Centenary Stage Company Presents 2nd Annual Black Box Festival, 11/1-18

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Centenary Stage Company Presents 2nd Annual Black Box Festival, 11/1-18

The second annual Black Box Festival, held in the Edith Bolte Kutz Theatre, will include three theatrical events starring a group of talented storytellers that will fill the chilly November nights with comedy and heart. The festival starts November 1st and will run until November 18th.

"A Couple of Blaguards" is a two-character comedy, created by the brothers Frank McCourt and Malachy McCourt. Based on the life of the McCourt brothers, these two tell the tale of their early lives in Ireland and their successful escape to America. The two actors craft a vaudevillian act full of comedy, Irish songs and a gallery of relatives, rogues, and fools. “A Couple of Blaguards” runs November 1-4th.

The physical comedy ensemble Parallel Exit is back by popular demand. The Black Box hit returns with “Room 17B”, their new comedy. Known for works which blend theatre, dance, and music, Parallel Exit celebrates the styles of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton with a dash of Monty Python. “Room 17B” will run November 8-11th.

Bill Bower’s critically acclaimed “Under a Montana Moon” wraps up the Black Box Festival November 15-18th. Comprised of a collection of silent coming-of-age stories told under a Western Sky, the audience is taken on a journey that is hilarious, heartbreaking, and profoundly moving. Performed without words and within a tapestry of sounds, this silent journey is reported to leave audiences speechless. 

To purchase tickets or to find more information on the other Young Audience Series shows, visit www.centenarystageco.org or call (908) 979-0900. Tickets for shows in the Black Box Festival range from $17.50 to 27.50 with discounts for students and seniors. Performance times are Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Every Thursday night is “Family Night,” which offers a 2-for-1 rush ticket price when purchased at the door. CSC also offers several different packages, such as a Pick Five Flex Pass for $110, to purchase tickets for multiple shows at a discounted price. Patrons are encouraged to check the age recommendation for individual shows.

The Centenary Stage Company is a not-for-profit professional equity theatre, in residence at Centenary College, dedicated to serving as a cultural resource for audiences of the Skylands Region with professional music, theatre and dance events and arts education programs throughout the year. Performances at the Centenary Stage Company are made possible through the visionary support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the NJ State Council on the Arts, and CSC members, friends and sponsors, including Premier Sponsor Heath Village, Silver Sponsors Hackettstown Regional Medical Center and The Holiday Inn, and Series sponsors, Fulton Bank, and Mamas and Café Baci.

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