Comedy by Candlelight

| 22 Feb 2012 | 08:53

    at Tri-State Actors’ Theater Sussex — Last Friday was not much different than most days this month; it rained. Due to an electrical storm that tore through the northwestern corner of New Jersey, Tri State Actors’ Theater in Sussex was one of many establishments that lost power. The theater’s directors, Paul and Patricia Meacham, greeted audience members arriving at the darkened theater. Was the show still on? Yes, but not exactly. The electric keyboard was out of the question. Instead, the audience was invited to stay for a battery-operated, candle-lit hour of improvisation comedy with THE BIG BANG actors, Scotty Watson and Bill Edwards. Everyone had a great time and the laughter was momentarily interrupted with a groan when the lights finally came back on at 9 p.m. (Ticket holders were offered rain checks.) THE BIG BANG explodes with big belly laughs and is a great night out for July 4. The musical comedy runs through Sunday, July 12. Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. All tickets on Thursdays are $20; tickets for Friday, Saturday and Sunday matinees are $30, $27 for seniors 60 and over, and $20 for students. Group rates are available. Advance ticket purchases are recommended for all performances. Large print programs, wheelchair access and elevator service are available for patrons with special needs. For tickets, information, and special services, please contact the Box Office at 973- 875-2950. Main St. parking in Sussex is limited to two hours and patrons are encouraged to use the free municipal parking lot on Harrison St., directly behind the theater. Additional information about Tri-State Actors Theater and its programs and services is on the web at