Ocean City, Somers Pt. playwrights featured in Camden show - Ocean City Sentinel: News

Ocean City, Somers Pt. playwrights featured in Camden show

Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2019 11:13 am

CAMDEN – A Saturday’s Child, an innovative arts and entertainment company in Camden, has resurfaced with an evening of equally innovative one-act plays featuring the works of three south Jersey playwrights in combination with the South Camden Theatre Company.

“Therapy, Negotiation & Guile” includes three diverse pieces, scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6 and 7, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Waterfront South Theatre, 400 Jasper St., Michael Doyle Lane, Camden.

One of the pieces is “The Second Bottle – A Negotiation” by Tom Chin of Ocean City. It is a fable-like tale pitting a sly old stall-minder against a conniving young hustler in a battle of one-upmanship, a war of words and wants. 

Chin has been a resident of Ocean City for 25 years. His works have been featured on south Jersey stages and theater festivals. Sponsored by Stockton University, he hosts British Film and Theater and Documentary and Performance, film courses showing thought-provoking and socially-revealing classics.

Another piece is “Cheap Therapy” by Edward Shakespeare of Lavallette. It is a comedic yarn about ridiculously affordable counseling dispensed from a south Jersey boardwalk pushcart. 

The third piece is “Florentine Chess” by Dambra Sabato of Somers Point. It rounds out the trio with a renaissance portrait of a flawed iconic genius and a slighted silk merchant’s wife engaged in a most surprising game of wits.

Tickets cost $25. For more information, call (866) 811-4111 or go online to www.southcamdentheatre.org/one-act-weekend