WHEN: June 20th through June 30th. There will be no performance on Sunday, June 24th. Shows start at 8:00pm every night.
WHERE: Stephen J. Capestro Theater in the beautiful Roosevelt Park, 1 Pine Drive, Edison, New Jersey
TICKETS: $7 for adults, $5 for senior citizens (60+), and children 12 and under are admitted for free.
Audience members must provide their own seating, or can rent lawn chairs from the Friends of Plays-in-the-Park. All chairs must not exceed 40 inches in height.
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is the perfect mix of audience-pleasing humor and heart that takes place in the small village of Anatevka and follows poor milkman Tevye as he tries to protect his five daughters in the face of changing social mores and the growing Antisemitism of Czarist Russia. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, Fiddler's universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race,class, nationality, and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness.
PAUL WHELIHAN (Tevye) is delighted to return to Plays-in-the-Park, where he played Tevye for the first time in 1996. Since then, not much has happened, except that he has performed, stage managed and directed off-Broadway: The Flamekeeper (47th Street Theatre), LOVE...or whatever (Creative Place Theatre), at 59 East 59 Theaters and for The NY Fringe Festival. Regional productions include: A Funny Thing...Forum (Psudolous - Forum Theatre), Pageant (Miss Texas - Quillo Center for the Perf. Arts), Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh (Harvey, Goldfarb, et al - NY, NJ, FL, MA regional venues), Two by Two (Noah - Forum), Sheldon Harnick's Dragons (The Mayor - Luna Stage Company), various roles in Ode to My First Love (Premiere
Stages), Deathtrap (Centenary Stage), Not Now, Darling (Crouch - Bickford Theatre at Morristown Museum) and more. He is a featured player in the web series, Madness of Art. Whelihan is also a playwright and producer, originating roles in world premieres and working as an administrator with Ironbound Theatre and Running Rabbit Theatre (companies he co-founded). Paul is the producing artistic director of Pushcart Players, NJ's leading touring theater for young audiences.
PIP is dedicated to providing theatre for everyone. Patrons requiring assistance due to a disability are encouraged to contact Jackie Neill, Recreation Supervisor, at 732-745-3936 prior to attending a performance.
PIP offers an Audio Description performance (Friday, June 22, Rain date: June 23), an Open Captioned performance (Monday, June 25, Rain date: June 26), and a performance with Sign Language Interpretation (Wednesday, June 27, Rain date: June 28).