The Pleasant Grove Players provide quality live theater to the residents of Pleasant Grove and the surrounding communities with the aim to foster community spirit and increase appreciation of the arts through participation in all aspects of theater.


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Upcoming Performance

 

 

Pleasant Grove Players will be holding auditions for their upcoming production of the comedy classic, "Arsenic and Old Lace", on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 19 and 20 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm in the Keith Christeson Theater on the first floor of the PG Library (30 E. Center). Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. No appointment is needed. Howard and Kathryn Little will be directing this production. 

“Arsenic” tells the story of two loveable old ladies, Abby and Martha Brewster, who are constantly serving their community with selfless acts of charity. Unfortunately, one of their charitable acts is putting lonely, elderly gentlemen out of their misery by serving them elderberry wine poisoned with arsenic. When their nephew, Mortimer, discovers their secret, he knows he must stop them, but his efforts are thwarted by the arrival of his evil brother, Jonathan, who has a dead body of his own to dispose of. Throw in another brother, who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt, and confusion and mayhem rule the day at the Brewster home. 

Needed are adult men and women of all ages. 

Performance Dates are Oct 17 – November 3 on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday evenings. There will also be a Saturday matinee on November 1. There will be no show on Halloween 

Please call Kathryn Little at 801-836-8104 for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

The PG Players will celebrate their 30th anniversary by bringing back their most popular show, Larry Shue's hilarious comedy "The Foreigner," from April 18 - May 12 on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday evenings at 7:30pm. There will also be a Saturday matinee at 3:00pm on May 10. “The Foreigner” will be presented in the Keith Christeson Theater on the first floor of the Pleasant Grove Library at 30 East Center Street. Howard and Kathryn Little are directing this production.

“The Foreigner” tells the story of Charlie, a pathologically shy and proper Englishman who has a fear of speaking to strangers. Charlie is brought by his friend, "Froggy," to a fishing lodge in rural Georgia, where Froggy tells everyone that Charlie is a foreigner who doesn't understand a word of English! Soon, everyone is fussing over and confiding in Charlie, including Betty, the kindly caretaker of this lodge; Catherine, a beautiful debutante engaged to be married; Ellard, her sweet but slow brother; and David, the minister to whom Catherine is betrothed. Charlie quickly discovers that all is not what it seems at the lodge and must somehow save the day - without revealing his cover!

The cast includes Marty Cooper as Froggy LeSueur and Jason Purdie as Charlie Baker. Donna Bingham plays the kindly Betty Meeks. David Henry is the Reverend David M. Lee and Kara Henry is his fiancé, Catherine Simms. Dennis Purdie plays Owen Musser and Kyle Vorkink plays Ellard Simms.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $9 for students and seniors ($1 less for the matinee.) Seating is reserved and tickets may be purchased online at pgplayers.com! The box office will be open for current and future sales on performance nights from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. There is a 2 for 1 ticket offer (promo code “TWOFER”) on the opening Friday, April 18, and Saturday, April 19, evening performances. Discounts may not be combined.

This production is supported by a grant from the Pleasant Grove Arts Commission.

Please no babes-in-arms or children under 5.

The Pleasant Grove Players was founded in 1984 by Keith Christeson. After retiring from Geneva Steel, Keith dedicated himself to the arts in Pleasant Grove both as a member of the city council and as the founder of the PG Players. With the demise of live theater at the Alhambra Theater on Main Street, Keith with encouragement from Mayor David Holdaway started the players to help fill the void. Early shows were performed at both the junior high and high school. After the library was built in 1988, the players found a home which has served them well for 25 years. The PG Players perform 2 shows per year in the library auditorium which is now called “The Keith Christeson Theater” in honor of their founder.

Thanks,

Wendy

 
 

 

 

 

 Past Performances

 

Pleasant Grove Players will be performing the charming, fun fantasy, “ Harvey ,” by Mary Chase from October 11 - 28 on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Mondayevenings at 7:30pm. There will also be a Saturday matinee on October 26 at 3:00pm. “ Harvey ” will be presented in the Keith Christeson Theater on the first floor of the Pleasant Grove Library at 30 East Center Street .

“ Harvey ” tells the story of Elwood P. Dowd (played by James Stewart in the movie version), a happy gentle philosopher who enjoys nothing more than sharing life’s small pleasures with others. He also happens to have an invisible friend named Harvey who is a giant white rabbit. Dowd’s sister and her daughter try to have him committed to avoid family embarrassment, but as the play unfolds it is not always easy to tell who is “crazy” and who is “normal” at the Dowd mansion or the Chumley’s Rest sanitarium. 

“ Harvey ” is directed by Howard and Kathryn Little. Howard says, “It's the characters in this play that make it so fun.  Of course the premise of the play itself is set up for comedy, but it is the personalities and interaction that drive this play.  We have a great cast of characters to play these roles.  So come, pay attention, and plan on laughing, a lot.” 

