Monday, December 31, 2012

News from The Barn

The Barn Theatre PresentsDecember 31, 2012
Our 2012-2013 Season
Noises Off!
I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change!
Fuddy Meers
God of Carnage
A Chorus Line
The Barn Theatre is located at 32 Skyline Drive in Montville, NJ, just minutes off Route 287, Exit 47.
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(973) 334-9320P.O. Box 102
Montville, NJ 07045
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Plus:  Auditions for "GOD OF CARNAGE" on Jan. 13 & 14
and submissions for our summer Once Act/Dance festival
as our 85th ANNIVERSAY SEASON continues!
"FUDDY MEERS" opens January 11!
[Photo by Tom Schopper]
The Barn Theatre in Montville, New Jersey is proud to continue its 85th Anniversary Season with the offbeat comedy "FUDDY MEERS."   Performances will be on January 11, 19, 25, 26 and February 1 & 2 at 8pm; and January 12, 13, 20 and 27 at 2pm. Tickets are $18 (senior/student tickets are $16 on matinees only). 

Fuddy Meers finds Claire with a rare form of amnesia that erases her memory whenever she falls asleep. With the help of her husband and a scrapbook she rebuilds her life each day. But today is not her usual stroll down amnesia lane. Get ready for a wild adventure with Claire and the most outrageously dark yet funny characters to visit the Barn's stage in years. Written by David Lindsay-Abaire, the Barn Theatre's production of "FUDDY MEERS" is directed by Todd Mills.

The 7-person cast of "
FUDDY MEERS" features Jill Bormann (as Claire), Fred Halperin (as Richard), Jean Habrukowich (as Gertie), Anthony Duke Claus (as Kenny), Caroline Crafton (as Heidi), Joe Guadara (as Millet) and Michael Reddin (as Limping Man).

The Barn Theatre is located on Skyline Drive in Montville, NJ, just minutes off Exit 47 from Route 287. For more reservations, information or directions, call The Barn Theatre Box Office at (973) 334-9320, or visit The Barn on the web

"GOD of CARNAGE" Auditions -
Jan. 13 & 14
The Barn Theatre in Montville will be holding auditions for the 2009 Tony award-winner "God of Carnage" by Yazmina Reza. The show is directed by Jeff Knapp. Auditions are Sunday and Monday, January 13 and 14, 2013 from 7:00-10:00 pm. No callbacks, but there will be a read-thru with the cast on the evening of January 15.
All rolls are open. Performance dates are March 15 - April 7, 2013 (please note: there will be no performance on March 30, 2013 in observance of Easter).
Show description: It starts simply enough: one kid knocks another kid’s two front teeth out with a stick. It ends with parents at odds trying to come to grips with the events of the day as much as their own place in it and inflicting just as much carnage upon each other, though none of it, in this case, is physical. Their meeting starts like an easy superficial domestic comedy, but later (with the aid of some rum) veers into a darkly comedic territory where harsh truths are revealed, principles are questioned and who is going to clean up the mess? Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Cast requirements (2m, 2w):
  • Veronica Novak (40s) - married to Michael, they have an eleven-year-old son named Henry. A writer, she works part-time in an art history bookstore. Dedicated and devoted to her children; with a judgmental, type “A” personality, she has a way of getting her way in most familial situations.
  • Michael Novak (40s). Married to Veronica. Owner of a wholesale company that sells household goods, Michael is a peace-maker on the surface but reveals himself to be uncouth and neurotic.
  • Alan Raleigh (40s). Married to Annette, they have an eleven-year-old son named Benjamin. A corporate lawyer, he is smart, quick, rational - but also rude and completely centered on his job.
  • Annette Raleigh (40s). Married to Alan; she works in wealth management. Often passive and polite, she and her husband enjoy an affluent life style. But her calmness erodes as she teeters on the edge of a panic attack.
Readings from the script will be provided. Sides for the auditions (page numbers from the Dramatists Play Service publication) are:
• pg 5-7 (thru Alan's line "Excuse Me")
• pg 11-12 (starting with Veronica's line "So what does Benjamin have to say about it?" and ending on bottom of 12.)
• pg 24-25 (starting with Alan's line "If anyone calls me a snitch..." and ending with Annette's line "Me too" on bottom of 25)
• pg 31-33 (starting with Veronica's line "Listen, Mr. Raleigh..." and ending with Michael's line "Of course I believe it")
• pg 41-43 (starting with Annette's line "Let's get out of here, Alan..." and ending with Annette's line "Alan, let's go! What are we doing, staying in this dump?")

Please arrive within the first hour of the audition to register. All roles are available. Casting is open, and newcomers are welcome and encouraged. If you have any questions about the play or auditions, please contact the director, Jeff Knapp,

The Barn Theatre is located at 32 Skyline Drive in Montville, NJ, just minutes off Route 287, Exit 47. For more information or directions, call (973) 334-9320, or

 Info regarding our upcoming
One Act and Dance Festival
(coming June 2013).... 

Attention PLAYWRIGHTS - DIRECTORS - CHOREOGRAPHERS - DESIGNERS: we are still accepting submissions!!
The Barn Theatre is proud to announce the return of The Solstice Showcase, its annual festival of original one act plays and dance compositions. This three day event showcases new works of up and coming writers from the NJ/NY area and beyond as well as other theatrical talent.
Aspiring playwrights and newcomers wishing to try their hand at directing or designing are especially welcomed and encouraged to become involved.

We are now accepting applications for:

For full details and guidelines and to submit your play or application online, please visit:

 The Barn Theatre  |  32 Skyline Drive, Montville, NJ 07045  |  BOX OFFICE: 973-334-9320  |

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