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A View Of The Mountains  | Open: 04/24/14 Close: 04/24/14
– New Jersey Repertory Company’s season of premieres continues with Pulitzer Prize and Tony-nominated playwright Lee Blessing’s sequel to his Cold War play, “A Walk in the Woods”.

 

The world premiere of Blessing’s “A View of the Mountains”, directed by Evan Bergman, begins April 24 and will run through May 25 at 179 Broadway in Long Branch. The play explores how the current extreme political polarization in our society has come home to roost and threatens not only our nation, but the intimate ties that bind families.

 

John Honeyman is a former arms negotiator who represented the U.S. in the early 1980’s and held secret meetings with his Russian counterpart to defuse the explosive tensions that divided the two nuclear super-powers. The fate of the entire world hung in the balance as the men sought to build a bridge based on mutual trust over the turbulent waters of suspicion and paranoia that separated the two nations.

 

It is now thirty years later and Honeyman is retired, remarried, and living an idyllic life in his country home along the Hudson when his estranged son, the junior Senator from Tennessee, arrives for a visit. Will Branch detests his father and his legacy, and feels that he was soft with the pragmatic and ruthless Russians and that his efforts on behalf of his country irreparably hurt the U.S. in the long-run. In turn, Honeyman loathes his son’s radical right-wing politics and fears his ascendancy that makes him a promising candidate for the Vice-Presidency. Their coerced meeting is not a joyful reunion, rather one filled with threats, animosity, ultimatums and long–buried family secrets.

 

Opening night is Saturday, April 26 at 8:00pm, followed by a reception. Previews are Thursday, April 24 at 2:00pm and 8:00pm, Friday, April 25 at 2:00pm and 8:00pm and Saturday, April 26 at 3:00pm. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays at 8:00pm; Saturdays at 3:00pm and 8:00pm; and Sundays at 2:00pm.  Tickets are $42; Previews are $35; Opening night with reception is $60. Discounts are available for seniors, students, and groups of 10 or more. NJ Rep is a year-round, professional, non-profit theater located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch only minutes from the Jersey Shore. Free on-site parking is available and there is easy access from NJ Transit (North Jersey Coast Line) and Academy Buses.

Contact the NJ Rep Box Office at 732-229-3166 or visit www.njrep.org to reserve your seats online. Follow NJ Rep on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Tumblr. For more information and publicity photos, contact Adele Sammarco, Director of Marketing and Communications, at 732-229-3166 ext. 103 or email adele@njrep.org.

 

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Support for NJ Rep is provided in part by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the Shubert Foundation, the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, the Stone Foundation of New Jersey, Edgerton Foundation, Monmouth Arts’ ArtHelps Project, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, Investors Bank Foundation, OceanFirst Foundation, Dramatists Guild Fund, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, JENNJOE Fund of the Community Foundation, the Darien Family Fund of the Ayco Charitable Foundation, Jersey Shore Theatre Club for Education, the Jewish Communal Fund, the Community Foundation of New Jersey, Actors Equity Foundation, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and the American Theatre Wing. NJ Rep is a member of the National New Play Network, The New Jersey Theater Alliance, TCG, and the Monmouth and Long Branch Arts Councils

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Admit One  | Open: 01/16/14 Close: 02/16/14
New Jersey Repertory Company is proud to present the world premiere of“Admit One”, a new comedy by Wendy Yondorf playing January 16 through February 16, 2014 at 179 Broadway in Long Branch.

Many a parent succumbs to hysteria when it comes time to getting their children into the best schools. Howard Everett is no exception, but he has a leg up being one of the wealthiest donors to the elite Giddings University, a hallowed gateway that assures access to the American Dream. What he does not anticipate, however, is that he is about to meet the admissions officer from hell with her own agenda and rules. With his child’s entire future at stake, just how far will a father go?

Wendy Yondorf (Playwright) is the author of “The Black Sea” (reading at Actors Studio, Spring 2014), “EDFCZP” (Manhattan Theatre Source and Circle Repertory),“13 Rites” (La Mama), “The Mildred B. Fankhauser Award” (reading directed by Karen Carpenter), “I’m Peggy Guggenheim & You’re Not” (optioned by Elizabeth Healy), “The Space Between the Trees”(Kennedy Center finalist and readings with Frances Sternhagen, Camryn Manheim, Laura Esterman, David Rakoff and Frank Wood), “Lupus Quadrille”, and “Murder in the Book Club.  Wendy is working on the forthcoming plays “Carmine’s Arm” and “Bid”. Wendy is a founding member of the Writers’ Bloc, a three-time semi-finalist for the O’Neill, recipient of a Berrilla Kerr Foundation Writing Fellowship, and a featured playwright at Niagara and Brown Universities. She is a Brown alumna.

“Admit One”, directed by Karen Carpenter, stars two NJ Rep veterans, Ames Adamson and Catherine LeFrere.

Karen Carpenter(Director) is most notorious for her smash hit “Love, Loss, and What I Wore” by Delia & Nora Ephron (Broadway World, Drama Desk Awards,) now worldwide. Currently, the thriller “Witnessed by the World” and the romantic comedy, “Handle with Care”, Off-Broadway; and “Wallenberg” the musical, Broadway-bound. Recent: “Spoolie Girl”, MITF (Best of the Fest,) “Vagina Monologues”, Bucks Co. Playhouse; “Top of the Heap”, NYMF (Director’s Choice Award,) “Steel Magnolias”, Papermill Playhouse; “Frankenstein!!!” and “Riot of Spring” starring Roger Rees, Indianapolis Symphony. As Associate Artistic Director of the Old Globe, Karen has produced more than sixty plays, including premieres of “Nora's Imaginary Friends” and “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels”. Karen directed Michael Keaton in the 24 Hour Plays, “Napa” and has been named Glamour “Women of the Year”. She is involved in global campaigns for the United Nations, World Health Org. and the Clinton Global Initiative. Karen is a member of the Inge Foundation Board and member of the Yale Drama Faculty from 1990-1996. In 2011, Boston University’s S.F.A. established an annual award for excellence in her name.

Catherine LeFrere’s (Mary Sue) film/television credits include: “Running Wilde” (FOX); “Maybe There's a Tree”.  Her New York acting credits include: “For Worse” (NY Stage & Film); “Just In Time: The Judy Holliday Story” (Lucille Lortel); “The Empress of Sex”; “At Home Abroad” (Symphony Space); “Really Bad Things” (NYMF); “Can I Really Date A Guy Who Wears A Yarmulke?” (MITF Award, Best Actress nomination); “Once Upon A Time in New Jersey”; “The All-American Genderf*ck Cabaret”; “The Blue Room”; “The Green Knight” (Planet Connections Award, Best Featured Actress); “Sex with Robots” (Secret Theater). Catherine’s regional credits include: “As You Like It”, “The Boys from Syracuse” (Shakespeare Theatre Company), “Noir” and “Esther's Mustache” (NJ Repertory), “Anything Goes”, “Grease” (Wagon Wheel). Catherine is a graduate of Northwestern University and The School at Steppenwolf.

Ames Adamson(Howard Everett) pastNJ Rep credits include: “Engaging Shaw”, “Tilt Angel”, “Tour de Farce”, “Old Clown Wanted”, “Circumference of a Squirrel”, “Maggie Rose” and “Panama”, as well as numerous staged readings and participation in the Theatre Brut Festival of short plays as an actor and director. Ames will return to NJ Rep next summer in the title role of “Butler”.  His regional credits include: “A Most Dangerous Woman”, “Oliver Twist” and “Timon of Athens” at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey; “Arms and the Man” and Martin Crimp’s adaptation of “The Misanthrope” at Quintessence Theatre Group in Philadelphia, “Macbeth” at The Wilma, “Hamletand”, and “As You Like It” at the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre.  

Scenic Designby Jessica Parks, Costume Design by Patricia E. Doherty, Sound Design by Merek Royce Press, Lighting Design by Jill Nagle, Technical Director Michael “Rusty” Carroll and Stage Manager Jennifer Tardibuono.

Performances are Thursdays, Fridays at 8:00 pm; Saturdays at 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm; and Sundays at 2:00 pm.Special reduced price previews Thursday, January 16 and Friday, January 17 are at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm, and Saturday, January 18 at 3:00 pm. Opening night followed by a reception is Saturday, January 18 at 8:00 pm.

Tickets are $40; Previews are $35; Opening night with reception is $50. Discounts are available for seniors, students, and groups of 10 or more. NJ Rep is a year-round, professional, non-profit theater located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch only minutes from the Jersey Shore. Free on-site parking is available and there is easy access from NJ Transit (North Jersey Coast Line) and Academy Buses.

Contact the NJ Rep Box Office at 732-229-3166or visitwww.njrep.orgto reserve your seats online. Follow NJ Rep on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagramand Tumblr. For more information and publicity photos, contact Adele Sammarco, Director of Marketing and Communications, at 732-229-3166 ext. 103.

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American Stare  | Open: 06/14/12 Close: 07/22/12
Set in a trailer park in South Florida, this world premiere dark comedy, mines the visceral anger of the disenfranchised lower class. Following the spiraling lives of a widowed woman and her pit-bull, a disabled child-predator, and a couple with their teenage daughter, we are challenged to see the world through their eyes -- a world led by a broken moral compass and tainted with the pervasiveness of special interests.

