Tuesday, December 1, 2015

2 DURANG COMEDIES TO BE PERFORMED BACK-TO-BACK IN SOUTH ORANGE BEGINNING THIS FRIDAY

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by Christopher Durang

WHEN: opening Dec. 4; 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 4, 5, 11 and 12, and at 4 p.m. on Dec. 6 and Dec. 13.
WHERE:
The Baird Cultural Center on 3, 5 Mead Street., South Orange
TICKETS: ALL TICKETS - $10
ORDER ONLINE HERE

The Actor's Nightmare
Directed by Christine Gaden
George Spelvin - Robert MacLachlan

  • Meg - Sally Hourigan
  • Sarah Siddons - Monah Yancy
  • Henry Irving - Stephen Sigmund
  • Ellen Terry - Chelsea Varga

Sister Mary Ignatius Explains it All for You
Directed By Nick Clarey
Sister Mary Ignatius - Kate Daly

  • Gary Sullavan - Matt Coakley
  • Diane Symonds - Jenny Hill
  • Philomena Rostovich - Juanita Frederick
  • Aloysius Benheim - Dorian McDonald
  • Thomas - Rupert Muson

The Obie-winning one-act play, Sister Mary Ignatius... which will be performed along with Durang's comedy The Actor's Nightmare, opened in 1979 and had a two-and-a-half year run on Broadway. Controversial at the time, it is known as one of the best plays by Durang, whose Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike won the 2013 Tony for Best Play.

Sister Mary Ignatius.. and The Actor's Nightmare, the story of an accountant mistaken for an actor's understudy who is pushed onto the stage even though he doesn't know any of the lines, have been performed together since 1981.

***Contains Adult Themes***