An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein reflects the playwright’s unique perspective and comic wit in a collection of short sketches entitled: One Tennis ShoeSmileThe Best DaddyBuy One, Get One FreeThe Lifeboat is Sinking, Wash and Dry and Blind Willie and The Talking Dog.

The six performances will take place on two consecutive weekends in February:

Fridays February 15 and 22 at 8 p.m.

Saturdays February 16 and 23 at 8 p.m.

Sunday February 17 and 24 at 2 p.m.

All performances take place at the Performance Arts Center on Brookdale’s Lincroft campus. Tickets prices are $15 general admission, $5 for Brookdale students with valid ID and $10 for seniors for Sunday performances. Tickets are available at the box office Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Individuals can also call the box office at 732-224-2411 to order tickets.

Cast members include current Brookdale students Alec Battaglia (Freehold, NJ); Arielle Giovengo (Holmdel, NJ); Ashur Green (Matawan, NJ); Andrew Hobbie (Tinton Falls, NJ); DeJana Luma (Asbury Park, NJ); Joseph O’Kane (Middletown, NJ) and Sasha Serebrennikou (Howell, NJ). Brookdale alumni in the cast include Sophia Parola (Manalapan,NJ) and Matthew E. Volpe (Freehold, NJ). John Bukovec is the director.

Born in Chicago, Shel Silverstein (1930-1999) is probably best known as an author of books and poems for young readers and as an illustrator. In a diverse and prolific career, he worked as a cartoonist, playwright, songwriter and recording artist.

He won a 1970 Grammy as a songwriter for A Boy Named Sue. He was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe Award for I’m Checkin’ Out from the 1990 film Postcards from the Edge based on the semi-autobiographical novel of Carrie Fischer.

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Photo Caption:Brookdale students Alec Battaglia as Harvey and Sasha Serebrennikou as Sylvia rehearse a scene from One Tennis Show in the Brookdale Performing Arts Center’s production of An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein.