Fridays & Saturdays July 5 to 26
Sunday Matinee July 13
Thursday evening July 10 & 17

Sin, Sex and the C.I.A.
by Michael Parker and Susan Parker

Huge oil reserves have been discovered in The Chagos Islands, a vast archipelago stretching for hundreds of miles across the Indian Ocean. O.P.E.C. is pressuring the Chagosians to join the cartel. The Chagosians, however, are interested in placing themselves under the protection of the U.S. A secret meeting between a representative of the islands and a U.S. under secretary of state, Margaret Johnson, has been arranged in a C.I.A. safehouse in the mountains of Virgina. Unfortunately, no one knows who the island's representative really is.

Concerned about possible O.P.E.C. interference, the C.I.A. has sent agent Luke James to secure the cabin. An eager beaver on his first field assignment, we are left to wonder how he ever got the job. He gets caught in all his own booby traps, manages to electrocute himself, sets himself on fire, gets a bucket stuck on his head, and if that isn't enough, he finally locks himself in his own handcuffs! We discover that Daniel Warren is replacing the regular safe-house caretaker, Mr. Cole, who was having some medical problems. Daniel is an ex marine with a dry wit, who has little patience for Luke James or the C.I.A., which he calls the "Complete Idiots Academy."

To complicate matters, he finds himself the target of Margaret Johnson's overactive libido. The stage is now set for the entrance of The Reverend Samuel Abernathy, a hell and damnation evangelist, who finds sin around every corner, even when there isn't any. His car has broken down, not far from the cabin, and he is stranded. He seeks shelter for the night, for himself and Millicent, his dowdy and innocent (or is she?) secretary. Adding to the chaos is Heather Ann Faraday, the sexy, mysterious next door neighbor, who also needs to stay the night because her power went out in the storm.

"This play has character development, as every good play must. The plot has more turns than Soda Bay Road. I can't say much about the plot...I don't want to give it away...so that you get all the laughs coming to you, and so I can contiue typing without breaking up. If you know what's good for you, you'll go." Record Bee

"Packed with double entendres and lot of humor, comic moments and hearty laughs." Sarasota Herald Tribune, Sarasota, Florida

"Nearly every element of comic farce is present in this show - for an audience that means laughter from beginning to end!" - Paradise Playhouse, Excelsior Springs, MO

"The playwrights have another hit here." - The Valley Chronicle

"Laugh out loud hilarity, the laughs are relentless." - The Press-enterprise

"Rib splittingly funny. A complex and hilariously funny plot. The Parkers are masters at this style of theatre." - Englewood Sun Herald

 


Curtain goes up at 8:30 evenings, 2:30 for Sunday Matinees
Reservations are required and can be made by calling the playhouse at 732-291-7552

Ticket Prices
You can just come and see the show or make a night of it!
General Admission includes the show, dessert, coffee or soft drinks served a half hour before curtain time.

Thursday & Sunday
General Admission -- $22.00
Seniors -- $18.00
With your Entertainment Book card -- 2 for $30.00

Friday
General Admission -- $22.00
With your Entertainment Book card -- 2 for $30.00

Saturday
General Admission -- $22.00

Entertainment Book cards cannot be used on Saturday


**** DINNER THEATRE packages ****

Start off the evening with a great dinner at 6:30 pm, and then on to the First Avenue Playhouse, for dessert, coffee and a great show (drinks & gratuity at the restaurant not included)

**** Memphis Pig Out Restaurant ****
First Avenue, Atlantic Highlands

Thursday & Sunday
Dinner theater package -- $37.00
Seniors dinner theater package -- $33.00
With your Entertainment Book card -- 2 for $60.00

Friday
Dinner theater package -- $37.00
With your Entertainment Book card -- 2 for $60.00

Saturday
Dinner theater package -- $37.00
Entertainment Book cards cannot be used on Saturday

**** Neil Michaels Steakhouse ****
965 Route 36, Atlantic Highlands

Thursday & Sunday
Dinner theater package -- $46.00
With your Entertainment Book card -- 2 for $76.00

Friday
Dinner theater package -- $46.00

With your Entertainment Book card -- 2 for $76.00

Saturday
Dinner theater package -- $46.00

Entertainment Book card cannot be used on Saturday

**** Kings Arms Diner****
Route 36, Belford

Thursday & Sunday
Dinner theater package -- $39.00
With your Entertainment Book card -- 2 for $64.00

Friday
Dinner theater package -- $39.00
With your Entertainment Book card -- 2 for $64.00

Saturday
Dinner theater package -- $39.00

Entertainment Book card cannot be used on Saturday


Season Subscription Tickets
Love the theater and don't want to miss a show and save money? Try our Season Subscription -- 10 tickets for only $160.00

Gift Certificates
Gift Certificates are available for $22.00 per person to see the show or give a night out with our Dinner Package Gift Certificate for $37.00 at Memphis Pig Out; $44.00 at Neil Michael's Steak House.
Entertainment Book coupons cannot be used to buy Gift Certificates

Directions to First Avenue Playhouse
The First Avenue Playhouse, 123 First Avenue, Atlantic Highlands NJ 07716
We are part of the beautiful Bayshore area of New Jersey, just 4 miles before Sandy Hook National Park off of Route 36.

From ALL points on the Garden State Parkway

Garden State Parkway to exit 117.... take Route 36 for approximately 10 miles to jughandle that reads...Scenic Route...Business District. Jughandle is right after Valley Bank)

Take this jughandle and cross the highway...we are 3 1/2 blocks down on left hand side (burgundy awning with First Avenue Playhouse on it as illustrated above).

From locations south of Sandy Hook, along ocean

Take Route 36 north (Ocean Avenue) and pass Sandy Hook by about 4 miles to First Avenue (Shell Gas Station) turn right...we are 3 1/2 blocks down on left hand side

From Locations West of Parkway

Take Route 79 or 516 to Route 35 in Matawan, turn right onto 35 and take first left onto Route 36. Follow directions from All Points on the Parkway above

Reservations made by calling playhouse at (732) 291-7552
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