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Up Next at Crystal Community Theatre

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George Washington Slept Here

April 18th at 8pm

April 19th at 8pm
April 20th at 8pm

April 21st at 3pm

April 25th at 8pm

April 26th at 8pm

April 27th at 8pm

April 28th at 3pm


Director: Rich Mancini

Producer: Laszlo Balazs

Stage Manager: Samantha Frattallone


Chaos and hilarity ensue in George Kaufman and Moss Hart's award-winning play, “George Washington Slept Here”, later adapted into the popular Jack Benny film and the hit sitcom “Green Acres”. The story chronicles the trials and tribulations of Newton Fuller who craves—and gets—"a little place in the country to call his own." Newton and his wife, Annabelle, and their daughter, Madge, are hypnotized into taking over one of those windowless, waterless, almost roofless houses that dot the countryside. The ensuing troubles may be summed up by a search for water, a quarrel with a neighbor who owns not only the brook but the very road that leads from the highway to the house, the attempted elopement of the daughter with a summer-theatre actor, and the usual invasion of the weekend guests, including a prodigal uncle who is assumed to be rich. 

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Ellis Island

June 28th at 7pm

June 29th at 7pm

June 30th at 3pm


Director: Laszlo Balazs

Musical Director: Cheryl Kemeny

Choreographer: Char Fromentin


Winner of the prestigious Moss Hart Award at the New England Theatre Conference in 1996, Cheryl Kemeny’s “Ellis Island” is a perennial favorite at Crystal Theatre…recently expanded and revised to include mainly adults! The heart-rending & inspiring journey of immigrants from across the planet - Italy, Russia, Hungary, Ireland, Sweden, Germany, and the West Indies - are brought to life with a rousing & tuneful score. Once arrived in the “promised land”, the immigrants must run the gauntlet of immigration officers who determine their fitness for entry into the United States. Gender roles, immigration reform, and political asylum are poignantly explored as hope, hardship, and humanity unfold on the hallowed “Island of Hope”. Experience the joys and sorrows of our ancestors in this emotional saga (part one of a series - the third installment, “Whistleville”, was presented last August). Adults play the adults, kids play the kids, and families are encouraged! 

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