Always Love Lucy Theatre

The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden

Trenton Free Public Library 120 Academy Street, Trenton, NJ

Always Love Lucy Theatre & King Lahiri Productions welcome you to their production of the Thornton Wilder one-act: The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden, directed by Saima Huq. About the play: A middle-aged couple and two of their three surviving children drive through New Jersey, from Newark to Camden, to visit their eldest daughter, who has recently suffered a tragedy. The journey is full of arguments, laughter, and joy in simple things like billboards, hot dogs and sunsets. It’s a journey where nothing happens, and yet everything happens. The play was first produced on November 25, 1931, at the Yale University Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut, by the Yale Dramatic Association and the Vassar College Philalethis. Please turn off your cell phones and keep your masks on.

Play: Cement Hands by Thornton Wilder

Trenton Free Public Library 120 Academy Street, Trenton, NJ

Always Love Lucy Theatre is proud to present Cement Hands by Thornton Wilder (Directed by Saima HuQ, MPH) Cement Hands represents “Avarice” in Wilder’s projected cycle on The Seven Deadly Sins. "Diana Colvin, 21, rich and “the finest girl in the world,” is engaged to marry Roger Osterman, 27, very rich and “the finest young fellow in the world.” With the help of a mystified waiter, Diana’s uncle (her lawyer and guardian) sets up a play within a play to make sure Diana knows what she is getting into: marriage to a supreme tightwad who can give away millions to charity, but can’t leave a tip. The action–full of high-jinks as well as a serious message–takes place in a fancy New York City hotel." - Wilder: The Official Website of the Wilder Family www.thorntonwilder.com Thornton Wilder began writing Cement Hands in 1958 and stopped in 1960. It was not performed publicly until April 1997. Cast: Evan Joslyn as Roger Osterman, Roni Banerjee as Edward Blake, Radha Singh as Paul, the waiter, and Jennifer Kim as Diana Colvin

The Wreck on the 5:25 – Summer Series: Thornton Wilder One-Acts

Trenton Free Public Library 120 Academy Street, Trenton, NJ

Trenton Free Public Library and Always Love Lucy Theatre Present "SUMMER SERIES: THORNTON WILDER ONE-ACTS". Series #1: The Wreck on the 5:25 (Reading Room) In this play, which represents "Sloth" in Wilder's projected cycle on The Seven Deadly Sins, Herb Hawkins, a jovial New Jersey - New York City commuter with iron-bound habits, has called to say he is coming home late. This news sets his wife and daughter on edge.