Theatre Students to Present "Beautiful Thing" Dec. 9-11
Windsor, N.J. - Journey to working class London with Mercer
County Community College Theatre students for the coming-of-age
drama "Beautiful Thing." Dates and show times
for this bittersweet Jonathan Harvey play are Friday, Dec.
9 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday,
Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. Presented by MCCC's Theatre and Entertainment
Technology Programs, performances will be held at Mercer's
Studio Theatre, located next to Kelsey Theatre on the
West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.
and Ste (short for Steve) are teenage neighbors in a housing
project in London. Jamie is bookish and shy, while Ste is
more the athletic type. Neither boy has an ideal home life
- Jamie's mother Sandra is financially strapped and disappointed
in love, while Ste is engaged in increasingly heated battles
with his father and brother. The two boys find common ground
and begin to realize their feelings run deeper than simple
friendship. As they come to accept important truths about
themselves and their relationship, the play's hopeful ending
suggests a more honest and tolerant future for all concerned.
Written in 1993, "Beautiful Thing" was adapted into
a film in 1996.
includes: Dan Johnson of Ewing as Jamie; Taylor Pickett Stokes
of Trenton as Leah; Rachel Garretson of East Windsor, understudy
for Leah, Nicole Erkoboni of Lawrenceville as Sandra; Christian
Di Tullio of Lawrenceville as Steve; and Mike Miele of Belle
Mead as Tony. MCCC's Entertainment Technology students will
assist with lighting and sound.
are $16 for adults, $14 for seniors, and $12 for students
and children. Free parking is available next to Kelsey Theatre.
Tickets are available by calling the Kelsey Theatre Box office
at 609-570-3333 or can be ordered online here.
about the Theatre program here
and more about the Dance program here.
Information about the Entertainment Technology program is
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bookish Jamie (Dan Johnson), left, and the athlete Steve (Christian
Di Tullio) find common ground and more.
Leah (Taylor Pickett Stokes) and Sandra (Nicole Erkoboni)
are at odds.
happier ending for all, from left, Tony (Mike Miele), Sandra
(Nicole Erkoboni), Jamie (Dan Johnson), Steve (Christian Di
Tullio) and Leah (Taylor Pickett Stokes).