Friday, October 26, 2007

JTMF Alumni News

JTMF Alumni News #5 - November 2007

Coming Attractions:

A veritable plethora of JTMF Alum will be participating in an exciting collaboration of one act plays and dance pieces at Mercer County Community College this month. Seven Deadly Sins will feature plays by both local and award-winning national playwrights. Four plays and three dance works will represent each sin. "Acedia's Sunshine," written by Josiah DeAndrea (The Altruists; Psycho Beach Party) provides a sly take on Sloth. Directed by Louis Wells, the play centers on a young college student with an unusual (and unattainable) sexual fantasy who has given up on life. "Wracollathage," conceived and choreographed by Jody P. Person (Mr. Charles...), presents Wrath in every form; from road rage to bullfighting to the "Book of Revelations;" human fury is thrown on stage in a cacaphonous collage. New York playwright Peg Were takes on Gluttony in "Tyler and the Seven-Legged Lamb or EAT," featuring Melanie Britten (Psycho Beach Party) as Sadie, a young chef out to save two orphaned brothers with a new recipe. All seven productions are lit by JTMF technical alums, Robert Terrano and Chris Ghaffoor. Performances are November 9, 10, 16 & 17 at 8:00 PM and November 18 at 2:00 PM in the Studio Theatre on the campus of MCCC, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor. For tickets, call 609-570-3333 or click the link to the Kelsey Theatre website, conveniently located to the right of this entry.

The James Tolin Memorial Fund proudly presents their 6th Annual AIDS Fundraiser, featuring Joe Orton's What the Butler Saw June 20 & 21, 2008 at 8:00 PM and June 22, 2008 at 2:00 PM. Tickets for the June 22nd matinee are almost sold out. Order your tickets now by calling 609-570-3333 or visiting the Kelsey Theatre website, conveniently linked to the right.

Special Announcements:

No one has anything special to announce this month, though we here at the JTMF would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

In Case You Missed It:

Murder at the Waterfront, a comic mystery written by Mark Violi (The Odd Couple; Psycho Beach Party) was presented on October 26th at Rutgers University, following its New York premiere this past June.
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Friday, October 12, 2007

Alumni News Update

Coming Attractions Update:

Eve Connolly (The Odd Couple), Glen Calhoun (Psycho Beach Party) and Charlie Teasenfitz (Jeffrey; Torch Song Trilogy) will be playing Eleanor, Richard and Geoffery in The Lion in Winter October 19, 20, 26 27 and November 2 & 3 at 8:00 PM and October 29th at 2:00 PM at Rancocas Valley High School.

Tickets are $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for Students and Seniors. For tickets and info call: 609-774-3361 or visit