Centenary University and Centenary Stage Company’s all student NEXTStage Repertory present Deborah Zoe Laufer’s End Days March 23-27 at the Lackland Performing Arts Center.

Directed by Centenary University Associate Professor of Theater Stephen Davis and featuring a cast entirely of Centenary University Theater Department students, End Days tells the story of sixteen year old Rachel Stein who is having a bad year. Her father hasn’t changed out of his pajamas since 9/11, her mother had begun a close personal relationship with Jesus, her new neighbor, Nelson Steinberg, a 16-year-old Elvis Impersonator, has fallen head-over-heels for her and the apocalypse is coming Wednesday. Rachel’s only hope is that famous theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking will save them all. End Days has been hailed as “wild and wonderful…End Days is enormously funny, warm, and uplifting.”

By Curtain Up and “A rapturously funny play about a family trying to survive in a world hurtling toward Armageddon, proves that the right playwright can inspire healing laughter in even the most sobering subjects” by The Miami Herald.

Centenary Stage Company’s NEXTStage Repertory is a division of Centenary University and is performed entirely by Centenary University students. NEXTStage Repertory highlights the partnership between Centenary University and the professional Centenary Stage Company.

Performances for End Days are Thursday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, March 24 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 25 at 8 p.m.; Sunday, March 26 at 2 p.m., and Monday, March 27 at 7 p.m. Performances will be held in the Edith Kutz Theater of the Lackland Performing Arts Center; 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown, NJ. Tickets are $12.50 for adults and $10 for children under 12.

For more information or to purchase tickets visit centenarystageco.org or call the Centenary Stage Company Box office at (908)979-0900.

The box office is open Monday through Friday from 1–5 p.m. and two hours prior to every performance and is located in the Lackland Performing Arts Center on the campus of Centenary University.

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