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Annapurna  | Open: 10/11/12 Close: 11/18/12
Out of friends, out of luck, and out of time, Ulysses is resigned to spending the last remaining weeks of his life in solitude with his ungrateful dog and his relentless do-gooder neighbor. That is, until Emma walks in … much as she walked out on him twenty years ago.  An East Coast Premiere by Sharr White.  

 

Performances are Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays @ 8PM; Saturdays @ 3PM; Sundays @ 2PM thru 11/18/12; Preview performances 10/11/12  @ 2PM & 8PM, 10/12/12 @ 8PM & 10/13/12 @ 3PM; Opening Night w reception 10/13/12.

 

Tickets are $25 (FT Students); $36 (Seniors); $40 (Adults); $60 (Opening Night); Discounts available for groups of 10 or more.  For tickets call 732-229-3166 or visit www.njrep.org for online ticketing.  NJ Rep is a non-profit professional boutique theater at 179 Broadway in Long Branch, NJ.

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Ants  | Open: 02/07/13 Close: 03/10/13
A quirky comedy exploring the biochemistry of job loss, motherhood, and immigration, as well as the personal science of turning worker ants into queens, while surviving in the world of ants and humans – with an accent.

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Broomstick  | Open: 09/19/13 Close: 10/13/13
New Jersey Repertory Company is proud to announce the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of “Broomstick”, running for a limited engagement from September 19 through October13, 2013 at 179 Broadway, Long Branch, New Jersey.  

Set in a remote cabin deep in the woods, an old crone lives in her own unique world.  As she unveils her life, we journey with her down a shadowy path somewhere between our material world and the realm of fantasy. Wickedly funny and sometimes frightening, she takes us back to our childhood, when in our innocence, we first wrestled with good and evil. Written by  John Biguenet and Directed by SuzAnne Barabas, “Broomstick” is no “Hansel and Gretel” fairy tale; for justice is swift and whiners end up in casseroles.  Andrea Gallo stars in this one-woman production set in the mountains of Appalachia.

Performancesare Thursdays, Fridays at 8:00 pm; Saturdays at 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm; and Sundays at 2:00 pm September 19-October 13.Special reduced price previews are on Thursday, September 19 and Friday, September 20 at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm, and Saturday, September 21 at 3:00 pm. Opening night with reception is Saturday, September 21 at 8:00 pm.

Tickets are $40; Previews are $35; Opening night with reception is $50. Discounts are available for seniors, students, and groups of 10 or more. NJ Rep is a year-round, professional, non-profit theater located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch only minutes from the Jersey Shore. Free on-site parking is available and there is easy access from NJ Transit (North Jersey Coast Line) and Academy Buses.

For tickets, contact the NJ Rep Box Office at 732-229-3166 or visitwww.njrep.orgto reserve your seats online. FollowNJ Rep on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Tumblr. For more information and publicity photos, contact Adele Sammarco, Director of Marketing and Communications, at 732-229-3166 ext. 103.

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New Jersey Rep is a member of the National New Play Network, The New Jersey Theater Alliance, Theater Communications Group, and the Monmouth and Long Branch Arts Councils. Support for NJ Rep is provided in part by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the Shubert Foundation, the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, the Stone Foundation of New Jersey, the Baumol Family Foundation, OceanFirst Foundation, the Investors Foundation, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, the Jewish Communal Fund, the Community Foundation of New Jersey, Dramatists Guild Fund, Actors Equity Foundation, ERBA Company, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and the American Theatre Wing.

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DINNER WITH THE BOYS BY DAN LAURIA WORLD PREMIERE AT NJ REP  | Open: 09/11/14 Close: 10/05/14
Dan Lauria, star of TV’s The Wonder Years and Sullivan & Son as well as Broadway’s Lombardi and the hit musical A Christmas Story, pens a killer comedy about a couple of old-time wise guys who just want to have a good Italian meal, a few laughs, and tie-up some loose ends before dessert.  The cast includes Dan Lauria, Ray Abruzzo, who played Little Carmine Lupertazzi for four seasons on HBO’s The Sopranos, and Richard Zavaglia, veteran of stage and screen, who has appeared in such films as Donnie Brasco with Al Pacino and Johnny Depp.

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Halftime with Don  | Open: 06/22/17 Close: 07/30/17
Retired NFL great, Don Devers, has had over thirty surgeries, experiences violent mood swings, and relies on a blizzard of yellow Post-It notes to offset a memory ravaged by traumatic brain injury. But when devoted fan, Ed Ryan, appears at his doorstep, a series of events are put in motion that just may bring Don out of his self-imposed isolation and salvage his life.  A World Premiere by Ken Weitzman.

Performances are Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays @ 8PM; Saturdays @ 3PM; Sundays @ 2PM thru 7/30/17; Preview performances 6/22/17 & 6/23/17 @ 8PM with meet & greet; Opening Night with reception 6/24/17.

Tickets are $46 and $50 (Opening Night); discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. For tickets call 732-229-3166 or visit www.njrep.org for online ticketing. NJ Rep is a non-profit professional boutique theater at 179 Broadway in Long Branch, NJ.

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Happy  | Open: 05/30/13 Close: 06/30/13
Are you happy? That’s the question contemplated in this National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere comedy by Robert Caisley at the New Jersey Repertory Company, 179 Broadway, Long Branch, from May 30 – June 30, 2013.

Alfred is happy with his life, happy with his job, happy with his 14-year marriage to Melinda. But when his best friend Eduardo invites him to dinner to meet the new woman in his life, Eva, a sexy 22-year old artist with a dark soul, it becomes clear that misery loves company as truths get twisted, secrets get revealed and what starts out as a sophisticated dinner party among friends, becomes an evening that spins wildly out of control. This is a dinner party not to be missed!

NJ Rep Artistic Director, SuzAnne Barabas, directs this sleek production that explores the quintessential question - are we truly happy?

Playwright Robert Caisley is Associate Professor of Theatre & Film, and Head of the Dramatic Writing Program at the University of Idaho. He was named the 2011 Blaine Quarnstrom Visiting Playwright at the University of Southern Mississippi. His play Happy, presented at the 2011 National New Play Network Annual Showcase of New Plays, was a Finalist for both the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center’s New Play Conference and the Woodward/Newman Award for Drama.Happy began its Rolling World Premiere at Montana Rep, followed by performances at New Theatre 6th Street Playhouse in Santa Rosa, California, and is now coming to New Jersey Rep in Long Branch May 30 – June 30, starring Mark Light-Orr as Eduardo, Susan Maris as Eva, Wendy Peace as Melinda, and Michael Irvin Pollard as Alfred.

Tickets are $40 for adults; Previews are $35; Opening night with reception is $50. Performances are Thursdays; Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays 3pm & 8pm; Sundays at 2pm. Discount group tickets, subscriptions and gift certificates are available. Discounts are available to seniors 65+, full time students ages 13-25, and groups of 10 or more. Extra performances can be added for groups of 40 or more. For tickets, contact 732-229-3166 or visit www.njrep.org to reserve online. Find NJ Rep on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

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Iago  | Open: 08/25/16 Close: 09/25/16
Backstage intrigue, romance, and scandal take place during rehearsals of the Shakespeare classic Othello, which serves as the backdrop for this comedic-drama. Three extraordinary actors at the top of their game along with a well-known director rehearse the passionate play as they whittle away at each other in this highly theatrical production.  


The cast includes: Ezra Barnes, John FitzGibbon, Todd Gearhart and Liza Vann and is directed by SuzAnne Barabas. Previews begin Thursday, August 25 with Opening Night Saturday, August 27  at New Jersey Repertory Company (179 Broadway, Long Branch), and will run  through Sunday, September 25, 2016. Tickets may be purchased by calling 732-229-3166 or at www.njrep.org.

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Jericho  | Open: 10/13/11 Close: 11/13/11
Set in Manhattan & its suburbs, we see how people cope with collective and personal tragedy; learning what it means to belong to another person & a larger community.  With surprising humor, troubling questions of American life are tackled without forgetting that every struggle, even political ones, is ultimately personal.

Directed by Evan Bergman and starring Kathleen Goldpaugh, Matthew Stephen Huffman, Andrew Rein, Jim Shankman, Corey Tazmania, & Carol Todd.

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Jill Eikenberry & Michael Tucker (stars Of La Law) In The M Spot At Nj Rep  | Open: 02/26/15 Close: 03/29/15
A provocative adult comedy about love, sex and the slippery slope of marriage.

Jerry and Maddie have been married–forever–and are looking for something to recapture the former vitality of their marriage. They've been through the mill when it comes to therapists and well-meaning advice, so when the opportunity arises for them to go on a retreat to a new-age spa, complete with nude massages, Jerry is all for it.  Maddie, on the other hand, is a bit more reserved, and is naturally skeptical about the process and her husband’s motives. But when Maddie finally let’s go of her inhibitions with the aid of a lovely young masseuse, Jerry is left scratching his head wondering what he missed.

The cast includes Michael Tucker, Jill Eikenberry and Carey Van Driest and is directed by Evan Bergman. Sneak preview performances to this limited engagement begin Thursday, February 26 with opening night Saturday, February 28 at New Jersey Repertory Company (179 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ), and will run  through Sunday, March 29. Tickets may be purchased by calling 732-229-3166 or online at www.njrep.org.

The production team includes: Jessica Parks (Set Design & Props), Jill Nagle (Lighting Design), Merek Royce Press (Sound Design), Maria Hooper (Costume Design), and Jennifer Tardibuono (Stage Manager).

