BWW Review: MAD LOVE at NJ Rep-A Very Entertaining Modern Comedy
"People can surprise you. Their better nature can win out."
From MAD LOVE
Metro area audiences will fall for the new contemporary comedy, Mad Love now on stage at New Jersey Repertory Company (NJ Rep) through November 20th. The play is written by Marisa Smith, the author of Saving Kitty. The show enjoys great direction by Evan Bergman and features a talented cast. Mad Love is a very appealing, yet thought provoking piece of theatre. This is the 115th production that has premiered at NJ Rep thanks to Artistic Director, Suzanne Barabas and Executive Producer Gabor Barabas.
In Mad Love, Sloane Hudson, a wealthy young professional woman, doesn't believe she will ever fall in love but wants a child. She decides that the man she has been casually dating, Brandon is a very suitable sperm donor. Brandon, a middle school teacher, is not at all interested in being a part of Sloane's plan. He also has family issues that include living with his brother Doug, who is dealing with a brain injury and has fallen in love with a hooker from the Ukraine, Katerina. And it is Doug and Sloane who find an unexpected connection having attended Cornell University where they experienced separate life-changing events at the same fraternity. Mad Love delves into relationships and commitment with just the right blend of humor and drama. It is a show about very real people that will surely resonate with a broad audience.
The cast includes Jared Michael Delaney as Doug; Alex Trow as Sloane; Graham Techler as Brandon and Brittany Proia as Katerina. They master the fast-paced dialogue and the mood of the show's interesting, wholly retable situations.
The Creative Team has brought Mad Love life with scenic design by Jessica Parks; lighting design by Jill Nagle; costume design by Patricia E. Doherty and technical direction by Brian P. Snyder. Merek Royce Press is the Sound Designer and Webmaster and Jennifer Tardibuono is the Stage Manager.
See Mad Love while it is on the Long Branch Stage. The intimate theatre space is the perfect place for you to enjoy this wonderful story with its clever twists and turns.
Mad Love will be performed at New Jersey Repertory Company through Sunday, November 20th. The show runs for 90 minutes with no intermission. The theatre is located at 179 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ 07740. For tickets and more information, visit www.njrep.org or call 732.229.3166.
Photo Credit: Suzanne Barabas