(HACKETTSTOWN, NJ) -- Centenary Stage Company’s NEXTStage Repertory returns with Qui Nguyen’s horror-comedy Alice in Slasherland November 4-8 in the Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center. When young Lewis Diaz accidentally resurrects the soul of a brutally slain girl named Alice, he unwittingly unleashes a literal hell on Earth.
Now, with every imaginable kind of demon, monster, and killer ravaging his small town, it's up to Lewis and his newly undead companion to protect his classmates -- including longtime crush Margaret -- from becoming freshly slaughtered carcasses. With the help of Alice's trash-talking demonic teddy bear, Lewis races to find a way to close the rift before the devil himself shows up and totally ruins their senior prom.
Disclaimer: because of the mature content, this show is recommended for mature audiences only. Viewer discretion is advised.
Performances of the NEXTStage Repertory production of Alice in Slasherland will be Thursday, November 4 at 7:30pm, Friday, November 5 at 8:00pm, Saturday, November 6 at 8:00pm, Sunday, November 7 at 2:00pm, and Monday, November 8 at 7:00pm. Performances will take place in the Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center of the Centenary University campus at 715 Grand Avenue, Hackettstown, NJ 07840. Tickets for the NEXTStage Repertory performances of Alice in Slasherland are $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for students and children 12 and younger. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased on-line at centenarystageco.org or by phone by calling the Centenary Stage Company box office at (908) 979-0900.
This production of Qui Nguyen’s Alice in Slasherland will be directed by Centenary Stage Company’s own Christopher Young. Young serves as CSC’s General Manager and adjunct professor for the Centenary University Theatre Department. This production features Centenary University students Luis Rodriguez, Emily Kurnides, Kai Vialva, Connor McCrea, Veronica Gaspar, James Brandes, Christopher Rice, Amanda Tossman, and Centenary University alumni Sydney Fucito.
Qui Nguyen is a playwright, TV/Film writer, and Co-Founder of the OBIE Award-winning Vampire Cowboys Theatre Company of NYC. Plays include Vietgone, Poor Yella Rednecks, Revenge Song, Krunk Fu Battle Battle, Begets, Trial by Water, and the critically acclaimed Vampire Cowboys productions of She Kills Monsters, Soul Samurai, The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G, Alice in Slasherland, Fight Girl Battle World, and Living Dead in Denmark. For TV/Film, Qui's written for Dispatches from Elsewhere (AMC), The Society (Netflix), Incorporated (SyFy), Peg+CAT (PBS), and Marvel Studios. He's currently a screenwriter for Walt Disney Animation Studios, and most recently Nguyen co-wrote Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon.
NEXTstage Repertory is the all-student performance division of Centenary University's Theatre Department. These productions feature current Centenary University students, alumni, and highlights the close partnership between the professionally producing Centenary Stage Company and the Centenary University Theatre Department.
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The 2021-22 season of performing arts events at the Centenary Stage Company is made possible through the generous support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the NJ State Council on the Arts, the Shubert Foundation, the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, the Sandra Kupperman Foundation, the John and Margaret Post Foundation, and CSC corporate sponsors, including Platinum Season Sponsor The House of the Good Shepherd, Silver Sponsors Hackettstown Medical Center Atlantic Health System, Home Instead Senior Care (Washington), and Fulton Bank, and Centenary Stage Company members and supporters.