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Burlington Players Season Selection Marathon
Sunday, March 21st, 12:00 noon-3:30PM, on Zoom!
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Every year the Burlington Players membership gathers to select our season in this unique, membership driven process. We will be meeting by Zoom to present scenes from nine shows all in one afternoon. Then the voting membership decides the 
2021 - 2022 Burlington Players season!

VOTING  Are you eligible to vote? This year ALL members in good standing can vote! If you've paid your dues, we welcome you to vote. There is no participation requirement this year. 
You can pay your dues online here:   BP Membership Renew or Sign Up . If you have questions about your Membership, please email them to  treasurer@burlingtonplayers.com .

SHOWS  Below are the nine shows you will see selections from at the Marathon. Three of these will join  The Bridges of Madison County   to complete the season choices.

Thank you! We hope to see you there! 
Burlington Players Cut to 9 Show Detail
Comedies (5)
Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley
by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon
3m, 5w
A sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice set two years after the novel ends, MISS BENNET continues the story, only this time with bookish middle-sister Mary as its unlikely heroine. Mary is growing tired of her role as dutiful middle sister in the face of her siblings’ romantic escapades. When the family gathers for Christmas at Pemberley, an unexpected guest sparks Mary’s hopes for independence, an intellectual match, and possibly even love.
 
Love/Sick
by John Cariani
2-9 m/w
A darker cousin to Almost, Maine, John Cariani’s LOVE/SICK is a collection of nine slightly twisted and completely hilarious short plays. Set on a Friday night in an alternate suburban reality, this 80-minute romp explores the pain and the joy that comes with being in love. Full of imperfect lovers and dreamers, LOVE/SICK is an unromantic comedy for the romantic in everyone. 
 
Bump
by Chiara Atik
2m, 10w
A car mechanic on the verge of becoming a grandfather, a community of expectant mothers on a pregnancy message board, and a pregnant woman in colonial New England each question the mechanics of childbirth. Based in part on the true story of Jorge Odón and the birthing device he invented in his garage, BUMP spans time and space in an effort to grapple with the mystery and the miracle of maternity.
    

 
Round and Round the Garden
by Alan Ayckbourn
3m, 3w
Annie's brother-in-law Norman has persuaded Annie to go away with him secretly for a weekend. Their plans are ruined by the arrival of Annie's brother, Reg, and his wife, Sarah who, when she finds out about the "dirty week-end," calls Norman's wife, Ruth, to come and put a stop to her husband's philandering. The situation is made more complicated and hilarious by the presence of Annie's (not terribly perceptive) friend Tom. Norman finds himself spurned by all three women and is left protesting with injured, immature innocence that he only meant to make everyone happy. ROUND AND ROUND THE GARDEN is part of The Norman Conquests trilogy.
 
Paint Night
by Carey Crim
0m, 6w
Six women get together for a much needed girls’ night out. The plan is to eat, drink and create works of art at a local Paint and Sip night. But as the alcohol flows (and truths and insecurities are revealed) six carefully curated lives begin to show their cracks. PAINT NIGHT is about what happens when we let shed our Instagram #blessed lives and get hilariously and heartbreakingly real.
 
  Dramas (3)

 
This Random World
by Steven Dietz
2m, 5w
We may want to believe that serendipity brings us together, but is that just a myth? Mining the comedy of missed connections, THIS RANDOM WORLD asks the serious question of how often we travel parallel paths through the world without noticing. From an ailing woman who plans one final trip, to her daughter planning one great escape and her son falling prey to a prank gone wrong, this funny, intimate, and heartbreaking play explores the lives that may be happening just out of reach of our own.
  
Boy
by Ann Ziegler
3m, 2w
Inspired by a true story, Anna Ziegler’s BOY explores the tricky terrain of finding love amidst the confusion of sexual identity, and the inextricable bond between a doctor and patient. In the 1960s, a well-intentioned doctor convinces the parents of a male infant to raise their son as a girl after a terrible accident. Two decades later, the repercussions of that choice continue to unfold.
 
