The Actor's Nightmare and Other Comedies by Christopher Durang presents three of his most successful short plays. In The Actor's Nightmare, an accountant who is mistaken for an actor's understudy is forced to perform in a nightmarish assortment of famous plays—without knowing any of the lines. Wanda's Visit concerns Jim and Marsha, a suburban married couple whose lives are turned hilariously upside down by the sudden arrival of Jim's kooky ex-girlfirend from college. For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls is a satirical homage to the plays of Tennesee Williams, especially The Glass Menagerie.
The three one-act plays are directed by theater program students Cooper Gorelick, Jake Hufner, and Sean Quinn. The cast features students Jay Ballard, Megan Farley, Mike Hess, Annalisa Klein, Tom Millicia, Kristina Montonaro, Ann Stzelczyk, and John Tomko. James Mobley is the set and lighting designer; Kristina Sneshkoff designed the costumes; and Stefan Orn Arnarson produced the sound design.
Performances will be April 11 and 18 at 7 p.m., and April 12-13 and 19-20 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $7 for seniors, students and Rutgers faculty and staff, and will be available by advance reservation. Tickets are free for Rutgers–Camden students and are available at the IMPACT Booth. A limited number of tickets may be available for purchase at the door. For reservations, call the fine arts office at 856-225-6176, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.