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WCP to present TRIBUTE

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[pictured l-r] Debbie Badal, Russell Ortiz, Bobby Marusiefski, Katie Engel, Dickson Lane, Marguerite Wurtz and Kathryn Risi Credits: WCP
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Westfield Community Players [WCP] continues its 2015-16 season with its third production, TRIBUTE, the dramatic-comedy by Bernard Slade, author of Same Time, Next Year. It is being directed by Steve Lemenille (Clark) and produced by Garry Tamburro (Springfield).

Tribute received both a Tony and Drama Desk Award for Jack Lemmon.

The plot concerns Scottie Templeton, a charming, irresponsible fellow. A sometime Broadway press agent and former scriptwriter, he's everyone's friend, nobody's hero and a great womanizer who's managed to live over fifty years without taking anything seriously including love, marriage and fatherhood. Life's been one continuous gag. But at fifty one, he finds the script's been rewritten as a tragedy: he is fatally ill. His son Jud, alienated by years of neglect, comes to visit. Scottie's one concern is to make friends with his son, for everyone else adores Scottie including his ex wife, his friend and boss, and his doctor, and after a bitter, revealing confrontation, father and son are reconciled. And it is Jud who gets Scottie to agree to be re-hospitalized for treatment and then organizes a giant tribute to his father in a theater.

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"Very funny, and at the same time a touching work." - WABC-TV

"Slade can blend comedy and pathos skillfully.... He can also slice cleanly into truth." - Wall Street Journal

In the cast are Russell Ortiz (Iselin) as Scottie Templeton, Bobby Marusiefski (Rahway) as Jud Templeton, Debbie Badal (Morristown) as Maggie Stratton, Dickson Lane (Orange) as Lou Daniels, Katie Engel (Rahway) as Sally Haines, Marguerite Wurtz (New Providence) as Dr. Gladys Petrelli and Kathryn Risi (Hillsborough) as Hilary.

Tribute opens March. 5 at 8:00 PM and continues March. 12, 18, 19, 2016 @ 8 pm and March 13, 2016 @ 2 pm matinee.

Tickets may be reserved from the Box Office, by calling 908.232.1221 or on-line at:

http://www.westfieldcommunityplayers.org/WCP_Tribute_tickets.html

Ticket price: $20 (Adults), $10 (Active military/students with current ID)

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