Photo Flash: First Look at STNJ's CHARLEY'S AUNT
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's 56th season leaps into the chill of autumn with a classic that will warm the hearts of people of all ages. Charley's Aunt, the hilarious late 19th century comedy of manners by Brandon Thomas, will be presented for the first time on the STNJ stage. Joseph Discher returns to direct. Returning company favorites John Ahlin, Peter Simon Hilton, David Andrew Macdonald, and Erika Rolfsrud are featured amongst the cast of 10 that will bring this delightful farce to life. Performances begin October 24. Patrons can purchase tickets at The F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre located at 36 Madison Avenue in Madison by calling the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or by going online at www.ShakespeareNJ.org.
Charley's Aunt was a huge hit when it debuted in Victorian England in 1892. For many years, it was one of the most popular shows on the British and American stage. Its charm and allure have not faded over the years. Charley's Aunt features an improbable disguise of preposterous proportion, earnest young lovers, and an unflappable butler who sees and oversees all of the ensuing hijinks.
Photo Credit: Jerry Dalia
Isaac Hickox-Young as Charles Wykeham and Aaron McDaniel as Jack Chesney
Peter Simon Hilton as Brassett
Seamus Mulcahy as Lord Fancourt Babberly