“Start Down” Premiere Closes CSC’s Mainstage Series

Centenary Stage Company culminates its professional mainstage series this spring with Eleanor Burgess’ smart and funny look at work, love, and get-rich-quick tech start-ups in “Start Down.”

Premiering April 8 and running through the 24th in Centenary College’s Lackland Center, “Start Down” is part of CSC’s 2015 Women Playwright Series. Winner of the 2015 Susan Glaspell Award and the 2016 Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition, “Start Down” is, according to CSC, a “funny and startling glimpse into the world of technology, education and its potential or consequences for educators and students alike.”

The show follows a San Francisco software developer, Will, who is influenced by his girlfriend’s teaching career to produce a cutting-edge product that will change the face of teaching forever, for better or for worse.

A recent Masters of Fine Arts graduate at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Burgess’ plays have already been produced at several well-regarded theaters.

Performances for CSC’s premiere of “Start Down” are Wednesdays, April 13 and 20 at 2 p.m., Thursdays, April 14 and 21 at 7:30 p.m., Fridays April 8 (first showing), 15, and 22 at 8 p.m., Saturdays April 9, 16, and 23 at 8 p.m., and Sundays, April 10, 17, and 24, at 2 p.m. All performances will be held in the Kutz Theater in the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown.

Tickets range from $25-$27.50 depending on the show. Thursday evenings also include a 2-for-1 rush ticket special when purchased in person at the box office up to two hours before the performance.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit centenarystageco.org or call the box office at 908-979-0900. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and two hours prior to each show.

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