Monday, September 11, 2017



a raucous comedy about powerful women!

WHEN: Friday, September 29, 8 PM. There will be a coffee & cake reception with the cast immediately after the THANK YOU, TEACHERS/STAFF performance.
The Theater Project at the Burgdorff Center, 10 Durand Rd, Maplewood
ADMISSION: free for teachers/staff. Tix may be reserved on the website with a $2 service charge.
The free tickets are available with school or NJEA ID cards at the box office beginning 7 PM, Friday, September 29, on a first come, first served basis pending availability; free tix may be reserved in advance with a $2 service charge at Please present ID at box office when picking up tickets.

WHEN: Sept 29 - Oct 15, Friday and Saturday at 8 PM; Sunday at 2 PM. Talk back with the actors after the Friday performances
To all other performances, regular teacher/staff discounts apply: ($5 off regular price ($30) with school ID/ $7.50 off with NJEA ID)

Although NJEA members will receive discounts throughout the run of THE HUNCHBACK OF SEVILLE, all teachers and school staffers are being invited to attend the Friday, September 29 performance at no charge. Charise Castro Smith’s wild new comedy about the “discovery” of the new world and the powerful women standing over Christopher Columbus’ shoulder skewers history while satirizing the personality politics of the 21st century.

Called “a zany trip back in time,” HUNCHBACK tells the backstory of Spain’s stumbling on to the new world. At the turn of the 16th century, Christopher Columbus has just returned with gold in his pockets and blood on his hands. Maxima Terriblé Segunda, the brilliant adopted sister of her dying Royal Highness Queen Isabella, is living out her life locked away in a tower, until it is decided that the future of the country is in her nerdy, reclusive hands. In a bitingly funny and madcap take on the past, Maxima weaves her way through mountains of prejudice, politics, religion and the horrors of history.

About The Theater Project:
Founded in 1994, The Theater Project frequently chooses plays to shine light on social issues of community concern, and has stimulated New Jersey audiences with award-winning, thought provoking theater. Each year, the company offers 200 opportunities for actors, writers and directors while providing forums to express ideas that spark the imagination.

The Theater Project presents its main stage season at the Burgdorff Cultural Center in Maplewood, New Jersey.  TTP also offers programs for children and showcases for new plays and playwrights in Cranford, Rahway and Union.