SUMMIT, NJ - Stony Hill Players will present "Play On,* a hilarious take on a play that almost wasn't a play -- thanks to a terrible playwright who can't stop writing the play -- even as the play is being played, March 20-29 at The Oakes Center.
"Play On" is the story of a theater group trying desperately to put on a play in spite of maddening interference from a haughty author, who keeps revising the script.
Act I is a rehearsal of the dreadful show, Act II is the near disastrous dress rehearsal, and the final act is the actual performance in which anything that can go wrong does.
When the author decides to give a speech on the state of the modern theatre during the curtain calls, the audience is treated to a madcap climax to a thoroughly madcap romp, with even the sound effects reaping their share of laughter.
Directed by Cass Cochrane, the cast includes Peter Curley, Bill Cochrane, Jean Dembaugh, Joan Hoffman, Meara Jones, Julie Anne Nolan, Rick Roberts, John Schweska, Rosalind Seneca, and Peter Twill.
"Play On" show dates are March 20-22, and 27-29, with performances at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m on Sundays. Adult tickets are priced at $20, and $10 for kids under 18, and can be purchased at brownpapertickets.com.
The Oakes Center is located at 120 Morris Avenue.