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Heathens on the Beach
One event on April 29, 2023 at 12:00 am
One event on April 30, 2023 at 12:00 am
ONE WEEKEND ONLY: WORLD PREMIERE OF NEW COMEDY FROM MOORESTOWN PLAYWRIGHT
South Jersey’s Ritz Theatre Company Will Stage Alex Wilkie’s New Comedy Heathens on the Beach.
Haddon Township, NJ – A new comedy by Moorestown playwright Alex Wilkie will make its world premiere at the Ritz Theatre Company, a historic New Jersey venue, from April 28 to 30.
In Wilkie’s hilarious new play, directed by Lori Aleixo-Howard, it’s the pious versus the pagan, where the only certainty is chaos, complication, and laughter. Heathens on the Beach takes place during the darkest days of the Middle Ages as the sheltered life of the nuns of Piddlewick Abbey gets upended by the news that Vikings have attacked a nearby monastery. The surviving monks retreat to the nunnery, and while the nuns are terrified, they are determined not to abandon their beloved home without a fight.
“‘Heathens on the Beach’ echoes the work of Mel Brooks, the Monty Python gang and other classic comedians,” says director Lori Aleixo-Howard. “While I won’t claim historical accuracy will be upheld during the staging of this play, I’m willing to guarantee a laugh per minute.”