ROOM SERVICE: Screwball Comedy Coming to Kelsey Theatre in February

by Patricia Bradford

For Immediate Release

Rehearsals are in full swing for ROOM SERVICE, a great comedy to shake off the winter doldrums. This comic delight from 1937 by Allen Boretz and John Murray is a real treat for anyone who loves theatre and especially for those who love the people who make theatre. A wheeling- dealing Broadway producer, Gordon Miller, struggles to find a backer for his new show, which he knows will be a smash hit. Holed up in a Times Square hotel with 19 hungry actors and a ballooning room service bill, he tries to forestall eviction by concocting a series of ever-more preposterous events. ROOM SERVICE was a huge smash on Broadway when it opened in 1937 under the direction of the famed George Abbot and is considered by many to be the funniest play of the 1930’s. A gem from an era great American comedy struck a chord in post-depression America among people looking for relief from their troubles and was made into a Marx Brothers movie of the same name in 1938 . But the play is funnier!

Produced by Theater To Go with Ruth Markoe of Lawrenceville directing, these funny actors will bring this fast paced screwball comedy to Kelsey Theater in West Windsor NJ from February 12-21 2016.

The talented cast comes from all over Central New Jersey and Pennsylvania and includes Alfie Mannino of Collingswood as Gordon Miller, Mark Violi of Hamilton as Joseph Gribble, Steven Smith of Princeton Junction as Harry Binion, Charles Acosta of Levittown PA as Faker Englund, Destyne Pitts of Trenton as Christine Marlowe, Rob Lasky of Hamilton is featured in multiple roles, Paul Rahter of Haddon Height as Leo Davis, Lew Gantwerk of Princeton as Dr Glass, Stan Karuzis of Lawrenceville as Gregory Wagner, and Arnold Brown of Monroe as Sasha Smirnoff..

The creative team includes Hannah Knight (Stage Manager), of Bordentown, Eric Collins (sound design), John Russell (Set Design), Kitty Getlik (Lighting Design),of Hamilton Amy Besselieu (Props) of Lawrenceville, and Ritzzy Productions (costumes) of Ewing.

Theater To Go, based in Lawrenceville, was founded in 1992 by Ruth Markoe who has been acting and directing regionally and at Kelsey starting with Lend Me A Tenor in 1995 up to last season’s amazing production of Cat On a Hot Tin Roof. T2G also brought Roebling: The Story of the Brooklyn Bridge by Mark Violi to the New Jersey State Museum in 2014 as part of the NJ350 celebration. In addition Ruth and T2G have brought Audience Participation Movie Musical Sing Alongs to audiences in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Theater To Go is known for Audience participation comedy theater, notably comic Murder Mysteries, and has performed extensively for Corporate Events and Team building, Fundraisers, private parties and restaurants.

LOCATION Kelsey Theater at MCCC
1200 Old Trenton Rd, West Windsor NJ 08550

Friday Feb. 12, 2016 at 8:00pm
Saturday Feb. 13, 2016 at 8:00pm
Sunday Feb. 14, 2016 at 2:00 pm
Friday Feb. 19, 2016 at 8:00pm
Saturday Feb. 20, 2016 at 8:00pm
Sunday Feb. 21, 2016 at 2:00 pm

$18 adults, $16 seniors $14 students/children
or (609) 570-3333

For More information please contact
Ruth Markoe Theater To Go
866 701-2187 or 609 915 6409 (cell) Facebook: TheaterToGoNJ

Photo Gallery- photos by John Maurer:

Theater/Organization Kelsey Theatre
Theater/Organization Website:

Theater/Organization Address: 1200 Old Trenton Rd West Windsor, NJ 08550 Lawrenceville, New Jersey 08648 (Map It)
Theater/Organization Phone: (609) 570-3333

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