Pop-Up! Staged reading of the psychological drama “Boy Gets Girl” by Rebecca Gilman

When: Saturday August 24 from 12-3
Where: First Presbyterian Church of Matawan, 883 Rt. 34 Matawan, NJ 07747

Theresa is a successful reporter who loves her work and the life she has made for herself.  A relationship with a man would complete the picture, so she agrees to go on a blind date. Tony is attractive and funny, but Theresa isn’t sure, and after a second date she’s conviced it won’t work.  Tony thinks otherwise.  What at first seems like persistence grows into obsession.  Theresa’s annoyance with Tony turns into terror as he begins to threaten her and those around her.  Theresa must fight to save herself from being erased by Tony’s actions, actions which call into question the assumptions at the very heart of romantic pursuit.

Cast size: 4 men, 3 women
Cast age: 21-72

Theresa Bedell: 35-40. Protagonist. A strong-willed, intellectually curious journalist who becomes targeted by Tony after a blind date. As her situation worsens and she questions all that she’s known, she is frightened, but always tries to maintain her strength.

Tony: 30-35. Antagonist. Intially he seems like an average, attractive  person looking for a connection, eager to please. Revealed to be dangerously obsessive as the play goes on.

Mercer: 35.  Theresa’s co-worker. Married. Wants to help Theresa but is also examining his own conscience in light of what Tony has done.

Howard: 50s. Theresa’s boss. He means well and tries hard to help Theresa, but is older and shaped by the culture he was born into. Often a source of comic relief.

Harriet: 21. A privileged girl working as Theresa’s assistant. Although she is young, she too is blinded to the situation by her background and culture.

Madeline Beck: 40. A plainclothes police officer who helps Theresa through her plight. She is driven, with years of valauble experience and empathizes with Theresa, opening up as the play goes on.

Les Kennkat: 72, in poor health. A director of ‘sexsplotation’ films with a cult following, with a crude sense of humor. He is kinder and more understanding than he first appears. Sort of a foil to Tony.

Rehearsals : Fri. Aug 30, Fri. Sept 13, and Fri. Sept 27. Time TBA. Dress rehearsal Tues. October 8. Time TBA.

One performance only!  Sat. Oct 12 at 8 p.m.

Monty Python’s Spamalot!

When: Wednesday August 28 from 7-9 and Saturday August 31 from 11-2
Where: First Presbyterian Church of Matawan, 883 Rt. 34 Matawan, NJ 0774

Book and Lyrics by Eric Idle
Music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle

Directed by Joe Zehnder
Musically directed by Sam Levine
Choreography by Emily Jay Vascimini

Search for the holy grail! Gather your knights! Avoid the flying cow! And maybe you too can be king of England! (yes, you!)

Six performances only! November 8, 9, 16, 17 @ 8pm 10, 18 @ 3pm

Please prepare 32 bars from a comedic song for your audition, bring sheet music. Come dressed comfortably for a dance audition. You will also be asked to read from the script.

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