Friday, February 6, 2015

CENTENARY STAGE COMPANY PRESENTS WORLD PREMIERE OF THE SUSAN GLASPELL AWARD-WINNING “IN THE CAR WITH BLOSSOM AND LEN”

IN THE CAR WITH BLOSSOM AND LEN
By Joni Fritz
Directed by Lynn Taylor Corbett

WHEN: February 20 - March 8; Wednesday and Sunday afternoons at 2 PM, Thursday evenings at 7:30 PM and Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 PM
WHERE:
Sitnik Theatre of the David and Carol Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown (on the Centenary College campus) 
TICKETS: $27.50 to $25.00 for adults and $17.50 for children under 12 with discounts for students and seniors. Thursday evening performances are our popular Family Nights; $25.00 for all seats with a special 2 for 1 rush discount when purchased at the door 2 hours prior to the performance.

To purchase tickets visit www.centenarystageco.org, call the box office at 908.979.0900 or stop by the beautiful David and Carol Lackland center located on the campus of Centenary College at 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown, NJ.  Box office is open Monday through Friday from 1 – 5 PM and two hours prior to every performance.  CSC also operates a second box office during the season at 217 Main Street in Hackettstown, NJ open Monday through Friday 3 – 6 PM.

Workshopped during last season’s annual Women Playwrights Series, In the Car with Blossom and Len proved that family dynamics can be the source of endless comedic material and received an overwhelming response.

In this funny and poignant new play, a basket full of unpaid bills for chemical engineer Lenny Gold’s laboratory is discovered by one of his adult daughters, unveiling a lifetime of secrets, a mysterious silent partner and a few other challenges which must be met by this family. A delightful family saga about growing up, growing older and where you put the keys.

Joni FritzPlaywright Joni Fritz has worked in theatre and television as a writer and actress, with appearances in NYC and regional theatre, film, television and commercials. Her writing credits run the gamut from theatre to videos, documentaries, and sketch comedy for USA Network. Most recently, Joni's play Girl's Room, starring Broadway legends Carol Lawrence and Donna McKechnie, directed by Lynne Taylor-Corbett, enjoyed successful runs in NY and LA.  Her work has been seen in several theatres in the NYC area, including Ensemble Studio Theatre, the Women’s Theatre Company and Dreamcatcher Rep.  She is a member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA and the Dramatist Guild, and resides in Pompton Plains, NJ.

Directing the production is Tony Award nominated and Broadway veteran director/choreographer Lynn Taylor Corbett.  Nominated for the 2000 Tony Award, Best Direction of a Musical and Best Choreography for the musical Swing!, Taylor Corbett also received a 2000 Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Choreography. Her recent stage work includes both directing and choreographing the musical My Vaudeville Man! which, ran off-Broadway at the York Theatre Company from November 2008 through January 2009.  She received a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Choreography with her collaborator, Shonn Wiley, for My Vaudeville Man!.

The 2014-15 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 and CSC sponsors, including Premier Sponsor Heath Village Retirement Community, Silver Sponsors Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, The Holiday Inn in Budd Lake, and Fulton Bank of New Jersey, and Centenary Stage Company members and supporters.