Sussex…What happens when you combine a plot that includes the all-American girl
next door with a lovesick writer and a harried editor? Neil Simon’s THE STAR-
SPANGLED GIRL! Tri-State Actors Theater will present Simon’s comedy, a love
triangle mixed with politics, June 11 through July 6, at the historic Crescent Theater,
74 Main St., Sussex.

Set in San Francisco in the 1960s, Andy Hobart (played by AEA member, Clark Gookin)
and Norman Cornell (played by AEA member, Bill Edwards) are two radical liberals
struggling to make a living working on their magazine, Fallout, which is dedicated to fighting
“the system” in America. Sophie Rauschmeyer (played by Misty Foster) is a former Olympic
swimmer who moves into the apartment next door.

Norman immediately falls in love with Sophie, but his feelings are not shared. Norman’s obsession with Sophie
inspires Andy to hire her just to keep the magazine going. When Sophie falls in love with Andy, the magazine
and the men’s friendship are threatened. The situation ends happily as love and politics blend in a series of funny
happenings set forth with the masterly skill and inventiveness that are the hallmarks of playwright Neil Simon.

THE STAR-SPANGLED GIRL opens with a preview performance at 8:00 pm on Wednesday, June 11; all
seats are $20.00. The play continues through Sunday, July 6. Opening Night is Friday, June 13. The
performance is followed by a “Meet the Artist Reception” and refreshments will be served. Tickets for all
Thursday evenings are also $20.00. Tickets for Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 pm and Sunday matinees
at 3 pm are $30 regular admission, $27 for senior citizens and $20 for students. The Sunday matinee on June
29 will be followed by a post-performance talk back with the actors and Artistic Director, Paul Meacham.
A pre-show outdoor cookout will be held prior to the performance on Friday, July 4 and is included in the
price of admission.

Large print programs, wheelchair access and elevator service are available for patrons with special needs.
Reservations are recommended for all performances. For tickets, information, and special services, please
contact the Box Office at 973 875-2950. Main Street parking is limited and patrons are encouraged to use
the free municipal parking lot on Harrison Street, directly behind the theater.

Additional information about Tri-State Actors Theater and its programs and services are available on the web
at Funding for Tri-State Actors Theater has been made possible in part by
a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National
Endowment for the Arts and the generous support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.