Arts and Entertainment
September 24, 2019From: Westfield Community Players
Westfield, NJ (Sept. 24, 2019)—Westfield Community Players (WCP) begins its 2019-2020 season with the comedy, The Late Christopher Bean, written by Sidney Howard and directed by Jeanne Johnston and produced by JoAnne Lemenille.
The Late Christopher Bean runs at Westfield Community Players October 12, 19, 25, 26, 2019 @8PM; October 20, 2019 @2PM. Following the opening the Opening Night performance on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 8PM, a reception will follow.
The Late Christopher Bean is by the acclaimed author of They Know What They Wanted and The Silver Cord. This play opens some years after the death of acclaimed artist Christopher Bean with an excited world in pursuit of his work and any details they can gather about his life and character. Yankee practicality collides with New York's sophisticated Art World in this sly comedy. All hell breaks loose when the celebrated painter's early works are traced to the humble home of a country doctor. Both a biting satire on the destructive power of greed and a touching view of a family in turmoil, this feisty comedy will have you cheering for the most unlikely heroines. Dr. Haggett and his family of patrician New Englanders own some of Bean's canvases and become avaricious when informed of their market value.
WCP is producing The Late Christopher Bean to celebrate WCP's 85th Anniversary. The Late Christopher Bean was the first production of WCP.
In the cast are John Correll as Dr. Haggett, Kristin Gellner Keiser as Susan Haggett, Tracey Lincoln as Abby, Kathy Quinn Vaccari as Mrs. Haggett,
Sarah-Elisabeth Stein as Ada Haggett, Robert Podolak as Warren Creamer, John Schweska as Tallant, Russell Ortiz as Rosen and Timothy McGovern as Davenport.
Tickets are $22 adults; $10 for active military and students. Tickets are available on-line at: www.westfieldcommunityplayers.org