What if Washington Never Crossed the Delaware?

UNION – Premiere Stages at Kean University officially opens its 2009 season with John Wooten’s new play, Duck Crossing.

In this comic take on history’s most famous river crossing, George Washington set out to cross the Delaware for a surprise attack on the Hessians. One small problem…the river freezes when George and his men reach halfway across. The professional cast includes Broadway veteran Brian Sutherland as Washington.

“The Crossing was the high water mark of the revolution. If Washington had not made it to Trenton on that Christmas morning, we’d all likely be speaking with English accents,” said John Wooten, Premiere Stages’ producing artistic director.

Duck Crossing runs from Thursday, July 16 through Sunday, Aug. 2 in Kean University’s Zella Fry Theatre. Friday, July 31 and Sunday performances begin at 3 p.m.; all other performances begin at 8 p.m. In collaboration with Premiere Stages, Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University will host tours and teas preceding matinee performances and offer discounted museum tours for patrons with a Premiere Stages ticket stub. Museum patrons will receive $5 off each ticket to Duck Crossing with proof of entry.

Tickets range from $15 to $25.  A special catered wine event will be held at the Liberty Hall prior to the performance on opening night. For information about the pre-show reception, call (908)-737-4092.

For tickets or other information, call the Wilkins Theatre Box Office at (908)-737-SHOW (7469), or visit Premiere Stages online at www.kean.edu/premierestages.

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