Theatre grads and current students, "Angels As We Fall"
retells one of the oldest religious stories with a contemporary
spin. Michael and Lucifer are brothers - seeking, suffering and
doubting. No less than the future of God and mankind hang in the
balance. This premiere event comes to the MCCC Studio Theatre Friday,
Aug. 17 and Saturday, Aug. 18 at 8 p.m. The Studio Theatre is located
next to Kelsey Theatre on Mercer's West
Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.
Daniel Spalluto, this debut production by playwright Josiah DeAndrea
is set before the dawn of man and chronicles the tale of brothers
and rivals Michael and Lucifer. Lucifer is growing restless with
perfection. Then he experiences the ultimate bliss of love with
a beautiful young angel. But with this discovery comes a new capacity
for causing suffering and pain. As Lucifer's quest for knowledge
causes him to sink deeper into darkness, Michael tries desperately
to stop him. These are angels with raw human emotions, grappling
with issues of love, happiness, and desire.
The show's talented
cast includes the playwright and MCCC graduate Josiah DeAndrea as
Lucifer, Damian Gaeta as Michael, Post Midnight as God, Michelle
Wood as Gabriel, Julie Moorman as Samael; Ricardo Hearns as Raphael,
Julian Somogyi as Asmodai; and Bene Williams as Asmodai's Temptation.
Many of the cast members are graduates or current students of the
MCCC Theatre program.
$5 and may be purchased in advance through the Kelsey Theatre Box
Office at 609-570-3333 or at the door. (Due to some language and
scenes with violence, the show is intended for mature audiences.)
left, Josiah DeAndrea, Julie Moorman, Michelle Wood and Damian Gaeta
are featured in "Angels As We Fall," DeAndrea's debut
as a playwright.