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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Final Weekend for Centenary Stage Company’s World Premier of ‘Hitler’s Tasters’


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“The four actresses in it are sensational!” – Peter Filichia, Broadway Radio

                Centenary Stage Company’s World Premier of Michelle Kholos Brooks’ Hitler’s Tasters wraps up its critically acclaimed run in the Lackland Performing Arts Center this weekend with performances Wednesday through Sunday. Audiences and critics alike have fallen in love. “Making this world premiere particularly special are the performances of the four young women. Director Sarah Norris has cast a group of remarkably talented women… it is easy to fall in love with these impressive young women and the unique story.” (Rick Busciglio, NJfootlights.net).

The four are Brianna Morris, Jennifer Robbins, Emaline Williams.
and Ally Borgstrom,

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Photo: L-R Ally Borgstrom, Emaline Williams and Jennifer Robbins.

                Inspired by a true story, imagine knowing that every mouthful of food you ate could be your last. Such was the life for the young women charged with the task of tasting Hitler’s food so that he would not be poisoned. “All four actresses are excellent”, says Jane Primerano on NJ Arts Maven. Winner of the 2017 Susan Glaspell Award, Michelle Kholos Brooks’ Hitler’s Tasters is an alternately engaging and compelling play tells the story of the young women who three times day, every day, were “honored” with the opportunity “to die for their Führer”. But while they wait, like all girls throughout time, they gossip, they dream, they question and dance, until the door opens and the guard appears with each meal. 

                Michelle Kholos Brooks’ Hitler’s Tasters final performances are now through Aprill 22 in the Lackland Performing Arts Center at 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown, NJ.  Remaining performances are Wednesday, April 18 at 2PM; Thursday, April 19 at 7:30PM; Friday, April 20 at 8PM; Saturday, April 21 at 8PM and Sunday, April 22 at 2PM. Tickets are $27.50 for adults on Friday evening & matinee performances.  Saturday evening’s performance are $29.50 for adults.  Thursday evening’s performance are $27.50 for ALL SEATS with a buy one/get one rush ticket special when purchased in person at the Centenary Stage Company box office beginning at 5:30PM. Discounts are available for students.

                Centenary Stage Company’s production of Michelle Kholos Brooks Hitler’s Tasters is sponsored in part by season sponsor Heath Village Retirement Community, series sponsor The House of the Good Shepherd and event sponsor Zonta Morristown Chapter.

                For more information or to purchase tickets visit centenarystageco.org or call the Centenary Stage Company box office at (908) 979 – 0900. The box office is located in the Lackland Performing Arts Center at 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown, NJ. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 1 – 5PM and two hours prior to every performance. Centenary Stage Company can also be found across social media platforms; Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Like and follow to receive the latest in Centenary Stage Company news and special offers.

The 2017-2018 season of performing arts events at the Centenary Stage Company is made possible through the generous support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the NJ State Council on the Arts, the Shubert Foundation, the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, the Sandra Kupperman Foundation, Zonta Morristown Chapter and CSC corporate sponsors, including Premier Season Sponsor Heath Village Retirement Community, Silver Sponsors Hackettstown Medical Center, The House of the Good Shepherd, Home Instead Senior Care (Washington), and Fulton Bank of New Jersey, and Centenary Stage Company members and supporters.

Top photo: L-R  Emaline Williams, Brianna Morris, and Jennifer Robbins, Photos by Chris Young

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