New Jersey Rep Announces 2018 Season
NJ Rep has announced their 2018 lineup. Check it out below!
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, directed by Evan Bergman and starring Ames Adamson (Butler), and Jared Michael Delaney (Mad Love) . 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. A world premiere commissioned by NJPAC's Stage Exchange in Association with NJTA and NJRep.
A National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere by Allison Gregory. A savagely-funny play about a summer that changed an adolescent girl forever, told by her grown-up self. The pathos and hubris of her teenage years, the struggle for identity, independence, and authenticity, and the desire to find one's place in a complicated world - all come rushing at us as she takes us on the ride of her life. Directed by Suzanne Barabas and starring Estelle Bajou (The Jag). Join us for pre-show karaoke prior to each performance.
Issi, He Say:
Lucy Chu reflects on her first year as an immigrant in Canada, 1969, when her Chinese family moved in next door to a Japanese-Canadian man who was in an internment camp during World War II. Prejudices and hatred reach a boiling point and teenage Lucy is caught in the middle. A world premiere written by Chloé Hung and directed by Jeff Liu.
After the untimely death of his wife, Orville tries to get on with his life. His father is taking care of the baby, while his boss aggressively tries to comfort him. However, everything changes for Orville when he inadvertently meets the man responsible for his wife's death. A world premiere written by Adam Szymkowicz and directed by Markus Potter.
Wolf at the Door:
In this tale inspired by Latino folk lore and mythology, Isadora finally finds the strength to stand up to her abusive husband, but there is a price she must pay for her courage. A world premiere by Marisela Treviño Orta.
Monday Night Salon Readings:
Monday, January 15 - We Will Not Be Silent by David Meyers, directed by Zoya Kachadurian and featuring Becca Ballenger, Ezra Barnes, Benjamin Satchel. This play? tells the true story of The White Rose and Sophie Scholl, a German college student who led the only act of public resistance to the Nazis during the Second World War. The play is not about the Holocaust, but examines the role that ordinary Germans played in the rise of Hitler. At a time when fascism is resurgent in Europe and across the world, "We Will Not Be Silent" examines the moral strength and clarity that led a group of German students to risk their lives for a righteous, but hopeless, cause. Monday, January 22 - Little Treasons by Jack Canfora, directed by Melanie Sutherland and starring Carol Todd, Robyne Parrish, and Kevin Lowry. Jessie and Jason are considering the prospect of moving in together and taking their relationship to another level, even though Jessie's ex-husband Stephen recently killed himself. That is, until Nicole--Stephen's first wife--shows up at their door and makes some serious claims against Jessie.