Summer theater season runs through Aug. 13

Princeton Summer Theater

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

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. 

Princeton Summer Theater

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.