MEMBERSHIP MISHAP: There is a misprint in the mailers that went out. Senior Memberships are $80, not $75 as stated on the card. $75 was the early bird price which expired in June. We regret the error.
It is with profound sadness and a sense of honor and tribute that we share the news of the passing yesterday of Barn Theatre legend, MARY RYZUK.
Mary was such a gifted performer and director, not just at the Barn but also at The Darress (with her beloved Enchanted Players), The Parsippany Playhouse, and at many other New Jersey community theatres. She was a dear friend to so many people at the Barn Theatre. Just two months ago, we helped honor Mary by recognizing her 30th (!) season of work at the Barn, which was capped off by her direction of last season’s musical “A Man of No Importance”. The irony of that title isn’t lost on us; Mary truly was a lady of great importance.
Our thoughts and prayers and love go out to Mary’s sons, Regan and Mitch, and to everyone in her and their families, as well as to her many, many friends.
You are a treasure, Mary. Your work on our stage will be so fondly remembered and, and you will be so dearly missed.
For a taste of what a dynamic performer Mary was (even well into her 80s!), please enjoy this clip of Mary performing “Some People” from “Gypsy” last year at the Barn’s 50th Birthday in Montville celebration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgCw2IcDWOg&feature=youtu.be&t=10m54s
Viewings will be held at Mackey Funeral Home in Boonton, NJ
Sunday, August 20, 2017
1-2pm for FAMILY
2-5pm for Public
Monday, August 21, 2017
The funeral will be held at St. Pius X on Changebridge Rd in Montville at 10am on Tuesday, August 22, 2017.
Mary Ryzuk's Barn Theatre credits: