MERELY

PLAYERS

2018-2019


Another
SENSATIONAL SEASON OF THEATRE
Comes to Durango!


MERELY PLAYERS remains committed to offering rich theatrical experiences in the Four Corners region. Last year, our season included Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, a hilariously creative play in a barn; A Wrinkle in Time, our imaginative youth/adult production; Man of La Mancha, our unforgettable musical; and the wondrously magical A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The coming season offers two regional premieres, great scripts, memorable design, a found space venue, skilled acting by trained actors, community performers, and joyful energy and creativity.

Artistic Directors Mona Wood-Patterson and Charles Ford invite you to become part of MERELY PLAYERS’ exciting theatrical scene. At almost every performance last season, we had to turn disappointed people away because we were sold out. Becoming a season subscriber guarantees that you get first shot at our tickets. Season subscribers receive substantially discounted ticket prices, avoid ticket vendor fees, have access to our season subscriber phone line, and get a listing of their name or company name in our programs. The ability to pre-order tickets results in getting the best seats in the house, and there is no charge when you need to change your reservation. PLUS, subscribers get the satisfaction of helping to keep quality theatre in Durango.

As a season subscriber, you can design a theatre package according to your personal taste.

Be a part of it.

LET US TELL YOU A STORY.

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SENSE AND SENSIBILITY


“I wish, as well as everybody else, to be perfectly happy; but, like everybody else, it must be in my own way.”

We open our season with the regional premiere of Kate Hamill’s highly acclaimed adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel. It’s an irresistible love story, set amidst the background of 18th century gossiping, and infused with Merely Players’ bold theatrical inventiveness and creativity. To add to the fun, this delightful caper is a classic Merely Players Found Space production, staged at the Old Fort Historic Library in Hesperus. On both Fridays and Saturdays, a fascinating pre-show walk and talk about the history of the Old Fort, led by local history buff and Hesperus native Roy Horvath, is included in your ticket price. The talk begins at 6:20. Subscribers will receive more information as the date nears, but make your date selection now. Seating for this show is limited; becoming a season subscriber ensures that you will get tickets. A frothy confection for all ages.

We are no longer selling season passes or flex passes. We are sold out for all shows of Sense and Sensibility on paper. There may be cancellations and reservation changes, however. Call Greta at 970-749-8585 and get on a waiting list or find out the current availability for tickets.



SEPTEMBER 28,29, OCTOBER 4, 5, 6, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. OCTOBER 6, 7 AT 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Old Fort Historic Library



DOUBT: A PARABLE



“I want to say to you: doubt can be a bond as powerful and sustaining as certainty.” 

Local favorites Maureen May and Jason Lythgoe star in John Patrick Shanley’s stunning play, which won both the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award for Best Play in 2005. Set against the backdrop of a 1960s America in the midst of political and social change, a progressive young priest’s conduct comes under question by a nun whose beliefs are deeply rooted in tradition. This powerful piece takes audiences on a remarkable journey of authority, suspicion, change, religion and – of course- Doubt.

FEBRUARY 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. FEBRUARY 24 AT 2:00 PM
LOCATION: We are renting Durango Arts Center for this show



MAMMA MIA!



“Just one look and I can hear a bell ring
One more look and I forget everything
Mamma Mia, here I go again
My, my - how can I resist you?”
One mother. One daughter. And three dads. Over 60 million people worldwide have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show, and Merely Players is delighted to produce the regional premiere. The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels a sunny, funny tale of love, laughter and friendship. Sure to be another sell-out, this is family entertainment that will leave you singing and dancing with joy. How can you resist?

MAY 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. MAY 12, 18, 19 at 1:00 P.M.
LOCATION: We are renting Durango Arts Center for this show



COMING NEXT FALL: Merely Players is thrilled to announce that we have secured the rights to produce the regional premiere of Stephen Karam's brilliant play, THE HUMANS. This amazing show won scores of awards, including 2016's Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, and the New York Drama Critic's Circle Award, all for Best Play. We are beyond excited to bring this play to Durango. Become a season subscriber this year and have the first opportunity to snag those tickets next fall.

BUILDING A SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGE THAT FITS YOUR NEEDS
ALL TICKETS IN PACKAGES REFLECT A DISCOUNT AND INCUR NO ADDITIONAL BOX OFFICE TICKET FEES
Total Season Package – BEST VALUE for those who love it all! One ticket to each announced show this season is included in this package: Sense and Sensibility, Doubt, and Mamma Mia! $64

Flex Pass – GREAT VALUE - An option to offer maximum flexibility! Buy an electronic 4 or 6 ticket punch card, and use the tickets however you wish. You can use them all for one show, or divide them up among the shows any way you wish. $138 for a 6 ticket pass; $92 for a 4 ticket pass.

