Tuesday, February 17, 2015

PSYCHOLOGICAL DRAMA OPENS IN CHATHAM ON MARCH 6

The Chatham Community Players continues its 93rd Season of producing local theater

SPATTER PATTERN
By Neal Bell
Directed by Shannon Barry O’Grady

WHEN:  March 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 8 PM and March 15 at 3 PM
WHERE: Chatham Playhouse, 23 North Passaic Avenue, in Chatham
TICKETS: $25 for adults and $23 for youth/senior.
Warning: Strong language and mature subject matter. Not suitable for children.

This psychological drama by Neal Bell takes place at the intersection of two haunted lives with nothing but a wall separating them. Tate is a college professor who is suspected of murdering a female student, and his new neighbor, Dunn is a writer in search of a story. Over the course of the play, the two men become close, but the specter of the truth hangs between them, as we don't try to figure out whether Tate is a murderer, or whether he's been falsely accused.

Director, Shannon Barry O’Grady said, “Prepare to be propelled through a shadowy Gotham in this intense story with dark comedic accents. A tortured writer meets a professor accused of murder. The audience is plunged into intrigue and then left to ponder the nature of guilt and the meaning of responsibility.”

Featuring a talented and diverse group of actors from all around New Jersey. The cast includes Jody Ebert from Westfield as Marcus Tate, Dale Monroe as Edward Dunn and Sky Spiegel Monroe as Selma/Ellen/Mrs Roth are both from Morristown, Monica Ross from New York City as Andrea Evens, Gordon Wiener from Martinsville as Realtor/Munoz/Moxley and Derek Egidio from Columbia as Mancheski/Mr Fisher.

O'Grady notes, "I feel privileged to have found a terrific cast that works beautifully with my vision for this piece."

Tickets can be purchased at our Box Office or Online. To access the theater’s online ticketing service, simply go to ccp.ticketleap.com. The service is available 24 hours a day, and tickets can be purchased online up until three hours prior to curtain on the day of a performance.

Chatham Playhouse’s box office will begin accepting phone reservations on February 24 at (973) 635-7363. For information regarding box office hours, please call the box office number listed above. Patrons with special needs requiring seating accommodations should contact the Playhouse at least 24 hours prior to the performance. Without prior notice, accommodations cannot be guaranteed.