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  • Randall Duk Kim, Kevin Carolan and Carl Wallnau




  • Randall Duk Kim, Kevin Carolan and Carl Wallnau




Written by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton and directed by Anne Occhiogrosso, Centenary Stage Company’s mainstage theatrical season continues in the Lackland Performing Arts Center with Reza’s 1998 Tony Award and 1996 Olivier Award winning comedy Art from February 16 through March 4.

Centenary Stage Company’s Art is directed by nationally acclaimed Artistic Director, theatre director, dramaturge and acting coach, Anne Occhiogrosso. Occhiogrosso has worked with a broad spectrum of plays and scripts throughout her celebrated career but her primary focus has been the classical theater with a special emphasis on the works of William Shakespeare. She co-founded the American Players Theatre with Randall Duk Kim and Charles Bright in 1979, where she directed 16 Shakespearean productions including Hamlet, The Tempest, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merchant of Venice.

Along with the works of Shakespeare, she has directed Goldoni’s The Servant of Two Masters, Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People, Chekhov’s The Bear, The Wedding, Swan Song and performed the role of Madam Arkadina in The Seagull. She co-directed Moliere’s Tartuffe and Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex with Mr. Kim and performed the roles of Dorine and Jocasta, opposite Mr. Kim, respectively. She has studied with Morris Carnovsky and Phoebe Brand and performed the role of Anna Petrovna in a production of Chekhov’s Ivanov. Occhiogrosso has taught acting at the Stella Adler Conservatory of Acting and the New York Shakespeare Festival and has been a guest instructor for schools throughout the country, including Centenary University. She continues to teach acting and coach individuals for auditions, character development and script analysis for film, television and theater.

With an impressive collective resume of film, television, Broadway and regional credits Centenary Stage Company’s all-star cast features classical theatre giant Randall Duk Kim, broadway veteran Kevin Carolan and CSC’s very own award winning Artistic Director Carl Wallnau.

Centenary Stage Company’s production of Art runs Feb. 16 through March 4 in the Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center. Performance dates are Fridays, Feb. 16, 23 and March 2 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Feb. 17, 24 and March 3 at 8 p.m.; Sundays, Feb. 18, 25 and March 4 at 2 p.m.; Wednesdays, Feb. 21 and 28 at 2 p.m. and Thursdays, Feb, 22 and March 1 at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices $27.50 for adults and $17.50 for children under 12 on matinee and Friday evening performances. Saturday evening performances are $29.50 for adults and $17.50 for children under 12. Thursday evening performances are $27.50 for all seats with a special ‘buy one/get one’ rush ticket special when purchased in person at the Centenary Stage Company box office starting two hours prior to performance time. The ‘buy one/get one’ rush ticket special is not valid for advance ticket sales, online or by phone. Offer is only valid in person at the box office during the designated time and may not be combined with any other special offer or discount.

Centenary Stage Company is also offering a buffet matinee for groups of 25 or more (up to 50) on Wednesdays, Feb. 21 and 28. Buffet matinees are $45 per person and include pre-show dining in one of CSC’s private dining rooms, as well as admittance to the 2 p.m. matinee. Buffet matinees must be scheduled in advance. CSC also offers discounted tickets for group sales of 25 or more. To find out more or schedule your group or buffet matinee call the Centenary Stage Company box office directly at (908) 979–0900.



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