Our Summer Productions!

Shaw’s Saint Joan


Friday, June 22, 6:00 pm

Saturday, June 23, 6:00 pm

Sunday, June 24, 1:00 pm

Thursday, June 28, 6:00pm

Friday, June 29, 6:00 pm

Saturday, June 30, 1:00 pm

Shaw’s Don Juan in Hell

Intro: May 16, 5–7 pm
Rehearsals: 9–12 Sat and Sun; 5–8 pm Wednesdays; May 23-late July
Dress Rehearsals: late July–early August
Performances: ending August 12

Richard II

Intro: May 26, 1–4 pm
Readings: June 2, 9:00 am
Rehearsals: Weekdays 9–12 and 1–4 from June 11-mid July
(two periods each day, provided enough participants)
Dress Rehearsals: mid July
Performances: ending July 29

The Winter’s Tale

Intro: June 9, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
Readings: June 16, 9:00 am
Rehearsals: Weekdays 9–12 and 1–4, June 25-mid August
(two periods each day, provided enough participants)
Dress Rehearsals: mid August
Performances: ending August 26
Important note about rehearsal schedules: Each actor in The Winter’s Tale and Richard II will be assigned to either the 9:00 am-12:00 pm period or the 1:00 pm-4 :00 pm period, and we are usually able to honor requests for one or the other. We make every attempt to have two rehearsal periods, but it is possible that we will have only one if enrollment is low.

The Young Shakespeare Players (YSP), a non-profit theater program founded in 1980 by Richard DiPrima, invites youth, ages 7-18, to perform full-length, original works of Shakespeare, G.B. Shaw, and Charles Dickens. There are no auditions or rejections. Any young person who registers will receive one or more substantial speaking roles. Designed to show participants, their families, and the community that these plays are delightful, accessible, and fun, YSP is the only year-round program of its kind. Actors learn to appreciate both the language and the drama in these great works as well as the technical aspects of acting and stagecraft. Special programs are also available for veteran actors, ages 14-26, and adult actors.

YSP fully incorporates each participant in every phase of production: rehearsing, directing, memorizing, providing technical support such as make-up and stage management. Performances are always admission-free, offering an affordable cultural and creative experience to participants and audience members.  YSP furthers the emotional development of young people and provides them a community in which service and volunteerism is essential to the organization’s viability. 

Please note: Dress rehearsal, performance times, and sometimes play choices can vary slightly based on enrollment. Please check back often or join our email list for up-to-date information.