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The Asbury University Theatre-Cinema program presents theatrical performances of the comedy “Play On!” in the Doddridge-Holland for two weekends in April. Opening weekend performances are April 15-17 at 7:30 p.m. each night. The second weekend of performances are in conjunction with Asbury University’s “Engaging Culture Weekend” April 22 at 9 p.m., April 23 at 7:30 p.m., and a special Saturday matinee performance on April 24 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door.

“Play On!” is the hilarious story of a theater group trying desperately to put on a play in spite of maddening interference from a haughty authoress who keeps revising the script. Act I is a rehearsal of the dreadful show, Act II is the near disastrous dress rehearsal, and the final act is the actual performance in which anything that can go wrong does. When the authoress decides to give a speech on the state of the modern theatre during the curtain calls, the audience is treated to a madcap climax to a thoroughly
hilarious romp. Even the sound effects reap their share of laughter.

The play is directed by Jeff Day, Director of Asbury’s Theatre-Cinema program.