Highlands Cashiers Players Dinner Theater

Lauretta Payne

The Highlands Cashiers Players will present their winter dinner theater, “Middletown USA” by Don Clancy at the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation in Highlands, at 6:00 P.M. March 2 through 4 and March 9 through 11.

Clancy is an Obie-award winner for Best Off-Broadway Play and his works have been produced to worldwide acclaim.  “Middletown USA” had its local premiere last fall when it was performed at the Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library. The response was so enthusiastic HCP felt it would be ideal for their winter dinner theater.

“Middletown USA” had its first sold-out professional production in December and was just nominated for Best New Play by the Carbonell Awards, the South Florida equivalent of the Tony Awards.  It’s also in negotiations with a major Broadway producer to be produced around the country.  

It’s indeed a coup for the Highlands Cashiers Players to receive the rights to present it to their audience here on the Plateau.

This is the story of two very different couples who form what might seem to be an unlikely friendship.  Yet over the course of 33 years, you’ll see them share each other’s joys and sorrows in a beautifully told story.  Everyone will see something of themselves in the characters portrayed by Michael Lanzilotta, Lauretta Payne, Adair Simon, and Ralph Stevens.  Middletown USA is directed by Ellen Greenwald.  

Seating is limited and the ticket price for non-season ticket holders is $32.  “Middletown USA”  will be presented at the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation where you will enjoy not only an exciting new play, but a four-course meal as well.  For more information on how you can attend this winter dinner theater, contact HCP  at HighlandsCashiersPlayers.org or call  (828) 526-8084.