Event Calendar

Come see us this season and look whose been here over the past seasons.

Dec
17
Sat
2022
The Shepherd’s Play
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm

The Poplar Ridge Players’ annual production of the Shepherds’ Play (our 44th year!) will be based in Aurora—at the Morgan Opera House– showtime is 7PM on Saturday, December 17. Admission is free.

The Shepherds’ Play is a Medieval play preserved by an isolated community living on an island in the Danube River and not transcribed until the late 19th Century. Parts were handed down through families—something like that has happened with our group, consisting of your friends and neighbors. Like the wonderful Middle English Second Shepherds’ Play, it blends slapstick with reverence.

The Poplar Ridge Players are grateful to the Morgan Opera House and Aurora Free Library for making the great space available.

For more information call/text Chris MacCormick at 607-351-6864

 

Sep
13
Wed
2023
Women of the Watch, Keepers of the Light
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm

Written and performed by Anna Marck and directed by D.B. Schroeder, “Women of the Watch, Keepers of the Light,” is an uplifting 45-minutes of music, laughter, and simple honest storytelling. Hosted by the Aurora Free Library

Sep
30
Sat
2023
POSTPONED! The Fairer Sex: The Life and Times and Plays of Mercy Otis Warren
Sep 30 @ 7:30 pm

POSTPONED~POSTPONED!

This event will be re-scheduled for a later date.

Meet a Founding Mother of the United States! The Morgan Opera House premiers a staged reading of “The Fairer Sex” written by Stephen Cedars. Saturday, September 30 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, October 1 at 2 pm. Mercy Otis Warren is renowned as one of the principal activists and writers in the years leading up to the American Revolution. This original play is set in the early 1800s, as a conversation among her, and John and Abagail Adams, with visits from their youthful selves popping up throughout. The play is likewise sprinkled with appearances by George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and sundry other characters, who provide all manner of commentary on what she did to further the revolutionary cause. Directed by Susan Forbes, a past Chair of the Wells College Theater Department, the play will be a staged reading featuring members of the community. The performances are free, but a $10 donation is suggested.

Open Cast Call is September 25th at 6:30pm. 2 rehearsals that week. Tech rehearsal Fri Sept 29.

As a tribute to his wife, Gloria, George Peter started the Gloria Ann Barnell Peter playwright competition which solicits original works by playwrights, selects the best scripts and then presents them to our audiences. The Peter family has generously continued this tradition. For more information, call 315-364-5347.

Oct
1
Sun
2023
POSTPONED! The Fairer Sex: The Life and Times and Plays of Mercy Otis Warren
Oct 1 @ 2:00 pm

POSTPONED~POSTPONED!

This event will be be re-scheduled for a later date.

Meet a Founding Mother of the United States! The Morgan Opera House premiers a staged reading of “The Fairer Sex” written by Stephen Cedars. Saturday, September 30 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, October 1 at 2 pm. Mercy Otis Warren is renowned as one of the principal activists and writers in the years leading up to the American Revolution. This original play is set in the early 1800s, as a conversation among her, and John and Abagail Adams, with visits from their youthful selves popping up throughout. The play is likewise sprinkled with appearances by George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and sundry other characters, who provide all manner of commentary on what she did to further the revolutionary cause. Directed by Susan Forbes, a past Chair of the Wells College Theater Department, the play will be a staged reading featuring members of the community. The performances are free, but a $10 donation is suggested.

Open Cast Call is September 25th at 6:30pm. 2 rehearsals that week. Tech rehearsal Fri Sept 29.

As a tribute to his wife, Gloria, George Peter started the Gloria Ann Barnell Peter playwright competition which solicits original works by playwrights, selects the best scripts and then presents them to our audiences. The Peter family has generously continued this tradition. For more information, call 315-364-5347.

Nov
5
Sun
2023
Book Discussion with Local Author Tom Wilber
Nov 5 @ 2:00 pm

 

This event originally scheduled for Sunday, October 8th, has now been re-scheduled for Sunday, November 5th.

Local author Tom Wilber will discuss his book, “Vanishing Point: The Search for a B-25 Bomber Crew Lost on the WWII Home Front”. Hosted by the Book Lover’s Ball committee.