The Most Deserving

The Ellis County Arts Council is giving away the largest artist grant in its history. Now if only they could agree on who is the most deserving. This uproarious comedy by Catherine Trieschmann recently played Off-Broadway at The Women’s Project, where it was called a “frisky new comedy” by The New York Times and “smart, hilarious, riveting” by The New Yorker. (New Jersey premiere)

February 12 - March 1, 2015

The Most Deserving

February 12 - March 1, 2015


  • PRICE: $35 adults, $30 seniors 65+, $30 students 25- buy in advance; no fees!

  • LOCATION: Oakes Center • 120 Morris Avenue • Summit, NJ 07901. Directions.


Thursday, February 26: 8pm

Friday, February 27: 8pm

Saturday, February 28: 8pm

Sunday, March 1: 2pm



February 12

Preview performance, all seats $20
February 13

Opening night, post-show reception
February 15

Senior Sunday,

free post-show talkback
February 22

Free post-show talkback

Cast & Creative Team


Julie Chen †

André DeSandies
Noreen Farley*
Scott McGowan*†
Janet Sales*
Jason Szamreta*†


Director: Laura Ekstrand

Stage manager: Amy Hadam†

Assistant Stage Manager: Valerie Caniglia

Scenic designer: Matt Ward

Lighting designer: Zach Pizza

Sound designer: Jeff Knapp

Costume designer: Laura Ekstrand

Playwright: Catherine Trieschmann


* member of the Dreamcatcher ensemble


member of  Actors' Equity

"A pretty funny comedy about a somewhat angry conflict gets an above-average staging."

 Ken Jaworowski, New York Times

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Janet Sales, André DeSanties, Julie Chen and Scott McGowan during a particularly painful scene.

 "Trieschmann has a lively and off-kilter sense of humor which she employs to provide much laughter, which is fully amplified by director Laura Ekstrand and her fine company."

Bob Rendell, Talkin' Broadway

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Scott McGowan, Jason Szamreta, Janet Sales, Noreen Farley and Julie Chen deciding who is the most derserving.

 "For a show that’s at the end of its run, to draw a good-sized audience says something about the caliber of the production."

Liz Keill,

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