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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Center Players to present two special events in December

Humorist Randi Lupo Returns; (mostly)True Things storytelling

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Center Players will present two special events in December to complement its Signature Series season of plays. Both events will be performed at Center Playhouse, 35 South St, in downtown Freehold, NJ.

On Sat. Dec. 9th at 8pm, local humorist Randi Lupo returns to the Playhouse with her “Sometimes I’m Ok” one-woman show. The performance is derived from her unique upbringing in Brooklyn, combined with her marriage to a rock ‘n roll roadie and her experience with various therapists. Lupo first appeared at Center Playhouse this past summer, and audiences responded positively to her blend of humor and pathos. Tickets are priced at $22. More information about Lupo’s background, appearances and videos can be found at www.randilupo.com.

On Sat. Dec. 16th at 2pm and 8pm, Center Players will host a holiday edition of (mostly) TRUE THINGS, a game wrapped in a storytelling show with a side of music. Four engaging multigenerational storytellers tell true stories about the holidays from their own lives. Three of those stories include little white lies woven into the narrative - details that force the audience to listen closely to detect. The audience gets to interview the storytellers, then votes for the person they think told it straight, and winners get a prize. The event is suitable for all audiences. The performance features songs written for the show by host/creator Jude Treder-Wolff and composer Wells Hanley. There is also some improvisation involved. Tickets are priced at $20 for adults and $10 for children; holiday refreshments will be served at intermission.

Tickets for both events are available online at www.centerplayers.org or by calling 732-462-9093.

Rounding out Center Players’ 2017-18 season will be Lovers and Other Strangers, by Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna, running from Feb. 9-March 11th, and directed by Michael Tota. Next is Dale Wasserman’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, running from May 4th – June 10th, and directed by Dave McGrath. Ending the season will be Dinner with Friends, written by Donald Marguiles and directed by Leslie Hochman, running July 27th-August 26th.

Celebrating its 17th season at Center Playhouse, Center Players is a respected, award-winning organization, presenting high quality, engaging productions featuring local talent in downtown Freehold. In addition to their signature plays, the group also sponsors free play reading events and offers dinner and theater packages with several local restaurants. Additional information is available at www.centerplayers.org.

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