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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

‘Not Now, Darling’ by Ray Cooney and John Chapman next at the Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre

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The Morris Museum will open the 2015-2016 season at the Bickford Theatre with a production of ‘Not Now, Darling’ by English playwrights Ray Cooney and John Chapman. This bawdy and fast-paced comedy will play from October 1 through October 18, 2015.

The exclusive fur salon of Arnold Crouch and Gilbert Bodley in 1960s London becomes the site of this hilarious sex farce. Gilbert plans to secure the affections of his soon-to-be mistress by selling an expensive mink fur to her mobster husband for a fraction of the price. The plan begins to go awry when the mobster intends to buy the fur for his OWN mistress. Arnold is left with the task of smoothly consummating the sale but instead is caught in complete chaos. Mistaken identities, suspicious wives, and rapid fire jokes make this play pure fun!

Cast
david c neal David C. Neal of Fanwood, NJ- (Gilbert Bodley) Bickford:  Social Security; NJ Regional:  McCarter Theatre, Skyline Theatre Company, Hudson Shakespeare Company, The Theatre Project, Two River Theatre, Alliance Repertory.

 

Paul Whelihan Paul Whelihan of Bloomfield, NJ- (Arnold Crouch) Artistic Director of Pushcart Players; Off-Broadway:  Nat Horne Musical Theatre, Ironbound Theatre, 47th Street Playhouse; NJ Regional:  Centenary Stage, Luna Stage, Forum Theatre Company, Premier Stages; Film/TV:  A Beautiful Mind, The Madness of Art.

Andrea Prendamano of Dumont, NJ- (Maude Bodley) Off-Broadway:  American Globe Theatre, The Riant Theatre, Jewish Theatre of NY; NJ Regional:  The Theatre Project, Italian American Repertory Company, The Company Theatre Group, 12 Miles West.

Erin Beirnard of North Bergen, NJ (Janie McMichael) Off-Broadway:  Storm Theatre, Ironbound Theatre, Folding Chair Theatre Company; Regional:  Pittsburgh Public Theatre.
Bob McKay of Whippany, NJ (Harry McMichael) Bickford:  Wait Until Dark; NJ:  Parsippany Playhouse, Barn Theatre, Black River Playhouse; Regional Tour:  Murder to Go.

Anna Marie Sell of New York, NY (Sue Lawson) Off Broadway:  The Seeing Place, Theatre for a New City; Regional:  Barnstormers Theatre, Wayside Theatre, Inwood, Shakespeare, Barter Theatre, Cumberland Theatre, Ford’s Theatre; Film/TV:  REDRUM, Monsters Inside Me (Animal Planet).

Judy Wilson of Fort Lee, NJ (Miss Tipdale): NYC:  Fourth Universalist of NYC; NJ:  Italian American Repertory Company, Teaneck New Theatre, Westfield Players, ACTA; Film/TV: Deception, My Dirty Little Secret, Brain Games.

Creative Team

EricH Director:  Eric Hafen, Producing Artistic Director Bickford Theatre (photo right)
Production Stage Manager:  Yumi Matsuura of Morristown, NJ
Scenic Designer:  Jonathan Wentz of Whippany, NJ
Costume Designer:  Roxie Zeek of Dover, NJ
Lighting Designer:  Roman Klima of Howell, NJ
Properties Designer:  Danielle Pietrowski of Long Valley, NJ
Sound Designer:  Matt Boyle of Haskill, NJ

Performances
Thursday, 10/1 & 10/8 at 7:30PM; Thursday 10/15 at 2PM
Friday, 10/2, 9, & 16 at 8PM
Saturday, 10/3 at 2PM
Saturday, 10/10, & 17 at 8PM
Sunday, 10/4, 11, & 18 at 2PM
Audio Described Performance available on Thursday, October 15 at 2PM

Tickets
$45 General Public; $40 Seniors, Museum & Theatre Guild Members; $33 Groups (10+); $20 Students (under 18 or w/valid college ID). Tickets may be purchased by phone at
(973) 971-3706, or in person at the Bickford Theatre Box Office.

The Bickford Theatre is an integral part of the Morris Museum, located at 6 Normandy Heights Road in Morristown, NJ, and offers free parking and full accessibility. Box Office hours for phone sales are Monday through Friday, 10:00am to 5:00pm. Walk-up hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11:00am to 5:00pm.

About the Bickford Theatre

The Bickford Theatre is a professional theater that produces and presents year-round entertainment, including a Main Stage Series, two Children’s Theatre series, a Jazz Showcase, and other concert series. The theatre is a Senior Member of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance, a not-for-profit organization of 30 professional theaters throughout the state, and works in conjunction with Actors' Equity Association (AEA) and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC). From its beginnings in 1994 to the present, tens of thousands of theater-goers from across the tri-state area have enjoyed the Bickford Theatre’s many entertaining and diversified offerings in theatre, music and dance.

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