Wednesday, April 25, 2012


By Vita Morales

WHEN: Monday, April 30, at 7:30 PM
Mama’s Restaurant on Mountain Ave in Hackettstown
ADMISSION: by donation and due to the limited seating, reservations are required. Seating is limited to 45 participants and must be reserved in advance.
For reservations and information, contact the Centenary Stage Company Box Office at 908.979.0900, or visit online at
A special discounted menu has been designed by Mama’s owner and CSC sponsor Tom Schiano for patrons of the performance, and those intending to order from the menu should arrive by 6:30 PM to place their orders, when they will also be seated in the performance space. Food service will end at the beginning of the performance (7:30 PM).
The new location for the WPS presentation is part of the Centenary Stage Company’s mission to bring art out into the Hackettstown community for greater enjoyment.

The secrets that simmer beneath the surface of an Italian-American family will emerge to change their lives in unforeseeable ways in Vita Morales’  new play, which will be the final  presentation of the  Centenary Stage Company’s 2012 Women Playwright Series. 

VItaA resident of Oxford, NJ, Morales holds a BA in Italian Literature from Rutgers University, an MA in Theater and Film from Hunter College and an MS in education from Fordham University.   She has written 17 plays,  some of which have been staged in New York City. Her play Francis of Assisi won the award for best Masters thesis in the Arts and Humanities at Hunter College. Her one-act play, All God’s Children, was produced several times in New York and won several awards. After moving to Warren County in 1999, Morales taught ESL and Spanish at Warren Hills Reg. High School, Italian at Morris Community College, and currently teaches Italian at Parsippany Hills High School.  

You may also purchase tickets for the World Premiere of The Unfortunates by Aoise Stratford, a play which received development in the 2010 WPS series, and won the Susan Glaspell Award for best new play that year.

This 20th anniversary season of the CSC Women Playwrights Series  is made possible in part through the  generous support of the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and the NJ State Council on the Arts, as well as CSC members and sponsors.