NOW Who’s in the Rabbit Hole !!!

Posted on October 28, 2014 By

It’s Ashley, not Alice, who goes down the technology rabbit hole to a strange, heartwarming, and hilarious distant land, filled with colorful characters and a music-and-dance-filled comic romp for the whole family as she tries to find her way back home in the original theater production of PL@Y.
MITM Theater (Music Is the Medicine) will present PL@Y at the historic Strand Theater, 400 Clifton Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., November 21 at 8:00 p.m. and November 22 at 3:00 and 8:00 p.m.

MITM Theater made its debut of PL@Y last November with sold out performances at the Algonquin Arts Theater, Manasquan. This year, PL@Y comes to the Strand with a new look and some new faces, but with the same creative spirit that made last year’s production a success.

Inspired by and featuring the original songs of the Amboys who will be performing live, PL@Y was written by JD Wilson and Nicholas Norcia, two local playwrights, during the 10-day electrical blackout following Hurricane Sandy. The resulting play fittingly explores the uniquely 21st century way that people interact with technology and each other in an uplifting, musical, and lightly satirical way.

PL@Y is directed by Jessica Berger, choreographed by Sarah McCuiston of Let’s Dance Studios, and features performances by a talented cast including Jennifer Townsend, JD Wilson, eleven-year old Sean Haugh who will be reprising his performance from last year’s production as Johnny the nematode, along with many other talented local performers.

General admission is $10.00 for adults; and $5.00 for children and Seniors. Preferred seating package is $25.00 and includes premium loge seating, and pre-show appetizers and drinks at the Strand. Tickets are available at, 732-730-5925, or at the box office on performance days.

About Music is the Medicine Foundation: Music is the Medicine Foundation, a locally run 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, has been in existence since 2010. For the last four years, Music is the Medicine has raised more than $50,000 for various charities, including the Ashley Lauren Foundation, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital, the Wounded Warrior Project, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Oceans of Love, Providence House, and Hurricane Sandy relief.

MITM Theater is a subsidiary of MITM Foundation and sponsored last year’s production of PL@Y, proceeds of which were donated to the Ashley Lauren Foundation.

Please send inquiries to our Communications Director Daniel Effenberger at (732) 597-4312 or at