Clare Rose Playhouse Begins New Season with "Baggage"

PATCHOGUE, NY – SEPTEMBER 15, 2011 – The Clare Rose Playhouse, a community theater on the Long Island Campus of St. Joseph’s College, will begin its 2011–12 season with the romantic comedy Baggage. The show will run from September 30 through October 16, 2011.

Baggage, by Sam Bobrick, is a chance encounter love story between two difficult people who mistakenly swap luggage and then fate steps in to show them that everything happens for a reason. Bobrick began his career writing for the television show Captain Kangaroo and went on to write for such shows as Get Smart and The Andy Griffith Show. He then began writing plays and completed over 30, including Weekend Comedy and The Psychic, winner of the 2011 Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award.

Individual tickets for this show are priced at $15; $12 for students and seniors. Show times are 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, please call the box office at 631.654.0199.

The Clare Rose Playhouse, which serves as a major teaching facility for the College’s theater courses, is accessible via the South Service Road of Sunrise Highway, just east of Exit 52 (Waverly Avenue) in Patchogue, on the northeast corner of the campus of St. Joseph’s College. A former cottage converted in 1985 through the generosity and guidance of the man for whom it is named, the Playhouse serves as a major teaching facility for the College’s theater courses and a training ground for young actors. The Playhouse is the site of community theater productions of musicals, dramas, comedies, cabaret acts, musical performances, dance troupes and comedians.

About St. Joseph's College

St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.

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