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Next Auditions: Rent, September 15-17, 2014 at the theater.


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The Philadelphia Story

A Comedy by Philip Barry

Preview: September 4, 2014
Performances: September 5-7 & 11-14, 2014

Philip Barry's romantic comedy The Philadelphia Story opened on Broadway at the Shubert Theatre in March 1939 and ran an entire year for 417 performances. Katharine Hepburn played the lead Tracy Lord and It was one of Barry's biggest successes. It tells the story of Philadelphia heiress and socialite Tracy Lord. After getting a divorce from C. K. Dexter Haven, she prepares to marry again. However, in the days before her wedding, Haven and a reporter, posing as her brother's friend, show up at her doorstep. From there, Tracy is forced to choose among her past love, her present love, and her new love.

2014-2015 season tickets are now available!

Community Players is pleased to announce that season tickets for our 2014-2015 season are now avalable. Click on the download button to download the season ticket order form. For more information, visit our season tickets page.

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Read more about the shows in our 2014-2015 season.

The Summer Arts Sampler is Here!

One pass to get you into the six hottest shows in town.

Sponsored by the AART, the Summer Arts Sampler gives you admission to six different events throughout the summer. A $250 retail value, this "Passport" gives you the chance to see them all at a great price of only $60.

Participating groups are Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, Heartland Theatre Company, Community Players Theatre and Prairie Fire Theatre. Admission to events is limited to specified dates and performances.

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This is a limited offer. Only 250 passports will be sold.

Hearing Assistance System

Patron Hearing Assistance

Community Players offers a Hearing-Assistance System so that hard-of-hearing patrons can better hear and understand the dialogue and music of our productions.

Using the Hearing-Assistance System, hard-of-hearing patrons better hear and understand the dialogue and music of our productions. Patrons are loaned a small receiver, about the size of a transistor radio or a mic pack, and an earpiece. A transmitter works through the theater’s sound board to deliver the actors’ voices to the patron’s ear, bypassing background noises and other interference.

If you wish to use the system, please see the House Manager before the performance.

The Hearing-Assistance System was purchased by means of a generous grant from the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation to whom we are most grateful.


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