November 3, 2017

Comedy and Christmas combine wonderfully in "Christmas Belles," being presented by Grove Players as its 2017-'18 season opener. This play was written by collaborators Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, the one-woman-and-two-guys team that also penned "The Dixie Swim Club," a Grove Players' audience favorite from last season.

This writing...

October 28, 2017

Our 82nd season opens November 10 with Christmas Belles. This production includes Director Steven Merkel and Assistant Director Eric Mattson with Executive Producer Rusty Steiger and Stage Manager Rachel Lopez. This show will run two weekends: November 10-12, and 17-19. Performances will take place at The Lincoln Center, 935 Maple Avenue in Do...

April 12, 2017

Staying afloat through years of friendship and mutual support is one way of describing the theme of this 2007 comedy by playwrights Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten. It is directed by Bob Kosson of Brookfield. Lynda Porter of Lisle serves as assistant director, while Grove Players President Steven Merkel, along with Michael Pemberton,...

March 3, 2017

Congratulations! to:
Jude Krempler, Brenda Gilmore, Cheryle McKay, Amy DeJong and Stacy McCargo cast in "The Dixie Swim Club". Join us assembling this fun and heart warming story. Contact Michael Pemberton or Steven Merkel here or email, to sign up!

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Dinah - Amy DeJong; Sheree - Jude Krempler 
Lexie - Cheryle McKay; Director - Bob Kosson
Jeri Nea...

December 7, 2016

On December 7, 2016, the yuletide festivities were brought "HOME" (Run Inn) by the members of the Grove Players who attended the annual gala.  With Linda Surlak in rare holiday spirit, directed a multitude of Christmas-themed entertainments.

A rousing rendition of a quirky little ditty called "Christmas is No Time to Diet" highlighted the hopel...

December 6, 2016

On behalf of Grove Players, President Steven Merkel accepted a grant from The Grove Foundation. At the Foundation's December 6, 2016 meeting, Grove Players was one of six organizations to receive a grant. Grove Players thanks The Grove Foundation for their support of the Arts.

Photo courtesy of Suburban Life Media

December 4, 2016

Clara Claus, Santa Claus, and "one moose" were among characters featured in the recent

(Sun., Dec. 4, 2016) "Winter Wonderland" concert/program at the Downers Grove Public Library, courtesy of several Grove Players members. With their participation, Jan LownDave Callaghan, and Joyce and Tony Tumea not only contributed to a fun program, they also r...

July 23, 2016

"Wild Wimmin" and the "Boob Fairy" were part of the entertainment at Grove Players' Summer Social, held this year on Sat., July 23, at the Downers Grove Golf Club Clubhouse. There were quite a few  members present, enjoying drinks and appetizers and the chance to mingle with each other. The event was organized by Elaine and Richard Albright, with L...

June 1, 2016

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