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,...
Last weekend to take The JAG for a spin. Another impressive world premiere from NJ Rep in Long Branch. The set alone is worth the ride. The cast makes the ride unforgettable.
The aura ran madcap through the hallways at The Pit Loft Sunday night where Solocom was in full swing for the fourth straight day. Tell me another time when the words “Make sure your cell phones are turned on” began a show.
Sometimes you see something you wish everyone could see. I’m thinking not only of playwright Donald Steele’s writing, which is always engaging, but also of how it was staged tonight, in an elegant apartment in the west village, where actors Shauna Bloom and John Lampe plied their trade in the most noteworthy fashion.
We do love Emma Horton for her genuineness. We know who Garret is and we understand Aurora. In “Terms of Endearment” a familiar story comes to the stage at 59E59 Theaters.
It may be the intimacy of the theater on Broadway in Long Branch, NJ that reminds you that there is so much more that goes into creating a successful production than the actors and how they deliver the lines in the script.
On Governor’s Island, the surrealist painter Magritte’s house is for sale. You are invited to an open house, moving through the two-story dwelling where you will meet the artist, his wife, his lover, his wife’s lover, his dead mother, a certain Mr. Fish, and the memory of his father whose recent death has triggered the sale.
A unique experience: Shakespeare in the Parking Lot brings you the Merchant of Venice, perhaps Shakespeare’s most problematic play. Runs through August 13.
It’s hard to imagine anything about the Civil War being funny, but BUTLER, inspired by true events, has shown us just that in an intelligent, dramatic way.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream runs thru July 24. Shakespeare in the Parking Lot — in a city full of peculiar sights, something so sublime as a play in something so pedestrian as a parking lot stops every passerby.
… there is nothing pedestrian and nothing accidental about the success of this play, from the usual, meticulous NJ Rep set through the script and direction which give the characters clear, distinct voices – a whirlwind of viewpoints – that their excellent performances eagerly embrace.
NICE T!TS… with humor and humanity, Amy Marcs tells her cancer story of loss and rejuvenation in this one-woman show. One more chance to see it — May 19.
Who are you and why are you here? This question forms by turns in each character’s mind as the dialogue advances with intrigue through Villainous Company. It runs through June 5 at New Jersey Repertory Company in Long Branch.
SIX CHARACTERS, inspired by Pirandello, uses art objects and words to explore family dynamics.
The funny thing about love is the funny turns it takes. That’s the unavoidable truth at the heart of FOR WORSE – the current world premiere to come out of The New Jersey Repertory Company in Long Branch. It runs through April 10.