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Announcing our 2017 acting workshop!!
June 29th - July 27th
"Creating a Character"
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Creating a Character Workshop

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Current Show
Death By Chocolate
 by Paul Freed
Directed by
Sheila  Kelleher
October 13, 14, 20, 21 8:00pm 
August 6th @ 3:00
August 7th @7:00 


Theater Location
First Parish Church

842 Tremont Street 

Duxbury MA  

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Everett & Harriet Marston Award
The Bay Players is proud to sponsor the Everett & Harriet Marston Award, given annually to a local graduating High School Senior who has participated in, and has demonstrated dedication to, the theatre arts.

Applications for our 2017 award are now being accepted. Click Here to submit an application.  



Members of the newly renovated Meadowbrook Health Resort are dropping like flies, including famed chef Edith Chiles! On the eve of the grand re-opening, this is not the best advertisement! It's up to John Stone, the manager, to find the cause and the murderer. Delightfully sarcastic and cynical.


Audition Info
August 6th @ 3:00
August 7th @7:00
At: First Parish Church Hall, 842 Tremont St. (Rt. 3A), Duxbury, MA.

Auditions consist of reading from script. No appointments needed.


LADY RIVERDALE - owner of Lady Riverdale Chocolates, Inc. and the new owner of the Meadowbrook Health Resort. She is the pompous, high society type except when occasionally required to use a "viscious street shrewdness" to survive.
DYSLEXIA - Lady Riverdale's assistant and long-suffering secretary. 
JOHN STONE - the new manager of the Meadowbrook Health Resort (and how he got there, no one knows). He is quick-witted and finds almost everything absurd (a basic cynical sort of person). 
RALPH DEADWOOD - the Gym Manager and all-around cad. Knowing all about Lady Riverdale's past, he has used that knowledge to get whatever he can from her. 
MARGARET DANIELS - a very attractive woman who is trying to write a feature story on the resort for a leading gossip magazine. 
ALFRED MELLOX - he is in charge of the janitorial staff and maintenance for the resort (a position given to him only because he was the trusted companion of the late Henry Meadowbrook). He is very stiff, rigid, and typical "butler-type" with a clipped British accent. 
EDITH CHILES - the Head Chef. She is a rather large, buxom sort of woman with a jovial personality and New England Matronly manners (whatever that means). 
"SWEET PEA" MEADOWBROOK - daughter of the late Henry meadowbrook. Extremely overweight, she seems to be trying to eat herself to death because of the trauma of losing her father. Her mouth is always full of food and no one can understand her without the help of Alfred Mellow. 
DICK SIMMERING - the Aerobics Instructor. Always garbed in a jogging outfit, he is a bright, hyperactive, effeminate person. 
ANNE - the resort nurse who tends to panic at the slightest injury. 
ED PARLOR - guest of Lady Riverdale's, he is a writer with a cheery disposition and enjoys the opportunity to try and solve the mysterious deaths by chocolate. 
HENRY MEADOWBROOK - the founder of the Meadowbrook Health Resort, he is never seen since he dies in the opening moments of the play. 


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 The Bay Players is a non-profit community theatre organization serving the South Shore Boston area since 1956. Centered in Duxbury, Massachusetts, the Bay Players holds open auditions and welcomes everyone to participate in the excitement of community theatre! Join us on stage, backstage or in the audience! Contact us if you would like to be added to the audition and/or show mailing list.