“Kick” Leads Off CSC’s Fringe Festival

Centenary Stage Company's Fringe Festival leads off this week with "Kick," a one-woman show starring Joanna Rush.

Fringe Theater returns to Centenary Stage Company as Joanna Rush’s powerfully entertaining one-woman show, “Kick,” “kicks off” the series October 27.

“It’s not how high—it’s how strong”:  On her way to her first big New York audition, dancer Bernie O’Connell is tricked into a car and attacked in a vacant lot off the Brooklyn Queens Expressway.  Kick” then follows Bernie from a kick-line to “A Chorus Line” to Hollywood and back as she picks up the pieces and finds the glue to put herself back together.  Hailed as “riveting and truly worth seeing” by Kathryn Kitt of centerontheaisle.com, the show weaves a tale packed with wisdom and humor.

Written and performed by actor-playwright Joanna Rush, Rush’s credits include on and off-Broadway theater and television. The show is directed by Tony nominated Lynne Taylor-Corbett.  Taylor-Corbett was nominated for two Tony Awards for direction and choreography of Broadway’s “Swing!” in addition to a Drama Desk Award.

Centenary Stage Company’s Fringe Festival production of “Kick” runs Oct. 27-30.  Performances are Thursday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 28 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 29 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 30 at 2 p.m.  All performances will be held in the Edith Kutz Theater located in the Lackland Center.

Tickets range from $15 to $25.  Thursday evening performances are $25 all seats with a buy one get one rush ticket special when tickets are purchased in person at the CSC box office as early as two hours prior to performance.  Friday evening, CSC is offering a special “alumni discount” of $10 off adult ticket purchases for alumni of Centenary University.

For more information or to purchase tickets visit centenarystageco.org or call the CSC box office at (908) 979-0900.  The box office is located in the Lackland Center; 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown.  Box office is open Monday through Friday from 1-5 p.m. and two hours prior to every performance.

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