Case of "Equus" Explored at
MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Oct. 30-Nov. 8
A teen boy's
strange fascination with horses sets the stage for high drama in
"Equus," to be presented by PinnWorth Productions
at Mercer County Community College's Kelsey Theatre. Dates and show
times are: Fridays, Oct. 30 and Nov. 6 at 8 p.m., Saturdays, Oct.
31 and Nov. 7 at 8 p.m., and Sundays, Nov. 1 and 8 at 2 p.m. Kelsey
Theatre is located on the college's West
Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. A reception with the
cast and crew follows the opening night performance on Oct. 30.
Based on a real incident that took place in Britain, this 1973 play
by Peter Schaffer focuses on child psychiatrist Martin Dysart and
his young patient, Alan Strang. The plot unfolds like a detective
story in which Dysart must get to the root of Alan's obsession with
horses that has resulted in a frightening act of violence.
Exploring themes of religion and sexual awakening, "Equus"
also reveals Dysart's own demons as he considers the "healing"
methods he employs to control and erode the passions of his young
patients. The play was the winner of the 1975 Tony Award for Best
Foreground, Matty Daley as Alan Strang and Nicole Patrick as
Jill Mason; standing at center is John Shanken-Kaye as Dr. Martin
Dysart, with Dean Proctor (left) and Steve Grossman as horses.
cast features John Shanken-Kaye of Huntingdon Valley, Pa., as Martin Dysart;
Matty Daley of Toms River as Alan Strang; Siyali Singg of Lawrenceville
as the Nurse; Marina Vrahnos as Hester Salomon; Sean McGrath of Churchville,
Pa., as Frank Strang; Jean Prall Rosolino of Princeton as Dora Strang;
Keith Harper of Princeton as Horseman/Nugget; Steve Grossman of Hightstown
as Harry Dalton; and Nicole Patrick of Columbus as Jill Mason. Featured
as horses are Conor Fallon of East Windsor, Dean Proctor of Trenton, Michael
Quesada of Trenton and Patrick McKenna of Charleston, W.Va. The show is
directed by Lou Stalsworth, with choreography by Jody Person and technical
direction by Robert Terrano.
are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $10 for students and children.
Free parking is available next to the theater. Tickets may be purchased
or by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-570-3333. Kelsey Theatre is
wheelchair accessible and provides assisted listening devices upon request.
For more on events at Kelsey Theatre visit:
Teen and Youth
Performing Arts Workshops
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