Design Your Own Package - See the individual ticket prices listed here to put together a subscription that’s just right for you, while avoiding additional box office ticket fees and enjoying a small discount.

Gift Card - Let us know if your order is a gift, and we will send a card notifying the recipient.

All ticket orders are final and non-refundable. With the exception of SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, you will be contacted approximately one month before each show to select your dates. At that time, you can redeem as many of your flex pass tickets as you wish. Tickets may be exchanged for another performance of the same show as space is available with a minimum of 24 hours advance notice. Flex passes must be redeemed within the 2018-19 season. Merely Players reserves the right to make show, location, and/or date substitutions if necessary.

A separate phone line is available for our Season Subscribers. Tickets not purchased through our season subscription will be available through a local ticket vendor and will be subject to their additional ticket fees. Avoid those fees and access personal attention by becoming a Merely Players Season Subscriber!

HELPING
Live theatre is a dynamic, expensive venture. Ticket sales pay for only a fraction of what it costs to produce quality shows. Scenery, costumes, publicity, actor and artist salaries, royalties, venue rental, storage, administrative fees, and technical elements all create financial demands. The level of theatre we can produce is directly tied to the donations we receive. We humbly ask that you consider Merely Players, a 501(c) (3) organization, as a place to make a donation. Live theatre adds vitality and variety to a community, and your tax-deductible donation helps to ensure that we can continue to thrive. You can set up a monthly donation on our website.

Each donor will be listed in our programs in one of these Giving groups:

ARTISTIC: all season subscribers
DYNAMIC: $10 - $49 over the subscription package amount
IMAGINATIVE: $50 -$99 over the subscription package amount
CREATIVE: $100-$249 over the subscription package amount
INNOVATIVE: $250-$499 over the subscription package amount
VISIONARY: $500 - $999 over the subscription package amount
INSPIRING: $1000 - $4999 over the subscription package amount
EXTRAORDINARY: $5000 or above the subscription package amount

We are grateful for any donation you can make. We truly appreciate your consideration and generosity. You can also help by liking us on Facebook at Merely Players –Durango, where you’ll see photos and updates of our work.

BUILDING A SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGE
THAT FITS YOUR NEEDS

ALL TICKETS IN PACKAGES REFLECT A DISCOUNT AND INCUR NO ADDITIONAL BOX OFFICE TICKET FEES

Total Season Package - BEST VALUE for those who love it all! One ticket to each announced show this season is included in this package: Sense and Sensibility, Doubt, and Mamma Mia! $64

Flex Pass - GREAT VALUE - An option to offer maximum flexibility! Buy an electronic 4 or 6 ticket punch card, and use the tickets however you wish. You can use them all for one show, or divide them up among the shows any way you wish. $138 for a 6 ticket pass; $92 for a 4 ticket pass.

Design Your Own Package - See the individual ticket prices listed here to put together a subscription that’s just right for you, while avoiding additional box office ticket fees and enjoying a small discount.

Gift Card - Let us know if your order is a gift, and we will send a card notifying the recipient.

All ticket orders are final and non-refundable. With the exception of SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, you will be contacted approximately one month before each show to select your dates. At that time, you can redeem as many of your flex pass tickets as you wish. Tickets may be exchanged for another performance of the same show as space is available with a minimum of 24 hours advance notice. Flex passes must be redeemed within the 2018-19 season. Merely Players reserves the right to make show, location, and/or date substitutions if necessary.

A separate phone line is available for our Season Subscribers. Tickets not purchased through our season subscription will be available through a local ticket vendor and will be subject to their additional ticket fees. Avoid those fees and access personal attention by becoming a Merely Players Season Subscriber!


HELPING

Live theatre is a dynamic, expensive venture. Ticket sales pay for only a fraction of what it costs to produce quality shows. Scenery, costumes, publicity, actor and artist salaries, royalties, venue rental, storage, administrative fees, and technical elements all create financial demands. The level of theatre we can produce is directly tied to the donations we receive. We humbly ask that you consider Merely Players, a 501(c) (3) organization, as a place to make a donation. Live theatre adds vitality and variety to a community, and your tax-deductible donation helps to ensure that we can continue to thrive.

You can set up a monthly donation on our website.

Each donor will be listed in our programs in one of these Giving groups:

  • ARTISTIC: all season subscribers

  • DYNAMIC: $10 - $49 over the subscription package amount

  • IMAGINATIVE: $50 -$99 over the subscription package amount

  • CREATIVE: $100-$249 over the subscription package amount

  • INNOVATIVE: $250-$499 over the subscription package amount

  • VISIONARY: $500 - $999 over the subscription package amount

  • INSPIRING: $1000 - $4999 over the subscription package amount

  • EXTRAORDINARY: $5000 or above the subscription package amount

  • We are grateful for any donation you can make. We truly appreciate your consideration and generosity. You can also help by liking us on Facebook at Merely Players -Durango, where you’ll see photos and updates of our work.

