Shaun Mitchell, M.A.T.

The Central Players


Central High School's Premier Acting Troupe

In my 2nd year of teaching I established The Central Players - an after-school club that was dedicated to bringing quality entertainment and thought-provoking theatre to our school community.

This picture is from the first show we ever did: Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream (because it was free!).  My King Oberon, Danny (fourth in from the left) was a crucial factor in me starting The Central Players.  His passion and belief in having a quality theatre program at Central made me want to have one, too.

In the years since he graduated from Central, Danny died doing what he loved to do: taking pictures and making art.  Every Central Players performance is secretly dedicated to him and once a year, a cast member who has shown the most dedication and drive gets an award named after Danny.

Danny may be gone, but his spirit lives on our stage forever.


Current Production

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Coming April 2019

The Central Players are currently in production on Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire.


April 26th @ 7pm

April 27th @ 2pm & 7pm


Last Year’s Production:

The Man Who Came To Dinner 


The Classic, Comical Farce

With a cast of 25+, this show was easily one of our biggest shows to date. With ridiculous props like an Egyptian sarcophagus and a roach motel, this play kept the audiences reeling with laughter night after night.

Seniors Brandon Jorge & Arnold Setiadi shared the role of Sheridan Whiteside, both to much acclaim & prestige.

Check out our slideshow on YouTube here.

Other Desert Cities (April 2017)

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Click here for the YouTube Slideshow

Past Central Player Shows


12 Angry Jurors (June)

  • Click here for video slideshow


Prospect High: Brooklyn (Regional World Premier) (November) 


Almost, Maine (May)

Deathtrap (November)