Friday, December 3, 2021

Center Players of Freehold to Present Live Radio Play

Center Players proudly presents its next production, a live radio play, 

The Bishop’s Wife
adapted by Dave McGrath
based on the 1936 novel of the same name by Robert Nathan

WHEN: December 3-12th, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm
WHERE: Center Playhouse, 35 South Street, Freehold
$25-28 and available online at or by calling 732-462-9093.

Dejected by his efforts to raise money to build a cathedral, Bishop Henry Brougham beseeches heaven for guidance, and is visited immediately by Dudley who claims to be an angel. Henry is skeptical, then annoyed, when Dudley ingratiates himself into the household as his assistant—and worse, wins the attentions of Henry's long-suffering and kindly wife. When Dudley continues to intervene in Henry's struggles, the bishop decides to challenge heaven. 

As a radio play, the actors will be costumed but will have scripts in hand. McGrath (Long Branch, NJ), who most recently directed Dial M for Murder at the Playhouse in 2019, will also direct this production.

“We were very excited to reopen the Playhouse in October, with a successful production of California Suite,” noted Center Players President Sheldon Fallon. “We will continue to follow COVID safety protocols to allow audiences to enjoy this heartwarming holiday show in a community setting.”

To ensure the safety of cast, crew and patrons, COVID protocols are in place. All patrons must wear a mask while inside the Playhouse and must show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test taken within 48 hours of entering the theater. Center Players is also offering a flexible ticket policy, allowing patrons to exchange tickets in the event of illness.

Center Players, currently celebrating its 20th season at Center Playhouse at 35 South Street, is a respected, award-winning organization. The group presents high quality, engaging productions featuring local talent in downtown Freehold. In addition to their signature plays, the theater also sponsors free play readings and other special events and offers dinner and theater packages with several local restaurants.