Tickets are going fast for our next Drive-In show, and don’t miss The Mountaintop!


COMING SOON: The Mountaintop
ON SALE NOW: Our next Drive-In show

The Mountaintop


The Mountaintop is a two-person drama about the last day of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The entire play is set in the Lorraine hotel room, the evening before his assassination. King is alone, trying to create yet another powerful speech. When he orders a cup of coffee from room service, a mysterious woman arrives, bringing much more than a late-night beverage. What follows is a reflective, often funny, often touching conversation in which Dr. King examines his achievements, his failures, and his unfinished dreams.
The Mountaintop is Directed by Sahai Lara, Produced by Denice Stradling, Jennifer Roe and Devery Holmes, and stars Rashia Whitlock / Olushola Fagbamila as Camae, and Derrick Parker as Dr. King.
Performances are livestreamed from the Conejo Players March 12 – 14, 2021 — Friday & Saturday 8 pm, Saturday & Sunday 2 pm.
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Don’t miss our next Drive-In concert!


March 26-28, tickets now on sale!


Join the Conejo Players and an all-star lineup of singers and dancers for “What’s Love Got To Do With It (A Musical Exploration of Relationships) Drive-In Theatre.”

We’ll be celebrating all kinds of love — romantic, friendship, love of a passion or hobby, family, chocolate — with a socially distant, drive-in concert. Watch from the safety of your car, and enjoy the sound over your FM radio. This show is perfect for a night out with the kids, or just a romantic evening for two (or one, we won’t judge)!

Space is extremely limited and tickets will go fast, this will be a show you won’t want to miss!

Performances are at the Conejo Players, in the parking lot. March 12 – 14, 202 — Friday & Saturday 7 pm, Sunday 2 and 5 pm.

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Audition appointments are now available

Director: Dana Marley-Kolb
Producers: Priscilla Losey & Robin Rassell
Music Director: David Fraley
Set in the early 1900’s, the orphan Jerusha Abbott finds herself with an unexpected and anonymous benefactor who will send her to college with the only requirements being that she regularly writes him of her progress and that he will never respond.  Inventing his persona to become Daddy Long Legs, she creatively and lovingly writes of her previously unimagined opportunities and her new relationships – including the intriguing Jervis Pendleton.
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March 12, 8 p.m. – The Mountaintop Opens online
March 19, 7 p.m. – Daddy Long Legs auditions begin
March 26, 7 p.m. – What’s Love Got To Do With It Drive-in Theatre Opens
April 16, 7 p.m. – Schoolhouse Rock Live Jr. Opens online
May 21, 8 p.m. – Daddy Long Legs Opens online
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Randy and Dona Pugh

All the world’s a stage …

… with the best of men and women Conejo Players. Apologies to my close personal friend Bill Shakespeare.

Dona and I must be two of a limited number of Conejo Players members who have not been on stage in one fashion or another. It’s not that we haven’t been on stage at all, it’s just that it hasn’t been here. We love live theater, and after we moved to Moorpark, we discovered CPT and attended several productions. Jerry and Eva Nehring invited us to help with the snack bar and we morphed into CPT volunteer members.

We were hooked on CPT’s quality, production values and enthusiasm immediately. I don’t think either of us was anxious to get back on stage. You can read that last statement as ‘we were in awe of the talent on stage’, which is more accurate.

Wanting to participate in some way, we started working the front of house as ushers, ticket-takers and snack bar attendants. I fondly ( ! ) remember schlepping the cold cases and lumbering old snack bar in and out. Taking tickets and ushering were easy, and any of these efforts got you a seat for the performance. Terrific perk! Dona wanted to do a bit more, so she got involved with being House Manager, which she enjoyed, and I did the Snack Bar bit both for her and others as well as filling in for absent ushers. Dona has shared stories of being House Manager and dealing with unusual problems—like when the toilet overflowed in the women’s restroom during a performance.

How we got involved in doing props is still a bit vague to me. Seems like the first production we ‘propped’ for was Aladdin Jr. and we both quickly knew we’d found our niche. Holey Moley, what a niche! Since, we’ve been fortunate enough to have “propped up” a number of shows, including Amadeus, Young Frankenstein, Follies, Pinocchio Jr.,  To Kill a Mockingbird and a list too long to relate here. We have absolutely loved it. Props is a fun and challenging task and sometimes you need to get kinda creative to make a prop work. Like learning how to make a tableful of fake pastries, or fix a flashlight two minutes before curtain. Trust me on this; it’s work mitigated by fun! We’re loved at Goodwill, second-hand shops and The Dollar Store! Our Amazon Prime Smile account sends a percentage of our purchases to CPT.

The real and most treasured thing we have been blessed with at CPT is unquestionably the people. What a grand assembly of wonderful, warm, friendly folks that have become valued friends. What a collection of talents, and not just on stage but behind, in front of, over, under and in the orchestra pit! That’s why when we received notice of our being awarded Lifetime Membership we could hardly believe it. Dona had received a highly respected Golden Sweatshirt award and was both surprised and pleased. We don’t participate for recognition, but rather because we love to have some ‘hand’ in live theater production and be associated with a cadre of terrific talented people working together on a production.

Our heartfelt thanks for all our opportunities at CPT, and the award of Lifetime Membership!

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