Friday, April 12, 2019

This Weekend at the UCPAC!

SPIKE HEELS

Spike Heels is a provocative comedy-drama that explores the power play between the sexes, the American class system, feminism, sex, and the possibility of a four-sided love affair. This updated take on Pygmalion by award-winning writer Theresa Rebeck deftly explores class and gender politics as the four characters battle their way through the unintended consequences of their morally ambiguous choices.

Featuring Jack Mustard, Veronica Shea, Robert Stevens and Nicole Elizabeth Zimmerman.

TICKETS: Advance tickets are $15.00, and online sales end 30 minutes before showtime. At-door (and phone in) tickets on the night of the event after that point will be $20.00.
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Visit eccentrictheatercompany.com for more information.

EDDIE MONEY with STARSHIP FEAT. MICKEY THOMAS

WHEN: Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:00 PM
WHERE
: UCPAC Mainstage, 1601 Irving St., Rahway, NJ
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Eddie Money continues to delight new and old fans alike throughout the country. He burst onto the scene in 1977 with his debut album that went double platinum with hits like “Baby Hold On” and “Two Tickets to Paradise.” The former New York City police officer continued his success streak with some of the era’s most creative videos for songs like “Think I’m in Love,” "Take Me Home Tonight" and “Shakin’.”

Mickey Thomas is considered one of rock music’s most recognizable stars. He first made his mark in 1976 with The Elvin Bishop Band and the hit “Fooled Around and Fell in Love” before joining Jefferson Starship in 1979. The group immediately scored a No. 1 hit with “Jane.” The group renamed itself Starship and released a string of hits, including “We Built This City” and the Oscar-nominated “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” from the movie “Mannequin.” “It’s Not Over Till It’s Over” became MLB's theme in 1987. Every album released by the group has gone gold, platinum and multiplatinum.

Classic Film Series: A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN AND THE NATURAL

WHEN: Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:00 PM & 5 PM
WHERE:
UCPAC Mainstage, 1601 Irving St., Rahway, NJ
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UCPAC hits a double: a double-feature on 35 mm film!

At 2 PM, 1992’s A League of Their Own steps up to bat. This fictional account of the real All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, founded when the WWII draft led to a scarcity of male players, boasts an all-star cast. Dottie (Geena Davis) is scouted for the team and must learn to contend with demeaning audiences, an alcoholic, has-been coach (Tom Hanks), and even rivalries between players (Madonna, Rosie O’Donnell).

Next is The Natural (1984) at 5 PM, based on Bernard Malamud’s 1952 novel. Robert Redford stars as Roy Hobbs, a prodigy whose skills get him a tryout with the Cubs at 19. However, an attack leaves Hobbs with a gunshot wound, completely derailing his dream. Hobbs signs with the NY Knights, the last place team, at age 35, and must now prove through age and injury that he can still become the “best there ever was.”

From 4-5 PM, Paul Citti will play the UCPAC’s historic “Biggest Little Wurlitzer” organ!