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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Circle Players of Piscataway presenting final show of 2015-16 season: “Incorruptible”



PISCATAWAY – Circle Players of Piscataway is presenting the final show in their 2015-16 season: “Incorruptible,” written by Michael Hollinger.

Here’s what critics have said about this dark comedy:

“A lightning-fast farce, rich in both verbal and physical humor.” —American Theatre.

“A farcical romp, scintillating and irreverent.” —Philadelphia Weekly

Performances will be held on the following dates at the noted times:

· Fridays: June 10, 17, 24 at 8:00pm

· Saturdays: June 11, 18, 25 at 8:00pm

· Sunday: June 26, at 3:00pm

Audiences are invited to join in a special wine and cheese reception in the theater lobby following the opening night performance.

A synopsis of the play reads as follows: “Welcome to Priseaux, France, c. 1250 A.D.: The river flooded again last week. The chandler’s shop just burned to the ground. Nobody’s heard of the wheelbarrow yet. And Saint Foy, the patron of the local monastery, hasn’t worked a miracle in thirteen years. In other words, the Dark Ages still look pretty dark. All eyes turn to the Pope, whose promised visit will surely encourage other pilgrims to make the trek and restore the abbey to its former glory. That is, until a rival church claims to possess the relics of Saint Foy—and “their” bones are working miracles. All seems lost until the destitute monks take a lesson from a larcenous one-eyed minstrel, who teaches them an outrageous new way to pay old debts.”

The play will be directed by Eric Walby of Hopewell, and produced by Elyse Halloran of Somerset. The stage manager for this production will be Laura Zahorbenski of Somerset.

Appearing in the cast are: Jim Clancy of Basking Ridge as Charles; Mike Wurzel of Little Silver as Martin; David Learn of New Brunswick as Olf; Aaron Ratzan of East Brunswick as Felix; Elizabeth Mahon of Aberdeen as Peasant Woman; Nils Swanson of North Brunswick as Jack; Casey Chartier of Highland Park as Marie ; and Jean Habrukowich of Somerset as Agatha.

The theater is located at 416 Victoria Avenue, Piscataway. Please be advised: due to the unique layout of this theater in the round, latecomers cannot be seated after the performance has started. Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before curtain.

For reservations, call (732) 968-7555, or buy tickets online at www.circleplayers.org. Tickets are $18 for adults and $17 for students and seniors. Sorry, no credit cards may be used at the box office, but will be accepted online.


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