Paul Arfanis to appear in A Thousand Clowns

Arts and Entertainment

February 13, 2015

From: Westfield Community Players

(Westfield, NJ) Paul Arfanis to appear in Westfield Community Players' production of the warm-hearted comedy, A Thousand Clowns by Herb Gardner. It is being directed by Steve Lemenille and produced by Garry Tamburro. The production opens March 7, 2015 and runs March 14, 21, 27, 28 at 8:00 PM with a matinee performance on March 22, 2015 at 3:00 PM.

Paul Arfanis is making his WCP acting debut with this performance. Paul is a currently a Westfield resident. He has a dental practice in the community, and has always desired to perform on stage. His prior experience is three years with the Washington School Show, and, he performs daily for his patients. As a college undergraduate, he had his own radio show and he broadcast ice hockey games for the school team. 

A Thousand Clowns, a benchmark of Broadway comedy, produced one of the theatre's most beloved roles: unconventional Murray Burns, uncle to precocious nephew, Nick. Tired of writing cheap comedy gags for "Chuckles the Chipmunk", a children's television star, Murray finds himself unemployed with plenty of free time with which to pursue his...pursuits. Lectured by his conventional brother Arnold and hounded by "the system", Murray is paid a visit by bickering, uptight social workers, Sandra and Albert, and finds himself solving their problems as well as most of his own.

Russ Ortiz (Iselin) stars as Murray Burns, along with Jacob Lesser (Gillette) as Nick. In the role of Sandra Markowitz is Debbie Lingel (Basking Ridge) and Bobby Marusiefski (Rahway) as Albert Admunson. Paul Arafanis (Westfield) and Abe Vorensky (Metuchen) round out the cast as Arnold (Murray's brother) and Leo Herman (Chuckles, the Chipmonk) respectively.


For tickets, call 908.232.1221 or visit us on-line at www.westifeldcommunityplayers.org.Tickets are $20.00; Active Military Personnel: $10.00 and Students: $10.00 (March 21).