'Italian American Reconciliation' at Dante Hall

The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey's Dante Hall Theater in Atlantic City will present its first mainstage play of the season, "Italian American Reconciliation," premiering 8 p.m. Friday, March 22.

The comic folktale, written by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright John Patrick Shanley, is the first production by Dante Hall Theater's in-house production group Ninth Circle Players, in collaboration with XYXee Productions, a company started by Stockton graduates Patrick Judd and Sarra Mazur.

Performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. March 22, 23, 29 and 30, and 2 p.m. March 24, at Dante Hall Theater, 14 Mississippi Ave., Atlantic City.

Call the Dante Hall Theatre box office at 609-347-2162 or go to Stockton.edu/DanteHall.

'A Couple of Blaguards' at Stockton

Audiences can enjoy the Irish flavor of "A Couple of Blaguards" in the Stockton Performing Arts Center 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23.

The play, written by best-selling author Frank McCourt of "Angela's Ashes" and brother Malachy McCourt, is an autobiographical account of their years growing up in poverty in Ireland. The tales spun by the brothers simmer with bittersweet recollections, humor and a parade of colorful characters.

The Stockton PAC is located at 101 Vera King Farris Drive in Galloway Township. Tickets are $40 and $25. Call the box office at 609-652-900 or go to Stockton.edu/PAC.

The box office is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and 90 minutes before the performance.