APPLES IN WINTER Continues with Guest Speakers
Centenary Stage Company's National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of Jennifer Fawcett's "Apples in Winter" heads into its final weekend of performances. Performances run Wednesday, November 14 at 2PM; Thursday, November 15 at 7:30PM; Friday, November 16 at 8PM; Saturday, November 17 at 8PM and Sunday, November 18 at 2PM. Guest speakers will join the cast and creative team to participate in a post-show talkback with the audience on Thursday, November 15 after the 7:30PM performance.
Guest speakers for the Thursday, November 15 talkback include; Julia Buccini, MSW, LCSW, LCADC, CCS, Community Director at Daytop Village of New Jersey, Inc.; Dawn Belamarich Berry, LPC LDADC, CCD, CCTP, Clinical Director of Recovery Centers of America at Lighthouse; Angel Faccone Business Development Officer of Recovery Centers of America at Lighthouse and Stacy Chia LPC, LCADC Community Liaison of Summit Oakes Hospital.
Directed by Mikaela Kafka and starring Colleen Smith Wallnau, "Apples in Winter" is a moving play about the lifetime journey of a mother and son. Robert has asked his mother to make him an apple pie. It is the one thing which has bound them together since he was a young boy, with the apples gleaned from the well-loved tree in their own yard. As she begins to make the pie (which will happen onstage), she realizes it will be at last act of love to a man for whom love wasn't enough. Parts of this play were written when Fawcett was a new mother to her own baby son. "I could feel that deep gut-level drive to do anything to protect this little human," Fawcett says, "to give him the best life I could but what if... what if... What if he isn't happy? What if the world isn't kind to him, or easy, or gentle? What if?" "Apples in Winter" marks the 75th new play to be a part of the NNPN RWP program with other productions being presented at Riverside Theatre (Iowa City, IA) and Phoenix Theatre (Indianapolis, IN).
Performances continue Wednesday, November 14 at 2PM; Thursday, November 15 at 7:30PM; Friday, November 16 at 8PM; Saturday, November 17 at 8PM and Sunday, November 18 at 2PM. All performances are held in the Kutz Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center located at 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown, NJ on the campus of Centenary University. Tickets are $25.00 for adults on matinee performances, $27.50 for adults on Thursday and Friday evening and $29.50 for Saturday evening. Thursday, November 15 at 7:30PM is also Centenary Stage Company's Buy One/Get One rush ticket special. BOGO offer only valid in person at the CSC box office beginning at 5:30PM.
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The 2018-2019 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, and CSC corporate sponsors, including Premier Season Sponsor Heath Village Retirement Community, The House of the Good Shepherd, Silver Sponsors Hackettstown Medical Center, Home Instead Senior Care (Washington), Fulton Bank of New Jersey, and Centenary Stage Company members and supporters.