Centenary Stage Company’s Fringe Festival Continues with Dickensian Comedy | Theater


The Centenary Stage Company Fringe Festival will continue with the comedy “A Tale of Two Cities, Cobbled Together by the Brothers Lovejoy” starting at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 21 at the Sitnik Theater at the Lackland Performing Arts Center, Centenary University, 715 Grand Avenue , Hackettstown.

Additional performances will take place at 8 p.m. on Friday, October 22 and Saturday, 23 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 24.

An epic. Two brothers. What could possibly go wrong? Avery (Ezra Barnes) and Bunce Lovejoy (Michael Gabriel Goodfriend) are brothers who share a dilapidated house. They are obsessed with “A Tale of Two Cities”, Charles Dickens’ classic tale of love and loneliness, rags and riches, revenge and sacrifice in the turmoil of the French Revolution. They piece together the novel, playing all the characters themselves and putting their own imprint on the dissolute Sidney Carton, the bitter Madame DeFarge, the naive Lucy, the serious Darnay and various others. As they do, they bicker and revise, endlessly debating how best to tell the story.

“A Tale of Two Cities, Cobbled Together by the Brothers Lovejoy” was written and directed by Craig Fols, who studied with Stella Adler and Paul Austin and has credits on and off the stage including “Nasty Little Secrets” (Kenneth Halliwell), “The Musical of Musicals” (The Hero), and his own work “Buck Simple”.

Barnes has off-Broadway credits as well as on television and in movies. Off-Broadway credits include the New York premiere of Fraser Grace’s “Breakfast with Mugabe”, television’s “Orange is the New Black” and “Jessica Jones”, and the movie “Motherless Brooklyn” and “Noah”.

Goodfriend returns to the Centenary Stage Company stage, with previous credits including Hovstad in the company’s production of “An Enemy of the People” and Ali in “The English Bride” as well as performances in New York, Los Angeles and abroad.

Tickets range from $ 22.50 to $ 27.50 for adults. Discounts are available for certain shows for seniors, students, and children 12 and under. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at centenarystageco.org or by phone by calling the Centenary Stage Company box office at (908) 979-0900.

The production is the second at this year’s Fringe Festival, which returns this fall with “Nine Day Wonder”. 16. A performance will also take place at 2:00 pm on Sunday October 17th.

For more information or to book, visit centenarystageco.org or call the Centenary Stage Company ticket office at (908) 979 – 0900. The Centenary Stage Company ticket office is open Monday through Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and two hours before all performances. The ticket office is located at the Lackland Performing Arts Center.


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