Past Events - 2010-2011 Season

The Prisoner of Second Avenue

Oct. 1-17, 2010  

"Is the whole world going out of business?" asks Mel Edison's wife Edna, as they face Edison's sudden unemployment, an intense summer heat wave, a prolonged garbage strike, a daytime robbery, noisy neighbors, and unending economic challenges that drive Edison to the brink of a nervous breakdown. Simon's play treats the challenges his characters face with his usual comic craft. The ability to create humor from the lives and troubles of everyday people is the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright's greatest contribution, maintains the American Masters Series on PBS. 

 


Breakfast with Mugabe

Nov. 5-21, 2010

Funny, unsettling and provocative, Fraser Grace's play tells a startling story. It's election time, 2002, in Zimbabwe, and President Mugabe is battling with mental demons. He seeks help from a white psychiatrist. The psychiatrist, whilst being alternatively threatened and charmed by Mrs. Grace Mugabe, attempts the dangerous job of analyzing the mercurial and ruthless President...

The Playwright:    Fraser Grace
Directed By:    David Shookhoff

 

Oliver! The Musical

Nov. 26-Dec. 12, 2010

Called the perfect "London Christmas Matinee," Charles’ Dickens’ "Oliver!" will herald in the holiday season with performances Nov 26th through Dec 12th in the Sitnick Theatre of Lackland. The story of the orphan boy, Oliver Twist, who is swept into a band of pickpockets led by the wily Fagin in 19th century London is a perennial favorite with songs such as "Where is Love," "Who Will Buy" and "Consider Yourself."

Playwright:   Lionel Bart

 

 

Bad Dates

Feb. 18-Mar. 6, 2011

Starring: Liz McConahay
("The Full Monty" Broadway; " Cabaret" Broadway revival)

From the author of last seasons hit Loose Knit. Haley Walker, a transplanted Texan tries to balance the pressures that come with a new career as a fashionable New York City restaurateur, raising a teenaged daughter, and a too-close-for-comfort relationship with the Romanian mob-and does so without neglecting to find the perfect pair of shoes.

Playwright:   Theresa Rebeck

 

How to Pray

Apr. 1-17, 2011

World Premiere Play

"A fresh new voice". This years winner of the Susan Glaspell award.

With a surly house cat, an irrepressible dog that Faith adopted from a local shelter, a social-networking boyfriend, and a friend who is Transsexual Karoke singer How to Pray is highly theatrical, and is filled with the grand humor of the divine comedy.

Playwright:   Michelle Carter


Music and Dance Events - 2010-11 Season:

Season Opening Night Gala     Maureen McGovern
Also Opening Night and Inaugural Performance in our new David and Carol Lackland Performing Arts Center 

Fri., Sept. 24, 2010     8pm
    
Chamber Orchestra Kremlin

Sun., Oct. 24, 2010   2:30 pm

New Jersey Ballet
Sat., Oct. 30, 2010  8pm

Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas
Sat. Feb. 5, 2011 / 8pm

Bishop Townsley's Gospel Jubilee
Sat. Feb. 12, 2011 / 8pm
    
The Tartan Terrors
Sat. Mar. 26, 2011 / 8pm
    
L.E.M.U.R. and Songs for Unusual Creatures - Michael Hearst
Sat. Apr. 30, 2011 / 8pm