When a handful of locals joined together in 1966 to provide entertainment for themselves and the young community of Elanora we don’t imagine they considered the long-term outcome. In the following years hundreds of members have performed on stage, worked in the many technical and backstage areas and quite a few have directed. They have learned new skills, developed and shared them, many going on to professional work, and many spending a small part of their life with us. Some of us have been around for quite a while and hopefully will be here for many years to come.
We assure you Elanora Players are following all government guidelines. We are no different from any other theatre company: COVID has restricted our current ability to put on performances. Fortunately our group of enthusiastic thespians are working towards a goal of a 2021 production. We will keep you updated.
It is the summer of 1953, and the hilarious Moon Over Buffalo centres around fading broadway stars George and Charlotte Hay, who are performing Private Lives and Cyrano de Bergerac in repertory within their run-down touring company in Buffalo, New York. Disaster is imminent, on-stage harmony is compromised, relationships on the brink all caused by George’s dalliance with a young ingenue.
The Elanora Players have been a second home to me. They have taught me how to build sets, attach lighting brackets, work with folks of all backgrounds, and given me a home away from home. They have entertained me, encouraged me and accepted me, foibles and all. The way they treat their patrons, actors and volunteers continues to make me smile. The Players are not just a hobby, they are an outlet, an escape.
I have been with EP for 25 years. It gives me something to do with my Tuesday and Thursday nights. When one retires they find a gap suddenly appears. I have a purpose with EP. I can go up to the Playhouse and work with enthusiastic, talented people who share my hobbies and interests. It’s great here.
The people I have met through EP, from my first play Sacred Flame, and beyond, are great because everyone chips in a little bit and they add up to a big bit. The best play I have seen is Boeing Boeing and that had a very diverse and dynamic cast.
In my 16 years at EP I have directed intimate plays like The Jumper and ensemble farcical plays like Old Actors Never Die, They Simply Lose the Plot. I have formed a great working relationship with many of our actors. This is why EP is such a great place to work. They give you the chance to develop new skills and hone your old ones. I cannot recommend joining us more.
SInce my debut in the EP production of Corporate Vibes, by David Williamson, I have fallen in love with the community spirit. We put something out of nothing by coming together. At first it’s pure chaos but in the end so many people come and see the shows. That’s the reward. That’s what I get out of it.
Elanora Players are looking for directors for programmes in 2020 and beyond.
A $500 honorarium will be paid to all directors who produce and direct a successful, full-length production.
If you think you have what it takes, please Contact Us and fill out the email fields provided. We would love to hear from you!