“ Harvey ” features Dennis Purdie in the role of Elwood P. Dowd. Luone Ingram plays Veta Louise Simmons, Elwood’s sister, and Brenna Antunez plays Myrtle Mae Simmons, her daughter. Jim Murphy plays Dr. Chumley. Other cast members include: Kaye Woodworth, Becca Morales, Will Ingram, David Henry, Debra Flink, Gordon Jones and Richard Dover. 

Tickets are $10 for adults and $9 for students and seniors ($1 less for the matinee.) Seating is reserved and tickets may be purchased online at pgplayers.com! The box office will be open for current and future sales on performance nights from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. There is a 2 for 1 ticket offer (promo code “TWOFER”) on the opening Fridayand Saturday evening performances.

  

This production is supported by a grant from the Pleasant Grove Arts Commission. 

Please no babes-in-arms or children under 5.

  

For more information, call 801-922-4524, visit us on the web at pgplayers.com or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

 

Thank you for being a Pleasant Grove Players patron.  We are having a special buy one get one free offer for opening weekend.  Use promotion code TWOFER when purchasing your tickets at pgplayers.com for Friday, March 1st and Saturday, March 2nd.  Come early and help us spread the word to your family and friends about our performances!

 

Pleasant Grove Players will be performing the hilarious show within a show, "Play On!," by Rick Abbott from March 1-18 on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday evenings at 7:30pm. There will also be a Saturday matinee on March 16 at 3:00pm. "Play On!" will be presented in the Keith Christeson Theater on the first floor of the Pleasant Grove Library at 30 East Center Street.

 

"Play On!" is the hilarious story of a theater group trying desperately to put on a play in spite of maddening interference from a haughty author who keeps revising the script. Act I is a rehearsal of the dreadful show, Act II is the near disastrous dress rehearsal, and the final act is the actual performance in which anything that can go wrong does. When the author decides to give a speech on the state of the modern theatre during the curtain calls, the audience is treated to a madcap climax with a thoroughly hilarious romp. Even the sound effects reap their share of laughter.

 

Kathryn Little, who is directing the show along with her husband Howard, stated, "This show promises to be a really fun romp through the perils of community theatre, laden with all of the craziness of an adrenaline filled cast on the brink of mayhem! We've assembled a fun and very talented cast that we are excited to work with. They each bring their own flavor of crazy fun that make this production a `don't miss!' It is quick paced, witty, and full of forehead slaps and laughs! Be there!"

 

Cast members include Dennis Purdie, Scott Healy, Chase Taylor, Heidi Lynn Cochran, Julie Hauwiller, Kara Henry, Katie Jepson, Krista Cooper, Kyle Jepson and Marty Cooper.

 

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors ($1 less for the matinee.) Seating is reserved and tickets may be purchased online at pgplayers.com! The box office will be open for current and future sales on performance nights from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

 

This production is supported by a grant from the Pleasant Grove Arts Commission.

 

Please no babes-in-arms or children under 5.

 

For more information, call 801-922-4524, visit us on the web at pgplayers.com or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

 

 

Pleasant Grove, UT, September 21, 2012 – Pleasant Grove Players will be performing “The Spitfire Grill,” a musical story of redemption and fresh starts, by Fred Alley, James Valcq and Lee David Zlotoff from October 12-29 on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday evenings at 7:30pm. There will also be a Saturday matinee on October 27 at 3:00pm. “The Spitfire Grill” will be presented in the Keith Christeson Theater on the first floor of the Pleasant Grove Library at 30 East Center Street.

The Spitfire Grill is a powerful, uplifting musical about grace and redemption. After being released from prison, Percy finds strength in the women of the Spitfire Grill. Together, they serve more than eggs and coffee - they feed the spirit of the townsfolk. Explore the magic in redemption and experience loss, love and hope in small town America. At the Spitfire Grill, starting over is a gift.

Cast members include Tanika Little as Percy Talbott, Luone Ingram as Hannah Ferguson, Kristen Metzger as Shelby Thorpe, Jeff Thompson as Caleb Thorpe, Alex Lund as Sheriff Joe Sutter, Devon Marie Trop as Effy Krayneck and Will Ingram as the Visitor.

This show is directed by Howard and Kathryn Little, who remarked, “We're excited to share this musical with the community!  It's fun, creative and  heart-warming.  The folk music feel is infectious!  We've been able to assemble an incredible cast that the audience will fall in love with!”

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors ($1 less for the matinee.) Seating is reserved and tickets may be purchased online at pgplayers.com! The box office will be open for current and future sales on performance nights from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

This production is supported by a grant from the Pleasant Grove Arts Commission.

Please no babes-in-arms or children under 5.

For more information, call 801-922-4524, visit us on the web at pgplayers.com or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

 

 

 

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