Murder Me Always
You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown
Narnia: The Musical
The Last Cruise of the S.S. Minnow
Arsenic and Old Lace
B-I-N-G-O Spells Murder
The Snow Child
And Then There Were None
Lend Me a Tenor
The Laramie Project
The story is about the moments, through a theatrical mosaic, of the events that lead to Matthew Shepard’s death in Laramie, Wyoming during 1998-99. The play chronicles the life of the town before and after the murder. The result is a complex portrayal that dispels the simplistic media stereotypes and explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.
You Can’t Take It With You
A Grand Night for Singing
Rogers and Hammerstein’s Musical Revue
Dead Man Walking
ACT Studios * Theater League of Clifton * Clifton High School
by Tim Robbins
Produced by special arrangement with the “Dead Man Walking” School Theater Project
Dead Man Walking is based on the book of the same name, which tells the story of Sister Helen Prejean, who establishes a special relationship with Matthew Poncelet, a prisoner on death row.
In 2002, Tim Robbins wrote a stage version of “Dead Man Walking.” Instead of having it produced professionally, in 2004 he offered the play to schools and colleges throughout the United States, particularly Jesuit schools. It is part of a three-year project designed to foster discourse and discussion about the death penalty. The project, titled The Dead Man Walking School Theatre Project, is managed by the Death Penalty Discourse Center where Sister Prejean now bases her work. The project offers students an intellectual challenge and exposure to political and ethical culture.
Mark Peterson, Sister Helen Prejean, Kathleen Kellaigh, John Traier at a recent lecture by Sister Prejean.
For more information regarding the Dead Man Walking Project contact Kathleen Kellaign: firstname.lastname@example.org or (973)772-6998.
The Theater League of Clifton presented Agatha Christie’s record breaking thriller “The Mousetrap” in fall, 2006. The production was directed by Kathleen Kellaigh of Clifton
Book, Music & Lyrics by Regan Ryzuk. Book by Mary S. Ryzuk. Additional Lyrics by Mary S. Ryzuk
Regan and Mary Ryzuk are the creative team behind “Joe’s Bar.” This son and mother playwriting team, whose ambitious musical version of “Jack the Ripper” is soon to be showcased for a possible London production, have taken more of an intimate, cabaret approach to this new effort. Based in part on Regan Ryzuk’s experiences as a jazz pianist in nightspots in and around New York City, “Joe’s Bar” invites the audience to become barflies on the wall of a little jazz bar in Manhattan where, as Joe himself informs us, “it’s all about connections.”
The show highlights the unsteady and often humorous mating rituals of six people who know that Joes’ is “a dive, but it’s our bar.” Actually, it’s a decent enough place, with an affable owner-bartender, and a house band that’s smother than single-malt scotch.
Holiday Show 2005
What can compare with the magic of the December Holidays? There’s just something in the air that makes us smile at strangers, say “thank you” a bit more frequently, and open our wallets, our homes, pantries, closets and our hearts to people in our communities and to those in need all over the world.
And what compares with the magic of story-theater, where imagination, words (and sometimes music), and a “trunk full of junk” come together to bring tales to life?
What compares with magic? Gifts!
Oh yes, I’m sure youngsters (and maybe some adults) would agree there’s nothing like getting gifts! But so many have discovered that the true magic of gifts lies in the GIVING. And so today these 1 actors, the directorial staff, the crew and the folks at TLC, have gotten together to give you a very special gift: Their talent, enacting heartwarming, fun stories celebrating the December gift-giving season.
So get ready to receive! Engage you imagination! Open your heart to the wonder of the season! Here’s our holiday gift to you… presented with love!
–Kathleen Kellaigh, Director