Chatham Community Players’ Fantasy Theater will present a play based on Aesop’s “The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg” by Stacey Lane on January 9 at 7 pm and January 10 & 11 at 1 pm and 4 pm at the Chatham Playhouse 23 North Passaic Ave., Chatham. All tickets are $10. Eric Holgerson from Budd Lake directs this fun-filled play appropriate for children of all ages!
Based on one of Aesop’s best known fables, this clever story is told from the perspective of a poor farmer’s wife named Gretchen. When a wayward traveler reluctantly leaves his pet goose in her care, Gretchen discovers that the goose lays golden eggs. The woman goes on frivolous spending sprees, but her greed for fine clothing and jewelry only grows. Hoping to get even more golden eggs, she showers the goose with special treats and neglects her hard-working chickens as well as her husband, who remains shoeless. But her new trinkets of wealth bring Gretchen only short-term satisfaction, and no matter how much she purchases from the merchants at the marketplace, she finds herself always wanting more. This fable’s message is that “happiness cannot be purchased.”
The cast includes Colleen Grundfest of Warren as Gretchen, Julia Musilli of Montville as Scrambled, Sadie Whitman of Whippany as Omelet, Talia Miller as Poached, Andrea Sickler as Millie and Sarah Kmiecik as Orella are from Chatham, Bill Wagstaff Benedict and Rob Bazaral as Wendell are from Madison, Claire Harpel of Short Hills as Sunny Side Up, Howard Fischer as George and Maycee Campano as Golda are from Berkeley Heights, Jennifer Mitchell of Pequannock as Jewell, Jennifer Sisco of Vernon as Percy/Umbert, Sean Day from Union City as Colby and Mary MacDonald of Springfield as Taylor
Tickets can be purchased at our Box Office or Online. To access the theater’s online ticketing service, simply go to ccp.ticketleap.com. The service is available 24 hours a day, and tickets can be purchased online up until three hours prior to curtain on the day of a performance. Chatham Playhouse’s box office will begin accepting phone reservations in January 2015 at (973) 635-7363. For information regarding box office hours, call the box office number listed above. Patrons with special needs requiring seating accommodations should contact the Playhouse at least 24 hours prior to the performance. Without prior notice, accommodations cannot be guaranteed.
Funding has been made possible in part by the Arts Council of the Morris Area through the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.