(BORDENTOWN, NJ) -- The comedic play Puffs, or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic by Matt Cox will be presented on October 21st and 22nd at the Bordentown Performing Arts Center. This production will be performed by the award-winning theatre students of Bordentown Regional High School. Tickets will also be sold at the door. Showtime is 7:30pm.
For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs... who just happened to be there too. This clever and inventive play gives audiences a new look at a familiar adventure from the perspective of three potential heroes just trying to make it through a magic school that proves to be very dangerous for children. Alongside them are the Puffs, a group of well-meaning, loyal outsiders with a thing for badgers “who are so lovable and relatable, you’ll leave the theater wishing they were in the stories all along” (Hollywood Life). Their hilariously heartfelt and epic journey takes the classic story to new places and reimagines what a boy wizard hero can be. Puffs is a tale for anyone who has never been destined to save the world.
Featured in the cast are Bordentown Regional High School seniors Candace Farrell as Leanne, Defnenur Gumus as Sally Perks, Ray Hollopeter as a Certain Potions Teacher, Clay Hubbard as Ernie Mac, Ryan Kaufman as Wayne, Anna Madden as the Narrator, Olivia McGlone as Hannah and Xavia, and Jake Sfraga as Cedric; juniors Aidan Bramley as Oliver, Sal Carr as J Finch, Jaida Hitt as Megan, sophomores Genevieve Schenone as Ginny, Sierra Struck as Rita Scooter, and freshmen Brynn Bowyer as Mr. Voldy, Sika Brenya as Susie Bones, Rylie Evans as the Headmaster, Ceilidh Manigrasso as Professor Sproutty, Atlas Planas-Borgstrom as Harry, and Gracie Tyler as Blondo Malfoy.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students, and are available for purchase online.
Bordentown Regional High School’s 2012 musical, Legally Blonde, was awarded the prestigious Greater Philadelphia Cappie Award for Outstanding Musical. Over the past decade, the Greater Philadelphia Cappie Awards have honored BRHS Theatre performances with sixty nominations and seventeen awards. The theatrical performances of BRHS have also been honored with awards and nominations from the New Jersey State Thespian Festival and the New Jersey Theatre Night Awards. Bordentown Regional High School is home to International Thespian Society Troupe 6803.
The Bordentown Performing Arts Center is attached to Bordentown Regional High School, and is located at 318 Ward Avenue in Bordentown, New Jersey. The Bordentown Performing Arts Center is a 942 seat facility whose goal is to bring local, regional and world renowned cultural performances to their community. It is a perfect place for audiences of all ages to enjoy an afternoon or evening of dance, music or live theatre.
PHOTO: The Cast of Puffs. Back Row: Ray Hollopeter, Brynn Bowyer, Sal Carr, Clay Hubbard, Genevieve Schenone, Sierra Struck, Gracie Tyler, Ceilidh Manigrasso. Middle Row: Anna Madden, Olivia McGlone, Ryan Kaufman, Candace Farrell, Defnenur Gumus, Aidan Bramley, Jaida Hitt, Rylie Evans, Sika Brenya, Atlas Planas-Borgstrom. Front: Jake Sfraga