South Orange, Maplewood Residents Star in Pandora's Box

'Once Upon a Pandora's Box' premiered Friday at the the Burgdorff Center.

The cast of “Once Upon a Pandora's Box.” Credit: The Strollers
The cast of “Once Upon a Pandora's Box.” Credit: The Strollers

Residents of both Maplewood and South Orange will be performing in “Once Upon a Pandora's Box,” an upcoming show at Maplewood’s Community Theater in Residence at the Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts.

The Production, directed by Fran Shultz of East Orange, debuts Friday, Jan. 10 at 7:30 p.m.. Other performances will be held Jan. 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 2 p.m. and Jan. 17 at 7:30 p.m.

All tickets are $7 and are available on The Stroller's website or Brown Paper Tickets.

“Once upon a time in New York City, Tabitha and her brother Louis discover a box sitting in the hall of their apartment,” the Strollers said in a written statement. “Curious, Tabitha opens the box, allowing five imprisoned fairy tale villains to escape. Free at last, the dastardly villains begin to wreck the apartment, but when they discover that writing in Tabitha’s notebook will give them control of other fictional characters, things really get dicey. Will Tabitha harness the power of her storytelling? Or will the fairy tale villains run wild in New York? A clever comedy that demonstrates the importance of the villains in every story.”

Local actors include:

  • James Destri- Wolf- Maplewood
  • Kent Heathcock- Zeus- Maplewood
  • Rory Yarter- Camp Counselor- Maplewood
  • Carol Cornicelli- The Evil Queen- Maplewood
  • Kyle Blacklock- Rumpelstiltskin- South Orange
  • Olivia Brash- Maplewood
  • Olive Kern-Kessler- Maplewood
  • Gabi Ewing -Maplewood
  • Alex Klint- Maplewood


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