New Jersey Stage
Sunday, July 17, 2011
SHADOW LAWN STAGE PRESENTS MOLLY SWEENEY
The central character of Molly, who has been blind since childhood, is played by Katrina Ferguson, who previously appeared in Shadow Lawn's 2010 season in The Sunshine Boys and The Au Pair Man. Molly undergoes an operation to restore her sight because, as everyone says, "what has she got to lose?" Her husband Frank is portrayed by Patrick Toon, who was in Brian Friel's Lovers at Shadow Lawn back in 2004 and is returning after performances at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey and the Pearl Theatre in New York. Mr. Rice, who performs the operation, is played by Bradley Mott, who starred in the The Sunshine Boys last season, and provided many laughs as Signor Geronte in the just completed Shadow Lawn production of Scapino.
Molly Sweeney is being directed by John J. Burke, director of Monmouth University's Theatre Arts program. The show opens July 15 and then runs Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 7 pm until July 31, with a preview performance on July 14 at 8 pm. Shadow Lawn Stage is a professional Actor's Equity theatre, performing at the beautiful Lauren K. Woods Theatre on the campus of Monmouth University, at the junction of Cedar and Norwood Avenues. It is supported in part by the NJ State Council on the Arts and is an affiliate member of the NJ Theatre Alliance.
For tickets or more information, call 732-263-6889 or visit www.monmouth.edu/shadow_lawn_stage.