Theater groups across Rockland are planning productions this fall. Here’s a look at what to expect. (For offerings farther afield, check out LoHud’s “In the Wings” blog.)
Antrim Playhouse: Antrim’s 74th season is bookended by Neil Simon. From Sept. 24 to Oct. 10, it’s “The Odd Couple.” The courtroom drama “Inherit the Wind” runs Nov. 5-21; the comedy “The Graduate” follows, Jan. 21 to Feb. 6; then the thriller “Wait Until Dark,” March 4-20; then the Elvis jukebox musical “All Shook Up,” April 15 to May 15; then back to Simon with “Chapter Two,” June 10-26. Single tickets are $20 for plays, $23 for musicals, with seniors and students paying $18 for plays and $21 for musicals. (Discounts don’t apply Saturday nights.) Subscribers pay $99 to see all six shows. Antrim Playhouse is at 15 Spook Rock Road, Wesley Hills. 845-354-9503. www.antrimplayhouse.com.
Elmwood Playhouse: The fixture on Park Street in Nyack has a full plate for its 64th season. David Mamet’s particular take on the Oval Office, “November,” opens the season with a run from Sept. 24 to Oct. 16, directed by Alison Costello. Nov. 19 to Dec. 18, Cal Chiang directs “Gypsy.” Elmwood starts 2011 with August Wilson’s “The Piano Lesson,” directed by Bobbi Schevitz, from Jan. 28 to Feb. 19. From March 25 to April 16, it’s Matthew Barber’s comedy “Enchanted April,” directed by Claudia Stefany. Performances are Fridays, Saturdays and some Thursdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. Non-musicals are $21, $18 for students and seniors. Musicals are $23, $21 for students and seniors. No discounts on Saturdays. Subscribers pay $114 for the six shows, $19 per ticket. 10 Park St., Nyack. 845-353-1313. www.elmwoodplayhouse.com.
M&M Productions: M&M Productions presents Neil Simon’s “Jake’s Women,” directed by and starring Larry Schneider, with Jean Kadela, Karen Symington Muendell, Cathy Romanovitch, Carly Lichtenstein and Amanda B. Goodman. Sept. 12 at 2 p.m. at Orangeburg Public Library. Free admission. 914-962-3431 or www.MMPACI.com.
Penguin Repertory Company: The barn theater’s 33rd season ends with a flurry. Penguin’s annual auction is at the Stony Point Center, just up the street from the theater on Oct. 3. Items include a three-bedroom luxury condo for one week at Star Island Resort near Disney World; a behind-the-scenes tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; one week in Tuscany; one week at a cottage on the Jersey Shore; tickets for two to Broadway’s “Addams Family” starring Nathan Lane and dinner at Patsy’s. Preview at 3 p.m., bidding starts at 4 p.m. The New York premiere of Jeffrey Hatcher’s “Mrs. Mannerly,” about a demanding teacher in 1967, runs weekends Oct. 1 through 24. Carlo D’Amore’s “No Parole” — about a son and his mother, the con artist — runs on consecutive Sundays at 7 p.m.: Oct. 10, 17 and 24. $20, $15 subscribers. Penguin hosts a special presentation of the Off-Broadway hit, “Zero Hour,” written by and starring Jim Brochu as Zero Mostel (inset, in a photo by Stan Barouh). Directed by Piper Laurie, “Zero Hour” plays one night only, 8 p.m. Sept. 25, at the Cultural Arts Center at SUNY Rockland Community College, 145 College Road, Suffern. $30, $25 for Penguin subscribers. Penguin is at 7 Crickettown Road, Stony Point. 845-786-2873. www.penguinrep.org.
Tappan Players: The long-dormant theater group revives, sponsored by Tappan Reform Church, presenting the old chestnut, “Arsenic and Old Lace,” the weekends of Oct. 29 through 31 and Nov. 5 through 7. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. Limited seating and special pricing Oct. 30. Otherwise, $15, $10 for seniors and those 10 and younger. 845-623-4521. At the Manse Barn, 32 Old Tappan Road, Tappan.