69 Elliott Street

Dover, NJ 07801

973-328-9202

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Dover Little Theatre

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Two married couples have been best friends for years. In their Connecticut home, Karen and Gabe, international food writers, are giving a dinner for Beth and Tom, which he doesn't attend. It emerges from the heartbroken Beth that he has left her for another woman. Gabe and Karen are almost as crushed, having expected 'to grow old and fat together, the four of us.' 

Prince Hamlet has been summoned home to Denmark to attend his father's funeral. One night, a Ghost reveals itself to Hamlet, claiming to be the ghost of Hamlet's father, the former king. The Ghost claims that the old king was murdered by Hamlet's uncle, Claudius, who has since married Hamlet's mother and assumed the throne. Hamlet decides to uncover the truth for himself.

Written by: Ken Ludwig
Directed by: Neil Fitzpatrick


June 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, and 23 at 8pm
June 10 and 16 at 2pm

Dinner With Friends

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The Subject was Doorknobs

(or Lemonade, Amazons and Their Dubious Association With Doorknobs)

Written and Directed by: Thom Florio


May 18 and 19 at 8pm
May 20 at 2pm

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Written by: Donald Margulies
Directed by: Mark Phelan


January 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, and 27 at 8pm
January 14 and 21 at 2pm

Oz!

Hamlet

Leading Ladies

Two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, find themselves so down on their luck in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. When they hear that an old lady in York, PA is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost English nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. The trouble is, when they get to York, they find out that the relatives aren't nephews, but nieces! 

Our 85th Season

Written by: Lee DeCarolis
Directed by: Joanne DeCarolis


March 23 and 24 at 8pm
March 25 at 2pm

In this comedic thriller written by a local playwright, eight strangers are summoned to a derelict vaudeville theater to fulfill the wishes of the theater's founding members -- their grandparents. A series of sinister events makes them realize their gathering was for a completely different purpose than previously believed.

Junior Players


Written by: Tim Kelly
Music and Lyrics by: Bill Francoeur
Directed by: Reesa Jenkins


March 9 and 10 at 7:30pm
March 11 at 2pm

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Written by: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Derek Egidio


April 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, and 28 at 8pm
April 15 and 22 at 2pm

Written by a local playwright, in the summer of 1978, a controversial skyscraper was built with a daring, unconventional design. Thanks to a chance phone call, its renowned engineer discovered his ingenious building threatened its unknowing occupants with collapse, setting the wheels in motion for a top secret, urgent plan on what was to be done, and how to avert disaster..... Discover the decades-old secret of the Citicorp building and experience the personal crisis of William LeMessurier in this riveting story based on actual events in Mayor Ed Koch's New York City.

A cyclone carries Dorothy and Toto to the magical Land of Oz.  When Dorothy’s house squashes the Wicked Witch of the East, she is ecstatically thanked by the liberated Munchkins and given permission to wear the witch’s powerful silver slippers.  From there, Baum’s lovable characters, rubber-legged Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion and Tin Woodsman, join Dorothy on a journey to meet the great Oz.  While on their trek, they battle the Wicked Witch of the West, who is determined to get revenge for the death of her sister.  

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The Serene Secret