Tuesday, March 22, 2011


How to Pray - Apr. 1-17, 2011HOW TO PRAY
By Michelle Carter
Directed by Margo Whitcomb

WHEN: April 1-17, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM, Sundays at 2:30 PM, Thursdays at 7:30 PM, with matinee performances on Fri, Apr 1 at 2:30 PM (Preview), Wed, Apr 6  at 2:30 PM and  Wed., Apr 13 at 2:30 PM
Edith Bolte Kutz Theater of the new David and Carol Lackland Center on the campus of Centenary College, 715 Grand Avenue, Hackettstown
$20 to $25, with special discounts for seniors, students and groups.  A special tradition locally for the economically-minded, Thursday evenings at CSC are “Family Nights” with two-for-one rush ticket prices available at the door on the evening of the performance.   Tickets are available online at, and at the CSC box office 908-979-0900, Monday through Friday, from 1-5 PM. 

Faith never wanted to have children.  But when her brother asks her to be a surrogate for him and his wife—who cannot bear children—she is moved to help them.  She could not have imagined the complications which would ensue, which ultimately thrust Faith into a life-changing ethical and moral dilemma. 

With a surly house cat, an irrepressible dog that Faith adopted from a local shelter, a social-networking boyfriend  and a friend in gender-identity crisis, How to Pray is highly theatrical, and is filled with humor of the divine comedy that Faith’s life as a social worker is. “It is also,” Catherine Rust, Program Director of the CSC Playwright Series states, “ ultimately a play about choice, and the unique situation that women and men find themselves in in today’s culture of miraculous technology,  and the redefinition of the nature of  ‘family.’  It is the perfect complement to March’s Women’s History Month celebrations.”

How to Pray received development in the 2010 CSC Women Playwrights Series, as well as in the Mark Taper Forum (a world-class venue for new American plays located in Los Angeles), where Carter was the recipient of the Forum Playwrighting Commission. 

The cast of How to Pray will feature Amanda Duarte, Steven Patterson and Colin Ryan.