Summer theater season runs through Aug. 14

June 15, 2005 5:02 p.m.
Jed Peterson

Jed Peterson, a member of Princeton's class of 2006 and artistic director of the Princeton Summer Theater, appears in the theater's production of "Dial 'M' for Murder."

At left: Peterson plays Tony Wendice, who is caught in a suspenseful love triangle with his wife Margot (played by Carly Voight, center) and her lover Max Halliday (played by Craig Jorczak, right).

Below: Carly Voigt

Carly Voigt

The Princeton Summer Theater will perform six plays this summer, including two shows for children, Thursdays through Sundays until Aug. 14 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 will begin June 16-19 and 23-26 with a production of "Dial 'M' for Murder," the thriller written by Frederick Knott and made famous by the 1954 Alfred Hitchcock film.

Other performances include:

  • "Picasso at the Lapin Agile" by Steve Martin, June 30-July 3 and July 7-10;
  • "Godspell" by Stephen Schwartz and John Tebelak, July 14-17, 21-24 and 28-31; and
  • "The Voice of the Turtle" by John Van Druten, Aug. 4-7 and 11-14.
Dial "M"

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 $13 for general admission, $10 for seniors and $9 for students. For Saturday and Sunday shows, tickets are $15 for general admission, $13 for seniors and $10 for students. Season tickets also are available.

In addition, the theater will present two children's shows:

  • "The Jungle Book" by Tim Kelly, adapted from stories by Rudyard Kipling, July 7-9 and 14-16; and
  • "Tales of Wonder" by Jonathan Elliott, adapted from folk tales from around the world, July 21-23 and 28-30.

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.