(POMPTON LAKES, NJ) -- StageWorks is presenting "Vanities" at Studio 237 from September 15-18. This bittersweet comedy is an astute, snapshot-sharp chronicle of the lives of three Texas girls. Photographer John Posada was at a dress rehearsal to take photos.
In 1963, Joanne, Kathy, and Mary are aggressively vivacious cheerleaders. Five years later in their college sorority house, they are confronting their futures with nervous jauntiness. In 1974, they reunite briefly in New York. Their lives have diverged and their friendship, which once thrived on assumptions as well-coordinated as sweater sets, is strained and ambiguous. Old time banter rings false. Their attempts at honest conversation only show they can no longer afford to have very much in common.
The cast includes Rachel Alt as Kathy; Leslie Darcy as Joanne, and Holly Cerelli as Mary. The production is directed by Leslie Darcy.
Vanities had one of the longest Off-Broadway runs on record and ran for 1,785 performances. Heifner (with over 30 plays and musicals to his credit) received a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding New Play.
StageWorks at Studio 237 has performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm and Sunday at 2:00pm. Tickets are $25 plus tax for all shows. Visit stageworksnj.org or call 973-513-9159 for information and tickets for Vanities and many more upcoming shows this season.
StageWorks at Studio 237 is located at 237 Hamburg Turnpike in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey.
The mission of StageWorks Theatre Group, Inc. is to bring together established and emerging artists to present dynamic cultural arts experiences. They are committed to both entertaining and promoting community involvement with social causes. With an emphasis on arts education and the incorporation of music therapy, they will help people of all ages to enrich themselves and share the joy of theatre with others.
Here are more photos from the production.
John Posada is a New Jersey based photographer specializing in live theatre and music performances. For more than 10 years, John has photographed live music events where he mastered the techniques of timing and capturing fast moving action under challenging lighting conditions to capture that perfect moment that tells a story in a single image. Currently, John has photographed over 110 productions for over 70 different theatres and venues. Click here for John's website.