Playwright Rupert Holmes coming to Bickford opening of ‘Accomplice,’ Jan. 26

'Accomplice' at the Bickford

From the Bickford Theatre:

Bickford Theatre Main Stage

Cast and Creative Team Announced for Accomplice
Playwright Rupert Holmes to attend Opening

The Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum is pleased to announce the cast of their upcoming production of Accomplice. The play will be directed by Bickford Theatre Producing Artistic Director Eric Hafen.

Rupert Holmes
Rupert Holmes

Accomplice will be performed from Jan. 25 – Feb. 4, 2018. Written by award-winning playwright Rupert Holmes, Accomplice was his second play to win the coveted Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Award.

The story begins in Dartmoor, England at the stylish weekend retreat of the affluent Derek and Janet Taylor, and both adultery and murder are in the air.

But we will soon learn that all is never as it seems in this electrifying game of trickery and misdirection. Who is the hunter and who is the hunted…and precisely who is the title character of Accomplice? Adult situations and content.

“Accomplice is part thriller, part comedy, part guessing game…my favorite part about Rupert’s play is the unexpected. Great fun.” – Eric Hafen.

The cast includes:

Tait Ruppert of Convent Station, NJ – Broadway:  Candida (Circle in the Square); NJ Regional:  Alliance Repertory Company; Other Regional:  Cherry Lane Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, Shakespeare & Co.; Film/TV: Getting On, Arli$$ (HBO), Fat Actress (Showtime), The Suite Life (Disney)

Emaline Williams of Wharton, NJ – NJ Regional:  The Growing Stage, Alliance Repertory Company, Incubator Arts; Other Regional:  Castle Shakespeare Company

Mike Newman of Wyckoff, NJ – NJ Regional:  Centenary Stage, East Lynne Company, Hudson Warehouse, The Theatre Project; Other Regional:  Actors’ Shakespeare Company, Winnipesaukee Playhouse, American Theatre Company

Lilli Marques of East Hanover, NJ – NJ Regional:  Woman’s Theatre Company, Alliance Repertory Company, 12 Miles West, The Theatre Project, Theatre Under the Stars; Other Regional:  Grove Street Playhouse, Theatre Studio, Murder to Go

Collaborating again as part of the creative team:

Director:  Eric Hafen, Producing Artistic Director, Bickford Theatre
Production Stage Manager:  Leanne Long-Hulin of Lincoln Park, NJ
Scenic Designer:  Jim Bazewicz of Succasunna, NJ, Chair of Theatre Department at Drew University
Lighting Designer:  Roman Klima of Holmdel, NJ, Master Lighting and Sound Designer for many theatres in NJ.
Costume Designer:  Fran Harrison of Morristown, NJ, handles costuming for theatres in NJ including Women’s Theatre Company, Chatham Playhouse, Summit Playhouse, Alliance Repertory
Properties Designer:  Dani Pietrowski of Long Valley, NJ
Playwright: Rupert Holmes of New York
Original Music:  Rupert Holmes
of New York


Preview Performance, Thursday, Jan. 25, 7:30PM

Opening Night, Friday, Jan. 26, 8:00PM

Saturday, Jan. 27 and Feb. 3, 8:00PM
Sunday, Jan. 28 and Feb. 4, 2:00PM

Thursday, Feb. 1, 2:00PM and 7:30PM
Friday, Feb. 2, 8:00PM

Special Events:

There will be an Opening Night cast party for Bickford Theatre subscribers and members of the press on Friday, Jan. 26. Playwright Rupert Holmes will be in attendance this evening.

There will be a post-performance chat with the cast and creative team on Thursday, Feb. 2.

Park Avenue Club Dinner – Saturday, Feb. 3

Savor a wonderful meal at the Park Avenue Club in Florham Park, followed by Accomplice at the Bickford Theatre. Enjoy a discounted rate at this exclusive club. There are two seatings at 5:30PM (limited availability) and 5:45PM. Call 973.971.3706 to get pricing information and to make your reservation.


$45 General Public; $40 Seniors; $38 Museum Members; $33 Groups (10 or more); $20 Students (with a valid student ID). There is a $3 service charge per ticket.

Tickets may be purchased online at, by phone at (973) 971-3706, or in person at the Bickford Theatre Box Office. The Bickford Theatre is an integral part of the Morris Museum, located at 6 Normandy Heights Road in Morris Township NJ, and offers free parking and full accessibility. Box Office hours for phone sales are Monday through Friday, 10:00am to 5:00pm. Walk-up hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11:00am to 5:00pm.

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