The M Spot

Written by Michael Tucker

New Jersey Repertory Company (179 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ)

Sneak Previews: Thursday, February 26 and Friday, February 27 at 8pm;

Opening Night with Reception: Saturday, February 28 at 8pm

Regular Performance Schedule through March 29

Thursdays & Fridays 8pm; Saturdays 3pm & 8pm;

Sundays at 2pm & select Sundays at 7pm

Opening Night: $60

Regular Ticket Price: $45

Discounts to seniors (65+) and groups of 10 or more

Tickets are available at www.njrep.org or by calling 732-229-3166

Coupons and Discounts accepted on Thursday and Sunday evenings only, pending availability.

To arrange interviews or press tickets please contact NJ Rep Director of Marketing & Communications Adele Sammarco at 732-229-3166 or adele@njrep.org.

Who’s Who:

Michael Tucker (Playwright/Jerry) is an actor and a writer, probably best known for his portrayal of Stuart Markowitz in the TV series L.A. Law. He has worked on stage, TV and in films. Michael’s books - non-fiction: I Never Forget a Meal, Living in a Foreign Language, Family Meals.  Fiction: After Annie. The M Spot is Michael’s first play.

Evan Bergman (Director) New York: Off-Broadway, Love Therapy with two time Tony Award nominee Alison Frazer. The Director starring John Shea, New York and Los Angeles productions. The Glass House with David Statharian, Laila Robins, Hope Davis (Connecticut). The Glass House New York premiere Harris Yulin-(Clurman Theater). Gryzk, (Ensemble Studio Theater). Poetic License, Jericho (The New York Times critic pick; 59E59). For New Jersey Rep: A View of the Mountains by Lee Blessing. The Tangled Skirt by Steve Braunstein, (nominated 2011 EDGAR Award). Saving Kitty by Marisa Smith. American Stare by Tony Glazer. Jericho, Poetic License and Place Setting (Nominated 2005 Best Play Star Ledger) Jack Canfora; all world premieres.

Jill Eikenberry (Maddie) Broadway – Moonchildren, All Over Town, Watch on The Rhine, Summer Brave and Onward Victoria.  Off-Broadway: Uncommon Women and Others, Eccentricities of A Nightingale, Save Grand Central, Life Under Water (Obie Award), Lemon Sky (Obie Award), A Picasso, Enter Laughingthe Musical, The Kid, (Drama Desk nomination), Be A Good Little Widow, and Jericho directed by Evan Bergman. Film: Between The Lines, Butch and Sundance, Arthur, Rich Kids, Hide in Plain Sight, The Manhattan Project, Something Borrowed and Young Adult with Charlize Theron.  TV: L.A. Law – 8 seasons – (5 Emmy nominations and 1 Golden Globe Award), Chantilly Lace, An Inconvenient Woman, Judging Amy, Law and Order, Body of Proof.

Carey Van Driest (Star) is an Associate Producer for New York Shakespeare Exchange’s internationally recognized The Sonnet Project – www.sonnetprojectnyc.com. National Tours: Annie. New York:  The International – World Premiere and 2013 Best Actress Award, Othello, Reckless, The Importance of Being Earnest.  Selected Regional: Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Denver Center Theatre, Stamford Center for the Arts, Alabama Shakespeare Festival.  Film:  A Family Dinner.  Television:  House of Cards. Her voiceover work for international documentaries, national commercials, animation and radio can be heard at www.careyvandriest.com.  

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Support for NJ Rep is provided in part by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the Shubert Foundation, the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, the Stone Foundation of New Jersey, Edgerton Foundation, Monmouth Arts’ ArtHelps Project, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, Investors Bank Foundation, OceanFirst Foundation, Dramatists Guild Fund, Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, JENNJOE Fund of the Community Foundation, the Darien Family Fund of the Ayco Charitable Foundation, Jersey Shore Theatre Club for Education, the Jewish Communal Fund, the Community Foundation of New Jersey, Actors Equity Foundation, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and the Puffin Foundation. NJ Rep is a member of the National New Play Network, The New Jersey Theater Alliance, TCG, and the Monmouth and Long Branch Arts Councils.

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MAD LOVE  | Open: 10/20/16 Close: 11/20/16
Sloane Hudson, a wealthy, beautiful recent Ivy League graduate and product of the campus hook-up culture and frat basement pong tournaments, doesn't believe in love or marriage. She does, however, believe in babies and wants one soon so her tummy can bounce back and she can still wear a bikini. The problem is she needs a sperm donor who passes muster. Enter Brandon, who has all the right stats, but the wrong attitude. Brandon, meantime, has enough on his plate living with his brother Doug, who just fell in love with Katerina, the hooker from the Ukraine. Cabbage soup, a rare baseball card and a lizard named Pogo all play a part in this romantic comedy for cynical times.

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Mercy  | Open: 06/14/18 Close: 07/15/18
After his wife is killed in a car accident, Orville attempts to move on with his life. His father takes on the responsibility of caring for his new granddaughter; meanwhile his boss at work aggressively tries to comfort him. However, everything changes for Orville when he inadvertently meets Ian, the troubled man responsible for his wife's death.  Will Orville choose redemption or revenge?

June 14, 2018 – July 15, 2018.

Thursdays, Fridays 8:00; Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm; Sundays at 2pm.

Tickets: $46. Offers and promotions Thursdays and Friday nights, pending availability. All tickets subject to transaction fee. Premium seats (aisles and front row) are an extra $5.

For tickets call 732-229-3166 or visit njrep.org

New Jersey Repertory Company

179 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ, 07740

732-229-3166

www.njrep.org

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NJ REP PRESENTS ANGLES AND MINISTERS OF GRACE  | Open: 10/22/14 Close: 11/22/14
New Jersey Repertory Company, located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch, is proud to present the World Premiere of Angels and Ministers of Grace by Elaine Smith.

 

A poignant and compelling story of a close-knit, yet eccentric family’s struggle to overcome life’s ups and downs, Angels and Ministers of Grace captures the struggles that confront families today throughout the heartland and urban centers of America, and reveals in bold relief the forces that threaten to destroy the American dream. It is a classic in the making.

 

The cast includes Dana Benningfield, James Earley, Maureen Silliman, and David Van Pelt and is directed by Marc Geller. Angels and Ministers of Grace begins preview performances on Thursday, October 23 and celebrates its opening night on Saturday, October 25 at New Jersey Repertory Company (179 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ). The play runs through Sunday, November 23. Tickets may be purchased by calling 732-229-3166 or online at www.njrep.org.

 

 

The production team includes: Jessica Parks (Set Design & Props), Jill Nagle (Lighting Design), Merek Royce Press (Sound Design), Patricia E. Doherty (Costume Design), Michael Carroll (Technical Director), and Jennifer Tardibuono (Stage Manager).

Angels and Ministers of Grace

Written by Elaine Smith

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New Jersey Repertory Company (179 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ)
Sneak Previews: Thursday, October 23 and Friday, October 24 at 2pm;

Audience Appreciation Nights with Reception: Thursday, October 23 at 8pm

And Friday, October 24 at 8pm

 Opening Night with Gala Reception: Saturday, October 25 at 8pm

Regular Performance Schedule through November 23

Thursdays & Fridays 8pm; Saturdays 3pm & 8pm;

Sundays at 2pm & select Sundays at 7pm

Ticket Prices: Sneak Previews $35

Audience Appreciation Nights: $42
Opening Night: $60

Regular Ticket Price: $42

 

Tickets are available at www.njrep.org or by calling 732-229-3166

Discounts and coupons not valid on Saturday nights

For more information about New Jersey Repertory Company please visit www.njrep.org

 

To arrange interviews or press tickets please contact NJ Rep Director of Marketing & Communications Adele Sammarco at 732-229-3166 or adele@njrep.org.

 

Who’s Who:

Elaine Smith (Playwright) Elaine Smith is an actor, director, and accidental playwright. Other works include The Looking Glass (adapted from Edith Wharton's short story and produced in August 2013 by The Wharton Salon) and short plays Liar’s Poker (Finalist – 2010 Heideman Award), Picture Perfect, She Hung Up, Cararapace, and Ten Minute Life (recently produced at 10 By 10 in the Triangle by the ArtsCenter in Carrboro, NC). In the wake of a temporary insanity known as Ten Plays in Ten Days, works-in-progress include short pieces Strange Flowers of Reason, Handiwork, Darkness, Agit-Prop 8, Walls, Fishing, Quis Custodiet, and two full-length plays, Powerplay and Three Mile Limit. Angels and Ministers of Grace has been previously read at Abingdon Theatre Company, the Barter Theatre (second place, Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights), Berkshire Theatre Festival, BoarsHead Theater, Penobscot Theatre Northern Writes Festival, and Theatre Resources Unlimited's TRU Voices Reading Series. It has been a finalist for the Ashland New Plays Festival, a semi-finalist for the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center National Playwrights Conference, a semi-finalist for the Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, a Susan Smith Blackburn Prize nominee, a finalist for the Eudora Welty New Play Series, and won Honorable Mention in the 76th Competition. Wearing her actor and director hats, Elaine has worked at Abingdon Theatre Company, New Dramatists, Lincoln Center Institute, Women's Projects & Productions, and Immigrants' Theatre Project, among other venues. She has been a script reader for the Princess Grace Awards and for WPP, has a Master's in Theatre from the University of Denver and a B.A. in Theatre from the University of Delaware. She is a proud member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA, LPTW and the Dramatist's Guild. Elaine is eternally grateful for the representation of Ron Gwiazda and Amy Wagner of Abrams Artists and for the encouragement of actress Linda Hamilton whose generous participation and fine work in an early reading of this play kicked her into gear. Gratitude is also owed for the support of an army of other angels too numerous to mention here who can be found listed at AngelsAndMinisters.com.

