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Centenary Stage Company Invited to Holiday Event at Drumthwacket

12/05/2013, 03:18 PM

Hackettstown, N.J. – Centenary Stage Company (CSC) is one of the few New Jersey theatre programs that have been invited to showcase their talents this holiday season at Drumthwacket, the official residence of the Governor. In a series of three holiday open house events, the public is invited to tour the historic mansion.  Each room will have a different theme designed by members of The New Jersey Theatre Alliance.

Centenary Stage Company chose to decorate the Library using theme from Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol.  The company will utilize photos from their 2011 production of A Christmas Carol: The Musical and new elements specifically designed for this installation.  Apart from setting the stage, Centenary Stage Company will also be working with Centenary’s Fashion Department in order to create the costume pieces and set up the display.
Centenary Stage Company is the professional theatre in residence at Centenary College.  While studying at Centenary College, many students serve as “apprentices” alongside professional designers, directors and actors who are engaged in Centenary Stage Company Equity productions.  Professor Julia Sharp, Instructor of Fashion at Centenary College, is the Costume Designer for Centenary Stage Company’s “A Christmas Carol” production (running through December 15 in the David and Carol Lackland Center), which is featured in the Drumthwacket presentation.  Sharp was assisted in the Drumthwacket installation by Centenary students Sarah Greenstone and Christina Medina. Centenary Stage Company Publicity Manager Rita Medina was the Project Director for this installation.  Centenary Stage Company is a founding member of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance.

“We are extremely excited and honored for the opportunity to showcase our work at the official home of the State,” says, Dr. Barbara-Jayne Lewthwaite, Centenary College President.

This reservations-only event series is to be held through the middle of this month. The suggested fee is a donation of $5 or more to benefit the Drumthwacket Foundation, which strives to celebrate New Jersey’s long-dated history.  For more information, call (609) 683-0057, ext. 5.

Founded in 1867 by the Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church, Centenary College is an independent, coeducational liberal arts and career studies college
distinguished by an accomplished faculty, small class size and diverse student body.  Centenary, the only baccalaureate and master degree granting institution in northwest New Jersey, is the fastest growing College in the State. 

Centenary College’s main campus is located in Hackettstown, N.J., with its equestrian facility in Washington Township (Morris County).  The Centenary College School of Professional Studies offers degree programs in two locations: Parsippany and Edison, and at corporate sites throughout New Jersey.  The School of International Programs recruits international students for study at Centenary and Centenary students for study abroad.

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