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‘Toyer’ Opens Arena Players’ 2016 Season

Gardner McKay’s ‘Toyer’ is First on the Playbill

The Arena Players Repertory Theater will open its 2016 season with Gardner McKay’s Toyer, on Friday, March 4, at 8:00 p.m., in the Vanderbilt Museum’s Carriage House Theater. The theater is located at the museum, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport, N.Y.

Photo By Frederic De Feis Scene from Toyer
Photo By Frederic De Feis
Scene from ‘Toyer’

Toyer is someone who toys, a mass paralyzer who does not murder or rape. He seduces and then immobilizes. Toyer is a haunting story that shows the determination and strength of mind of two characters who struggle with each other for survival.

McKay (1932-2001) said of his story: “If this play is about anything, it is about our vast ability to manipulate one another. About our wondrous gift for lying…our capacity to believe any truth, as it suits us…that a crime is only a crime if it happens to us…”

Other performances will be given on March 5, 6, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21. Performances are at 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $20 on Friday and Sunday, $25 on Saturday.

For reservations or further information, phone 516-293-0674. The theater is fully accessible to those with limited mobility. Visit www.arenaplayers.org.

Other productions on the 2016 Arena playbill are Murder Among Friends (April 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19), and My Brilliant Divorce (May 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16).

Arena Players Repertory Theater is a non-profit company funded in part by the New York State Council on the Arts, the Suffolk County Office of Cultural Affairs, and individual contributions.

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