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State Street Players performing annual show this month

Today’s entertainment is faster and louder than ever before, and entertainment is often measured in bits and bytes instead of laughter and songs. The State Street Players are familiar with the digital competition they face from modern entertainment media.

For each of the past 39 years, more than 100 Doylestown-area residents have assembled to write, produce and perform their show, during their “annual assault on the performing arts.”

Cathy Wilson, producer of the 2017 show, notes the State Street Players’ annual shows are perfect for audiences who want to unplug their digital entertainment and spend an evening out enjoying live entertainment at a reasonable price. 

This year’s show, “3 Gallons of Crazy in a 2 Gallon Bucket,” will be held March 10th-11th, 17th-18th, and 24th-25th, in the Our Lady of Mount Carmel School Auditorium, 225 East Ashland Street, Doylestown.

Liz Wilson, director of the 2017 show, explained this down-home-country theme takes audience members on a frolicking romp through the rich history of TV, film, Broadway, and Americana. 

“The audience will recognize many country songs from the past through today, plus some classic TV and movie scenes they wouldn’t have expected,” she said, adding that song-and-dance routines are interspersed with comedy skits, heavy on physical and satirical humor. 

The group will spend a total of six months in production, from initial writing in October until the March show dates.

“We have attracted more members this year than in prior years. We believe that’s due to the artistic expression we can provide, and our joint interest in bringing our unique style of entertainment to Doylestown,” producer Wilson explained.

For information and reservations call 215-345-1176, e-mail SSPtix@gmail.com, or visit www.StateStreetPlayers.org.

PHOTO CAP: Members of the State Street Players rehearse a country line dancing number earlier this month, from left, Beth Crone, Toya McCullough , Mel Reshetar, Chris Hyland, Molly Bailey, Missy DeFlavees, Donna Evans, Jason VanHoof, and Bridget McCullough.