one-act plays premiere at MCCC's Studio Theatre in August. "4play"
features actors from the tri-state area in works written by MCCC
Theatre program graduates James Jaketic ('08) and Josiah DeAndrea
('07). Dates and show times for this unique performance event are
Thursday, Aug. 14 at 8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m., Saturday,
Aug. 16 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 17 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 at
the door (cash only). The Studio Theatre is located adjacent to
Kelsey Theatre on Mercer's West
Windsor campus at 1200 Old Trenton Road.
DeAndrea, who is currently pursuing his B.F.A. in Acting at Pace
University, all four plays explore interpersonal connections, resulting
in an exciting, intriguing collaboration. (The show is intended
for mature audiences.) DeAndrea has had two of his plays produced
Off-Off-Broadway and has also had plays produced in the Studio Theatre.
Jaketic, who will be attending Temple University in the fall, recently
had his first play, "Distortion," produced at the Studio
"Diptera and Other Materials," which explores the
relationship between humans and objects, features Rutgers University
student Austin Begley, SUNY Purchase student Michelle Wood (an MCCC
alumna), and MCCC student David Hamm. Ian, an obsessive compulsive
writer, is attempting to finish his most recent novel, when he is
interrupted by his media obsessed roommate and a neighbor who recently
had a bizarre incident with a fly. This comedic play dives into
the absurd, the ironic, and the obsessive aspects of human nature.
in the Snow" features MCCC graduates Benee Williams and
Keegan MacDonald. (Benee is currently attending Rutgers University
and Keegan will be attending Lake Forest College in the fall.) Former
lovers, who have not spoken in several years, end up spending the
night together. Their uncomfortable "morning after" is
inadvertently extended due to a snow storm. Trapped together in
a motel room, they must confront not only what happened the night
before, but what happened during their relationship and how things
have turned out since.
Within the Man" stars actors Tim Moran and Steve Pie. When
his father stops working, a young college dropout finds himself
having to "grow up" and figure out how to pay the mortgage.
This thought-provoking piece ponders whether it's better to embrace
the responsibilities of adulthood or remain sheltered by adults.
event is Jaketic's "World's a Stage," featuring
actors David Hamm, Austin Begley, and Melanie Britten. After a devastating
break-up, young playwright Ethan meets a girl who appears to offer
everything that he has been seeking in his life. But it becomes
clear that people are not always what they appear to be.
For more information
on "4play," email Josiah DeAndrea at email@example.com.