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2018 Season Preview


Please join us for our 2018 Season preview! You are welcome to pre-register for the event here. In lieu of our January 2018 general meeting, we’re presenting a sneak peek at the productions comprising our 51st season: More Than Meets the Eye.

“There’s always another story. There’s more than meets the eye.” – W.H. Auden

Founded in 1967 in Fair Lawn by a handful of dreamers who wanted to make the joy of theatre performance available to everyone, Old Library Theatre began a five decade journey of reflecting, and contributing, to its time. As the arc of history and the shape of art bent toward progress and back again, we held a mirror up to the human experience, bringing the tragedies and triumphs of great fictional characters to our community, and challenging performers and patrons alike to consider how those stories could shape their own. This season, Old Library Theatre presents stories featuring singular characters whose internal dreams rarely match their external realities. Experience what can happen when you look closer and discover the more behind each pair of eyes. We hope you will join us!

Tuesday, January 23, 7:30pm

This event is FREE and open to the public. Refreshments will be served in the lobby prior to the preview. Those who preregister will receive a special gift.

The Seventh Annual One Act Festival

Old Library Theatre, Fair Lawn Recreation Department’s resident theater company and NJACT’s 2017 Community Theater of the Year, is proud to present “The 7th Annual One Act Play Festival,” our annual NJACT Perry-award nominated showcase of original, one act plays. This year’s festival will include five original pieces:

Margins – Written by David Susman, Directed by Beatriz Esteban-Messina
A college student confronts her professor about his notes on her recent paper.

Split Decision – Written by Kitty Dubin, Directed by Bill Kaufman
A couple in crisis sits down with a divorce counselor to attempt an amicable and easy split.

Suggested Donation – Written by Duncan Pflaster, Directed by Cynthia Smith Barry
Experimental theater and concessions without a set price drive one patron over the edge.

The Callback – Written by Leland Frankel, Directed by Marilyn Schilkie
An actress who didn’t earn a callback takes the future of her career into her own, deranged hands.

The Quick Start Guide to Booting Your Man-Bot – Written by Phil Darg, Directed by Thomas Winkler
A lovelorn woman turns to technology, but soon becomes convinced the product is faulty.

​Four performances only:
Friday, January 26 at 8:00pm
Saturday, January 27 at 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sunday, January 28 at 2:00pm

General admission. Adults – $20 | Seniors (60+) – $18 | Children Under 12 – $12

For tickets, call (973) OLT-4420, email info@oldlibrarytheatre.net, or purchase online.

Congratulations to the cast of the 7th Annual One Act Play Festival

OLT would like to thank all of the performers who auditioned for the upcoming production of The 7th Annual One Act Play Festival! We saw some extraordinary talent, which made casting very difficult. Congratulations to those cast!

Margins
Playwright, David Susman; Director, Beatriz Esteban-Messina
Ashley- Abigail Stokes
Professor Hoffman- Jack Pignatell

Split Decision
Playwright, Kitty Dubin; Director, Bill Kaufman
Marsha Klein- Florence Pape
Marty Klein- David Silberger
Skipper Crane- James Perlas

Suggested Donation
Playwright, Duncan Pflaster; Director, Cynthia Smith Barry
Doreen- Hayley Pass
Bill- Matt Haines
Joey- Dylan Zafran

The Callback
Playwright, Leland Frankel; Director, Marilyn Schilkie
Lewis Ashford- Paul Bettys
Molly Bates- Debra Carozza Lynch

The Quick Start Guide to Booting Your Man-Bot
Playwright, Phil Darg; Director, Thomas Winkler
Amy- Joanna Sigurosson
Man-Bot- Eric Robitaille
Repairman- Dylan Zafran

Auditions for the 7th Annual One Act Play Festival!

Old Library Theatre, Fair Lawn Recreation Department’s resident theater company and NJACT’s 2017 Community Theater of the Year, will hold auditions for its 7th Annual One Act Play Festival. Produced by Sheryl Heffernan and Linda Wielkotz, his year’s festival will feature five original one act plays selected from more than 500 entries:

Margins – Written by David Susman, Directed by Beatriz Esteban-Messina
A college student confronts her professor about his notes on her recent paper.

Cast – 1 female (19-22), 1 male (60s/70s)

Split Decision – Written by Kitty Dubin, Directed by Bill Kaufman
A couple in crisis sits down with a divorce counselor to attempt an amicable and easy split.

Cast – 1 female (60s), 2 males (30s & 60s)

Suggested Donation – Written by Duncan Pflaster, Directed by Cynthia Smith Barry
Experimental theater and concessions without a set price drive one patron over the edge.

Cast – 1 female (20s), 2 males (20s/30s)

The Callback – Written by Leland Frankel, Directed by Marilyn Schilkie
An actress who didn’t earn a callback takes the future of her career into her own, deranged hands.

Cast – 1 female (20s), 1 male (40s)

The Quick Start Guide to Booting Your Man-Bot – Written by Phil Darg, Directed by Thomas Winkler
A lovelorn woman turns to technology, but soon becomes convinced the product is faulty.

Cast – 1 female (20s/30s), 2 males (20s/30s)

Auditions:

We encourage you to pre-register for auditions via the links below. Sides will be provided at auditions.

November 19, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
November 20, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Congratulations to the cast of Bridges of Madison County

OLT would like to thank all of the performers who auditioned for the upcoming production of Bridges of Madison County! We saw some extraordinary talent, which made casting very difficult. Congratulations to those cast!

