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Davidson Community Players Comes Roaring Back With Three Summer Shows

by | May 20, 2021

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After more than a year of being virtually shut down due to the pandemic, Davidson Community Players is planning numerous shows over the next few weeks. Demand for live entertainment is high while interest in theatre in the Lake Norman region is strong. Over the next two months DCP will produce Della and Nora Ephron’s Love, Loss and What I Wore, the Tony Award-winning musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and the comedy The 39 Steps based on Alfred Hitchcock’s film of the same name.

Love, Loss and What I Wore  by Della and Nora Ephron – the screenwriter for When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, and others – features seven women sharing an intimate collection of stories using clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and often poignant stories about life. Directed by Sylvia Schnople, the production runs is offered one weekend only, June 10-13.

DCP’s production of the Tony Award-winning The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee was one week away from opening in March 2020 when the pandemic hit, yet most of the original cast has returned to stage it again. The show features great music and comedy as an eclectic group of six tweens vie to win the local spelling championship. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home life, they spell their way through a series of words, hoping to never hear the soul-crushing ding that signals a mistake. The musical runs June 24 –July 3.

The comedy thriller, The 39 Steps, is packed with nonstop laughs and over 150 eccentric characters (played by four actors) the play is about a man with an ordinary life who meets a woman with a strong accent who says she’s a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered and a nationwide manhunt begins. Stuart Jonap directs the show which runs July 15- 25.

“Last year was a tremendous challenge for DCP and all arts groups,” said DCP’s Executive Director Matt Merrell.  “We are fortunate to have the generous support of many theatre-lovers who enabled us to survive a year-long shutdown. We’re thrilled to be back producing live theatre.”

All performances are indoors at the Armour Street Theatre in Davidson. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and $15 for students. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling the box office at 704-892-7953.

Event dates are June 10- 13, June 24-July 3 and July 15- 25

Davidson Community Players is an award-winning, non-profit organization established in 1965 to produce theatre that entertains, enriches and encourages community participation in the dramatic arts. They have served the Lake Norman region for over fifty years with high quality and award winning entertainment. They are supported throughout the season by Arts and Science Council, The McIntosh Law Firm, Davidson Wealth Management, and Randy Marion Cadillac.

For more information, contact Matt Merrell, Executive Director, Davidson Community Players, 704-892-7953 Office, [email protected]

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