(HACKETTSTOWN, NJ) – Centenary Stage Company’s Great Authors Out Loud series returns with a staged reading by Anton Chekhov The Seagull. This staged reading will take place on Saturday, October 16 at 2:00 p.m. at the Sitnik Theater at the Lackland Performing Arts Center. This event is free and advance reservations require a donation of $ 5.00.
that of Anton Chekhov The Seagull tells the story of the famous actress Arkadina who visits her family with her young lover Trigorin. They are trapped in a tragicomic tangle of romance, intrigue and unrequited love. This staged reading will be directed by and performed by Anne Occhiogrosso and Randall Duk Kim. The rest of the cast is rounded out by Centenary Stage Company favorites including Stephen Davis, Emaline Williams, Nick Bettens, Emily Elizabeth Bennett, David Sitler, Carl Wallnau, Colleen Wallnau, Ozborn Focht and Kylah Wilson.
For more than 40 years, Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso have dedicated their lives to classical theater, performing, directing, teaching, commissioning new translations of classical works and developing a unique approach to the interpretation of classic texts that combine research, training and productions. . This lifelong dedication to classical theater led to the founding of the American Players Theater in Spring Green, WI in 1979 with their founding partner Charles J. Bright, now deceased. It was the only professional outdoor classical theater company with a rotating repertoire in America at the time. Under their combined leadership, the American Players Theater received a Tony Award nomination in 1985 for “Outstanding Regional Theater in America.”
As the creators of the Centenary Stage Company’s “Great Authors Out Loud” series, Kim and Occhiogrosso have offered numerous readings from a wide variety of authors. Previous readings include works by Edgar Allen Poe, Mark Twain, Dorothy Parker, and James Thurber, as well as classical theater playwrights William Shakespeare, Sophocles, Molière, Chekhov and Ibsen. The Great Authors Out Loud series has been providing education through entertainment and has attracted a loyal and enthusiastic following since 2012.
This episode of the Great Authors Out Loud series is dedicated to Liz Gordon. A strong supporter of the Great Authors Out Loud series, Centenary Stage Company lineup and beloved member of the Advisory Board.
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Reading by Anton Chekhov The Seagull will be held on Saturday October 16 at 2:00 pm at the Sitnik Theater at the Lackland Performing Arts Center at 715 Grand Ave, Hackettstown, NJ 07840. This event is free and advance reservations require a donation of $ 5.00. More information can be found online at centenarystageco.org or by phone by calling the Centenary Stage Company Box Office at (908) 979-0900.
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 box office is located at the Lackland Performing Arts Center on the Centenary University campus at 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown, NJ.
Centenary Stage Company remains committed to the health and safety of our community and adheres to all requirements set forth by the State of New Jersey. For more information on CSC COVID-19 policies and policy updates, visit centenarystageco.org/faq.
The 2021-22 season of Centenary Stage Company artistic events is made possible by the generous support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the NJ State Council on the Arts, the Shubert Foundation, the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, the Sandra Kupperman Foundation, the John and Margaret Post Foundation, and CSC corporate sponsors, including Platinum Season Sponsor The House of the Good Shepherd, Silver Sponsors Hackettstown Medical Center Atlantic Health System, Home Place Senior Care (Washington) and Fulton Bank, and Centenary Stage Company members and supporters.