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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

THE OUTSIDERS opens at Holmdel Theatre Company in July


The Holmdel Theatre Company will present “The Outsiders”, adapted by Christopher Sergel from the novel by S.E. Hinton , Friday July 20 through Sunday, August 5, 2018 at the Duncan Smith Theater in Holmdel.

Written by S.E. Hinton when she was just 16 years old, The Outsiders is a classic coming-of-age story, seen through the eyes of Ponyboy, a Greaser on the wrong side of life who is caught up in territorial battles between the have-it-made rich kids, "The Socs," and his tough, underprivileged family and friends. As these young people try to find themselves and each other, the sadness of sophistication begins to reach them, and change them.

Director Kirk White says “in this era where art is often disposable and most consume their entertainment in tiny blurbs on tiny phones, to see this many incredible young people come and be excited by doing theater is truly an inspiration.   I am honored to work with them on this and I hope that I can rise to the occasion.”

This production of The Outsiders is produced by Laurie Devino. 

It stars Danny Tramontana, 16, of Howell as Pony Boy, and  features a cast of outstanding young local actors, including Bella Ashton, Hudson Eder (20) of Freehold, Michael Gencarelli(28) of Little Falls, Thomas Hernandez (15) of Leonardo, Faith King (15) of Red Bank, Robert Landau, Frenel Legentus (21) of Linden, Morgan Minatee (18) of West Orange, Grace Molloy (19) of Cliffwood Beach, Stephen Robertson (17) of Piscataway, Wesley Swan (18) of Holmdel,  ,Matthew Blankley (15) of Red Bank, Vincent Costanza, Daniel Nugent, Isobel Rampulla (14) of Holmdel, Neddy Rossi (12) of Edison, Paige Singer (14) of Holmdel, and Rebecca Yi.

The Outsiders will open on Friday, July 22 and play for 9 performances at the following dates and times:

  • Friday, July 20 at 8pm

  • Saturday, July 21 at 8pm

  • Sunday, July 22 at 2pm

  • Friday, July 27 at 8pm

  • Saturday, July 28 at 8pm

  • Sunday, July 29 at 2pm

  • Friday, August 3 at 8pm

  • Saturday, August 4 at 8pm

  • Sunday, August 5 at 2pm

All performances are at the Duncan Smith Theater, 36 Crawfords Corner Road in Holmdel, New Jersey in front of the Holmdel High School.  Ticket prices are $22 general public ($17 for seniors and $12 for students). Tickets may be purchased via the website at www.holmdeltheatrecompany.org.

ABOUT THE HOLMDEL THEATRE COMPANY

The Holmdel Theatre Company (HTC) is a non-profit, semi-professional, educational theatre company dedicated to presenting fresh interpretations of classic plays as well as rarely-presented modern dramas and comedies. The Company's unique mission is to integrate young people and non-professionals with professional actors, technicians, designers and directors in a collaborative artistic and educational exchange. This initiative is used to raise the level of performance and to help all performers grow artistically from the exposure to professionals in the field.

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