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Monday, May 27, 2024

“Mother (And Me)” Kicks Off Centenary’s Off the Fringe Festival  

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. – Centenary Stage Company’s Fringe Festival 2023 will open with “MOTHER (and Me)” written and performed by Melinda Buckley. Performances will take place in the Kutz Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center of the Centenary University campus at 715 Grand Avenue, Hackettstown. Tickets range from $22.50 to $27.50 for adults with discounts available for students and children on select performances. Thursday evening performances also feature buy one, get one tickets starting at 5:30 p.m. in person at the box office. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit or call the box office at (908) 979-0900. 

This 75-minute autobiographical solo play tells the story of a Broadway performer shimmying into middle age as her Hungarian ‘Mama Rose’ is waltzing into dementia. While the subject matter is delicate, Melinda handles it with showbiz pizzazz and most importantly, with a healthy dose of humor. It’s a story about stepping up and into your own light that is intended to move the audience, make them laugh and in the end, make for an uplifting night of theater. To learn more about the show, visit the play’s website at

Melinda Buckley has appeared on Broadway and in the national tours of several shows, has performed improv, has appeared as a stand up and has written and performed several solo shows, her latest being “MOTHER (and me).”  She has also Melinda has written, directed and choreographed numerous commercial and corporate productions. 

Performances will take place Thursday, October 19th, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, October 20th, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, October 21st at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, October 22nd, at 2 p.m.

For more information, visit or call the Centenary Stage Company box office at (908) 979-0900. The Centenary Stage Company box office is open Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and two hours prior to performances. The box office is located in the Lackland Performing Arts Center on the campus of Centenary University at 715 Grand Avenue, Hackettstown.