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Thursday, May 15, 2014

93rd Season for Chatham Community Players starts in July


Here is the Chatham Community Players 2014-2015 Season

Jersey Voices One-Act Festival (20th Anniversary)

Featuring 12 pieces from over our 20 years
July 25 – Aug 2 (2014)
Jersey Voices has provided a venue for New Jersey playwrights to showcase their work since 1995. From the moment the festival concludes in August, playwrights from all around New Jersey begin to send Chatham Community Players their works. With over 70 playwrights having seen their original one-acts produced on the Chatham stage, audience have been able to see over 100 plays over 19 years. “I can't believe that this is our nineteenth season of producing original works by New Jersey authors. We are very pleased to have 4 veteran directors returning and 2 new directors. As it has been over the past few years, the talent pool continues to increase.

Clybourne ParkBy Bruce Norris
Oct 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18 at 8pm and Oct 12 at 3pm (2014)
Winner of both the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play, in addition to the Olivier Award and the Evening Standard Award, Clybourne Park is a response to Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun". The first act, set in 1959, is from the perspective of the white family movingout of the neighborhood, and the neighbors' concerns regarding an African American family moving in. The second act takes place 50 years later, during which time the Clybourne Park neighborhood has changed significantly, and a white family has decided to move into the house. Hailed by The New York Times as a "strong, ferociously smart play", it is both funny and provocative in dealing with issues of race and real estate.

A Christmas Carol
Original musical adaptation by Philip Wm McKinley and Suzanne Buhrer
Dec 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 8pm and Dec 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23 at 3pm (2014)
This version, produced exclusively at the Chatham Playhouse since 1988, Dickens serves not only as narrator, but also as a character that befriends Scrooge and walks beside him during his life-changing journey through memories and premonitions. While the script remains true to the original story, the playwright also pulled from letters that Dickens wrote to family and friends. The story of Ebenezer Scrooge has become one of the most beloved of all holiday tales, and this unique production also reminds us that Dickens’ inspiration for penning the story goes much deeper. Directed by Jeffrey Fiorello, Musical Directed by Jack Bender and Choreography by Megan Ferentinos

Spatter Pattern (Or, How I Got Away With It)
By Neal Bell
Mar 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 8pm and Mar 15 at 3pm (2015)
This psychological drama takes place at the intersection of two haunted lives with nothing but a wall separating them. Tate is a college professor who is suspected of murdering a female student, and his new neighbor, Dunn is a writer in search of a story. Over the course of the play, the two men become close, but the specter of the truth hangs between them, as we don't try to figure out whether Tate is a murderer, or whether he's been falsely accused.

The Three Musketeers
Adapted by Ken Ludwig
May 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 and 16 at 8pm and May 10 at 3pm (2015)
Based on the timeless tale by Alexandre Dumas, this play is set in 1625, as d'Artagnan (and his younger sister, Sabine) travel to Paris. Upon his arrival, he meets up with, Athos, Porthos and Aramis, the famous musketeers, and is quick to join them in fighting for the Queen's honor against the evil Cardinal Richelieu and infamous Countess de Winter. Stopping at nothing to revenge themselves on d'Artagnan and the Musketeers for their meddlesome behavior, the Countess and Cardinal are surprised to find that Sabine is more than a sweet girl going to join the convent.

The Chatham Playhouse is located at 23 North Passaic Avenue
Chatham, New Jersey 07928      973-635-7363

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