DiggingWhole3Brookdale Community College student actors Adam von Pier of Fair Haven, Emily King of Colts Neck, Marissa Williams of Red Bank and Frank Mendoza of Middletown rehearse DIGGING THE WHOLE, the interactive family musical opening at BCC’s Performing Arts Center on February 27. 

Press release from Brookdale Community College

Beginning on the morning of Friday, February 27 and continuing through March 8, the Performing Arts Center at Brookdale Community College will present the interactive, family friendly musical Digging the Whole.

Written by Mark Schaeffer and featuring music and lyrics by Rita Z. Asch, the 1988 play tells the story of Slag Heap, a soda-drinking, TV-watching character who builds a new home for himself in the middle of the woods. One evening Slag Heap is visited by Raccoon, Deer, Owl and Oak Tree, who put him on trial for littering, disturbing the peace, attempted murder and other crimes against nature.

While the woodland creatures serve as judge, prosecutor, bailiff and court clerk, the audience is recruited to serve as jury. At the conclusion of the play, audience members must decide whether Slag Heap is innocent or guilty.

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