New Musical Based on Charles Dickens Novel Will Be Presented as Staged Reading

News   New Musical Based on Charles Dickens Novel Will Be Presented as Staged Reading
Our Mutual Friend, a new musical based on Charles Dickens' final novel, will be performed as a staged reading at Actors' Temple Theater Oct. 19 at 2 PM and 7 PM. Mark Harborth directs.

Our Mutual Friend features music and lyrics by Larry Gelb and a book adapted by Elizabeth Gelb and Larry Gelb.

The cast includes Matthew Amira, Mark Blowers, Kathryn Boswell, Kyle Bradford, Jamie Buxton, Joseph Cassese, James Patterson, Erika Person, Matthew Wages, Nicholas Wuehrmann, Elizabeth Urbanczyk and Jacob Voight. 

The show is described as such: "Our Mutual Friend opens in London circa 1864 as John Harmon, a young man sent to be educated abroad since boyhood, sails home following his father's death knowing that his father's considerable fortune made from dust mounds will be passed on to him under the condition that he marry Bella Wilfer, a girl he's never met. Before setting foot on land however, John is brutally attacked by two waterfront thieves and reported as having drowned. In this turn of events old man Harmon's fortune goes to his trusted servants, the Boffins who decide to adopt the beautiful, but mercenary Bella intending to elevate her station in society. Having secretly survived, John Harmon presents himself to the Boffins under an assumed name offering his services as their secretary so that he can observe Bella surreptitiously in the hope that she will fall in love with him for himself. Harmon's alleged death also inextricably links Bella's life with that of Lizzie Hexam's, whose father had discovered the body presumed to be Harmon's on the same day he went missing, an event that alters both of their destinies."

For reservations call (201) 227-8177. 

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