Marc Geller (Director) For NJ Rep, Marc Geller has directed Noir, Middlemen and Donna Orbits The Moon. Other directing credits include: Two-headed at the Berkshire Theatre Festival, Souvenir at Stageworks/Hudson and the world premieres of the off- Broadway shows Ascension (Lion Theatre), Acts of Love (Kirk Theatre) and Adjoining Trances (Beckett Theatre) all in NYC. Other New York directing credits include: the world premieres of The Fabulous Kane Sisters in Box Office Poison (Cherry Lane Theatre), Dammerung (Lion Theatre), More Than This (urban stages) and the first New York revival of Unidentified Human Remains and The True Nature of Love (Judith Anderson Theatre). Marc has also been seen as an actor at NJ Rep, playing Sidney Web in Engaging Shaw, a role he also played in the NYC premiere. His next job will be appearing as the Ghost of Marley in A Christmas Carol (for the 2nd year) at the Hanover Theatre in Worcester, Ma. He can currently be seen on the Onion, channeling the dead, as psychic medium Kenneth Quinn. Marc is a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, Actor’s Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA.

Dana Benningfield (Miriam) Dana is thrilled to be returning to the NJ Rep stage. Previous NJ Rep credits include: Mike Folie’s Lemonade, Gino DiIorio’s Winterizing the Summer House (world premiere), Moise Kaufman’s The Laramie Project (“Best New Jersey Premiere” – Star-Ledger), Sandra Perlman’s In Search of Red River Dog, and Mark Dunn’s North Fork (nominated "Best Featured Actress" by the Star-Ledger).  She has also had the pleasure of directing two NJ Rep main stage productions:  Vincent Sessa’s A Child’s Guide to Innocence and Charlie Schulman’s Character Assassins. Select New York credits: Ross Howard’s Picture Ourselves in Latvia (U.S. Premiere, published by Samuel French, produced by New Light Theatre Project), Victor Bumbalo’s Questa (New York premiere - Wings Theatre), Responsible Parties by Jeffrey Sweet (Miranda Theatre), A Room in the Middle by Vladimir Zelevinsky (Metropolitan Playhouse) as well as numerous script-in-hand readings at the Daryl Roth Theatre, 78th Street Theatre Lab, Boomerang Theatre Company, Lark Theatre Company and MCC Playwright’s Coalition.  Additional regional credits:  A Midsummer Night’s Dream (BAMA Theatre Co/NJ State Theatre), Richard III, Henry VI-Part A & B, To Kill A Mockingbird, Twelfth Night, Dr. Faustus, Trojan Women, Beauty and the Beast, A Christmas Carol, Treasure Island (Alabama Shakespeare Festival); Erik Gernand’s The Beautiful Dark (Premiere Stages), Richard II and Love’s Labours Lost (Virginia Shakespeare Festival); Tom Sawyer (Dallas Theatre Center); Russell Davis’ Song of Grendelyn (Playwrights Theatre of NJ). Film/TV:  Docs and Robbers, Bust (with Dan Lauria), Redrum (Investigation Discovery Channel). www.danabenningfield.com.

Maureen Silliman (Arletta) Broadway: Shenandoah, I Remember Mama. Is There Life After High School? Off Broadway: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (NY Shakespeare Festival) Reckless, Blue Window. (Also West Coast - LA Drama Critics and Dramalogue Awards) Marathon Dancing (Anne Bogart, Director).  Tours: The Gingerbread Lady, Marigolds (with Shelley Winters - NJ Drama Critics Award), Fiddler on the Roof (Golde opposite Theodore Bikel). Regional: Papermill Playhouse (Rags), Cincinnati Playhouse (Pure Confidence -- Acclaim Award), Two River Theater (The Glass Menagerie, The Real Thing, Beauty Queen of Leenane, Uncle Vanya), Shakespeare Theater of NJ (I Capture the Castle, To Kill a Mockingbird) La Jolla (Zhivago), Coconut Grove Playhouse (No Way to Treat a Lady, The Rothschilds), Huntington Theater (Company, A Christmas Carol), Ensemble Theatre Company (Ghosts) Theaterworks (Pride's Crossing). Film & Television: Blue Window (PBS), Dixie: Changing Habits (CBS), Childhood's End, Reckless, Law and Order, The Andros Targets, Feds, and two years as Pam Chandler on Guiding Light. Maureen won a MAC Award for the CD "Pictures in the Hall". 

James Earley (Frank) James Patrick Earley is originally from the Philadelphia area and now resides in Brooklyn, NY. James was last seen in NJ Rep's October 1962. Other NJ credits include: Grapes of Wrath (Uncle John), Much Ado About Nothing (Watchman), A Midwinter Night's Dream (Snug the Lion), The Crucible (Herrick), Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Freddy), and An American Daughter (Tucker). NY credits include: The Woman Standing on the Moon (David), Sparkling Object (Nolan), and Yesterday (Terence). LA credits include: The Actor's Life (James), Agua Dulce (Mike) and Don't Dress For Dinner (George). Film and TV credits include: Return to Lonesome Dove, Ally Mcbeal, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Arrest and Trial, Panther, The Wicked Do Prosper and Dennis. Look for him in an upcoming comedy pilot called Don't Know Jack.

 

David Van Pelt (Jimmy Ray) NY Theatre: The Mint (Katie Roche, Rutherford and Son, 2001 and 2012 productions; The Daughter In Law) Abingdon (Many readings, staged readings, workshops and main stage productions including Jan Buttram's Zona, and Texas Homos, Melvin Bernhardt, dir), Understudy for the Peach in The Melting Pot/ Kevin Spacey produced Cobb at the Lucille Lortel, TNC (Gint), Currican (The Borderland w/Larry Lau), Actor's Playhouse (Girl's Town). Member of the once renowned Circle Rep Lab. Regional: Aspen Music Festival (Claudius and the Ghost in Hamlet, Quinton Gordon, dir.; John Mauceri, conductor), New Jersey Rep (Angels and Ministers of Grace Defend Us, w/ Linda Hamilton), Pittsburgh Public (Cobb, The School for Wives), Stamford Theater Works (Red Barber in National Pastime), Actor's Theatre of Louisville (Humana Festival's Mystery of Attraction, Richard Corley, dir.; Dracula in Dracula; Marley, A Christmas Carol), Romulus Linney's Heathen Valley for Baylor University's Horton Foote Festival and Appalachian Summer Festival (Jim Houghton, dir.), Pete Gint in Romulus Linney's Gint, Romulus Linney, dir., International Ibsen Festival, Oslo, Norway), Old Globe, Denver Center, Long Wharf (Tony Kushner, dir.), Huntington (Eric Simonson, dir.), Wisconsin Shakespeare. National Broadway Tour: A Few Good Men (Don Scardino, dir. W/Michael O'Keefe and Paul Winfield. Television: Law and Order. Commercial: National KFC and AT&T. University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

 

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Support for NJ Rep is provided in part by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the Shubert Foundation, the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, the Stone Foundation of New Jersey, Edgerton Foundation, Monmouth Arts’ ArtHelps Project, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, Investors Bank Foundation, OceanFirst Foundation, Dramatists Guild Fund, JENNJOE Fund of the Community Foundation, the Darien Family Fund of the Ayco Charitable Foundation, Jersey Shore Theatre Club for Education, the Jewish Communal Fund, the Community Foundation of New Jersey, Actors Equity Foundation, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and the Puffin Foundation. NJ Rep is a member of the National New Play Network, The New Jersey Theater Alliance, TCG, and the Monmouth and Long Branch Arts Councils.

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NJ REP PRESENTS U.S. PREMIERE OF NOBODY'S GIRL BY RICK VIEDE AUGUST 20-SEPTEMBER 20  | Open: 08/20/15 Close: 09/20/15
Is there anything more scandalous than a juicy tell-all memoir? Viciously funny, Nobody’s Girl features a potpourri of outrageous characters who wheel and deal in a high stakes game for glory. It is an unforgiving, hilarious satire of today’s frenzied media and those who will do anything to be on top. Be prepared for plenty of twists and turns, and razor sharp wit.

The cast includes Gregory Haney, Judith Hawking, Layla Khoshnoudi, and Jacob A. Ware and is directed by Erica Gould. Sneak preview performances to this limited engagement begin Thursday, August 20 with opening night Saturday, August 22 at New Jersey Repertory Company (179 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ), and will run  through Sunday, September 20, 2015. Tickets may be purchased by calling 732-229-3166 or at www.njrep.org.

The production team includes: Jessica Parks (Set Design & Props), Brian Snyder (Technical Director,) Jill Nagle (Lighting Design), Merek Royce Press (Sound Design), Patricia Doherty (Costume Design), and Jennifer Tardibuono (Stage Manager).

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NJ REP WORLD PREMIERE FOR WORSE, A NEW COMEDY ABOUT LOVE & MARRIAGE  | Open: 03/10/16 Close: 04/10/16
Three decades of marriage and three daughters later Peter has an epiphany and informs his wife that he is in love with another woman whom he has been having an affair with for the past three years. He assumes his wife will leave, but she doesn't, and to make matters worse his girlfriend gives him an ultimatum. Peter’s choices in life are put to the test as he questions the meaning of love, friendship and betrayal.

