First Night: A Comedy Play



Eppes Auditorium Tue, Dec 28 7:30 PM
Eppes Auditorium Wed, Dec 29 7:30 PM
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Jack Neary
Cast:Jocelyn Duford
John Manning


It’s New Year’s Eve, 1985. Danny Fleming, mid-thirties, is about to close up his neighborhood video store for the evening when into the store pops a woman he believes he remembers from his grammar school days. What he remembers most is that she went away to be a nun. Why is she there? Why does he care? What does she want to rent?  This production features the stellar performances of John Manning and Jocelyn Duford, who have brought these delightful characters to the Actors Studio Theatre in Newburyport, the Larcom Theatre in Beverly, the Hatbox Theatre in Concord, NH, and the Merrimack Repertory Theatre in Lowell, and the Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport where audiences raved at their comic chemistry. 
The Los Angeles Times called FIRST NIGHT “A delight!,”  the New York Post told its readers “You can’t help cheering!” and the Boston Globe said of the play that it’s "A lovely riff of magic...touch it for yourself." A special treat for New Year's week, guaranteed to trigger many laughs and warm hearts.
Written and Directed by Jack Neary
Featuring Jocelyn Duford and John Manning