CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY, October 17, 2022 – South Camden Theatre Company is excited to announce the opening of “Incorruptible” by Michael Hollinger on Friday, October 28 at 8:00 PM at their home base, the Waterfront South Theatre, the only free-standing theatre built in Camden in more than 100 years. “Incorruptible” is a hysterically funny dark comedy about the dark ages.”
Artistic Director, Dawn Varava stated, “When I was asked to choose the final show of our 2022 season, it struck me that we needed to select a show with a great deal of humor and fun. “Life’s been tough over the last couple of years, and I know I needed a good laugh, so I chose the play Incorruptible.” Dawn continued, “I had understudied the show when it premiered at the Arden Theatre in 2014. So, I knew just how great and funny the show is from that experience.”
Dawn chose Drucie McDaniel to direct this hysterically funny play. Drucie has more than 30 years of acting, and directing experience in both theatre and film. She is also a member of the Actor’s Equity Association and was a founding member of the Walnut Street Theatre School. When asked what she most likes about the play, Drucie said, “I just love the humor in this irreverent, yet inspiring production. Plus, the cast we selected is absolutely delightful, and they really make me laugh.”
The cast for the show includes veterans of both stage and screen. They include Russ Walsh, Bastion Carboni, Lorraine Barrett, Steven Butler, Jess Otterbine, CD Schultz, Triston Haq, and Bobbi Block. Stage manager for this production is Jordan Chester.
Like its unambiguously ironic title, the play leaves little in the way of metaphorical mystery. Set around 1250 A.D. in Priseaux, France, the story follows a group of struggling monks who have resorted to selling the bones of their local deceased on their newly established black market of Catholic Saints. Shipping them off to distant monasteries, the austere religious leaders pass off the extremities as divine relics with the capacity to work miracles on any passing visitor with a penny and a prayer. Their customers build their religious audiences, the monks replenish their funds for the poor, and everyone goes home happy. After all, moral integrity can do little to fill a poor man’s pocket or a starving man’s stomach. As the most prudent of all the monks, Brother Martin, convincingly argues: “If we can’t do good with our faith alone, then faith alone’s no good.”
With this axiom, Michael Hollinger, the playwright, spins the web that the riotous antics that hit the stage attempt to untangle — or perhaps tangle even further.
Robert Bingaman, South Camden’s Board President welcomes this play to South Camden Theatre Company’s stage for the same reason Dawn chose the play, “It gives our audience the chance to come to our show, relax and simply enjoy a great story that is filled with laugh-out-loud fun. You’ll want to see this show, it’s a great ending to an incredible season of theatre here at The Waterfront South Theatre.”
Learn more about the show on our website at www.southcamdentheatre.org. Tickets are available for general admission at just $20. There is also a Camden Resident ticket available for $5, thanks to a grant from Holman Enterprises.
Read more about the cast also at: https://www.southcamdentheatre.org/incorruptible-by-michael-hollinger/
The theatre company has also announced the shows for their upcoming 2023 theatre season. You’ll want to see every one of these terrific shows. There is something new for everyone. And, we’ve got a few regional premieres as well. You can read more out our 2023 season here: https://www.southcamdentheatre.org/our-2023-season/
About The Theatre Company
South Camden Theatre Company is proud to call Camden home. When the company was founded in 2005, performances were held in the basement theatre of the Sacred Heart Church. We’re now the proud owners of The Waterfront South Theatre, the first, free-standing theatre built for live theatre in Camden in more than 100 years. Learn more here: www.southcamdentheatre.org.
About The Waterfront South Neighborhood
The Waterfront South neighborhood is a growing arts community. Our arts neighbors now include Camden FireWorks, artist studio spaces, and gallery, The Nick Virgilio Writer’s House, Mighty Writers, Bee Still Studios, The Camden Shipyard & Maritime Museum, Camden Boat Works, and the Center For Environmental Transformation, along with The Heart of Camden, The Camden Sophisticated Sisters, and The Sacred Heart Church. Visit: www.waterfrontsouthcamden.com to learn more about this growing arts community.
About our sponsors
PNC Bank selected South Camden Theatre Company to participate in PNC Arts Alive again for the next two seasons. This is a very prestigious grant award. Just over 40 organizations in the Philadelphia and Southern, New Jersey region, were selected for bold thinking around increasing arts access and engagement.
“We’ve long recognized just how vital the arts and cultural sector is to our community. The PNC team is once again excited to support the arts and cultural organizations visual and performing arts in the Delaware Valley,” said Joe Meterchick, PNC regional president for Philadelphia, Delaware and Southern New Jersey. “Arts and culture strengthen the local economy and have the power to bring people together. As we look forward to resuming everyday activities, we invite our neighbors to join us and be a part of art.” Read more here: https://bit.ly/pncartsaliveconnect
Our shows are also sponsored in part by Holman Enterprise Group, Camden County Cultural & Heritage Commission at Camden County College, and Subaru of America.
Theatre Company Office: (856) 409-0365
Robert Bingaman, Communications: (609) 471-4168