Jersey Voices

2024-2025 SEASON

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Jersey Voices (2024)

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  • FRI, JULY 26 - 8:00 pm
  • SAT, JULY 27 - 8:00 pm
  • THU, AUG. 1 - 8:00 pm
  • FRI, AUG. 2 - 8:00 pm
  • SAT, AUG. 3 - 8:00 pm
  • SUN, AUG. 4 - 3:00 pm *Matinee*

Chatham Players have been bringing to our audiences original works by New Jersey connected authors for 30 years. This year, enjoy 7 Short Plays in One Evening. 7 Directors. 16 Actors. This is Theatre.

“Sexpo 2091” by Alex Bernstein, Directed by Alyson Pemoulié Halter: The promise of a sex-fueled extravaganza takes a sharp turn when a wife informs her husband that she has other plans.

“A Leap of Faith” by Susan Brown-Peitz, Directed by John A.C. Kennedy: In the middle of a tense family crisis, two adult siblings step into the backyard of the house they grew up in, to navigate a history of broken trust and personal failures, in an effort to determine whether there’s still a possibility for light at the end of the tunnel.

“Negate the Gods” by Clinton Festa, Directed by Stephen Mennella: A Greek god and goddess, in the midst of their eternal punishment by Zeus, are taught a lesson in the power of positive thinking by an unexpected source.

“Sunday in the Park with Will” by Ed Friedman, Directed by Cass Cochrane: A middle-aged man secretly meets with the daughter of his romantic partner. Things don’t turn out as either of them had planned.

“Blow, Gabriel, Blow” by Jeanne Johnston, Directed by Ed Faver: Gabriel, an average guy with an average life, learns from an attorney, Luci, that he has inherited a large sum of money and a trumpet. To get the money, he must blow a single note on the horn. In comes a third party, Michael, who does his best to convince him to reject the offer. But why?

“Lillian Whistles Back” by Alexis Kozak, Directed by Michael Sasso: After his wife dies, a middle-aged ornithology enthusiast has continued to live with his mother-in-law. Tension between these housemates comes to an explosive (and uncomfortably humorous) head as they grapple with grief and their shared reality.

“The Forgiven” by Alex Wilkie, Directed by Julia Cassisi: Two women, one holding a grudge and the other at peace, debate past indiscretions. 

 

The Cast

Role Actor
Don ("Sexpo 2091") Richard Sibello
Peg ("Sexpo 2091") Lynn Langone
Beth ("Leap of Faith") Sarah Pharaon
William ("Leap of Faith") Andrew Marr
Prometheus ("Negate the Gods") Nick Matthews
Io ("Negate the Gods") Missy Renwick
Sisyphus ("Negate the Gods") Ross Pohling
Gina ("Sundays in the Park with Will") Miranda Montalvo
Garrett ("Sundays in the Park with Will") Jose Rivera
Gabriel ("Blow, Gabriel, Blow") Chip Prestera
Luci ("Blow, Gabriel, Blow") Elizabeth Renner
Michael ("Blow, Gabriel, Blow") Ben Hunt
Lillian ("Lillian Whistles Back") Christine Orzepowski
Walter ("Lillian Whistles Back") Jeff Campbell
Helen ("The Forgiven") Gloria Lamoureaux
Lois ("The Forgiven") Lauri MacMillan

Production Team

Production Role
Producer Jessica Phelan
Producer Aaron Kellner
Director Stephen Mennella
Director Cass Cochrane
Director Ed Faver
Director Michael Sasso
Director Julia Frieri Cassisi
Director Alyson Pemoulié Halter
Director John A.C. Kennedy
Assistant Director Lisa Flavin
Stage Manager Aaron Kellner
Lighting Design Ed Whitman
Lighting Design Abby Serrao
Sound Design Joe DeVico