The Morris Museum continues its 2014-2015 season with a production of Social Security by Andrew Bergman. An uproarious comedy where modern art meets family mayhem, Social Security will play at the Bickford Theatre from November 20 through December 7 of this year.
The ‘Chagall’ hits the fan in this razor-sharp comedy from the author of Blazing Saddles, The In-Laws, and The Freshman! Art dealers, David and Barbara Kahn have it made. They live their ideal life in their swank New York apartment surrounded by the finest in modern art—and isolated from their bizarre relations. What could possibly go wrong? EVERYTHING! When Barbara’s dreary sister and her nebbish accountant husband show up from Long Island with their impossible Jewish mother in tow, the comic sparks fly!
“This Broadway hit comedy will leave you smiling a little, laughing a lot, and going home feeling happier than when you came in” said Eric Hafen, Producing Artistic Director of the Bickford Theatre.
Performances: Thursday, 11/20 AT 7:30 PM; Thursday, 12/4 AT 2 PM, Friday, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5 AT 8 PM, Saturday, 11/22, 11/29, 12/6 AT 8 PM; Saturday 11/29 AT 2 PM
Sunday, 11/23, 11/30, 12/7 AT 2 PM
Tickets: $45 General Public; $40 Seniors, Museum & Theatre Guild Members; $33 Groups (10+); $20 Students (under 18 or w/valid college ID).
Tickets may be purchased by phone at (973) 971-3706, or in person at the Bickford Theatre Box Office. The Bickford Theatre is an integral part of the Morris Museum, located at 6 Normandy Heights Road in Morristown, NJ, and offers free parking and full accessibility. Box Office hours for phone sales are Monday through Friday, 10:00am to 5:00pm. Walk-up hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11:00am to 5:00pm.
Scott McGowan of Maplewood, New Jersey (David Kahn) – Bickford credits: I Do! I Do!, Mack & Mabel, Sherlock Holmes-Knight’s Gambit
Laura Ekstrand of Livingston, New Jersey (Barbara Kahn) – TV: Hack, Sex in the City; Artistic Director of Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre in Summit, NJ
Bev Sheehan of Maplewood, New Jersey (Trudy Heyman) – Bickford credits: The Last Days of Mickie & Jean
David C. Neal of Fanwood, New Jersey (Martin Heyman) – NJ Regional credits: McCarter Theatre, Two River Theatre
Noreen Farley of Clinton, New Jersey (Sophie Greengrass) – Bickford credits: The Last Romance
Jim Clancy of Basking Ridge, New Jersey (Maurice) – NJ Credits: Hunterdon Hills Playhouse, Summit Players, Chatham Players, Theater Project, Baird Theater
Director: Eric Hafen, Producing Artistic Director Bickford Theatre, Morristown, New Jersey
Set Designer: William Motyka of Newton, New Jersey
Costume Designer: Fran Harrison of Summit, New Jersey
Lighting Designer: Roman Klima of Howell, New Jersey
Properties Designer: Danielle Pietrowski of Long Valley, New Jersey
Production Stage Manager: Yumi Matsuura of Morristown, New Jersey
The Bickford Theatre is a professional theater that produces and presents year-round entertainment, including a Main Stage Series, two Children’s Theatre series, a Jazz Showcase, and Blues at the Bickford. The theatre is a Senior Member of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance, a not-for-profit organization of 30 professional theaters throughout the state, and works in conjunction with Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC). From its beginnings in 1994 to the present, tens of thousands of theater-goers from across the tri-state area have enjoyed the Bickford Theatre’s many entertaining and diversified offerings in theatre, music and dance.
The Museum is located at 6 Normandy Heights Road (at the corner of Columbia Turnpike) in Morristown, NJ, and is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 11:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday, 12:00 to 5:00pm. In addition, the Museum is open evenings from 5:00 to 8:00pm on the second and third Thursday of the month. Admission to the Museum is $10 for adults and $7 for children, students and senior citizens. Admission is always free for Museum members. For more information, call (973) 971-3700, or visit www.morrismuseum.org.