Center Players

Center Players is a community theater program of the Center for the Arts in Homer, New York. Center Players produces quality, live theater productions at affordable prices, by and for the greater community and provides a venue and an experience for community artists to practice and display their craft.


madrigal_dinner-420x2132nd Annual Madrigal Dinner
December 8


Center Players and The Culinary Institute of America (Syracuse chapter) present a 5 course meal to the talents of a Madrigal Chorus performing throughout dinner.




Jim Coon’s – The Wizard of Oz
December 12 – 15

Matinee performance: Dec 15 @ 2pm

This beloved tale, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home, has been entertaining audiences for generations, has been re-imagined by Jim Coon.






47575505_2185453384812144_4066529762326085632_nThe Perfect Ganesh
December 21 @ 8pm
Tickets available at the door and at Sinfully Sweet Cafe in Homer, NY
$12 Adult
$10 Senior


Nora O’Dea
Dan Steves
John Fracchia
Nancy Kane
Navroz Dabu
Derek Emerson Powell

Directed by Jack Carr
Talk back led by Binaifer Dabu

The pilgrimage tradition is turned on its head when two outwardly unremarkable, middle-aged lady friends throw themselves into a rousing tour of India, each one having her own secret dreams of what the fabled land of intoxicating opposites will do for the suffering she hides within. Margaret Civil, an uptight example of WASP prerogative, has just discovered a lump in her breast but hasn’t told her friend. The more theatrical and adventurous Katharine seeks a respite from the haunting of her son, Walter, and even thinks of kissing the leprous hordes of Bombay to atone for the way she rejected him and maybe, she thinks, contributed to the gay-bashing in which he died. Faced with the women’s despair, who but the golden elephant god could intervene? Fluid in his power to assume any guise, at peace with all things, Ganesha is the spiritual center around which the play spins itself, drawing upon the tragic and the comic, the beautiful and the deplorable, until a breathtaking release arrives for both women at his hands.

Formerly known as “C4Act,” Center Players is committed to building community by creating opportunities for learning through acting, directing, writing and technical aspects of live theater. An annual season featuring a diverse offering of community theater productions will involve participants, and welcomes new “players” of all skill levels.

The term “community theatre” was coined by Louise Burleigh in 1917. The movement has been called “art theatre,” “little theatre,” “amateur theatre,” even “tributary theatre,” and it engages people in theatrical activity, albeit part-time, than all the rest of the American theatre put together.

For more information email: or call (607) 749-4900.