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Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Theater Project showcases local actors in Moonlight & Magnolias

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Known for presenting off-Broadway-quality theater in an intimate environment, The Theater Project will usher in spring with the presentation of Moonlight & Magnolias on March 26th at the Burgdorff Cultural Center in Maplewood, New Jersey.

The production features a talented cast of actors including veteran improv comedy performer and Glen Ridge resident Deborah Maclean, professional actor and Maplewood resident Rick DeLaney, veteran actor Gary Glor of Union, and professional actor Michael Irvin Pollard.

Ms. Maclean has appeared in New York at venues such as The West Bank Theater where she played multiple roles in Kill the Performance Artist and in Los Angeles in theaters like the Odyssey Theater where she played Madame Olevskaya in Diplomacy. In Moonlight & Magnolias, Ms. Maclean uses her comedic talents to play the role of the secretary Miss Poppenghul.

Mr. DeLaney has multiple New York City shows and dozens of regional theater performances to his credit including productions such as The House of Mirth and Look Back in Anger in theaters like the Metropolitan Playhouse and The Seeing Place Theater. Mr. Delaney assumes the part of Victor Fleming in Moonlight & Magnolias.

Mr. Glor who plays David O. Selznick has appeared in numerous performances by The Theater Project and other regional theater companies including productions such as The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler.

Mr. Pollard is an experienced regional and stock theater performer having appeared in productions such as Wait Until Dark at the Bickford Theater. Mr. Pollard also has several New York stage roles to his credit and plays the role of Ben Hecht one of Hollywood’s most talented writers in the production.

6417923_orig Set in 1939 Hollywood, Moonlight & Magnolias tells the story of the mid-production rewriting of the original screenplay to Gone with the Wind, one of the most successful and beloved films of all time. The production of Moonlight & Magnolias will run on Thursdays through Sundays from March 26th through April 12th with Thursday through Saturday productions at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm. There will be no performance on Easter Sunday, April 5th. Tickets are $30 for adults, $25 for seniors and $15 for students. T ickets are on sale at The Theater Project’s website at www.thetheaterproject.org and will be available at the door.

About The Theater Project (TTP) :

Founded in 1994, The Theater Project under the leadership of Mark Spina, Artistic Director has stimulated New Jersey audiences with award-winning thought provoking theater. The Theater Project offers venues for actors, writers and directors of all ages. In addition TTP awards scholarships and incentives for young playwrights, young filmmakers, and young actors engaged in the tasks of organizing and telling a story.

Providing a forum to express ideas that spark the imagination, The Theater Project presents its main stage season and children’s classes at the Burgdorff Cultural Center in Maplewood, New Jersey. TTP also maintains a strong presence in Cranford, New Jersey through a monthly staged reading and discussion series showcasing the work of TTP’s Playwrights Workshop. For more information visit www.thetheaterproject.org

Photo: Rick DeLaney rear left, Gary Glor lower front, Michael Irvin Pollard rear right. (The Theater Project)

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