Our 2016 Season: Wearing Many Hats!
WFCP is back on the air!
WFCP Home Time Radio Hour
December 2-4 @ FPAC
F/Sa 7:30pm, Su 2pm
Join "WFCP" in the "studio" with an all-new collection of songs and original sketches. Comedy, melodrama, catchy tunes, this show has it all. this year's show is set in the 1960s. It's a blast from the past and fun for the whole family!
Earlier this season...
Annual Meeting & Potluck Supper
Wednesday, January 20, 6:30pm
Freeport Community Library, Library Drive, Freeport
Join us as we enjoy a potluck supper followed by a quick "business" meeting to review the successes and challenges of 2015 and look forward to 2016. Volunteers, friends, supporters and curious onlookers are all welcome. Wear a fun hat and you could win a prize! Bring a little dish to share; we'll supply dessert.
Funny For FebFest
Thursday, February 11, 7:30pm
Mediterranean Grill, 10 School St
Portland-area comics Karen Morgan and Zac Stearn headline an evening that promises to be side-splittingly funny. Also scheduled to appear: Stephanie Doyle, Mike Levinsky, Kevin Neales and Kate Ghiloni. (Please leave the kids at home...this one's for adults only.)
Note: Mediterranean Grill will be opening the bar only for this special event -- no food service. But there are several terrific restaurants within easy walking distane of the venue for you to enjoy a meal before the show.
ADMISSION: $15, seating is limited
Freeport FebFest of Arts & Culture
February @ various venues
Theater, music, poetry, food, history, fine art...there will be something for everyone in this month-long celebration of Freeport arts and culture presented by Freeport Players, Greater Freeport Community Chorus, FreeportUSA, MASISTA, Freeport Library and many more at venues around town. Details to be announced as they become available!
Click here for more about the festival, including an uptodate calendar of events!
Getting Comfortable - On Stage and Off
Wednesday, February 3, 6:30-8:30pm
Thursday, February 25, 6:30-8:30pm
Freeport High School Room 103, Holbrook St
New and experienced actors: join us for this fun theater workshop! Learn techniques for looking, sounding and being confident and natural as you get into character or prepare a workshop presentation of your own. Learn about and practice voice projection and articulation, movement and what to do with your hands, and how to take and hold audience focus. Let's help you get comfortable as an actor or presenter!
For adults and older teens. Offered through RSU5 Recreation and Community Education.
$15/$20 non-RSU5 (per session). Register at www.rsu5-rce.org
The Odd Couple (Female Version), by Neil Simon
April 26 & 27, 6:30-8:30pm
Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St
Roles for 6 women & 2 men, ages 30s-60s (more or less). Directed by Keith Anctil.
The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (Abridged), by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, Jes Winfield
June 27 & 28, 6:30-8:30pm
Freeport High School music room (in FPAC wing), 30 Holbrook St
Roles for 3 adults ready to throw themselves into energetic, physical comedy with a touch of improv. Both men and women will be considered for roles. Directed by Elizabeth Guffey.
a comedy favorite
The Odd Couple (Female Version)
July 15-31 @ FPAC
F/Sa 7:30pm, Su 2pm
preview Th 7/14 7:30pm
by Neil Simon
directed by Keith Anctil
"Unger and Madison are at it again! Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is, in Neil Simon's reworking of his hilarious contemporary comic classic."
3rd Annual Potluck Company Picnic at Winslow Park
Saturday, August 20, noon-3pm
Winslow Park, South Freeport (Eagle's Nest - small pavilion)
Join us for our 3rd Annual Summer Potluck Picnic! Volunteers, supporters, friends and curious bystanders are all welcome at this informal gathering. Bring a little side dish to share and a main course for yourself. We'll fire up the grill for ya'.
Admission: Park fee is $3/ea for non-residents, $2 for Freeport residents, free admission for children under 6 and adults 62 and older.
All 37 plays in 97 minutes!
The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
September 16 - October 2 @ FPAC
F/Sa 7:30pm, Su 2pm
preview 9/15 7:30pm
by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield
directed by Elizabeth Guffey
starring Keith Anctil, Christopher Hoffmann and Julia Langham
"Three madcap actors weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare's comedies, histories, and tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter." From well known comedies and tragedies to the more obscure "problem plays" and even the sonnets -- this is a great introduction for those new to the Bard and a fun review for those familiar with the canon.
May not be suitable for children and very serious adults.
Join the cast for a Q&A after the Friday 9/23 performance.
High School Students: see the show for just $5 - tickets at the door only.
Trailer: The Bard Speaks
Trailer: The Cast Speaks
Trailer: Puffy Shirts
WFCP HomeTime Radio Hour
September 19 & 20, 6:30-8:30pm
Freeport High School music room, 30 Holbrook Street (use last set of doors on Holbrook Street at back of FPAC wing)
Roles for all ages and skill levels. Singers and actors welcome.
Organizational meeting for Freeport Players improv troupe!
September 27, 7-8pm
Freeport High School, 30 Holbrook Street (look for signs on FPAC lobby doors directing you to the meeting location)
Anyone interested in joining or learning more about the Players' new improv troupe are invited to attend this organizational meeting. No experience necessary, this group will be tailored to the needs and interests of novices, seasoned veterans and everyone in between. Led by Keith Anctil, whose credits include membership in the Improvised Puppet Project and directing the Players' production of The Odd Couple (Female Version) and who is performing in The Complete Works of Wm Shakespeare (Abridged) at FPAC through October 2. The improv troupe will meet frequently to build skills and gel as an ensemble. They will perform at least once a year.
Saturday, October 15, 7:30-10:30pm
Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St
A dance and costume PARTY to benefit Freeport Players! Dance to the Delta Knights - classic rock, R&B, blues, swing. Complimentary snacks and desserts. BYOB. Costumes encouraged but not required.
This is an adults-only event (21+).
Freeport's history comes alive
Ghosts Of Freeport's Past
October 27, 28 & 29
Old Parish Burying Ground, Meetinghouse Rd
Tours leave the gate at 6:30 & 7:15pm, with an additional 8pm tour on Saturday, Cotober 29.
Freeport Historical Society and Freeport Players join forces to hear Freeport's history from the people who lived it. This year we are moving to the Old Parish Burying Ground, which served the original First Parish Church and contains some of the oldest grave stones in Freeport. Among those buried here are sea captains, veterans of the French and Indian War and several prominent citizens from Freeport's early years.
Old Paris Burying Ground is located on Meetinghouse Rd, across from Wilbur's Chocolate Factory.
Tours will be limited to about a dozen participants each, so reservations are recommended.
For more information and to make reservations visit Freeport Historical Society.