Monday, August 7, 2017

PRINCETON SUMMER THEATER CLOSES 48th SEASON WITH BRANDEN JACOBS-JENKINS’ “APPROPRIATE”

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appropriate2APPROPRIATE
BY BRANDEN JACOBS-JENKINS
directed by Tatiana Pandiani

WHEN: Thursday, August 10 and runs until Sunday, August 20; 8pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm on Saturdays and Sundays
WHERE:
Hamilton Murray Theater located on Princeton University’s campus
TICKETS: $29.50 for general admission, $24.50 for students and matinees.
To order tickets, visit 
http://www.princetonsummertheater.org/tickets or call the PST box office at 1-732-997-0205.




Members of the fragmented Lafayette family reconnect to settle their father’s affairs, but soon discover that they must first tackle their unresolved issues with each other. The Obie Award-winning play incorporates shocking reveals coupled with absurdist undertones that expose what it means to be part of a family, culture, and nation built upon a troubled past. A vivid and original take on the household drama, Appropriate takes its place in the American canon as an incomparable masterpiece.

Following on from Stephen Schwartz’s Pippin, Agatha Christie’s Spider’s Web and Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, this summer’s season explores the theme of interplay between the past and the present. The characters in each play demonstrate vastly different ways of dealing with their individual histories, and are made stronger through the struggle of facing this adversity. The wonderfully diverse works are reflective of the challenges posed to us today by a society divided over whether it is better to look to the past for inspiration or move in the direction of future progress.

CAST:

  • Alex Vogelsang as Toni
  • Noah Riley as Rhys
  • Christopher Damen as Bo
  • Olivia Levine as Rachel
  • Meagan Raker as Cassidy
  • Brennan Lowery as Franz
  • Olivia Nice as River