Friday, February 18, 2022


Special Understudy Performance of Meteor Shower by Steve Martin
A fundraiser for the NextStage Repertory

WHEN: Wednesday, March 2, at 7:00 pm
Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center at 715 Grand Avenue, Hackettstown, NJ on the campus of Centenary University.
TICKETS: $10.00 each, and the money made from this performance will help fund the NextStage Repertory and their upcoming productions.
For more information, go to or call the Centenary Stage Company’s box office at (908) 979-0900.

Corky and Norm are excited to host Gerald and Laura at their home in the valley outside Los Angeles to watch a once-in-a-lifetime meteor shower. But as the stars come out and the conversation gets rolling, it becomes clear that Gerald and Laura might not be all that they appear to be. Over the course of a crazy, starlit dinner party, the wildly unexpected occurs.

The principal cast of Steve Martin’s Meteor Shower is made up of Emaline Williams as Laura, Scott McGowan as Gerald, Suzy Kimball as Corky, and Christopher John Young as Norm. 

For the fundraiser performance at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, March 2all the parts will be played by their understudies. The understudies for this production are all students in the Centenary University Theatre Program and they primarily make up the cast and crew of NextStage Repertory productions.

The understudies include Emily Kurnides as Corky, Cody Jackson as Norm, Luis Rodriguez as Gerald, and Veronica Gaspar as Laura. Previously Emily Kurnides and Luis Rodriguez have appeared in Centenary Stage Company’s production of A Christmas Carol, as well as NextStage Repertory’s production of Alice in Slasherland. Veronica Gaspar was seen in NextStage Repertory’s productions of Alice in Slasherland and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Cody Jackson was most recently seen in NextStage Repertory’s production of Book of Days as well as Centenary Stage Company’s production of A Christmas Carol.

NEXTstage Repertory is the all-student performance division of Centenary University's Theatre Department. These productions feature current Centenary University students, alumni, and highlights the close partnership between the professionally producing Centenary Stage Company and the Centenary University Theatre Department.

The partnership between Centenary Stage Company and the Centenary University Theatre Department allows students the opportunity to work on professional productions while they study. These productions include working with professionals from different parts of the theatre world from acting, to stage managing, to set designing, and costume design. This understudy performance of Meteor Shower allows the students to showcase their talents and highlight the relationship between Centenary Stage Company and the Centenary University Theatre Department.

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The 2021-22 season of performing arts events at the Centenary Stage Company is made possible through the generous support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the NJ State Council on the Arts, the Shubert Foundation, the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, the Sandra Kupperman Foundation, the John and Margaret Post Foundation, and CSC corporate sponsors, including Platinum Season Sponsor The House of the Good Shepherd, Silver Sponsors Hackettstown Medical Center Atlantic Health System, Home Instead Senior Care (Washington), and Fulton Bank, Visions Federal Credit Union and Centenary Stage Company members and supporters.