Somerset Valley Players

 

"Deathtrap"

by  Ira Levin

Directed by Elaine Wallace

July 22 - August 7
Friday & Saturday - 8PM
Sunday - 2PM
Adults $20 - Seniors/Students $18

Comfortably ensconced in his charming Connecticut home, Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, is struggling to overcome a dry spell which has resulted in a string of failures and a shortage of funds. A possible break in his fortunes occurs when he receives a script from a student in the seminar he has been conducting at a nearby college—a thriller that Sidney recognizes immediately as a potential Broadway smash. Sidney's plan, devised with his wife's help, is to offer collaboration to the student for co-credit. Or is it?

 

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"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"

Music and Lyrics by William Finn, Book by Rachel Sheinkin,  Conceived by Rebecca Feldman, Additional Material by Jay Reiss

Directed by Christian Carrara

September 9 - 25
Friday & Saturday - 8PM
Sunday - 2PM
Adults $22 - Seniors/Students $20

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.

 

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"Bad Seed"

by Maxwell Anderson, from William March's novel

Directed by Holly J. Kowalenko

October 21 - November 6
Friday & Saturday - 8PM
Sunday - 2PM
Adults $20 - Seniors/Students $18

The scene is a small Southern town where Colonel and Christine Penmark live with their daughter, Rhoda. Little Rhoda Penmark is the evil queen of the story. On the surface she is sweet, charming, full of old-fashioned graces, loved by her parents, admired by all her elders. But Rhoda's mother has an uneasy feeling about her. When one of Rhoda's schoolmates is mysteriously drowned at a picnic, Mrs. Penmark is alarmed. For the boy who was drowned was the one who had won the penmanship medal that Rhoda felt she deserved.

 

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"A Wicked Christmas Carol"

by Bobby Keniston

Directed by Holly Lessing

December 2 - December 18
Friday & Saturday - 8PM
Sunday - 2PM

** Additional matinee on Saturday, December 10th at 2PM **

Adults $20 - Seniors/Students $18

The Wicked Witch of the West wasn't always that way, and when a ghostly figure whisks her away on a journey through her past, present, and future, she may find a second chance on Christmas Eve. Can familiar faces help to melt the Witch's heart, or is she doomed to melt away herself? A Christmas classic gets a thrilling transformation, set in the magical world of L. Frank Baum's Oz books.

 

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This program is made possible, in part, by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and administered by the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission through the State/County Partnership Local Arts Program

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