JILL EIKENBERRY & MICHAEL TUCKER (STARS OF LA LAW) IN THE M SPOT AT NJ REP

Genre: Comedy
Written by Michael Tucker and Directed by Evan Bergman

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.

Open:   02/26/15
Close:   03/29/15

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Thursdays and Fridays at 8:00 pm
Saturdays at 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm
Sundays at 2:00 pm:
2/26/2015
2/27/2015
2/28/2015
3/1/2015
3/5/2015
3/6/2015
3/7/2015
3/8/2015
3/12/2015
3/13/2015
3/14/2015
3/15/2015
3/19/2015
3/20/2015
3/21/2015
3/22/2015
3/26/2015
3/27/2015
3/28/2015
3/29/2015

Theater:   New Jersey Repertory Company
Address:   179 Broadway
Long Branch, NJ 07740
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By Car: Take the Garden State Parkway to Exit 105. When you exit you will be on 36 East. Take 36 East to the 7th light (Broadway) and turn right. Take Broadway to the 10th light and turn left onto Liberty. On your left will be the theater's parking lot. Make your next left and turn left again to enter the lot. The theater's rear entrance is well lit under a bright sign. By Train: Take the NJ Transit North Jersey Coast Line to Long Branch. The theater is a short cab ride, or 10-minute walk. If walking, you will be facing 3rd Avenue when you leave the train. (There will be a convenience store across the street and the restaurant Casey Jones. To your left is a Rite-Aid.) Turn left on 3rd and walk to Broadway (about 4 blocks). Cross the intersection and turn right onto Broadway -- the theater is midway down the street, but continue walking around the block. Entrance is in the rear.

Cost:$45 Adults; $40 Seniors
Buy Tickets Online or Call: http://www.njrep.org at 732-229-3166
Presented by: New Jersey Repertory Company         Official Web Site: www.njrep.org