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Monday, December 18, 2017

Circle Players to present ‘Terra Nova’–tale of failed British expedition to the South Pole


Circle Players is proud to present the third production of our 2017/2018 season, "Terra Nova" by Ted Tally. This extraordinarily inventive play is drawn from the journals and letters found on the frozen body of Captain Scott, the leader of the failed British expedition to be first to the South Pole. Scenes of the explorer and his men at various stages of their ordeal, blend with flashbacks and with fateful glimpses of their successful Norwegian rivals.

Performances of the play will take place as follows:

  • Fridays: January 12, 26 at 8:00pm
  • Saturdays: January 13, 20, 27, at 8:00pm
  • Sunday: January 21, 28 at 3:00pm

A talkback will be held following the Sunday, January 21 performance.

The play will be directed by Kirk White of Scotch Plains and produced by Faith Dowgin of Spotswood.

Appearing in the cast are:

Steve Yates of Millburn as Captain Robert Falcon Scott;  Kevin Carr of Union City as Roald Amundsen; Adriana Spizuoco of Millburn as Kathleen Scott; Dave Bronovicki of Piscataway as Officer Edgar Taff Evans; Noah Stanzione of Long Valley as Lieutenant Henry “Birdie” Bowers ; Adam Barr of Basking Ridge as Doctor Edward Wilson; and Stephen Mennella of Dunellen as Captain Lawrence “Titus” Oates.

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

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

Tickets are $18 for adults and $17 for students and seniors.

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