Clare Rose Playhouse Kicks Off Its 28th Season

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – September 26, 2012 – The Clare Rose Playhouse, a community theatre located on the Long Island Campus of St. Joseph’s College, will open its 28th season with the comedy A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody. The show will run from September 28 through October 14, 2012.

A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody, by Ron Bernas, is a screwball comedy in which a husband and wife play a most dangerous game with a humorous twist. On New Year’s Eve, wealthy Matthew Perry envies his widower friend and pledges to kill his own wife so that he too may take up a careless single lifestyle. He hastily tells his wife Julia of his plan and she tells him about a resolution of her own: to be alive to make a toast at year’s end. As the plot unfolds, the spouses find themselves in the midst of a murder mystery while competing in a hilarious battle of wits – or witlessness.

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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