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Kicking and Swearing One-Act Festival Returns to UCPAC for its Fifth Year

originally published: 02/07/2019

Kicking and Swearing One-Act Festival Returns to UCPAC for its Fifth Year

(RAHWAY, NJ) -- The Fifth Annual Kicking & Swearing One-Act Festival will take place from February 15-17 at the Union County Performing Arts Center’s Hamilton Stage. It's a weekend filled with original one-act plays by the most talented budding writers and directors in the theater world. The festival offers two evenings of insightful writings that include original comedy, tragedy, satire, and sci-fi short plays to make up a matinee of spectacularly exciting theater. 

The first group of selected plays will be performed on Friday, February 15 at 8:00pm, and the second group will be performed on Saturday, February 16 at 8:00pm. The Sunday matinee, February 17 at 2:00pm, will present all selected plays, followed by a Q&A session with the writers, directors, and cast.

General admission tickets are available for purchase for $15 or $20 at www.ucpac.org/events. Tickets may also be purchased by visiting the Main Stage Box Office located at 1601 Irving Street in Rahway, NJ. The Box Office can be reached via email at boxoffice@ucpac.org or by calling 732.499.8226.

The Hamilton Stage is located at 360 Hamilton Street in Rahway, NJ and both locations are easily accessible to major roads and public transportation.

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PROGRAM A:

"Cherry the Babysitter" - Written and Directed by Candy Fox

"Fine” - Writers: Lisa Black and Fred Dennehey, Director: Lisa Black

“Housecall” - Writer: Fred Dennehey, Director: Beatrice Esteban Messina

“Ignorance or Bliss” - Writer: Lisa Annitti, Director: Bob Lowy

“Garcon a la pipe” - Written and Directed by Nick Bonaparte

“Dead Reckoning” - Writers: Lisa Black and Fred Dennehey, Director: Lisa Black

“The Quarter” - Writer: Lisa Annitti, Director: Bob Lowy

“Volume Control” - Written and Directed by Nick Bonaparte

 “Laundromat” - Writer: Scott Mullen, Director: Sherrie Lilenfeld

PROGRAM B:

“Three on a Dime”- Writer: Eileen Benson, Director: Dickson Lane

“Dogs in Space” - Written and Directed by Ian Federgreen

“Woof, A Farce” - Written and Directed by Bill Ward

“The Sentence” - Writer: Ryan Kaminski, Director: Peter Curley

“At the Doctor’s Office”- Writer: Rich Fowler, Director: Dave McGrath

“Experimental British Farce” - Writer: Ian Federgreen, Director: Bill Seesselberg

“The Case of the Missing Identity” - Writer: Rich Fowler, Director: Dave McGrath

“Time Juice” - Writer: Matt Gustavsen, Director: Julie Dennebaum

“The Good Luck Charm” - Writer: Mark Belasco, Director: Mark Belasco and Peter Curley
 




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Event calendar
Saturday, Feb 23, 2019


MUSIC

ADDED COLOR @ The Saint, Asbury Park - 9:30pm

COUNTESS & FRIENDS @ Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), Englewood - 8:00pm

Dean Ford & The Beautiful Ones @ The Levoy Theatre, Millville - 8:00pm


JACKIE EVANCHO: AN EVENING WITH THE NEW AMERICAN SONGBOOK @ Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), Morristown - 8:00pm

JOHN MELLENCAMP @ State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick - 8:00pm

NJMEA Concert Band @ Prudential Hall @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark - 3:00pm


THE GREEN PLANET BAND at THOMAS SWEET CAFE! @ THOMAS SWEET CAFE, Skillman - 7:00pm


Michael McDermott @ Lizzie Rose Music Room, Tuckerton - 7:30pm

TOSCA @ The Presbyterian Church of Westfield, Westfield - 7:00pm







THEATRE

Mamma Mia! @ CDC Theatre, Cranford - 8:00pm

An Enemy Of The People @ Centenary Stage Company - Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, Hackettstown - 8:00pm

Steel Magnolias @ Algonquin Arts Theatre, Manasquan - 8:00pm

Intimate Apparel @ Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, Maplewood - 8:00pm

The Meeting @ Middletown Arts Center, Middletown - 3:00pm and 8:00pm

My Very Own British Invasion @ Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn - 1:30pm and 8:00pm

Little Girl Blue: The Nina Simone Musical @ George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick - 2:00pm and 8:00pm

Fun Home @ Wallace Theater at Lewis Arts Complex, Princeton - 8:00pm

The Sound of Music @ Count Basie Center For The Arts, Red Bank - 2:00pm and 7:30pm

Theo @ Marion Huber Theater @ Two River Theater, Red Bank - 8:00pm

Psychodrama @ Oakes Center, Summit - 8:00pm

Cornerstone Playhouse Presents Almost, Maine @ Cornerstone Playhouse, Sussex - 7:30pm

A Midsummer Night's Dream @ Kean University Wilkins Theatre, Union - 2:00pm and 8:00pm

Cinderella or the Story of Bigfoot @ Studio Playhouse Upper Montclair, Upper Montclair - 1:30pm and 3:30pm

Roan at The Gates @ Luna Stage, West Orange - 8:00pm


COMEDY

Tom Papa @ Victoria Theater @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark - 8:00pm


FILM

New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2019 Screening @ Voorhees Hall #105, New Brunswick - 7:00pm


POETRY

Poetry of Warrior Writers @ Stockton Performing Arts Center (StocktonPAC) in Galloway, Galloway - 4:00pm

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