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Nj Rep Presents The Realization Of Emily Linder  | Open: 04/23/15 Close: 05/24/15
New Jersey Repertory Company, located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch, is proud to announce the World Premiere of The Realization of Emily Linder by Richard Strand, author of the Civil War drama Butler.

Everything may not always be as it appears in this comedic-drama about Emily, an eccentric, retired university professor, who has come to the “realization” that she knows the exact day that she will pass away. She gathers her two daughters to her side to inform them of her imminent demise and to give each explicit instructions and assignments to fulfill prior to her earthly departure. Emily, for the most part, is behind the wheel steering her own poignant journey in her life’s final mission, but an unexpected someone from her past emerges to divert her off course and places her in uncharted territory on the road to possible new discoveries.

The cast includes Marnie Andrews, Dana Benningfield, Corey Tazmania and Jenny Vallancourt and is directed by SuzAnne Barabas. Sneak preview performances to this limited engagement begin Thursday, April 23 with opening night Saturday, April 25 at New Jersey Repertory Company (179 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ), and will run  through Sunday, May 24, 2015. Tickets may be purchased by calling 732-229-3166 or online at www.njrep.org.

The production team includes: Jessica Parks (Set Design & Props), Brian Snyder (Technical Director,) Jill Nagle (Lighting Design), Merek Royce Press (Sound Design), Patricia Doherty (Costume Design), and Jennifer Tardibuono (Stage Manager).

The Realization of Emily Linder

Written by Richard Strand

New Jersey Repertory Company (179 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ)

Sneak Previews: Thursday, April 23 and Friday, April 24 at 8pm

Opening Night with Reception: Saturday, April 25 at 8pm

Regular Performance Schedule through May 24

Thursdays & Fridays 8pm; Saturdays 3pm & 8pm

Sundays at 2pm & 7pm

Opening Night: $60

Regular Ticket Price: $45

Discounts to seniors (65+) and groups of 10 or more

Tickets are available at www.njrep.org or by calling 732-229-3166

Coupons and Discounts accepted on Thursday and Sunday evenings only, pending availabilityFor more information about New Jersey Repertory Company please visit www.njrep.org. To arrange interviews or press tickets please contact NJ Rep Director of Marketing & Communications Adele Sammarco at 732-229-3166 or adele@njrep.org.

Who’s Who:

Richard Strand (Playwright) Richard Strand wrote his first play in 1976, a one act entitled Harry and Sylvia. That play won two national awards, was published by Hunter Press and a full-length version of that same play, entitled Clown, premiered at Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago.  Since that time he has had premieres at GeVa Theatre in Rochester, New York; Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago; Rivendell Ensemble in Chicago; The Cricket Theater in Minneapolis; Performance Network in Ann Arbor, Michigan; Detroit Repertory Theatre; and a number of other venues.  His plays have been published by Samuel French, Dramatists Play Service and Applause Books.  Two of his plays, The Bug and The Death of Zukasky, premiered at The Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville. The Bug has been translated into German, Italian, Greek, French and Spanish and continues to be performed in the United States and in Europe. Ten Percent of Molly Snyder, My Simple City and The Second-Story Man were written in Iowa City, Iowa where Mr. Strand was a member of the Playwright's Workshop.  Butler premiered at New Jersey Repertory Company last year and several regional productions of that play are planned. Mr. Strand currently lives in California with his wife, Mary Lynn. He is the department chair, technical director and resident set designer for the theater department at Mt. San Antonio College where he teaches History of Theater and Playwriting.

SuzAnne Barabas (Director) For NJ Rep, SuzAnne directed Find Me a Voice, North Fork (premiere), Immortal Interlude (premiere), Octet (premiere), Till Morning Comes (premiere), Maggie Rose, Getting in Touch With My Inner B*tch (starring Christine Lavin, premiere), The Adjustment, 10% of Molly Snyder, Romulus Linney’s Klonsky & Schwartz, Apostasy (premiere), Women Who Steal, Apple, The Housewives of Mannheim(premiere), Evie's Waltz, Dead Ringer (premiere), Steven Dietz’s Yankee Tavern, Puma (premiere), Night Train (premiere),  Just In Time: The Judy Holliday StoryBakersfield Mist, Annapurna, Happy, Broomstick (premiere), and most recently, Lucky Me (premiere), and Swimming at the Ritz. SuzAnne directed productions of The Housewives of Mannheim at 59E59 Theater (NYC), Ensemble Theater of Santa Barbara (CA), and Phoenix Theater (Indianapolis). In addition, she directed regional productions of Ibsen's A Doll's House, The Fantasticks, The Roar of the Greasepaint the Smell of the Crowd, Cabaret, Shaw’s Heartbreak House, A.R. Gurney's The Perfect Party, Marsha Norman's 'Night Mother, Philip Barry's The Philadelphia Story, Christopher Durang's Beyond Therapy, Mark Dunn's Belles, Lee Blessing's Down the Road among others. She is a member of Actors Equity Association, BMI, the Dramatists Guild, SDC, and LPTW.

Marnie Andrews (Emily Linder) In over forty years of performing, Marnie played leading ladies (Camelot, The Killing of Sister George, The Glass Menagerie) and originated roles in new play premieres.  Her screen work includes the recent Hits, (directed by David Cross, Sundance Film Festival 2014,) TV shows, ER, Murder One, Wonder Years, and recurring with Mark Harmon on Reasonable Doubts.   Her Los Angeles work garnered both Dramalogue and Garland Awards. Marnie began developing new plays with Merely Players in the 1970’s, which launched the careers of Jose Rivera and Jeffrey Hatcher.  As writer, she was awarded the Berrilla Kerr Playwriting grant. She is a member of PLAYS IN PROGRESS, a collective in Hudson, NY.  She collaborates with her photographer Jeff Jacobson on articles published internationally as well as multimedia pieces. Some highlights of thirty years as director are her Trojan Women, chosen by the Getty Museum in Los Angeles for an international audience of classical scholars and recent productions of The Mousetrap and Fifth of July, acclaimed by the American College Theatre Festival. AEA/SAG/AFTRA/UUP.

Dana Benningfield (Margaret Hall) Dana most recently appeared as Miriam in Elaine Smith’s Angels and Ministers of Grace. Other NJ Rep credits include Mike Folie’s Lemonade, Gino DiIorio’s Winterizing the Summer House, Sandra Perlman’s In Search of Red River Dog, Moise Kaufman’s The Laramie Project and Mark Dunn’s North Fork for which she was nominated “Best Featured Actress” by the Star-Ledger.  She has also had the pleasure of directing two NJ Rep main stage productions: Vincent Sessa’s A Child’s Guide to Innocence and Charlie Schulman’s Character Assassins.  She has appeared off-Broadway and regionally at the John Houseman Theatre, Wings Theatre, Miranda Theatre, 78th Street Theatre Lab, Expanded Arts, Irish-American Theatre Company, Virginia Shakespeare Festival, Dallas Theatre Center Children’s Theatre, Studio City Players (Los Angeles), Premiere Stages at Kean University, the Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey and The Alabama Shakespeare Festival where she also received her MFA.  She is very pleased to be among such a talented group of people at NJ Rep. She dedicates this show to her mother.  www.danabenningfield.com.

Corey Tazmania (Janet Linder-Martini) Corey Tazmania (AEA) was last seen on the main stage in Jericho by Jack Canfora. Other NJ REP credits: The Housewives of Mannheim by Alan Brody, A Child's Guide to Innocence by Vincent Sessa; script in hand series Esther's Moustache by Laurel Ollstein, Providence by Cody Daigle and The Tangled Skirt by Steve Braunstein; Theatre Brut 2005; Pericles (OOBR award), The Parable Conference (Next Wave Festival/BAM); Oliver Twist (STNJ); Villainous Company (The Clurman); Medea (Gallery Players) The Tempest (HITFest). Recent work include Pablo Helguera's The Well Tempered Exposition for PERFORMA 11, NYTW summer residency at Dartmouth (reading Red Dog Howls by Alexander Dinelaris), The Family Shakespeare (MTWorks), The Merry Wives of Windsor (Hudson Warehouse), workshop Hobo Grunt Cycle (Lone Wolf Tribe), and The Housewives of Mannheim (59E59). Regionally, Corey has worked with The Ensemble Theatre Company of Santa Barbara, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Burning Coal, The Magic Theatre, Mill Mountain, toured with The New England Shakespeare Festival and toured nationally with the National Shakespeare Company.

Jenny Vallancourt (Jennifer Lee) NJ Rep: October 1962BookendsRelease Point. Select NYC: Since Africa with Red Fern, Prince at the Gene Frankel Theatre. Jenny is a Founding Member of The Brewing Department (TBD), a non-profit theater collective. With TBD: Hilda in Ibsen's The Lady from the Sea; Desdemona in Othello, coming this fall, 2015.  www.jennyvallancourt.com.                                              ####

Support for NJ Rep is provided in part by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the Shubert Foundation, the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, the Stone Foundation of New Jersey, Edgerton Foundation, Monmouth Arts’ ArtHelps Project, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, Investors Bank Foundation, OceanFirst Foundation, Dramatists Guild Fund, Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, JENNJOE Fund of the Community Foundation, the Darien Family Fund of the Ayco Charitable Foundation, Jersey Shore Theatre Club for Education, the Jewish Communal Fund, the Community Foundation of New Jersey, Actors Equity Foundation, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and the Puffin Foundation. NJ Rep is a member of the National New Play Network, The New Jersey Theater Alliance, TCG, and the Monmouth and Long Branch Arts Councils.

