MCCC Theatre Students to Present
"Rimers of Eldritch" Nov. 12-15
Windsor, N.J. -- Theatre students at Mercer County Community College
will present Lanford Wilson's "Rimers of Eldritch"
as their fall production. This sobering look at small town life will
be performed Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 12, 13 and 14 at
8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 14 and 15 at 2 p.m. at the Studio
Theatre on the college's West
Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.
"Rimers" is often seen as a darker version of Thornton Wilder's
"Our Town," offering a character study of a dying Midwestern
town where the remaining townspeople are grappling with a murder.
Soon enough, gossip and accusations start flying, as the town's presumably
upstanding citizens pass judgment on those they consider less worthy.
In the end, says MCCC Theatre Program Coordinator Jody Person, "Audience
members will walk away judging for themselves about who is good and
who is guilty."
to Person, the play provides a richer understanding "about a
part of America that we don't always hear about. The audience will
find simplicity and emotional honesty in this work and its message
Written in prose, but with a lyrical, non-chronological timeline,
"Rimers" features an ensemble cast of fifteen actors. All
the actors remain on stage for the duration of the performance, with
the onstage scenery encompassing the entire town - from the courtroom
to the church to the townspeople's front porches.
Pictured standing, left to right, are: Keegan McDonald, Tommy Searl
IV, and Ben Knight. Lindsay Andreanszky is in foreground.
members, clockwise from back left, Kimberly Konczos, Mandee Leigh,
Abena Ofari-Atta, Jessica Stanley and Lindsay Andreanszky.
cast includes Lindsay Andreanszky of Monroe Township as Eva Jackson; Alexa
Black of Monroe Township as Lena Truit; Lauren Chohn of Lawrenceville
as Cora; Gabrielle King of Trenton as Mavin Johnson; Christoper A. Kess
of Baltimore as Peck Johnson; Ben Knight of Windsor as Preacher/Judge;
Kimberly Konczos of Hamilton as Mary Windrod; Mandee Leigh of Levittown
as Evelyn Jackson; Solomon Mason of Ewing as Walter; Keegan McDonald of
Princeton as Skelly Mannor; Jessica Noll of Lawrence as Nelly Windrod;
Tommy Searl IV of Princeton as Robert Conklin; Jessica Stanley of Princeton
as Patsy Johnson; Abena Ofari-Atta of Princeton as Martha Truit; and T.J.
Walton of East Brunswick as Josh Johnson.
The show is directed by Louis Wells, an adjunct professor at MCCC and
Rutgers Newark and a graduate of Rutgers' Mason Gross School of the Arts.
MCCC's Entertainment Technology students will provide lighting and sound
for the production.
Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $10 for students and
children. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Kelsey Theatre Box Office
at 609-570-3333 or online.
more about the MCCC Theatre Program here.
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