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“Catch Me If You Can” takes off at Kelsey Theatre


Take a teenage runaway gushing with boyish charm and a big imagination who successfully poses as a doctor, lawyer and airline pilot, millions of dollars in forged checks, and a cat-and-mouse game with an FBI agent, and you’ve got the musical comedy “Catch Me If You Can,” presented by The Pennington Players Oct. 25 through Nov. 3 at Mercer County Community College’s (MCCC) Kelsey Theatre.

Shows are Fridays, Oct. 25 and Nov. 1 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Oct. 26 and Nov. 2 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, Oct. 27 and Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is located on MCCC’s West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. The community is invited to an opening night reception with the cast and crew on Oct. 25.

Based on the hit film by the same name and the incredible true story of Frank Abagnale Jr., “Catch Me if You Can” is a high-flying production all about chasing your dreams – and not getting caught.

Set in the 1960s, the story begins as Abagnale is captured by FBI Agent Carl Hanratty after years of pursuit. Abagnale, however, thinks the audience deserves to hear his version of the truth, and narrates his life as a hip, dance-heavy television variety show.

The cast features Scott Silagy of Ewing, N.J., as Frank Abagnale Jr., and Tom Coppolecchia of Bordentown, N.J., as Agent Carl Hanratty.

Tickets may be purchased at or 609-570-3333. Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible, with free parking next to the theater. visit online for information.