This play was produced February 27 – March 15, 2015
by Joseph M. Paprzycki
Directed By Christopher Schimpf
Megan Pisors • Nicole DeRosa Lukaisis
Christopher Schimpf • Aimee Theresa
Four long time friends have a reunion dinner once a month at their favorite Chinese restaurant in Camden, NJ. Set in 1997, we see the neighborhood is now dangerous but these friends come back monthly. Mr. Wong, the owner, this evening has a surprise for them. He has listened to their stories and conversations for ten years and tonight he has made them a very special dessert. He has written fortunes for them and, through his own magic, wants to give them their dreams. He sprinkles the cookies with his “magic powder” and goes to give this magical gift to his friends. But, as he brings the cookies in he accidentally trips and mixes up the cookies. We then see what happens when the long time friends live each other’s dreams. “Sometimes the dream we dream is not the dream that has been dreamed for us”. It is a funny, sad and beautiful story of friendship, dreams, and magic.
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Funding has been made possible in part by the Camden County Cultural & Heritage Commission at Camden County College, through the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.