(MADISON, NJ) --The third Main Stage show of the season at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is Joe Orton’s outrageous farce What The Butler Saw, which runs now through October 1. This will be the first Joe Orton play produced at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey during Ms. Monte’s tenure. This play speaks to the world today, but in a very different way and about very different matters, as the fragile nature of “truth” is explored in a hilarious and provocative manner. Audiences should be warned that this play from 1969 was considered scandalous at the time it was first presented, and it does feature partial nudity. It is not appropriate for children.
Long-time company member Paul Mullins directs the production. The cast includes Jeffrey M. Bender, Peter Simon Hilton, John Hutton, Allison Layman, Vanessa Morosco, and Robbie Simpson. For more on the play and the playwright, check out our feature in New Jersey Stage Magazine.
Here are some photos from the play by Jerry Dalia.
What The Butler Saw is presented September 6 - October 1 at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, 36 Madison Avenue in Madison, New Jersey.
All photos by Jerry Dalia
originally published: 2017-09-08 00:00:00
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