November 14, 2021

Dear friends of NCC Theatre,

Our next exciting production, The Burn, opens this Thursday, November 18 for a five-show run (Thursday - Saturday and Monday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.). The performances will be presented live in the Norman Roberts Lab Theatre; all audience members must be properly masked.

If you are familiar with The Crucible, this brings it into our modern era of social media, where the real life tensions escalate.

Let's meet the rest of our cast (and scroll down for audition info for our production of Sweat, coming in February, as well as information from Hampton Winds Restaurant).
Michael J. Sheridan - Erik
Michael originally hails from Queens and currently resides in Easton. He is a first year theatre major at NCC.

As a student at Freedom High School, he played the title role in Pippin, and George Bailey in It’s A Wonderful Life. He writes, “If it wasn't for my mom I wouldn't have done theatre in the first place.”
Tamara Decker - Shauna
Tamara graduated from NCC in 2021, having studied theatre and early childhood education. A resident of Wind Gap, she has been seen in NCC’s Little Foxes as Alexandra Giddens, and was in the ensemble of last spring’s Head Over Heels.

She writes, “To my family, friends, my Camelback 'family', Bill, and the amazing cast and crew of this show. You all have supported me and have helped to make this show the best it could be.”
Juanita-Renay Gray (left) and Olivia Byrne
Tamara Decker (left) and Tatiana Torres



The cast of The Burn:

Back row:
Tamara Decker
Olivia Byrne
Tatiana Torres

Front row:
Juanita-Renay Gray
Michael J. Sheridan
Written by Phillip Dawkins
Directed by Bill Mutimer

Thursday, November 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 21 at 2:00 p.m.
Monday, November 22 at 7:30 p.m.
When a high school production of The Crucible forces four girls together, tensions escalate into acts of bullying - both online and IRL. The Burn explores the link among the Salem Witch hunts, McCarthyism and Cancel Culture. 

Here we see what happens to a teacher and his students when a classroom conflict turns into an online witch hunt.

Featuring
Tara: Juanita-Renay Gray
Andi: Olivia Byrne
Shauna: Tamara Decker
Mercedes: Tatiana Torres
Erik: Michael J. Sheridan

TICKET INFO

Tickets are now on sale: free for those with a valid NCC ID and a donation of a non-perishable food item to NCC's HOPE Food Pantry for students; $5 for all others.
AUDITIONS FOR SWEAT

This Pulitzer-Prize winning drama was written by Lynne Notting, and our production will be directed by Chris Egging. It will be presented Thursday, February 17- Saturday, February 19 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 20 at 2 p.m.
Auditions will be held:
 
Monday, December 6
6-8:30 p.m.
Lipkin Theatre
 
The audition will consist of cold readings from the script.
The story: Filled with warm humor and tremendous heart, Sweat tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working together on the factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight to stay afloat.

Character descriptions are available here.
HAMPTON WINDS RESTAURANT

The folks at Hampton Winds - NCC's student-led fine dining experience (and new grab-n-go option) - share this news:

  • They will be open Thursday, November 18, and Friday, November 19, for your pre-show dining pleasure. We encourage you to contact them at 484-893-0579 or cwinans@northampton.edu to check on menus and to make your reservations (required).

  • How about letting them prepare some of your favorite fall dishes? Check the selection below and contact them to order.

We are so fortunate to have a wonderful restaurant like Hampton Winds, right on our campus!
As always, we are glad to have your support of the theatre programs and other arts-related opportunities for our students.

Can't wait to see you in the seats!

#NCCStrong2021

Bill Mutimer
NCC Theatre Department Head
NCC Summer Theatre Producing Artistic Director
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