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AUDITIONS for Animal Farm, directed by Eric Fraisher Hayes.  NON-AEA ONLY.  Stipend.  Mon Sept 18, 7-9 pm and Tues Sept 19, 7-9 pm.  1 minute monologue and cold read from script.  Dress to move comfortably; Director looking for actors who can make strong physical choices.  Call Back: Tues Sept 26, 7 pm.  Rehearsals begin Nov 27 and generally are held Sun through Thurs 6-10 pm.  Performances: Fri-Sun, Feb 2-18, 2018.
To schedule an appointment, send head shot and resume, with your audition date and time of choice, to  We will do our best to accommodate your first choice.  Contact Kimberly by email with any questions.

The Playboy Of The Western World "offers good reason to visit Eugene O'Neill Fest."  It's "a pleasingly solid and well paced production." 


Sam Hurwitt, The Mercury News, Sept. 7, 2017

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Role Players Ensemble presents 

The Playboy of the Western World

By John Millington Synge
Directed by Edward Nattenberg

September 8, 9 and 15 at 8 PM
September 10, 16 and 17 at 2 PM
Danville Village Theatre, 233 Front Street.




 This RPE production is part of the 18th Eugene O’Neill Festival.  For more information on all Festival events, visit

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 Presented in association with the Town of Danville









Find your Inner Irish this Fall!


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The Eugene O'Neill Festival honors the grand tradition of Irish Storytelling with two great plays that capture the spirit of Ireland. Role Players Ensemble will be presenting the most Irish of Irish plays, John Millington Synge's The Playboy of the Western World at the Village Theatre; while the Eugene O'Neill Foundation, Tao House will be hosting O'Neill's tribute to the resilience of the Irish spirit, A Touch of the Poet. Join us for a month of passionate and poetic productions.


Telling Tales

A Celebration of Irish Storytelling

The Playboy of the Western World

A Touch of the Poet

September 1-30

Tickets on sale now!

For tickets and information about all Festival events, go to 

For more details about the Eugene O'Neill Foundation, Tao House and the 18th Annual Festival, go to


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Recent Reviews for Laughing Stock


 “If you need a good laugh (and who doesn’t at tax time!), then Role Players Ensemble’s “Laughing Stock” will fit the bill. . . . Charles Morey’s comedy had me doubled over with laughter as the story of a funky summer stock company trying to survive in a New England barn unfolds. While the plot is simple - perform three shows in repertory and try to break even - the crazy characters make this show a gem.”  Curtain Calls by Sally Hogarty, East Bay Times, April 19, 2017


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 “The production really shines in occasional moments of absolute chaos, such as a catastrophically glitch-ridden performance of “Dracula,” with Rob Evans’ sound design, Christian V. Mejia’s lighting and costumer Lisa Danz’s props all going riotously awry. . . . Ultimately it’s a sentimental ode to the temporary family that forms around a show, bound together by all the havoc, heartbreak and giddy triumph they experience together.”  Sam Hurwitt, East Bay Times, April 21, 2017


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