Author: Raphael Badagliacca


So it’s “Halftime with Don” — the newest play at NJ Repertory Company in Long Branch. Time to review the game plan, and consider the players. If there is a reflective moment in an undertaking as intensely physical as football, halftime is it.

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& Juliet

Casting makes the play. & Juliet – the newest world premiere from New Jersey Repertory Company – is a play about casting, but we’re never entirely sure who’s playing which part. Runs thru June 4th.

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“Love Letters” is a love letter to letters themselves. Dan Lauria and Wendie Malick render the handwritten voices of their iconic characters with subtlety, humor, and honesty at a 3-night benefit for NJ Repertory Company in Long Branch.

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Multiple Family Dwelling

What are we saying when we talk? And what are we not saying?

Multiple Family Dwelling, another world premiere at the New Jersey Repertory Company in Long Branch, is about the things we are careful not to say in our conversations, and how, inevitably, they all come out.

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By Raphael Badagliacca Theater is about risk-taking. If your play is about an actual person, the stakes are higher. If the span of your subject’s life is so recent that it overlaps the lives of members of your audience, then the stakes go even higher. If you dare to stage a fictional encounter designed to capture and express the essence of the human being, then all of your chips are on the table. Kunstler excels at every level, bringing alive not only a famous character, but the era in which he lived and the controversies in which he played...

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