Thursday, November 19, 2015

CENTENARY STAGE COMPANY’S FRINGE FESTIVAL RETURNS TO PRESENT A FESTIVAL FAVORITE

Shelley_FayeTAMMY FAYE’S FINAL AUDITION

WHEN: Thursday, November 19 at 7:30pm; Friday, November 20 and Saturday, November 21 at 8pm and Sunday, November 22 at 2pm.
WHERE:
Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown
TICKETS: $22.50 for adults on Sunday’s Matinee and Friday’s evening performance. Tickets for Saturday evening’s performance are $25.00 for adults. Thursday evening is $22.50 for all seats with a buy one get one free rush ticket special when purchased in person at the door prior to performance time.

Centenary Stage Company wraps up its first ever Fringe Festival with Southeast Ohio–based Brick Monkey Theater Ensemble’s production of Tammy Faye’s Final Audition.  Written by Merri Biechler, directed by Dennis Delaney and performed by Shelley Delaney and David Haugen, Tammy Faye’s Final Audition has become a festival favorite having had critically acclaimed runs at several premiere Fringe Festivals throughout the country.

Tammy Faye Bakker was the sweetheart of Christian TV in the 70’s and 80’s, until it all came crashing down.  As she nears the end of her life, she attempts a comeback.  Tammy Faye’s Final Audition is a dreamy exercise wherein she auditions to create one final TV talk show called “Tammy Faye Wins at Life.”  Throughout, she interacts with all of the important men in her life, including her ex-husband, Jim, her son, Jay, her current husband, Roe Messner, and her one-time co-host, J.J. Bullock.  Whether the audition exists as a figment of her imagination or as reality is a determination left to the audience.  The piece was inspired by her final interview with CNN’s Larry King seven hours prior to her passing. 

Tammy Faye’s Final Audition is a production from The Brick Monkey Theater Ensemble, Southeast Ohio's professional theater company.  Members of the Brick Monkey Theater Ensemble have written plays for, performed on, and designed productions at Tony Award winning stages, Broadway, Off-Broadway and major regional theaters, as well as, Emmy Award winning television networks/series and major feature films.

For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.centenarystageco.org or call the box office at (908) 979 – 0900.  Tickets may also be purchased in person at the box office located in the Lackland Center; 715 Grand Ave. Hacketttstown, NJ.  The box office is open Monday through Friday from 1 – 5pm and two hours prior to every performance.

The 2015-16 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, the Sandra Kupperman Foundation, and CSC corporate sponsors, including Premier Season Sponsor Heath Village Retirement Community, Silver Sponsors Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, Home Instead Senior Care (Washington), The Holiday Inn in Budd Lake, and Fulton Bank of New Jersey, and Centenary Stage Company members and supporters.