THE FAIRY PLAYS Opens Next Friday at the Jersey Shore Arts Center

THE FAIRY PLAYS Opens Next Friday at the Jersey Shore Arts CenterLa Strada Ensemble Theater presents The Fairy Plays, six interconnected plays by A.J. Ciccotelli, on Friday August 18 at 8pm, Saturday August 19 at 8pm, and Sunday August 20th at 2pm (with a Q&A with cast, director and playwright) at Jersey Shore Arts Center (Herbst Theater on 3rd Floor), 66 South Main Street in Ocean Grove.

Consisting of six one acts centered on unexpected reveals, revenge, coming out of the closet, marriage and redemption, The Fairy Plays asks pointed questions like, "Can a fairy go to A.A.?"; "Can mortals and fairies change powers?"; "Is my daddy a fairy?"; and, "can mortals go to Fairyland after they die?"

The play centers on Emperina, the Queen of the Fairies, who couples with a mortal and produces three half-fairy/half-human children. Banished from Fairyland, Emperina tries to make amends to her father so her children can be restored to full fairy status and humans can go to Fairyland after they die.

The production is directed by Veda Rouze and stars Taylor Bongarzone, Rita Esposito, Ashley Friedman, Laurel Henk, Griffin Holland, Rebecca Lettice, Nathan Magno, CharLee Mares, Alexa Spinowitz, and Allison Truax

The Fairy Plays by A.J. Ciccotelli. Performances: August 18 at 8pm, August 19 at 8pm and April 20th at 2pm (w/ Q&A with the playwright, cast and director). Jersey Shore Arts Center (Former Neptune High School), Herbst Theater on the 3rd Floor, 66 South Main Street, Ocean Grove. Tickets: $18/$15 for students and senior citizens with I.D.

La Strada Ensemble Theater is 501(c)(3) theater company and resident theater company of Jersey Shore Arts Center. Since their inauguration in 2014, they have been a mover and shaker of the theatrical scene in Monmouth County producing full lengths, workshop productions, one act evenings, staged readings, a monthly writer's group and a Monday Night acting class. La Strada translates from Italian to 'The Road' or 'The Street.' It is our passion to bring world and regional premieres to our street in Ocean Grove.

Please visit us on, call us at 732-455-2748 or email us at for more information, to purchase tickets, and for information on La Strada's technique and scene study class for actors of all levels taught by founding members Dr. Donna Ault-Jacobson and A.J. Ciccotelli, M.F.A.

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