Bobby Marusiefski will appear in A Thousand Clowns

Arts and Entertainment

February 13, 2015

From: Westfield Community Players

(Westfield, NJ) Bobby Marusiefski 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.

Bobby Marusiefski (or Broadway Bobby) as he is affectionately known by those who have performed with him will be returning to Westfield Community Players with this production having just been seen in Almost, Maine in January.  Bobby made his "big stage" acting debut in WCP's production of {proof} in 2013 appearing as Hal, under the direction of Steve Lemenille,. He then went on to portray Ralph Austin in Butterflies Are Free in 2014. Bobby has also performed at the Jerry Orbach Theater in NYC in the monologue's show, Sex, Relationships and Sometimes…Love. He also portayed the role of Lt. Sam Weinberg in A Few Good Men at the Holmdel Theater.  He most recently made his directorial debut in Fearless Productions One-Act Festival held at the UCPAC Loft in Rahway.

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).