The Barn Theatre stages the third production of its 85th Anniversary Season with the offbeat comedy "Fuddy Meers" by David Lindsay-Abaire and directed by Todd Mills of Boonton.
"Fuddy Meers" finds Claire with a rare form of amnesia that erases her memory whenever she falls asleep. With the help of her husband and a scrapbook she rebuilds her life each day. But today is not her usual stroll down amnesia lane. Get ready for a wild adventure with Claire and the most outrageously dark yet funny characters to visit the Barn's stage in years.
Introducing Barn Theatre audiences to many new faces, "Fuddy Meers" boasts a cast of unique and versatile actors. Jill Bormann (of Morristown) makes her Barn debut as the confused and quirky Claire. Fred Halperin (also of Morristown) returns to the Barn stage as Claire's well-intentioned yet sometimes clueless husband, Richard. Fred was previously seen in the Barn’s production of "Is He Dead?" The couple's teenage son, Kenny is played by Barn newcomer Anthony Duke Claus (of Montville).
More Barn stage debuts come from Jean Harbrukowich (of Somerset) as the incoherent yet clear-headed mother/grandma, Gertie, and Caroline Crafton (of Rutherford) as the tough uniformed cop, Heidi. Familiar Barn Theatre faces include Joe Guadara (of Verona) as Millet, who finds constant companionship in a sock puppet, and Michael Reddin (of Totowa) as The Limping Man.
"Fuddy Meers" runs four weekends starting January 11, 2013. Evening performances are at 8:00pm on January 11, 19, 25, 26 and February 1 and 2; matinee performances will be at 2:00pm on January 13, 13, 20 and 27. Tickets are $18 ($16 for seniors and students at matinees only). Reservations can be made by calling the Barn Theatre box office at (973) 334-9320 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. "Fuddy Meers" contains language and adult themes which may not be suitable for all audiences.
The Barn Theatre's first production was the play Ice-Bound in 1928, performed at the State Theatre in Boonton. One of New Jersey's oldest continuously operating community theatres, The Barn has been producing quality theatrical productions for 85 seasons and counting (the past 46 season from its current home on Skyline Drive in Montville), all while utilizing all-volunteer casts, crews and administration. For more information, you may reach the Barn Theatre at (973) 334-9320 or www.barntheatre.org.