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Comedian Paul Reiser at Centenary Stage Company

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Stand-up comedian, actor, and writer PAUL REISER, re-emerges on the comedy scene with his quick wit and comedic timing. Hitting the road again and making a stop at Centenary Stage Company! Audiences are in for a real treat as Reiser splits the sides of CSC’s new season with his hilarious and distinctive take on life in CURTAIN UP! WITH PAUL REISER. Voted one of the “100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time” CSC brings Reiser’s return to stand-up comedy to the Lackland Center on Saturday, September 13th at 8pm for the 2014 – 2015 Season Opening Gala.

As a seasoned entertainer, Reiser continues to add to his ever – expanding list of accomplishments. In addition to co – creating and starring in the acclaimed NBC series, “Mad About You,” which garnered him Emmy, Golden Globe, American Comedy Award and Screen Actors Guild nominations, his successes also include his most recent book, Familyhood, the long awaited follow-up to Babyhood and Couplehood, his first book, which sold over two million copies and reached the number one spot on The New York Times bestseller list.

Currently Reiser can be seen in the FX series “Married,” opposite Oscar – winner Nat Faxon and Jenny Slat. He also recently appeared alongside Michael Douglas and Matt Damon in the HBO movie “Behind the Candelabra” based on the life of Liberace. Some of Reiser’s other film roles include “Aliens,” “Beverly Hills Cop (I and II),” “Diner,” “Bye, Bye Love,” “The Marrying Man,” and “The Thing About My Folks” – (starring alongside Peter Falk) which Reiser also wrote and produced. Over the course of his diverse and successful career, Reiser has shown his passion and talent for entertaining, and always returns to what he does best – making people laugh. Laughter that’s sure to heard ringing through the halls of the Lackland Center!

The Season Opening Gala with Paul Reiser will begin with a pre-show reception at 6:30 PM in the Kutz Black Box Theater of the Lackland Center. This year’s reception will include a kicked up interpretation of traditional “diner” food and specialty custom brews provided by Hackettstown’s own Homebrew University. A professional photographer will be present during the reception providing digital media that will be uploaded to social networks for an “up – to – the – minute” interactive chronicling of the event. Participants will have the opportunity to share, like and follow the event as its happening. Flower arrangements will be generously donated by Calico Country Flowers. The performance by Paul Reiser will begin at 8 PM in the Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, and a limited VIP “Meet and Greet” with the artist will happen during the on-stage post show reception.

Tickets for the performance of Paul Reiser are $40 in the Orchestra and $35 in the Balcony. Tickets for the pre-show reception are $60. Special VIP tickets, which include the pre-show reception, the performance with orchestra seating, and the post-show “Meet and Greet” will be offered at $100. To purchase tickets or to find more information on any of the events listed, visit www.centenarystageco.org or call (908) 979-0900. The David and Carol Lackland center is located at 715 Grand Avenue in Hackettstown.

The Season Opening Gala Curtain Up! With Paul Reiser is sponsored by Fulton Bank, Home Instead Senior Care and Panther Valley Pharmacy and Gifts. The Centenary Stage Company is a not-for-profit professional equity theatre, in residence at Centenary College, dedicated to serving as a cultural resource for audiences of the Skylands Region with professional music, theatre and dance events and arts education programs throughout the year. The 2015-16 season at the Centenary Stage Company is made possible through the visionary and generous support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the NJ State Council on the Arts, and CSC sponsors, including Premier Sponsor Heath Village Retirement Community, Silver Sponsors Hackettstown Regional Medical Center and The Holiday Inn in Budd Lake, Bronze Sponsors The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation and Wells Fargo Bank, and Centenary Stage Company members and supporters.

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