William Busbee, Amy Widdowson (center) and Claudia Stoy perform in Peter Shaffer's "Black Comedy," a Tony Award-nominated farce that explores the hilarity of darkness. The Princeton Summer Theater production runs June 29-July 2 and July 6-9.
At left: The cast for the play, which is set in an artist's loft during a blackout, also includes Jon Ryan (left) and Rob Grant (right).
Photos by John Jameson
Summer theater season runs through Aug. 13
Posted June 29, 2006; 11:28 a.m.
The Princeton Summer Theater is presenting several plays this summer, including two shows for children, Thursdays through Sundays until Aug. 13 in the Hamilton-Murray Theater.
Princeton Summer Theater is a summer stock company of young professionals and students from Princeton and other colleges interested in pursuing careers in theater and drama.
The season began earlier this month with a production of Frederick Knott's "Wait Until Dark" and continues June 29-July 2 and July 6-9 with Peter Shaffer's "Black Comedy." Shaffer's Tony Award-nominated farce, which explores the hilarity of darkness, is set in an artist's loft during a blackout. When the characters are in the dark, the stage lights come on so the audience can see their comical interactions.
Other performances include:
- "Little Shop of Horrors," by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, July 13-16, 20-23 and 27-30; and
- "Betrayal" by Harold Pinter, Aug. 3-6 and 10-13.
Show times are 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, with 2 p.m. matinee performances on Saturdays and Sundays.
For Thursday and Friday shows, tickets are $14 for general admission, $11 for seniors and $10 for students. For Saturday and Sunday shows, tickets are $16 for general admission, $14 for seniors and $11 for students. Season tickets also are available.
In addition, the theater will present two children's shows:
- "The Adventures of Stuart Little" by Joseph Robinette (based on the book by E.B. White), July 6-8 and 13-15; and
- "Androcles and the Lion" by Aurand Harris, July 27-29 and Aug. 3-5.
Show times for children's performances are 2 p.m. Thursdays and 11 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. All tickets are $5.
For more about the performances or to make reservations, call (609) 258-7062 or visit the theater's Web site.