"Veronica's Room," a thriller by Ira Levin, is scheduled to run from Friday, Sept. 6, to Saturday, Sept. 28, at the theater on Skyline Drive in Montville, according to a theater announcement.
Directed by Omar Kozarsky, the play tells the story of college students Susan and Larry, who are invited to an New England mansion.
Susan is encouraged to impersonate Veronica (a long-dead daughter of the family) in an effort to provide comfort to Veronica's only surviving sister. But once dressed in Veronica's clothes, Susan finds herself locked in the role... and locked in Veronica's room.
According to Kozarsky, the casting of Morris Plains resident Wendy Schibener was crucial for the production.
“I cast Wendy Schibener in the role of The Young Woman because of her solid understanding of the role and her strong actings skills,” Kozarsky said.
The director said that Schibener’s work ethic and presence will translate to the audience.
“She is a joy to work with as well as watch onstage,” Kozarsky said.
The four-person cast features Schibener, William Michael Harper (of Roseland), Laura Kennedy (of Denville), and Michael Lawlor (of Glen Rock).
Performances are 8 p.m. Sept. 6, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28; and 2 p.m. on Sept. 7, 8, 15 and 22. Tickets are $18 (senior/student tickets are $16 on matinees only).
Kozarsky said that the play is layered, and stands up to multiple viewings.
“Veronica's Room is worth seeing not just once
but twice as there are many ‘A-Ha’ moments which someone might not pick up the
first time,” Kozarsky said. “The show is very engaging and keeps you on the
edge of your seat as you try to solve the mystery that is Veronica's Room.”
For more information call The Barn Theatre Box Office at 973-334-9320 or visit www.barntheatre.org