Friday, May 3, 2019

interACT Theatre Productions presents “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" in May

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

directed and choreographed  by Nicholas J. Clarey
musical direction by Holland J. Jancaitis

WHEN: Friday, May 3rd, through Saturday, May 18th; Friday and Saturday night performances begin at 7:30PM and the Sunday matinees begin at 4PM.
: South Orange Middle School (Little Theater),
TICKETS: $22-28 for adults and $17-23 for students/seniors at until 2 hours prior to the performance. All tickets purchased at the box office in person are $30.
Tickets cannot be purchased by phone.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a nonstop laugh-fest in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful, but slow-witted, courtesan named Philia for his young master, Hero, in exchange for freedom. The plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors, and a showgirl or two.

The cast includes Jerry Narciso, Frank Favata, Kate Pfuhler, Charles Kennedy, Rosemary Wall, Mentha Marley, David Wren-Hardin, Alec J. Wolf, Janet Painter, Caitlyn M. Roper, Alyssa Enid Gonzalez, Jazz Sunpanich, Celeste Post, Serena Marie Williams, Alonda Barrett, Anthea Marley, Alex Martynetz, Joseph Rothschild, Jose A. Rivera, Robin Merritt and Andrew Wall. 

Rounding out the crew are stage manager Felicity D. Selby, producer Maryann Galife Post, additional choreographer Dana P. Hawkins, assistant music director Jake Ezzo, assistant stage manager Alicia Fink, costumer Lynne Lewis, assistant costumers Marlo Avidon and Maryann Galife Post, props mistress Yolanda Hamilton, lighting design by Paul Gaykowski, light board operation by Felicity Winter, design assistant Isaiah J. Abdul-Qawi, publicity & social media team Sabrina Santoro & Mark J. Parker, and house manager Dawilla Madsen.

This show was made possible by the generosity of Leigh and Scott Shultz.  

Founded in 2009, interACT is now in its 10th season of bringing award-winning theatre to the community. interACT is the theatre in residence at The Baird Cultural Arts Center in South Orange, but during the Baird's renovation, the company will perform their mainstage productions "on the run"  at South Orange Middle School and The Burgdorff Center in Maplewood. Next on their slate is their annual fundraiser show and gala "interACT Sings!" this summer.