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Noir  | Open: 04/04/13 Close: 05/05/13
Here are the facts, just the facts … New York City, 1950 … Andrews has left town, Klein is dead, and so is Lydecker.  And Betty … well, she's still alive, but someone has beat the pretty off her.  Clay Holden has his first big chance as a detective … but this is one case that he may not want to solve.  A World Premiere starring (as pictured) Michael McCoy, Catherine LeFrere, Darrell Glasgow, Thomas Grube.

 

Performances are Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays @ 8PM; Saturdays @ 3PM; Sundays @ 2PM thru 5/5/13; Preview performances 4/4 & 4/5/13 @ 2PM & 8PM & 4/6/13 @ 3PM; Opening Night w reception 4/6/13 @ 8PM.

Tickets are $25 (FT Students); $36 (Seniors); $40 (Adults); $50 (Opening Night); Discounts available for groups of 10 or more. For tickets call 732-229-3166 or visit www.njrep.org for online ticketing. NJ Rep is a non-profit professional boutique theater at 179 Broadway in Long Branch, NJ.

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Release Point  | Open: 08/16/12 Close: 09/23/12
Can we forgive the unforgiveable? Is there a place at the table for those who have done us great harm? Is there truly the possibility of redemption for us all? A father and daughter confront these issues and try to mend their relationship through the one thing that connects them ... baseball.

 

Performances are Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays @ 8PM; Saturdays @ 3PM; Sundays @ 2PM thru 9/23/12; Preview performances 8/16 & 8/17/12 @ 2PM & 8PM & 8/18/12 @ 3PM; Opening Night w reception 8/18/12.

 

Tickets are $25 (FT Students); $36 (Seniors); $40 (Adults); $60 (Opening Night); Discounts available for groups of 10 or more.  For tickets call 732-229-3166 or visit www.njrep.org for online ticketing.  NJ Rep is a non-profit professional boutique theater at 179 Broadway in Long Branch, NJ.

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STRUCK, A SERIOUS COMEDY ABOUT A (POSSIBLY) COSMIC EVENT AT NJ REP  | Open: 06/30/16 Close: 07/31/16
After being hit by a bicycle while crossing an East Village intersection, Vera Resnick's simple predictable life is about to take an unexpected turn. Is it coincidence that brought Vera and the bicyclist together, or are greater forces at play?  STRUCK is a serious comedy about a possibly cosmic event that deals with the search for truth in the face of deception.  

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Saving Kitty  | Open: 07/25/13 Close: 08/25/13
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Swimming At The Ritz U.S. Premiere at NJ Rep  | Open: 01/08/15 Close: 02/01/15
New Jersey Repertory Company, located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch, is proud to present the U.S. Premiere of Swimming at the Ritz by Charles Leipart, which is based on the real life events of socialite Pamela Churchill Hayward Harriman, who was appointed U.S. Ambassador to France in 1993 by President Bill Clinton.

She was dubbed the ultimate “party girl” among society’s elite, the last courtesan of her time. Living the idyllic life at the luxurious Ritz in Paris for years, Harriman, who was married to the son of Winston Churchill, among others, had no problem spending her step children’s inheritance on her extravagant lifestyle. But her step children had enough and conspired with their attorneys to shut her down.

On the edge of losing everything, Harriman is left with her only remaining friend, a handsome young Italian valet at the Paris Ritz Hotel. There, she reveals her journey from man to man and bed to bed, in a funny, yet compelling tour-de-force.

The cast includes Judith Hawking and Christopher Daftsios, and is directed by SuzAnne Barabas. Sneak preview performances to this limited engagement begin Thursday, January 8 with opening night Saturday, January 10 at New Jersey Repertory Company (179 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ), and will run  through Sunday, February 1. Tickets may be purchased by calling 732-229-3166 or online at www.njrep.org.

The production team includes: Jessica Parks (Set Design & Props), Jill Nagle (Lighting Design), Merek Royce Press (Sound Design), Patricia E. Doherty (Costume Design), Michael “Rusty” Carroll (Technical Director), and Jennifer Tardibuono (Stage Manager).

Swimming At The Ritz

Written by Charles Leipart

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New Jersey Repertory Company (179 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ)
Sneak Previews: Thursday, January 8 and Friday, January 9 at 8pm;

Opening Night with Reception: Saturday, January 10 at 8pm

Regular Performance Schedule through February 1

Thursdays & Fridays 8pm; Saturdays 3pm & 8pm;

Sundays at 2pm & select Sundays at 7pm

Ticket Prices: Sneak Previews $40

Opening Night: $60

Regular Ticket Price: $43

Discounts to Seniors (65+), full-time students (13-23), and groups of 10 or more

Tickets are available at www.njrep.org or by calling 732-229-3166

Discounts and coupons not valid on Saturday nights

For more information about New Jersey Repertory Company please visit www.njrep.org

To arrange interviews or press tickets please contact NJ Rep Director of Marketing & Communications Adele Sammarco at 732-229-3166 or adele@njrep.org.

Who’s Who:

Charles Leipart (Playwright) Awards: The Kleban Award for Librettist; New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) 2010 Excellence in Writing Lyrics; Finalist for the Fred Ebb Foundation Award in Songwriting 2005, 2006 & 2008.  Winner of the Global Search for New Musicals, Cardiff, Wales, 2005. His musical Frog Kiss received the most Citations for Excellence at NYMF 2010. Upcoming works include Swimming at the Ritz, a dramatic comedy which toured the UK in 2010/2011; Enchanted April, a musical romance, with music by Richard B. Evans; an original animated musical feature, Jazzland, with a score by Eric Scott Reed. His adaptation of Helene Hanff’s comic memoir, Underfoot in Show Business, received its world premiere at the Devonshire Park Theatre in Eastbourne, UK, May 2008, directed by award-winning BBC director, David Giles. His original musical, Me and Miss Monroe, featuring Rachel York, was produced in an industry workshop by Chase Mishkin, 2011.  Other musicals: Pickwick’s Haunted Christmas, The Price of Everything, espresso trasho, The Showgirl of 52nd Street, The Doctor’s Wife. Charles is a former Fellow of the Edward F. Albee Foundation and a recipient of a regional Emmy for The Undefeated Rhumba Champ. His work is published by Dramatists Play Service and Applause Theatre Books of New York. A native of Chicago, a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Speech, Charles lives and writes in New York City, and is a member of The Dramatist's Guild.

SuzAnne Barabas (Director) For NJ Rep, SuzAnne directed Find Me a Voice, North Fork (premiere), Immortal Interlude (premiere), Octet (premiere), Till Morning Comes (premiere), Maggie Rose, Getting in Touch With My Inner B*tch (starring Christine Lavin), The Adjustment10% of Molly Snyder, Romulus Linney's Klonsky & Schwartz, Apostasy (premiere), Women Who Steal, Apple, The Housewives of Mannheim (premiere), Evie's Waltz, Dead Ringer (premiere), Steven Dietz’s Yankee Tavern, Puma (premiere), Night Train (premiere), Just In Time: The Judy Holliday StoryBakersfield Mist, Annapurna, Happy, Broomstick (premiere), and most recently, Lucky Me (premiere). SuzAnne directed productions of The Housewives of Mannheim at 59E59 Theater (NYC), Ensemble Theater of Santa Barbara (CA), and Phoenix Theater (Indianapolis). In addition, she directed regional productions of Ibsen's A Doll's House, The Fantasticks, The Roar of the Greasepaint the Smell of the Crowd, Cabaret, Shaw's Heartbreak House, A.R. Gurney's The Perfect Party, Marsha Norman's 'Night Mother, Philip Barry's The Philadelphia Story, Christopher Durang's Beyond Therapy, Mark Dunn's Belles, Lee Blessing's Down the Road among others. She is a member of Actors Equity Association, BMI, the Dramatists Guild, SDC, and LPTW.

Judith Hawking (Pamela) Broadway: Long Acre- Voices in the Dark, Lincoln Center - Ivanov. Off-Broadway: The Mint Theater - A Soldier's Wife (Drama Desk Nominee), Second Stage - Living Out, The Public/Shakespeare in the Park - Julius Caesar, Hudson Guild - West Moon Street (It Award Nominee), MCC - Hunting Morels, Soho Playhouse - The Love of the Nightingale, The Director's Company - Avow, Signature Theater - Marco Polo... Promenade Theater - Dear Vienna, Playwright's Horizon - Police Boys, SPF - Hardball, Theater Row - Two Noble Kinsmen, The Most Deserving at DCPA Denver Centre for the Performing Arts, The Totalitarians at Southern Rep. International: Edinburgh Fringe - As It Is (Best Ensemble Nominee), Canada- The Citadel, The Grand, Centre Stage and Vertigo. Regional: McCarter Theater, Cincinnati Playhouse, The Old Globe, American Repertory Theater, Long Wharf Theater, Asolo Theater, F.S.T., Cleveland Playhouse, Barrington Stage, American Stage, Geva, Arena Stage(Helen Hayes Nominee), Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Garden Grove Shakespeare. T.V.: Law & Order (Recurring), L & O: Criminal Intent, L & O: S.V.U., As The World Turns, Third Watch. Film: A Very Serious Person (Showtime), On Jackson Avenue (HBO's Latino Film Festival and The Quad Cinema), Mercy Man (The L.A. Hollywood Film Festival), Asylum Seekers (Indie Festival Showings in Vegas, Paris, Shanghai, Moscow and New York) and Alec Baldwin's Short Cut To Happiness. www.judithhawking.com.