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    ORDERING

    No processing fees. No shipping fees. The price you see below is the all-inclusive price of your purchase. You can also order online at our website, if you prefer: www.merelyplayers.us

    1. INFORMATION for PURCHASER:

    NAME: __________________________________________________________

    MAILING ADDRESS:

    Street:_______________________________________________

    City and State: ________________________________________

    Zip Code: ________________________

    EMAIL ADDRESS: _________________________________________________

    PHONE NUMBER: _______________________________

    2. YOUR SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGE (these packages offer a substantial discount from individual prices)
    CHOOSE A PACKAGE

    ___ Total Season            # of packages ___ x $64.00 = $ _________ The SEASON SUBSCRIPTON DEADLINE is SEPTEMBER 22, 2018

    ___ 6 Ticket Flex Pass            # of cards ___ x $138.00 = $ _________

    ___ 4 Ticket Flex Pass            # of cards ___ x $ 92.00 = $ _________


    3. INDIVIDUAL TICKET ORDER     

    We are also offering individual tickets for our productions at this time. If you wish to design your own package or need tickets in addition to those in your package, this is the most inexpensive time to get them, as these prepaid tickets incur no ticket vendor fees and are offered at a discount. During the regular season, all tickets prices are $1 higher.

    Individual Tickets are not mailed. You can pick them up at WILL CALL on the night of the performance.

    Sense and Sensibility is now SOLD OUT for all shows except the October 6th Matinee at 1PM

    ___Individual Ticket to SENSE AND SENSIBILITY    # of tickets ___ x $24.00 = $ _______

    ___Individual Ticket to DOUBT: A PARABLE       # of tickets ___ x $24.00 = $ _______

    ___Individual Ticket to MAMMA MIA!      # of tickets ___ x $26.00 = $ _______


    TOTAL FOR INDIVIDUAL TICKET PURCHASE = $ _________


    4. DATE SELECTION

    If you are ordering tickets to SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, either as part of a package or as an individual ticket, select the date on which you would like to see the play.

    PLEASE CIRCLE THE DATE:
    Sense and Sensibility is now SOLD OUT for all shows except the October 6th Matinee at 1PM

    OCT. 6 at 1:00 PM
    If you have a flex pass, how many tickets do you wish to use for SENSE AND SENSIBILITY? __________

    5. DONATE: Your contribution helps keep us making theatre!

    Ticket sales account for 50% of our operating expenses. The rest comes from the generosity of those who love theatre. Please consider making a donation (categories listed above) Thank you for your support.

    Tax- Deductible Donation (Thank You!): $____________


    ADD IT UP:

    Subscription Total from Step 2               = $_________

    Individual Ticket Total from Step 3       = $_________

    Donation from Step 5                              = $_________

    Grand Total                                  = $_________

     

    ___ CHECK, PAYABLE TO MERELY PLAYERS

    ___VISA

    ___MASTERCARD

    ___DISCOVER

    CREDIT CARD # ______________________________________________________ 

    EXP. DATE _______________________ SEC. CODE __________                ZIP CODE____________________

    NAME ON CARD____________________________________________________

    SIGNATURE______________________________________________________

    PLEASE MAIL TO MERELY PLAYERS, 49 WEDGEWOOD CIRCLE, DURANGO, CO 81301
    You can also order online at www.merelyplayers.us or by phone.

    The SEASON SUBSCRIPTON DEADLINE is SEPTEMBER 22, 2018 QUESTIONS?: 970.749.8585

    IF THIS SUBSCRIPTION IS A GIFT, please provide this information for recipient:

    NAME: __________________________________________________________

    MAILING ADDRESS:

    Street:_______________________________________________

    City and State and Zip Code: ________________________________________

    EMAIL ADDRESS: _________________________________________________

    PHONE NUMBER: _______________________________


    MESSAGE YOU WOULD LIKE INCLUDED WITH GIFT CARD:

     

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    THE MERELY PLAYERS VISION:

     *To enrich the cultural life of our community by consistently providing quality theatre in this region; broadening the range of theatrical experiences available to local theatergoers through relevant, exciting productions in a variety of venues

    *To offer dynamic educational and outreach programs to area youth and to foster collaborations with other local artists and groups

    *To nurture community and homegrown artists, as we celebrate imagination and creativity in every aspect of our productions.

    Merely Players is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and a trade name of Imaginary Friends Productions.

    “All the world’s a stage

    And all the men and women

    Merely Players.”

             - William Shakespeare

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