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(JERSEY CITY) -- HONOUR: Confessions of a Mumbai Courtesan, an award-winning and acclaimed solo-show that portrays life in India’s Red light District, is the next play in the Borderless series at Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC). Starring Dipti Mehta, there will be one performance on Sunday, February 26 at 4:00pm at Merseles Studios. A talk-back with the audience will follow the performance.... READ ON

Anyone showing up to a theater with a ticket is coming to hear a story be told. Anyone attending “Box of Stories” at The Growing Stage is going to see a play about storytelling. Yes, it’s kind of meta. But this new children’s show, making its world premiere in Netcong through February 19, is all about the importance of the art of storytelling, the practice that defines theater and the impact it has on society.... READ ON

(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) — George Street Playhouse promotes American Son as a story ripped from today’s headlines. The play, by Christopher Demos-Brown, is a chilling look at a family’s nightmare — a situation involving their son, an abandoned car, and the police — and how the world sees an 18 year old black man.... READ ON

(PRINCETON, NJ) -- Princeton University’s Council of the Humanities and Lewis Center for the Arts present "Born Traveling: Dacia Maraini in a Belknap Global Conversation with Jhumpa Lahiri and Alessandro Giammei." The event will feature a reading by award-winning writer and activist Dacia Maraini in Italian with English supertitles followed by a conversation in English with faculty members Alessandro Giammei and Jhumpa Lahiri. The reading and conversation will take place at 4:30pm on Wednesday, February 22 in McCormick Hall Room 101 on the Princeton University campus. This event is free and open to the public; a reception will follow.... READ ON








(UNION, NJ) -- Travel through the centuries and defy the boundaries of love, gender, and time with Orlando, a new play based on Virginia Woolf's gender-hopping novel Orlando: A Biography and presented by Kean University's Theatre Conservatory. The play, adapted by Sarah Ruhl, runs February 17-25 in the Zella Fry Theatre.... READ ON

(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- George Street Playhouse's Annual Gala Benefit, which takes place on Sunday, April 2 at 5:00pm, will honor Artistic Director David Saint with the Arthur Laurents Award for Distinguished Artistic Achievement in celebration of his 20th season as the Playhouse’s Artistic Director. In addition, The Thomas H. Kean Arts Advocacy Award will be bestowed upon Marlene and Tony Volpe, longtime supporters of George Street Playhouse, by the award’s namesake, Governor Kean.... READ ON

(SUMMIT, NJ) -- Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, professional Theatre in Residence at the Oakes Center in Summit, will hold its Dreamcatcher Junior summer theatre program for students aged 10 to 17 from July 10 through July 28, 2017. Dreamcatcher’s program is a three-week theatre experience which combines training, in which students build skills and study with theatre professionals in a variety of subjects, with the opportunity for students to create and perform their own play. The program will be held Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 pm (with a special performance July 28 at 7:00 pm) at Dreamcatcher’s home at the Oakes Center, 120 Morris Avenue in Summit.... READ ON

(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- George Street Playhouse has announced the cast of Bad Jews, the smash hit comedy by Joshua Harmon, on stage March 21-April 9, 2017, at the New Brunswick theatre. The cast will feature Maddie Jo Landers (TV’s Boardwalk Empire, Royal Pains), Laura Lapidus (Bad Jews in Chicago and Washington, DC; TV’s Chicago PD), Alec Silberblatt (New York productions of The Cherry Orchard and Graduation Day) and Amos VanderPoel (Delivery Man with Vince Vaughn, TV’s Mozart in the Jungle). Jessica Stone, who appeared in the Broadway revivals of Anything Goes (2011) and Grease (1994) and has gone on to helm many productions, makes her GSP directorial debut with Bad Jews. ... READ ON

(HOBOKEN, NJ) -- Mile Square Theatre (MST) presents Sarah Weber Gallo/dancetheatre’s The Magic Hour from March 2 to March 5, 2017. In this ecstatic new dance theatre work, performers fling themselves through a scary/happy/sad dreamscape in search of how to be, how to make an impact, and how to fade away. The Magic Hour attacks the existential problem of unstoppable time with ferocious energy as the performers grasp at immortality. ... READ ON

Rockaway Junior Players, a theater group for young actors lead by Reesa Jenkins, finds a new home in the Town of Dover just in time for Mayor James P. Dodd’s “Year of the Youth” initiative. The group will now be known as Dover Little Theatre’s Junior Players. Dover Little Theatre has partnered with Dover’s Recreation Department to bring children’s theater to the youth of Dover. Young people will be given the opportunity to learn the many facets of Community Theater from performance to backstage.... READ ON


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