Christopher Daftsios (Pietro) New York Theater credits include: Picture Ourselves In Latvia (published/produced by Samuel French- originated role), Visitor from Forest Hills (w/ Tony Roberts, Louise Lasser), Of Mice and Men (Mint Theater Company), The Muckle Man (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater), A Flea in Her Ear (John Houseman Studio). Regional Theatre credits include: Laughter on the 23rd Floor (New Century Theatre), The Glass Menagerie/ Biloxi Blues/ Laughter in the 23rd Floor (Forestburgh Playhouse), Mercy and the Firefly (Luna Stage - originated role), Lobby Hero/ Glorious/ Boeing Boeing (Shadowland Theatre). Film/TV: Royal PainsLaw & OrderLaw & Order: Conviction (guest lead), Incident at Chekhov Creek (w/ David Strathairn), Family Secrets (A&E), Terry from Ohio (Fox), Denizen (w/ Anthony Laciura) and the upcoming feature Evil Alive. Christopher has collaborated with Berlin directors Johanna Hegenscheidt and Christoph Winkler creating over a dozen original theatre pieces performed in over thirty venues in New York and throughout Europe. His most recent collaboration with Winkler, True Face: Dance IS Not Enough won Germany's prestigious Faust Award: Best New Theatre 2014. 

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Support for NJ Rep is provided in part by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the Shubert Foundation, the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, the Stone Foundation of New Jersey, Edgerton Foundation, Monmouth Arts’ ArtHelps Project, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, Investors Bank Foundation, OceanFirst Foundation, Dramatists Guild Fund, Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, JENNJOE Fund of the Community Foundation, the Darien Family Fund of the Ayco Charitable Foundation, Jersey Shore Theatre Club for Education, the Jewish Communal Fund, the Community Foundation of New Jersey, Actors Equity Foundation, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and the Puffin Foundation. NJ Rep is a member of the National New Play Network, The New Jersey Theater Alliance, TCG, and the Monmouth and Long Branch Arts Councils.

 

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THE CALLING  | Open: 01/04/18 Close: 02/04/18
Warm up your winter with a heart-pounding, mind-bending psychological thriller, peppered with comic relief and served up by award-winning playwright, Joel Stone. In an empty church following Mrs. Callahan's funeral, a man of faith and a burned-out ICU nurse wage a battle of wits and deep convictions about life and death, conscience and faith, that culminates in a shocking resolution. Commissioned by NJPAC's Stage Exchange in Association with NJTA and NJ Rep.

A world premiere by Joel Stone, directed by Evan Bergman

January 4-February 4, 2018.

Thursdays, Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm; Sundays at 2pm. January 4 - February 4, 2018

Tickets: $46. Offers and promotions Thursdays and Friday nights, pending availability. All tickets subject to transaction fee.

For tickets call 732-229-3166 or visit njrep.org

New Jersey Repertory Company

179 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ, 07740

732-229-3166

njrep.org

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The Housewives Of Mannheim  | Open: 05/06/10 Close: 06/06/10
Presented by New Jersey Repertory Company by special arrangement with Pat Addiss and Vasi Laurence.

1944. While War is raging overseas, May, Alice, and Billie are home in Brooklyn marking the days until the men return. Into their carefully crafted world enters Sophie, a woman who has fled the Holocaust, and her appearance on the scene threatens the delicate equilibrium that the housewives have so skillfully created.

Performed by Pheonix Vaughn, Corey Tazmania, Wendy Peace and Natalie Mosco.

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The Seedbed  | Open: 10/15/15 Close: 11/15/15
An impassioned family drama set in Ireland about a husband and wife and their troubled daughter who returns home with her fiancé after a long absence. When deep dark secrets are suddenly revealed relationships are put to the test and their lives begin to slowly unravel.

The cast includes Gina Costigan, Kevin Hogan, Michael Louis Serafin-Wells and Cathryn Wake and is directed by SuzAnne Barabas. Sneak preview performances to this limited engagement begin Thursday, October 15 with opening night Saturday, October 17 at New Jersey Repertory Company (179 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ), and will run through Sunday, November 15, 2015. Tickets may be purchased by calling 732-229-3166 or at www.njrep.org.
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VILLAINOUS COMPANY: A CAPER FOR THREE WOMEN  | Open: 05/05/16 Close: 06/05/16
When Claire returns home from an afternoon of shopping, she discovers one of her packages is missing. Just as she is calling the store, an employee stops by to return the item, then manages to invite herself inside. Before long, larceny and trickery abound as the two women, soon joined by a third, compete in a suspenseful game of cat-and-mouse.

 

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WENDIE MALICK & GARY COLE IN CLOSURE AT NJ REP JUNE 25 - JULY 19 FOR A LIMITED ENGAGEMENT  | Open: 06/25/15 Close: 07/19/15
New Jersey Repertory Company, located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch, is thrilled to announce the World Premiere of Closure by Richard Dresser. Previews begin June 25 and will run through July 19 for a limited engagement.

 

When Jane and Peter’s daughter mysteriously disappears while on spring break, Detective Roy Hadley steps-in to save the day, but the Detective may have plans of his own, complicating this intriguing drama set on an exotic tropical Caribbean isle.

 

The cast includes: Wendie Malick of TV Land’s Hot in Cleveland and Just Shoot Me and Gary Cole of Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, HBO’s Entourage and Veep as well as the cult classics Office Space and Pineapple Express.

 

Appearing alongside Wendie and Gary are Victor Verhaeghe of Boardwalk Empire, Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies and the upcoming HBO mini-series Crime, starring John Turturro; and Biniam Tekola, who starred in A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest, and Law &Order: Special Victims Unit.

 

 

Sneak preview performances to this limited engagement begin Thursday, June 25 with opening night Saturday, June 27 at New Jersey Repertory Company (179 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ), and will run  through Sunday, July 19, 2015. Tickets may be purchased by calling 732-229-3166 or online at www.njrep.org.

 

The production team includes: Jessica Parks (Set Design & Props), Brian Snyder (Technical Director,) Jill Nagle (Lighting Design), Merek Royce Press (Sound Design), Patricia Doherty (Costume Design), and Jennifer Tardibuono (Stage Manager).

 

Closure

Written by Richard Dresser

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New Jersey Repertory Company (179 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ)
Sneak Previews: Thursday, June 25 and Friday, June 26 at 8pm

Opening Night with Reception: Saturday, June 27 at 8pm

Regular Performance Schedule through July 19

Thursdays & Fridays 8pm; Saturdays 3pm & 8pm

Sundays at 2pm & 7pm

Select Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 7pm

Opening Night: $60

Regular Ticket Price: $45

Discounts to seniors (65+) and groups of 10 or more

Tickets are available at www.njrep.org or by calling 732-229-3166

Coupons and Discounts accepted on Thursday and Sunday evenings only, pending availability.

For more information about New Jersey Repertory Company please visit www.njrep.org

 

To arrange interviews or press tickets please contact NJ Rep Director of Marketing & Communications Adele Sammarco at 732-229-3166 or adele@njrep.org.

 

Who’s Who:

 

Richard Dresser (Playwright) Richard Dresser’s seventeen published plays have been produced in New York, regional theater, and Europe. His trilogy of plays about happiness in America includes Augusta (working class), The Pursuit Of Happiness (middle class), and A View Of The Harbor (upper class). Other plays are: Rounding Third, which started in Chicago and appeared off-Broadway and has had hundreds of productions.  Below The Belt and Gun-Shy, both started at the Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville before moving off-Broadway. Also, Something In The Air, The Downside, Alone At The Beach, Wonderful World, and Better Days, plus many short plays. Other projects include the book for a musical, Johnny Baseball (lyrics by Willie Reale, music by Robert Reale), about the Curse of the Red Sox, which premiered at A.R.T. in Cambridge, and  moved on to the Williamstown Theatre Festival in July 2013 where it set a box office record.  His play The Last Days Of Mickey & Jean, about a notorious Boston gangster in early retirement, has had a number of regional productions.  A new play, Trouble Cometh, about two executives locked in an existential struggle against an impossible deadline will premiere at the San Francisco Playhouse in the spring.  Another new play, Closure, will premiere this season at New Jersey Repertory Theatre in Long Branch.  His most recent play, 100 Years, appeared in the Berkshire Playwrights Lab reading series last July.  A new bluegrass ghost musical, The Holler (also with the Reale brothers) was work-shopped in August at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.   His short play Love, Dad was in the Boston Theatre Marathon this spring and another short piece, Halftime premiered in June in Miami at City Theatre’s Summer Shorts.  He is a former member of New Dramatists and twice attended the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference.  He currently teaches at Rutgers and is on the board of the Writers Guild Initiative, which does writing workshops with veterans and caregivers among other groups.