Cast List

Francesca- Lauren Ann Palmeri
Richard “Bud Johnson- Tim White
Robert Kincaid- Craig Tiede
Marian- Emma Love
Michael- Jack Lobley
Carolyn- Sammy Cordero
Marge- Lorraine Ford DeMan
Charlie- Bob Russell
Ensemble-

Julie Galorenzo
Jenn Bedell
Christina Weakland
Michael Patrick Damato
Chris Traina

Become a Friend or Season Subscriber for 2018!

Please join us at Old Library Theatre for our 2018 Season!

Voted the NJACT Community Theatre of the Year, we are offering different packages for season subscribers.

Visit our Become a Friend page to become a Friend of OLT. Anyone over the age of 18 is eligible to become a Friend of Old Library Theatre. For $25, Friends receive guaranteed $10 tickets for each production. And first-time friends receive an OLT mug! Friends are automatically added to OLT’s mailing list, invited to monthly meetings and are eligible for election to executive board positions.

Or visit our Tickets Page to become a Season Subscriber for 2018! Season subscriptions are listed below, and save patrons up to 30% off of ticket prices.

Adult
Any 4 Shows – $60 | All 8 Shows – $120

Senior (60+)/Student (Valid ID Required)
Any 4 Shows – $52 | All 8 Shows – $104

Child (12 and Under)
Any 4 Shows – $28 | All 8 Shows – $56

One Act Play Festival- Top 15 Selections!

Old Library Theatre would like to thank all the playwrights who submitted their work for consideration for production during our upcoming 7th Annual One Act Play Festival. We received an astounding 676 plays for this year’s festival and were so pleased with the breadth and quality of the offerings.

We are thrilled to announce the top 15 finalists and offer our congratulations to the playwrights. Six of these fifteen will be selected for production by the festival’s directors and producers, and auditions will be held in November 2017.

A Gentler Place by Jeff Carter
After finding human remains on their new property, a couple gets unexpected advice from the town sheriff.

A Widow Safe and Secure by Darren V. Michael
Cultures collide when a widow posts a room for rent in her home.

Bro by Robb Willoughby
A mentally unstable man tries to convince his brother that their mother killed their father.

Confessions of a Character Actor by Aaron M. Leventman
When a young actor is cast in a role that hits a bit too close to home, he finds he has a confession to make.

Cuthbert’s Last Stand by Andrew Biss
A mother is determined to set up her son with the partner of her dreams.

Genesis by Thomas Pierce
The threat of the world’s end provides a divorced couple with the chance at a new beginning.

Is This Seat Taken? by Brad Sytsma
Exes consider if starting over, and over again, can bring them back together.

Margins by David Susman
A college student confronts her professor about his notes on her recent paper.

Split Decision by Kitty Dubin
A couple in crisis sits down with a divorce counselor to attempt an amicable and easy split.

Suggested Donation by Duncan Pflaster
Experimental theater and concessions without a set price drive one patron over the edge.

The Amazing Adventures of Dirk Dallaway in the 27th Century by Corey Pajka
A space cowboy is threatened by a glactic warlord, but is more interested in the kitschy relics he recently recovered from the lost planet Earth.

The Callback by Leland Frankel
An actress who didn’t earn a callback takes the future of her career into her own, deranged hands.

The High Road by Seth Freeman
Road rage prompts a friendly bet a driver is determined to win.

The Quick Start Guide to Booting Your Man-Bot by Phil Darg
A lovelorn woman turns to technology, but soon becomes convinced the product is faulty.

Vigilance by Mike Sockol
A vet concerns patrons of a southern diner with his political perspectives.

7th Annual One Act Play Festival at OLT!

Old Library Theatre (OLT) invites submissions for its 7th Annual One Act Play Festival. Winner of the NJACT Perry Award for Best Production of an Original Play in 2015 (and nominated again for our 2017 production!), this festival showcases original one act plays on our main stage!

This year’s festival will kick off our 51st season with performances January 26, 27 & 28, 2018. Auditions will be held in November 2017.

Submission criteria is as follows:

– All plays must be complete, one act works, running 15-30 minutes, with six or fewer characters.
– No musicals, please.
– Plays will be mounted with no budget, though they will be fully staged with necessary sound and lighting.
– Please e-mail submissions or questions to info@oldlibrarytheatre.net by September 15, 2017. Playwrights who have not had plays produced in previous festivals will receive priority in selection.

All performances take place at George Frey Center for Performing Arts at 10-10 20th Street in Fair Lawn, NJ. Performance times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm.

Congratulations to the Cast of “13”

Thank you to all who auditioned for 13 and congratulations to the cast!

Evan… Will Flamm
Archie… Anthony Cangiamila
Brett… Matt Gonzalez
Malcolm… Oliver Rodriguez
Eddie… Anthony Finke
Simon… Nick Pazos
Emma… Lauren Hellman
Richie… Kenny Lee
Colin/Rabbi… Micah Abrams
Patrice… Kassi McMillan
Lucy… Bianca Aranda
Kendra… Elana Mutnick
Charlotte… Kylie Wu
Cassie… Sarah Lepre
Molly… Grace Madden
Danielle… Alexa Jimenez

Ensemble

Will Anderson
David Hernandez
Cassie Corcoran
Gabriella Cardona
Maya Dobler
Emily (Camryn) Sweisberger
Sabrina Rogers
Cammy Lucca

Amadeus

PrintAmadeus tickets are now available! Follow the following link to purchase tickets:

On The Stage: Amadeus

Tickets can also be purchased by calling 973-658-4420. Amadeus runs February 24th and 25th at 8 p.m., and February 26th at 2 p.m.