Our goal is to entertain and learn, and to have fun while doing
it. Membership is open to anyone interested in working on a show
- both on and off stage - but neither actors nor crew need to be
members to participate. The production staffs are made up of
energetic volunteers, and we are willing to train anyone
interested in a position on the crew. The Players take special
pride in the many young people who have learned and grown with us
and then gone on to professional careers in the theater.
The Pennington Players have a strong commitment to their community, offering their services during the annual "Pennington Day" as the group that mans the Information Booth and handles tee shirt sales for the Pennington Day organizers. They also participate in the annual Memorial Day Parade. Additionally, for the past 15 years the Pennington Players has been awarding a scholarship to a graduating senior at Hopewell Valley High School who has participated in theater activities while in high school.
The Pennington Players have been entertaining local
audiences since 1951. In 1964, we became the first group ever to
perform at the Washington Crossing State Park Open Air Theatre
with our production of George Bernard Shaw's The
Devil's Disciple. The following year, we performed our
first musical, Plain and Fancy, which was also the first musical
to appear at the OAT.
Over the years the Pennington Players have performed and worked in numerous venues, including the old Players Barn (an old school house in Hopewell Township); various churches; the Open Air Theatre at Washington Crossing State Park and Kelsey Theatre, on the campus of Mercer County Community College. No matter where performances were held, the Pennington Players have always strived to produce high quality productions. The Pennington Players are also committed to various genres having produced musical, dramas, comedies and children's theater. Over the years, we have also produced several New Jersey premieres.
The Players hold monthly Board meetings, typically on the second
Tuesday of each month (although this may vary from time to time,
depending upon show and rehearsal schedules). Every second month,
the Board meeting is combined with a General meeting for all
members of the Pennington Players; Board meetings are also open
to general members or those interested in becoming members.
The Pennington Players are currently in search of a permanent location at which to hold their monthly meetings. Announcement of the meeting location will be included in our monthly newsletter emailed at the beginning of each month.
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PRESIDENT: Frank Ferrara
VICE PRESIDENT, ADMINISTRATION: Jenn Gregg
VICE PRESIDENT, PRODUCTION: Alan Naidoff
TREASURER: Wayne Irons
RECORDING SECRETARY: Vianna Fagel
CORRESPONDING SECRETARY: Sally Page Sohor
MEMBERS AT LARGE:
Mimi Fortune, Jennifer Winn, Roman Sohor
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING: Kyrus Keenan Westcott
The Board of the Pennington Players is elected every year in November. Any paid member may run for office. And only paid members may vote. A nominating committee is usually appointed in September of every year. If you are ever interested in serving on the Board of the Pennington Players, just send an email to us at PENNINGTON PLAYERS and make sure you are fully paid member! For info on membership dues go to SUPPORT THE PLAYERS .