Students Present Wry Comedy, "Boys' Life," Nov. 19-21;
Drama and Dance Follow Dec. 3-5
Windsor, N.J. - In their first production of the fall semester,
Theatre students from Mercer County Community College will perform
Howard Korder's Pulitzer Prize-nominated play, "Boys'
Life." This heterosexual coming-of-age black comedy
will be performed Friday, Nov. 19 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov.
20 at 2 and 8 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 21 at 2 p.m. at MCCC's
Studio Theatre, located next to Kelsey Theatre on the West Windsor
Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.
First performed in 1988, "Boys' Life" focuses on the
lives of three 20-something men - at an age when "lives"
and "sex lives" are virtually the same. The show plays
out in a series of scenes following Jack, Don and Phil, who
are either on the prowl or analyzing and justifying their adventures.
The MCCC production is directed by Jeremy Robinson.
Notes Theatre Program Coordinator Jody Person, who is producing
the show, the story is still relevant today in its depiction
of young people at the cusp of adulthood. "We see characters
who are attempting to grow up, while, at the same time, refusing
to grow up. Their combination of frustration and anticipation
rings true. There is much for young people and adults to relate
to in this play."
The cast includes Richelle Bodensiek of Skillman as Girl; Lauren
Cohn of Lawrenceville as Maggie; Rob Henry of Hopewell as Don/Man;
Tiesha Mack of Trenton as Lisa; Din Mayfield, originally of
Knoxville, TN as Don/Man; Jackie Nam Nguyen of Jersey City as
Phil; Gabrielle Sabo of Trenton as Karen/Carla; Justin Schilling
of Jackson as Jack. Abigail Barrett of Lawrenceville is the
from left,Jackie Nguyen, Din Mayfield, and Justin Schilling
Nam Nguyen and Justin Schilling
drama and dance take center stage the first weekend in December.
A Student Dance Concert takes place Friday, Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. and
Saturday, Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. Four students will perform eight original
works under the direction of instructor Janell Byrne. Later on Dec.
4, students will perform "The Storm" at 8 p.m., with a
second performance on Sunday, Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. This new play by
Person is interactive and improvisational, and will explore parent-child
relationships and themes of loss as a prelude to the student production
of Shakespeare's "The Tempest" in the spring.
for all three performances are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors,
and $10 for students and children. Tickets may be purchased by calling
MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Box Office at 609-570-3333 or by ordering
more about the MCCC Theatre Program here.
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