(UPPER MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- Welcome to the world of the Bascovs, a Jewish family living in a sprawling Central Park West apartment. In 1980, former movie star Julie Bascov and her sister-in-law Faye bring their families together for their traditional holiday dinner. But tonight, things are not usual. A houseguest has joined the festivities for the first time and he unwittingly – or perhaps by design – insinuates himself into the family drama. Twenty years later, the Bascovs’ seemingly picture-perfect life may be about to crumble. Find out what happens when The Assembled Parties by Richard Greenberg makes its New Jersey premiere at Studio Playhouse in Upper Montclair.
Performances are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm from January 13 through January 28.
The Assembled Parties is directed by Mark Liebert, stage managed by Judi Liebert, and assistant stage managed by Elizabeth Quinones. Tickets are $20 for adults and $17 for students and seniors; discounts available for groups of 20 or more that prepay. Opening night tickets are buy 1, get one 1 free. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 973-744-9752.
Studio Playhouse is located at 14 Alvin Place, off Valley Road near the Acme, in Upper Montclair, NJ.
Photos courtesy of John Fraissinet