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Tony Glazer's AMERICAN STARE Begins Previews at NJ Rep Tonight, 6/14

New Jersey Repertory Company has announced the world premiere production of American Stare by Tony Glazer, directed by Evan Bergman. American Stare begins preview performances tonight, June 14, 2012 and will celebrate its opening night on Saturday, June 16 at New Jersey Repertory Company (179 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ), running through Sunday, July 22.

American Stare is a ferocious new comedy set in a South Florida trailer park where corporate greed meets its match in a community that will go to any lengths to protect its own. Following the spiraling lives of six people – a widowed woman and her dog, a disabled accused child-predator, and a couple and their teenage daughter, we are challenged to see the world through their eyes – a world led by a broken moral compass, tainted with pervasiveness of special interests.

The cast of American Stare are Summer Crockett Moore (Film: Junction Theatre: Last Summer at Bluefish, NYIT Award, Reading Under the Influence), Becca Ballenger (Little Town Blues , Richard 3 ; American Girls), Trey Gibbons (Ain't That Life: In Short, How I Learned To Drive, NYIT Award), Brad Holbrook ( The Onion News Network, Manchurian Candidate, I Am Legend), LeeAnne Hutchison (Film: Brewsie And Willie, One Fall, Theatre: Septimus And Clarissa, Drama Desk Nom), Shane Patrick Kearns (“Law & Order: SVU,” Blue Collar Boys). The production design team includes Jessica Parks (Set Design), Jill Nagle (Lighting Design), John Emmett O’Brien (Sound Design), Patricia E. Doherty (Costume Design), Jennifer Tardibuono (Stage Manager) and Jessica Parks (Props).

Tony Glazer (Playwright) is an award-winning writer, director and producer, and a Managing Partner and founding member of Choice Films & Choice Theatricals. ( He also serves as both a Managing Member and Board Member of The Private Theatre ( Glazer’s plays have been produced in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Canada and England. He just wrapped production on his first feature film, Junction, which he wrote and directed ( and which Hollywood Studios International now represents. His short film, A Younger Man ( is now in several festivals around the country and has won multiple awards. Glazer's stage plays include Stain, and Safe (both published by Samuel French Inc), The Substance of Bliss (2009 Weissberger Award Winner), In The Daylight and Reading Under the Influence. Glazer’s newest play Everything Must Go will have its premiere the fall with The Private Theatre. Tony received his BFA in Acting from Boston University and studied acting with Maggie Flanigan. Find Tony online at

Evan Bergman (Director) directed the New York and Los Angeles acclaimed production of The Director staring John Shea, The original Off Broadway production of Bobbi Boland, Harris Yulin in The Glass House (Best actor nomination), The Tangled Skirt (2011 Edgar Nomination), Jack Canfora's NNPN award winning play Jericho at New Jersey Rep and also Canfora’s Poetic License at 59E59 in New York City.

The preview week schedule is Thursday, Friday at 2pm & 8PM, Saturday at 3PM. After the opening on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 8PM, the regular performance schedule is Thursday – Friday 8PM; Saturday 3PM & 8PM, Sunday at 2PM.

Tickets are $40 ($35 during previews, $60 opening night with reception) and discounts are available to seniors (65+), students* (full-time 13-25) Groups of 10+ and Veterans* (*with valid ID, not on Saturday nights) available at

Pictured: Summer Crockett Moore, Becca Ballenger, LeeAnne Hutchison, Trey Gibbons, and Shane Patrick Kearns. Photo credit: Suzanne Barabas.

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