Chatham Community Players' Fantasy Theater presents “Cleo’s Cafe” by Carol Lauck, a play perfect for young audiences, on March 18 and 19 at 1pm and at 4pm at the Chatham Playhouse 23 North Passaic Ave., Chatham. Tickets are $12 for all ages. Lynn Polan from Chatham directs this fun-filled comedy appropriate for children of all ages!
Cleo’s Café fascinates the very young with puppetry and robots while delighting older children and adults with a comical, intelligent, contemporary plot. Cleo wants to buy and manage the café where she works and tries to convince Pierre, an excitable chef who flies into tantrums over lost recipes and gives musical French lessons, to be her partner. Pierre reluctantly agrees with one condition – Cleo must regain the customers lost by the former manager. A puppeteer offers some unusual help and chaos ensues when his robot goes berserk. A zany canary puppet and a bewildered customer add to the hilarity. The magic and joy of this show is in the madcap physical comedy and heartwarming conclusion.
The cast includes Katherine LeFevre of South Orange as Cleo, Julia Hearne of Chatham as Simone/Fifi, Glen Post of Boonton as Rinaldo, Chip Prestera of Stirling as Pierre (photo), Christina Kirk of Morristown as Magda and Colleen Grundfest of Warren Twp as Justine.
Lynn Polan, is pleased to return to Chatham Community Players after directing for Jersey Voices and last year’s “Christmas Bus”. She directed "Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike" for Playhouse 22 in East Brunswick this fall. She recently retired from teaching theatre at Chatham High School, where she directed numerous musicals and plays.
Box Office Information – Online Ticketing
Tickets can be purchased at our Box Office or Online. To access the theater’s new online ticketing service, where you can now reserve your particular seat, simply go to ccp.booktix.com. The service is available 24 hours a day, and tickets can be purchased online up until three hours prior to curtain on the day of a performance. Chatham Playhouse’s box office will begin accepting phone reservations on March 7 at (973) 635-7363. For information regarding box office hours, please call the box office number listed above. Patrons with special needs requiring seating accommodations should contact the Playhouse at least 24 hours prior to the performance. Without prior notice, accommodations cannot be guaranteed.
“Cleo’s Cafe” is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French.
Funding has been made possible in part by the Arts Council of the Morris Area through the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.