New Jersey Stage

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Theater Project Returns to West Orange's New Jersey Arts Incubator for "Fully Committed"

(West Orange and Union, NJ) -- The Theater Project, a 17-year old Central New Jersey-based professional theater company, will present its fall production, the zany "Fully Committed" by Becky Mode, from October 13 through 30. The production will take place at the New Jersey Arts Incubator at the Essex Green Shopping Center on Prospect Avenue just off I-280 in West Orange, NJ.

Tickets range from $10-25 and are available at Brown Paper Tickets at 800-838-3006 or at brownpapertickets.com. More information is available at TheTheaterProject.org and NJAI.org or by calling (908) 809-8865. The New Jersey Arts Incubator is in the rear of the Essex Green Shopping Center next to the cinemas and behind Panera Bread, 495 Prospect Avenue in West Orange. Additional information is available at TheTheaterProject.org or NJAI.org.

This hysterical, fast-paced show follows a day in the life of Sam Peliczowski, an out-of-work actress who handles the red-hot reservation line at Manhattan's number-one restaurant. She is certainly in demand – not for acting roles, but for prime reservations at the right table. As she juggles scheming socialites, name-dropping wannabes, fickle celebrities and egomaniacal bosses, Sam tries to sort out her own life and career. Sam – along with the nearly 40 demanding characters in "Fully Committed" – are all portrayed by one actress, Jenelle Sosa of Newark.

Directed by Rick Delaney, this hilarious comedy is about being in the right place at the right time, and heroine Sam learns that sometimes it's just best to hang up the phone. The New York Times hailed a previous production of "Fully Committed" calling it "…immensely entertaining, a richly comic affirmation of everything I've ever heard, or suspected, about the bad behavior that good food can inspire." Time Out New York called the production "hilarious and touching, galloping along at a swift, almost frantic pace."

The Theater Project believes that a more thoughtful, inspired and creative community can be stimulated by its unique brand of professional, high-quality and theatrical programming. It is dedicated to the presentation of powerful and relevant productions that explore contemporary values and topic issues in an intimate and engaging setting.

Committed to strengthening the bond our professional artists have with our patrons and donors, The Theater Project provides our Central New Jersey community with a broad range of affordable programming -- ranging from rarely-seen productions to educational offerings and programs supporting next-generation actors and playwrights to a safe developmental environment for the cultivation of new plays by authors of all ages -- in celebration of the special interactive relationship between artists and audiences only live theater can provide.