Comedy about community theater opens 2017-2018 production season

ILION, NY – The Ilion Little Theatre will kick off its 2017-2018 production season with a hilarious look at community theater groups and the chaos behind the scenes with the comedy Play On!Friday, October 6 at 7:30 p.m.

Written by Rick Abbot and directed by Stephen Wagner, Play On! is the story of a community theater group trying desperately to put on a play in spite of maddening interference from a haughty author who keeps revising the script. Act 1 is a rehearsal of the dreadful show, Act 2 is the near disastrous dress rehearsal, and the final act is the actual performance in which anything that can go wrong does.

The play features performances by Kaylynn Iglesias, Kim Darling, Art Wilks, Cindy Shepherd, Olivia Wiehenstroer, Steve Kocuba, Justin Jones, Victoria Girmonde, Deb Martin, and Carol Furno.

Directed by Stephen Wagner, Play On! kicks off the Little Theatre’s 2017-2018 Season and takes the stage October 6, 7, 13, and 14 at 7:30 p.m. along with two matinee performances October 8 and 15 at 2 p.m.

General Admission is $14 and $10 for students, available at the door. Advance tickets are available through the Little Theatre website at

The Ilion Little Theatre is located at 13 Remington Ave in the Village of Ilion, directly behind Remington Arms. 

Ilion Little Theatre. Ilion Little Theatre has entertained residents of the Mohawk Valley every year since 1924. The founders first met as a private club, rehearsing and performing in the attic of Lucille Worden’s home, and then for a time at the Klippel house on Barringer Road. In 1927 the group purchased the building that had served as the carriage house and stables on the Philo Remington estate. In this historic building, which has come to be referred to simply as “The Stables,” they constructed a stage and auditorium which are still in use today, although both have undergone considerable renovation. The building was placed on the national and state historical registries in 1976. The club became incorporated in 1930 as The Little Theatre Club of Ilion, NY, Inc. In 1968 the club’s performances were opened to the public through the sale of subscriptions. Today Ilion Little Theatre welcomes all adults who are interested in participating in community theater in any capacity, as either Active Members or Subscribers. The Active Members gather at a dinner meeting each month from September through May, to plan productions and to socialize. For information visit

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