriner (chair), Jane Reid, Tom Whitesell, Dawn Elliott
Annual Dinner & Awards Brittany Lighthall (chair), Susan Driscoll, Claudia Murch
Living History Portrayal (chair)
MCCT Liaison Lisa Culp
Prop Room Committee Christine Gorsline (chair), Bob Veramay


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