The following information was prepared by "The Strollers."
The Strollers, the Community Theater in Residence at the Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts will present “Marcus is Walking,” by Joann Ackerman beginning Friday, Sept. 6.
The Burgdorff Center is located at 10 Durand Road in Maplewood.
More than 15 actors from all over Northern New Jersey present the production populated by more than 20 characters. Scenes include small children, teenage schoolgirls, 20 and 30 year-old couples, middle aged spouses, and even grandparents. In addition, there are two scenes devoid of dialogue, set entirely to music.
The play consists of 11 scenes which examine the emotional landscape we roam as we travel in our cars. Control, navigation, love and escape, are some of the themes explored.
Scenes include a protective father shepherding his son through the neighborhood on Halloween; an actor on his way to perform Hamlet provokes a rear-end collision and confrontation with a Czech émigré cab driver; a devastated businessman who strikes up an unlikely alliance with a homeless woman who sleeps in his car.
A whole family in a sedan, two separate couples, and a pair of guys just trying to escape all find themselves woven throughout the fabric of the play.
Performance dates are Friday, Sept. 6, and Saturday, Sept. 7 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 8 at 2 p.m.
All tickets $10.00 unless you purchase a season subscription and then you ticket is free. Sunday’s matinee will be signed for the hearing impaired.