Joe Cacaci (Director) Joe Cacaci co-created the CBS prime time series The Trials of Rosie O’Neill, starring Sharon Gless and has been the Executive Producer of two prime time series, Showtime ‘s The Hoop Life, starring Dan Lauria, Mykelti Williamson and Gregory Hines and CBS’s The Education of Max Bickford, starring Richard Dreyfuss and Marcia Gay Harden. He wrote and directed the final episode of The Hoop Life, which starred Charles Durning and Edward Asner. He wrote the episodes of Max Bickford that brought Eli Wallach and Peter O’Toole to the show. Joe was an Executive Producer with David Black and Mr. Dreyfuss of Mr. Black’s PBS series Copshop, and directed the pilot episode, which starred Mr. Dreyfuss, Blair Brown and Jay Thomas. He has written and produced numerous movies for all three major networks, starring actors like Helen Hunt, Brian Dennehy, Meredith Baxter, Joanna Kerns and Adam Arkin to name just a few. Joe has directed two indie features, Stranger in My House, starring Lindsay Crouse, and National Lampoon’s, Snatched, starring Andrew McCarthy, Jonathan Silverman, Jay Thomas and Ernest Borginine. He wrote, directed and co-produced, with Black Ice Entertainment, the short film, Food for Thought, for Joe Mantegna's Quickbites series, which aired on KCET in August 2012, featuring Tony Shalhoub and Minnie Driver and was selected to open the 2013 Berkshire International Film Festival. He directed and executive produced, with Black Ice,the short film, Halftime, written by Richard Dresser and featuring Treat Williams. The film was also selected for BIFF, 2013, was awarded the second runner up prize at the Williamstown Film Festival and is part of a new venture that Joe started with Black Ice, to produce original short films for distribution on the internet, TV and theatrical release. Along with Odyssey Networks, Joe is currently putting together financing for Invisible Men, a feature film he wrote about baseball's Negro Leagues. Info at invisiblementhemovie.com. In the theater, Joe produced the award-winning Boston premiere of David Mamet’s American Buffalo and was Producing Director of NY’s Provincetown Playhouse where he co-produced Mr. Mamet’s OBIE winning play Edmond. He was the founding Artistic Director of East Coast Arts where he produced twenty world premiere plays over seven seasons, including work by Shel Silverstein, which Joe directed. He was Producing Director of The Playwrights Kitchen Ensemble in Los Angeles (with founding Artistic Director Dan Lauria), where over 500 new plays were given staged readings in the Monday Night Reading Series. Joe has directed plays for The NY Shakespeare Festival at The Public Theater (for the late Joseph Papp), The Westport Playhouse, Coconut Grove Theatre and commercially in New York and in Los Angeles, where he directed the world premiere of Victor Bumbalo's Questa, featuring Wendie Malick, Dorian Harwood and Dan Lauria, produced by David Milch. At Queens Theater in the Park, he directed the world premiere of Against the Rising Sea, by Kelly Masterson. It starred Elizabeth Franz. Most recently, he directed the world premiere workshop of Carol Schneider's Movements of the Soul, which was performed in English and American Sign Language (ASL). It was produced in association with the late Jeffrey Ash and NY Theater Workshop. He will direct the world premiere of Richard Dresser’s new play, Closure, to star Wendie Malick and Gary Cole, at New Jersey Rep in June. Joe’s own plays have been produced at The Public, The Long Wharf and at the Alley Theatre in Houston. He is a founding co-Artistic Director of Berkshire Playwrights Lab in Great Barrington, MA, with Jim Frangione and Matthew Penn. Joe teaches television writing in the graduate programs of the Film School at Columbia University and at the Tisch School at NYU and in the undergraduate film department at Wesleyan University. Contact info: joecacaci@verizon.net.

Wendie Malick (Jane) For seven seasons on Just Shoot Me, Wendie Malick starred as Nina Van Horn, the outrageous ex-model and fashion editor (one Emmy and two Golden Globe nominations). She then joined the cast of Frasier for their final season as Ronnie Lawrence. Currently, Malick plays a five-time divorced, former soap opera star, in TV Land’s new hit sitcom, Hot in Cleveland, alongside Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves and Betty White. Other series favorites: Big Day, Good Company and HBO’s groundbreaking comedy, Dream On (four Cable Ace Awards). She has been a guest on CSI, The X-Files, LA Law, NYPD Blue, Seinfeld, Cybil, and of course, Law And Order, to name just a few.  She starred in many movies for television:  Take My Advice (playing both Ann Landers and Abby Van Buren), Hello Sister, Goodbye Life, Will You Merry Me?, Apollo 11, Dynasty: The Miniseries, Paper Dolls, and North Shore Fish, in a role she originated on stage. Malick’s feature film credits include Adventureland, Confessions Of A Shopaholic, Racing Stripes, The American President, The Emperor’s New Groove, Jerome, On Edge, Trojan Wars, Bugsy, A Little Sex, Funny About Love and the cult classic, Mr. Mike’s Mondo Video.  Upcoming films: The Goods, Alvin and the Chipmunks: (The Squeakqual), Fifty-Nothing and I Was a 7th Grade Dragon Slayer.Malick’s theatrical credits Off Broadway: North Shore Fish, Burleigh Grimes. Los Angeles: Victor Bumbalo's Questa, and Oliver Hailey's Round Trip (Artistic Director's Award nomination as Best Lead Actress).  Vagina Monologues, Santaland Diaries, and Steve Martin’s The Underpants, Regional: The Guys (Studio Arena), Don’t Blame Me, I Voted For Helen Gahagan Douglas (Wooly Mammoth), and Blithe Spirit (Williamstown). In 2000 Malick was honored by Women in Film as "A Woman of Vision", along with Tipper Gore, Gwen Ifills and Roseanne. She is on the Board of Directors of both The Environmental Media Association and The Creative Coalition (which lobbies for the Arts), the Board of Advocates for Planned Parenthood (who honored her in 2006 as a “Champion of Choice”) and the Advisory Board of The Humane Society, Through their charitable gift fund, "A Drop in the Bucket", she and husband, Richard Erickson support a medical center in the Congo. They live in the Santa Monica Mountains with two horses and a dog.

 

Gary Cole (Roy) Gary Cole can currently be seen on HBO’s Emmy-winning comedy Veep opposite Julia Louis-Dreyfus. He recently completed work in the Blumhouse feature The Town that Dreaded Sundown and appears in the New Line feature Tammy opposite Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, and Allison Janney. Best-known for his film roles in classic cult comedies such as Office Space, Pineapple Express, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby and Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Gary Cole is a veteran of both screen and stage. As an ensemble member of Steppenwolf Theater Company, Cole’s theater credits include: August: Osage County, Collected Works of Billy the Kid, Speed the Plow, America Buffalo, Flyovers and Balm in Gilead. Additional film credits include: American Pastime, Breach, The Ring 2, Crazy in Love, Win a Date With Tad Hamilton!, I Spy, One Hour Photo, The Gift, A Simple Plan, Kiss the Sky, The Brady Bunch Movie and Clint Eastwood’s In the Line of Fire. Television credits include: Midnight Caller, American Gothic, The West Wing, Arrested Development, Desperate Housewives, Chuck, The Cleaner, Entourage, Number3rs, The Good Wife, The Good Guys, True Blood, Suits and Hart of Dixie.

                                                                                     

Victor Verhaerghe (Peter) Recent film and TV work: Steven Spielberg’s “Bridge of Spies”; recurring role in the upcoming HBO mini-series, Crime, starring John Turturro. Other recent work: The recurring role of Damien Fleming in the HBO series "Boardwalk Empire", starring Steve Buscemi, featured role on the NBC Pilot Allegiance; guest starring role on Person of Interest, Blue Bloods, The Good Wife, Fringe, and several Law & Orders. Off-Broadway: Magic Hands Freddy at Soho Rep with Ralph Macchio, Four Last Things with Royal Family Productions. He has written and starred in three musical comedies for the NY International Fringe Festival, including the most recent hit, The Doormen. Writer, Producer, Lead of the Web-series and Pilot of COP-DOC.

 

Biniam Tekola (Ken) Biniam studied Theatre at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Rhodopi International Theatre Laboratory in Smolyan, Bulgaria. His favorite roles include: Oberon in Midsummer Night's Dream, Tyler in the world premiere of Mum's the Word, Prince Philip in King John, Antonio in Tempest, and Jordan Dolphy in Law &Order: Special Victims Unit. He is a current company member of Charlotte, North Carolina's experimental and devised theatre collective XOXO (formerly Machine Theatre) and couldn't be happier to be a part of this wonderful project.

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Support for NJ Rep is provided in part by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the Shubert Foundation, the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, the Stone Foundation of New Jersey, Edgerton Foundation, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, Investors Bank Foundation, OceanFirst Foundation, Dramatists Guild Fund, Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, JENNJOE Fund of the Community Foundation, the Darien Family Fund of the Ayco Charitable Foundation, the Jewish Communal Fund, the Community Foundation of New Jersey, Actors Equity Foundation, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and the Puffin Foundation. NJ Rep is a member of the National New Play Network, The New Jersey Theater Alliance, TCG, and the Monmouth and Long Branch Arts Councils.

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WILD HORSES  | Open: 02/22/18 Close: 03/25/18
Wild Horses is a savagely-funny play about a threshold summer that forever alters an adolescent girl, as portrayed by her grown-up self.  It's the 70's, there's music and young love, and freedom is just out of reach for a teenager who is struggling to find her identity, independence, and her place in a complicated world. A timeless coming-of-age story for all generations.

Wild Horses is a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere by Allison Gregory starring Estelle Bajou. 

House opens 45 minutes prior to performance, and pre-show begins 30 minutes prior to performance.

Tickets: $46. Offers and promotions Thursdays and Friday nights, pending availability. All tickets subject to transaction fee. Premium seats (aisles and front row) are an extra $5.

 

For tickets call 732-229-3166 or visit njrep.org

New Jersey Repertory Company

179 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ, 07740

732-229-3166

www.njrep.org

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