of Non-Profit Theater is Cause for Laughter
In "Inspecting Carol" at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Nov. 11-20
Like 40 Productions as it pokes fun at non-profit theater, annual
holiday shows and wretched acting when “Inspecting
Carol” comes to MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre. Dates
and show times for this hilarious spoof are Fridays and Saturdays,
Nov. 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 8 p.m., and Sundays, Nov. 13 and 20 at
2 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is located on Mercer’s West
Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. An opening night reception
follows the Nov. 11 performance to give theater goers a chance to
share refreshments with the cast and crew.
In this deliciously irreverent play-within-a-play,
the Soapbox Theatre Company is hoping to avoid bankruptcy by staging
its annual production of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.
An inspector from the National Endowment for the Arts who holds
the key to future funding is due to visit. Unfortunately, the
Soapbox’s eccentric actors and inept crew are behaving badly.
Cast members are mangling their lines, lights are blowing out
at the wrong times, props don’t work and during Scrooge's
vision of ghosts, a mariachi band suddenly starts playing. Add
mistaken identities to the mix and chaos reigns.
Fragale and Alycia Bauch-Cantor are featured in Like 40 Productions'
hilarious spoof “Inspecting Carol.
Featured in “Inspecting
Carol” are: Alycia Baruch-Cantor as Zorah Bloch, Fred Bartlett
as Sidney Carlton, Eve Connolly as Dorothy Tree Hapgood, Kurt Penney
as Larry Vauxhall, Stephen Pie as Phil Hewlitt, Niita Mehta as Ms. Patel,
Jeremy Rapaport-Stein as Luther Beatty, Bruce Frangione as Kevin Emery,
Lyndsey Potosky as MJ McMann, Diana Maurer as Betty Andrews, and Nick
Fragale as Wayne Wellacre. The show is directed by Dan Spalluto. Tracy
Antozzeski is stage manager.
Tickets are $12
for adults, and $10 for seniors, students and children. Discounted series
packages for Kelsey Theatre’s 2005-06 season are still available.
Free parking is located next to the theater. Tickets may be purchased
by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-584-9444. Kelsey Theatre is
wheelchair accessible and provides assisted listening devices upon request.
For a complete listing of adult and children’s events, visit the
Kelsey webpage or call the
box office for a brochure.
For more on events
at Kelsey see:
Kelsey Performance Schedule
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