The Copper Children
by Karen Zacharias
4+m, 5+w
THE COPPER CHILDREN tells the story of possibly one of the largest single kidnapping cases in U.S. history; in which Irish immigrant children were removed from New York City and transported via orphan trains to Arizona to be adopted by Mexican American mining families who had suffered infertility and stillbirths as a result of air and water pollution from copper mining. While the Mexican American families were initially selected because they were Catholic, they were deemed unsuitable and the Irish children were instead placed with white, Protestant families. THE COPPER CHILDREN takes a sharp look at the collision of good intentions and bad behavior, blending humor, tragedy, joy and unsentimental social commentary.
 
 
Dramedies (1)
 
Cry It Out
by Molly Smith Metzler
1m, 3w
Jessie is a corporate lawyer in a Manhattan firm. Lina is a community-college dropout and born-and-bred Long Islander. They don’t seem to have much in common, but marooned at home with infants, they strike up a fast friendship. In the yard between their houses—as far as their baby monitors will reach—they bond over sleep deprivation, unreliable childcare, and “having it all.” CRY IT OUT is a candid comedy with dark edges about the absurdities of being home with a baby, the power of female friendship, the dilemma of going back to work, and who gets to make which hard choices in the tinderbox of parenthood and class in the United States. 
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Thanks to the Play Reading Committee: Katie Gluck, Lali Haines, Kristin Hughes, Jon Nuquist, Alicia O'Dwyer, and Phyllis Uloth .

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Congratulations to the Burlington Players Recognized with EMACT DASH Awards

2019 - 2020 DASH OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT

Due to the pandemic-shortened season this year, EMACT suspended our usual nomination process and Gala, and instead on August 22 honored the top 3-6 highest scoring performers and designers with Outstanding Achievement Awards

SUPPORTING ACTRESS (PLAY)

Danielle Wehner, The Hollow The Burlington Players

SET DRESSING (PLAY)

Alex Rohall, Kristin Hughes, Hugh Thompson, Allison Walters-Short, The Hollow Burlington Players

SOUND DESIGN (PLAY)

Nicole Sparks, The Hollow The Burlington Players

Michael Shannon, 20th Century Blues The Burlington Players

LIGHTING DESIGN (PLAY)

Hugh Thompson, The Hollow The Burlington Players

Hugh Thompson, 20th Century Blues The Burlington Players

MAKE-UP & HAIR DESIGN (PLAY)

Jeanne Callinan, The Hollow The Burlington Players

COSTUME DESIGN (PLAY)

Tracy Sullivan & Maddie Sparks, The Hollow The Burlington Players

PROP COORDINATION (PLAY)

Alex Rohall, The Hollow The Burlington Players

STAGE MANAGEMENT (PLAY)

David Dooks, 20th Century Blues - The Burlington Players

Alison Walters-Short, The Hollow - The Burlington Players

ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE (PLAY)

Cast of The Hollow - The Burlington Players

PRODUCTION (PLAY)

The Hollow - The Burlington Players

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A Note to Our Community

The Burlington Players stand by the black and brown communities in Massachusetts, throughout the country, and around the world. As artists, we have a platform and a voice that can speak out against injustice. As an arts organization, we as a board are meeting (virtually) to discuss what we can do as an organization and changes we need to make to our structure as a community theater. We pledge to learn, listen, and take actions that are within our means and will share that with our community in the coming weeks. We pledge to do our part and acknowledge our responsibility within the arts and in our hearts. Black Lives Matter. Our organization will not be silent to injustices.

The Burlington Players Board of Directors

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COVID-19 Announcement

 After reviewing the current information about the COVID-19 global pandemic, CDC, state, and local guidance about safety precautions, and credible predictions of a resurgence, the Board of Directors of the Burlington Players have decided to cancel our 2020-21 season.  We would love nothing better than to be back rehearsing and performing for the community that has been so loyal and supportive, but we just can’t guarantee the health and safety of the audience, cast, and crew; and that is the bottom line.  We have seen other community theaters in our area make similar heart-breaking decisions and we continue monitoring conditions together to determine when we can reopen, with new protocols in place to protect health and safety. We are also trying to look at this downtime as an opportunity to make improvements to the theater that will benefit everyone.

Thank you and we look forward to the day when we see you at the Park Playhouse.

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The Burlington Players
P.O. Box 433
Burlington  MA 01803

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Performance Space

The Park Playhouse
One Edgemere Avenue
Burlington MA 01803
781-229-2649