FDU’s Visual and Performing Arts Department presents “What the Butler Saw”
MADISON, NJ (April 29, 2013)—Fairleigh Dickinson University students will present the last play of the season from May 8-11 of the comedy, “What the Butler Saw.” Performances will be held in Dreyfuss Theatre at FDU’s College at Florham in Madison, N.J.
This production contains enough twists and turns, mishaps and changes of fortune to furnish three or four conventional comedies. The chase is on in this breakneck comedy of licensed insanity, which follows six characters that get intertwined with circumstances involving seduction and blackmail. This was Joe Orton’s final play, and will live to be accepted as a comedy classic of English drama.
This student production is directed by Carole Healey, professor of acting, voice, and speech at FDU. Set design is by Andrew Mannion, and lights are by Michelle Tobias. The play is sponsored by the Department of Visual and Performing Arts in FDU’s Becton College.
Performance dates are: May 8, 9, 10, 11 at 8 p.m., and the 9 at 2:30 p.m. There will also be a matinee for local high school students on Friday, May 10 at 11 a.m.Tickets for all shows are $6 for students and the FDU community, and $12 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased at the door or reserved in advance by calling 973-443-8644. Thanks to an ongoing grant from the Peter Jay Sharp Foundation, tickets for students attending the High School Friday matinees are free. FDU’s College at Florham is located at 285 Madison Ave., Madison, N.J.