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Sunday, September 25, 2016

​Maurer Productions OnStage to present Neil Simon's Jake's Women

This wildly comic and moving play features Jake’s flashbacks about the women in his life – that are occasionally interrupted by the actual women! Jake's women include a revered first wife, Julie, who died years earlier in a tragic accident; his daughter, Molly, who is recalled as a child but is now a young woman; his boisterous and bossy sister, Karen; an opinionated analyst, Edith; his current wife, Maggie, who is contemplating her future with, or possibly without, Jake; and the newest arrival, Sheila, a woman who just may be part of Jake's future.

The cast features Kurt Penney of Pennington as Jake; Erin Leder of Bordentown as Maggie; Michele Kallman of Hightstown as Karen; Makenna Katz of West Windsor as young Molly; Gina Migliaccio of Hamilton as adult Molly; Laurie Hardy of Hamilton as Edith; Jessica Braynor of Lawrenceville as Julie; and Kathy Liebars of Langhorne, Pa., as Sheila.

The show is directed by Diana Gilman Maurer, co-founder of MPO with her husband, John M. Maurer. She notes that “Jake’s Women” is considered one of Mr. Simon’s hidden gems and that the cast for this production is proving very talented at juxtaposing moments of high comedy and high drama. “The show is both moving and funny and takes you on a roller-coaster ride of emotions,” Maurer said. “I am really proud of this cast and how well they navigate the moods and nuances of each character.” 

Directed By: Diana Gilman Maurer

Fridays, Sept. 30 & Oct. 7, 2016 at 8 pmSaturdays, Oct. 1 & 8 at 8 pm

Sundays, Oct. 2 & 9 at 2 pm

The Kelsey Theatre at MCCC
1200 Old Trenton Road
West Windsor, NJ 08550 U.S.A

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