The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg will kick off its 2013-2014 Tuesdays with Stories series with American Place Theatre’s staging of The Glass Castle on October 22. Performances for the one-person presentation are set for noon and 7 p.m. The piece is based on the same-titled book by Jeannette Walls.
Audience members are launched into the Walls family’s controversial and complex world from the very first moments of the show—when protagonist Jeannette Walls, on her way to an upscale New York party, sees her mother rummaging through a dumpster.
Actress Sarah Franek depicts upwards of seven characters, including the alcoholic father Rex Walls who is loved by the author with a fierce loyalty.
Audience members will vacillate between outrage and adoration as they watch the portrayal of these alternately eccentric and abusive parents. They will leave the theatre impressed with the extraordinary strength of the young heroine and her ability to overcome what seem to be insurmountable odds.
Tickets cost $10 for the noon performance and $25 for the 7 p.m. show. The performances, recommended for individuals age 14 and older, include a discussion and light refreshments.
To purchase tickets or for additional information, contact the Box Office, 908-725-3420, or order online at www.rvccArts.org. Senior citizen, student and group discounts are also available for a variety of performances.
Tuesdays with Stories will continue with the following shows: The Purpose Project: Thao’s Library , November 26; You Want Me to Do What?!?, February 4; Teacher Man , March 4; and Nearly Lear, April 8.
RVCC’s main campus is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, New Jersey.