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Farce Featured on NECC Stage

Submitted by on March 24, 2014 – 8:21 pm
Cast of "How the Other Half Loves".

NECC cast, standing, left to right, Matthew Lundergan of Raymond, NH, Matthew Lewis of Tewksbury, Samantha Wheatley of Lowell, Will MacDonald of Haverhill, seated, Kiara Pichardo of Lawrence, and Thera Driscoll of Danvers.

Northern Essex Community College’s Top Notch Players will present Alan Ayckbourn’s farce, “How the Other Half Loves,” directed by Brianne Beatrice, in the Chester W. Hawrylciw Theater on the third floor of the Spurk Building on Fridays and Saturdays, March 28, and 29 and April 4 and 5 at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 3, at 4 p.m. and Sunday, April 6, at 3 p.m.

Written in 1969, “How the Other Half Loves” features a composite set of two over-laid living rooms. It follows the misunderstandings caused by a couple having an affair and covering their tracks using an innocent third party.

Tickets are available at the door or through .Tickets are $10 for general admission and $8 for students and seniors.


Coty Markee in charge of sound.


Thera Driscoll as Mary Detweiler

 Derry, NH

Amanda Kehoe is stage manager

Cast of "How the Other Half Loves".

Kiara Pichardo of Lawrence and Matthew Lundergan of Raymond, NH


Will MacDonald as William Detweiler

Genna Fuoco assistant prop master


Kiara Pichardo as Theresa Phillips


Samantha Wheatley as Fiona Foster

 Newfields, NH

Rob Mantegani is prop master

Raymond, NH

Matthew Lundergan as Bob Phillips


Matthew Lewis as Frank Foster

The Top Notch Players is NECC’s theater company. Auditions and all positions in the company are open to all NECC students. The Top Notch Players produce three plays a year, ranging from Shakespeare and musicals to farces and contemporary dramas.

 NECC offers an associate degree in liberal arts: theater option which provides students with the opportunity to take courses in acting, directing, improvisation, children’s theater or earn credits for working on college productions in stage management and technical theater.

 For additional information contact Susan Sanders at