Judy Cohen and Chris Farrow have begun rehearsing for The Strollers' upcoming production of "Marcus is Walking" by Joann Ackerman.
Written as a celebration of the one-hundredth anniversary of the invention of the car, the play examines the emotional landscapes we roam as our cars carry us through our lives. Control, navigation, love, and escape are some of the themes explored and extrapolated in this joyride of modern American life. A protective father shepherds his son through the neighborhood on Halloween; an actor on his way to perform Hamlet provokes a rear-end collision and confrontation with a Czech cab driver; a devastated businessman strikes up an unlikely alliance with a homeless woman who sleeps in his car. This is the landscape of human frailty and vulnerability, charm and strength; a playwright's whimsy combined with a shrewd sense of observation.

Performance dates: Sept 6 at 8:00 PM, Sept 7 at 8:00 PM and Sept 8 at 2:00 PM at the Burgdorf Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Durand Road, Maplewood.  All tickets $10 unless you purchase a season subscription and then your ticket is free.  For more information visit www.thestrollers.org.  Box office:(973) 761-8453.