They’re dressed in the photo for a holiday-season presentation, but the troupers of NINE Theatricals have a summertime treat in store, when they bring their original BOARDWALK PLAYS to the county library’s Eastern Branch on Wednesday.
There’s the self-styled doctor who dispenses “Cheap Therapy” to anyone who will listen, on the Ocean City boardwalk. The old friends whose rollercoaster relationship plays out “Under the Elephant” in Margate. And those “Surf City All Stars,” in which audience members are called upon to judge the hopefuls competing in a Long Beach Island talent show. They’re all part of The Boardwalk Plays, a trio of one-acts set in some familiar Jersey locales — and heading up the shore to the Monmouth County Library Eastern Branch on Wednesday evening.
Scripted by Ed Shakespeare (no relation) and Linda Turash, the program is the work of NINE Theatricals, a Shore-based troupe that tours libraries and senior facilities with a repertory of original comedy presentations that include a takeoff on Judge Judy and a program of highlights from the old Carol Burnett Show. With Boardwalk Plays, the folks from NINE will be bringing a new property before the local audience for an intimate performance that begins at 7 pm.