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The Midnight Players next production will be Nicholas Nickleby, based on the novel of the same name by the world famous English writer, Charles Dickens. He also wrote David Copperfield, Great Expectations, Oliver, A Christmas Carol, and many others. Prize-winning playwright, Tim Kelly, a lifelong Dickens buff, has created a superb dramatization of this entertaining classic.
The play will be presented Nov. 21 at 7:00 p.m., Nov. 22 at 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 23 at 2:00 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets for both adults and students are $7 for General Admission and $11 for seats in the Reserved Section. They may be purchased from the PHS website beginning Oct. 31 or in person at the school box office on school days beginning Nov. 12 from 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. and 2:15 – 2:45 p.m. Tickets will also be sold at the door beginning 45 minutes before each show.
In the past, patrons have been able to choose any seat they wanted in any part of the theatre. This year, specific seats may be chosen only in the Reserved Section which is the front half of the auditorium. Patrons holding General Admission tickets may choose any empty seat in the back half of the auditorium when they arrive for a show. We no longer have different prices for students and adults. Patrons sitting in the Reserved Section will pay $11; Patrons sitting in the General Admission Section will pay $7. This change is being made because the MCPS auditors will not accept our former way of selling tickets.
Questions or concerns may be emailed to the director, Gail Howard, Gail_H_Howard@mcpsmd.org.
The play follows trials and delights of a headstrong young man named Nicholas Nickleby. After the death of his father, he is forced to find a way to support himself, his mother and his sister. During his quest, he encounters a parade of colorful characters: wicked Aunt Cornelia Nickleby, stylish Madame Mantalini, “decayed” Arthur Gride, pitiable orphan Smike, the winsome Cheerables, lovely but poor Madeleine Gray, scheming Lady Hawk, and the Amazing Crummles seedy theatrical troupe. Standing above all the villains is the infamous Wackford Squeers who, with his horrible wife and daughter, runs his dreadful school for unwanted boys.
The cast of sixty actors and a large technical crew will take the audience to 1800’s England where Dickens, the master story teller, spins his tale with humor, pathos, and intrigue.
Click HERE to view the Cast List!
Gail Howard, Director
Phone - 301.972.7940
Cast List for all Performances!