‘Drunken City’ at MSU

Under the direction of Debbie Saivetz, students have been working hard for the opening night of ‘The Drunken City.’

Adam Bock’s ‘The Drunken City’ is coming to Peak Performances on April 23, 2016.

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Photo courtesy of Peak Performances.

Looking for something entertaining to do as the “spring” weather still has yet to warm up? Why not spend a couple of hours attending a play? Montclair State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance will be bringing The Drunken City to the stage at the end of the month. Written by Canadian playwright, Adam Bock, the script is sure to be exciting. Director and MSU associate professor, Debbie Saivetz, as well as students in the department have been working diligently on perfecting the show for weeks now. This will be a show avid theatre goers will not want to miss!  

The Drunken City follows bride-to-be, Marnie, and her two bridesmaids, Melissa and Linda, on their epic bar crawl through New York City. The women begin to question the future of their marriages after meeting a very handsome stranger and his friend. The script brings a theatrical twist on marriage to the table while showcasing the always-changing nature of love. The Drunken City, while clearly a comedy, will provide the audience with laughter as well as insight on the realities of the city that never sleeps.

“I attended Accepted Student’s Day today at Montclair and talked to a couple students from the Department of Theatre and Dance,” said prospective student, Jacleen Smyth. “I’m so excited to come back in a few weeks to see their show and learn more about the major!”

Peak Performances and Montclair’s Department of Theatre and Dance work hard each season choosing which shows to produce. Aiming to cover all the bases of comedy, tragedy, dance and musical theatre, both do a wonderful job in their selection. The local performances tend to sell out very quickly, as it is hard to turn down a five-star quality show taking place in your own backyard!

The Drunken City will open Saturday, April 23 with two performances; show times are at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. that evening. Sunday, April 24 will be the third and final performance at 2 p.m. The venue for this production is Montclair State University’s Life Hall, located at 1 Normal Ave. here in Montclair. Don’t miss out on this fun-filled show; tickets are limited so please visit peakperfs.org to reserve your seats. Tickets are available online or at the door from the box office. All seats are $15 or free to MSU undergraduate students with a present ID.

Visit montclair.edu/arts/theatre-and-dance/ for more information about up and coming productions.

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