The Guest Retainer opens October 15
Harry and Tom own the Hotel Jerskeet, in the middle of a New Jersey summer. At present, their only borders are mosquitoes, sand and a few "old fossils." Harry and Tom hatch a plan to liven up the place and attract more guests. They plan to hire a "Guest Retainer" to flatter and flirt with the women guests and, hopefully, light a fire under the "old fossils" and start up some interest in the place. Well, their plan work better then they could have ever dreamed. Soon, the "guest retainer" has his hands full and the hotel is jumping with business. Now the only question that remains is will the hotel survive the guest retainer or will the guest retainer survive the guests.
The Guest Retainer was written by Carl Webster Pierce
Featured performers in The Guest Retainer include Alex Greengaarde, Tony Ekstat, John McRostie, Joan O'Dwyer, Tina Swope, Jamie Mellon and Paul Hammack.
The Guest Retainer plays Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 and Sunday afternoon at 3:00 from October 15 through November 27. Admission is $18.00 with discounts available. The Comedy Playhouse is located at 3620 N. 1st Ave. at the corner of 1st Avenue and Prince Road. Call 260-6442 for reservations.
The Dover Road runs through October 9
A. A. Milne's charming The Dover Road will run until October 9. Milne, the author of Winnie-the-Pooh, was regarded as England's foremost playwright in the early part of the 20th century. The success of his plays crossed the ocean and more than a dozen were produced on Broadway.
A couple plans a romantic escape to France. On their way, their car breaks down on the Dover road. They are forced to take refuge in a remote house owned by the mysterious Mr. Latimer. Over the course of a late supper, Mr. Latimer reveals that the breakdown may not have been as accidental as the couple thought. The couple soon learns that there is another couple staying in the house. During the next few days, Mr. Latimer teaches the four "strangers" about love and life.
The Dover Road has been enthusiastically received by audiences at The Comedy Playhouse. Also, the cast enjoys staging and performing the play. So, I wouldn't be at all surprised if we mount another Milne production in 2011.
The Dover Road plays Friday and Saturday night at 7:30 and Sunday at 3:00 Through October 9.. Seats are filling fast, so make your reservations now. Admission is $18.00 with discounts available for seniors and students. Call 260-6442 for reservations.
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