The physical comedy ensemble Parallel Exit is back by popular demand. The Black Box hit returns with their new comedy, "Room 17B." Known for works which blend theatre, dance, and music, Parallel Exit celebrates the styles of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton with a dash of Monty Python. "Room 17B" will run November 8th-11th in the Kutz Black Box Theatre.
Mark Lonergan, the Artistic Director of Parallel Exit, is based out of New York but has brought the collaborative works of Parallel Exit to theatres all over the world. Lonergan formed Parallel Exit in 1997 to create original and innovative works of physical theatre.
The ensemble for "Room 17B" includes percussionist Mike Dobson, dancer Danny Gardner, performer and choreographer Brent McBeth, and Joel Jeske who is a physical performer, director, teacher and professional clown who has appeared in major feature films and on television in Sex in the City, The Late Show with David Letterman, and Live with Regis and Kelly. Together, these performers bring a unique and memorable piece of theatre to Centenary Stage's Black Box Festival.
To purchase tickets or to find more information on other CSC shows, visit www.centenarystageco.org or call (908) 979-0900. Tickets for shows in the Black Box Festival range from $17.50 to 27.50 with discounts for students and seniors. Performance times are Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
Every Thursday night is "Family Night," which offers a 2-for-1 rush ticket price when purchased at the door. CSC also offers several different packages, such as a Pick Five Flex Pass for $110, to purchase tickets for multiple shows at a discounted price. Patrons are encouraged to check the age recommendation for individual shows.
The Centenary Stage Company is a not-for-profit professional equity theatre, in residence at Centenary College, dedicated to serving as a cultural resource for audiences of the Skylands Region with professional music, theatre and dance events and arts education programs throughout the year. Performances at the Centenary Stage Company are made possible through the visionary support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the NJ State Council on the Arts, and CSC members, friends and sponsors, including Premier Sponsor Heath Village, Silver Sponsors Hackettstown Regional Medical Center and The Holiday Inn, and Series sponsors, Fulton Bank, and Mamas and Café Baci.
Pictured: Mike Dobson, Danny Gardner, Joel Jeske, and Brent McBeth. Photo Credit: Parallel Exit.