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.



The Real Inspector Hound
By Tom Stoppard

February 1, 2, 8, 9 

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Rave reviews greeted this long one act masterpiece of farce by Tom Stoppard when it was recently revived in London.

Feuding theatre critics Moon and Birdboot, the first a fusty philanderer and the second a pompous and vindictive second stringer, are swept into the whodunit they are viewing. In the hilarious spoof of Agatha Christie-like melodramas that follows, the body under the sofa proves to be the missing first string critic. As mists rise about isolated Muldoon Manor, Moon and Birdfoot become dangerously implicated in the lethal activities of an escaped madman.


operanight9008th Annual Opera Night
March 30

Opera Night returns for its seventh year at the Center for the Arts!

Sponsored by Tom Knobel

Presented in the European tradition of an intimate dinner cabaret, this year’s event features a partnership with the American Culinary Federation (Syracuse Chapter) – a not-for-profit organization of the region’s top professional chefs who will prepare a five course meal interspersed with professional performances by Tri-Cities Opera Company.

6pm Cocktail Hour
7pm Dinner and Performances



lyrics by Pasek & Paul and a book by Peter Duchan

May 3, 4, 10, 11 @ 7:30pm
Tickets available soon

The hauntingly beautiful musical, Dogfight, by Pasek and Paul (EdgesJames and the Giant PeachA Christmas Story) and Peter Duchan, was praised by countless critics and nominated for numerous awards, winning the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical. Based on the 1991 Warner Brothers film, Dogfight takes audiences on a romantic and heartbreaking theatrical journey that stays with you long after the performance.


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.

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