Emmy Winner Kim Zimmer Stars in New Play OLD LOVE NEW LOVE at Luna Stage, Beginning Today

Luna Stage welcomes Emmy-Award winning actress Kim Zimmer in the world premiere of OLD LOVE NEW LOVE by Laura Brienza, the final show in the company's 2016-2017 season. The production opens tonight, April 15.

Ms. Zimmer is best known for her portrayal of Reva Shayne on Guiding Light where she received four Lead Actress Emmy Awards along with eleven nominations, but she is also an accomplished stage actress. She recently wrapped up a record-breaking tour with the first national company of Wicked. Other favorite regional and Off-Broadway credits include: Four Dogs And A Bone, Love, Loss, And What I Wore, Blood Brothers, Gypsy, Sunset Boulevard, Dirty Blonde, Curtains, Shirley Valentine and Lost Boy Found At Whole Foods. Other television credits include Seinfeld, Designing Women, Models, Inc., MacGyver, One Life To Live, The Doctors and Santa Barbara.

Film credits include 23 Blast, Body Heat, Freshmen Father, Keeping Secrets and Trench Coat In Paradise. Ms. Zimmer's experience in Daytime T.V. spans 32 years and is chronicled in her best selling memoir " I'm Just Saying!".

She is a graduate of Hope College and The American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, as well as an Essex County resident. Her appearance in OLD LOVE NEW LOVE marks her Luna Stage debut.

OLD LOVE NEW LOVE by Laura Brienza opens to previews on Thursday, April 7th, and runs Thursdays through Sundays until May 8th. Opening night is Friday, April 15th. Tickets range from $27-$37 dollars. Group sales available. $10 Student Rush tickets available one half-hour before curtain. Individual tickets can be purchased at lunastage.org, or at the box office Tues.-Fri. 10:30am-3pm (973-395-5551).

OLD LOVE NEW LOVE is a funny, moving, and life-affirming play about the challenges of caring for loved ones with Alzheimer's Disease. It tells the story of a mother and a daughter navigating the choppy waters of infidelity under very different circumstances: Gloria's husband Colin has fallen for another Alzheimer's patient at the facility where he resides. Michelle's husband Matt has strayed after losing a local election and wrestling with his unfulfilled ambitions. A play about what we can't remember and what we can forgive, OLD LOVE NEW LOVE celebrates the lengths we go to in order to honor the lives of those we have loved.

Joining Ms. Zimmer in the cast of OLD LOVE NEW LOVE are Ava Eisenson, Alfred Gingold, Christopher Halladay, Jane Mandel, Claire McClanahan and Thom Molyneaux.

Luna Stage is a small but mighty professional theatre company located in Essex County, NJ, just under 15 miles from New York City. Throughout the past 23 years, the company has earned a national reputation for developing and producing outstanding new plays and timely revivals and for taking on challenging and provocative subject matters in their work.

A proud member of Valley Arts, Luna Stage is located at 555 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ 07052. The theatre is handicapped accessible and offers assistive listening devices.



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