(LONG BRANCH,NJ) -- New Jersey Repertory Company has announced a new performance series, One Night Stand. These special engagements are an eclectic array of fun, one-night-only, engagements. One Night Stand compliments the already robust offerings from New Jersey Repertory Company, including a Monday Night Salon Reading Series, an Annual Subscription Series, a month-long Pride Festival, a one-act-play Theatre Brut Festival, and on-going art and photography exhibits at their West End Arts Gallery.
Monday, February 6, 2023 - The Vole Sisters invite you to a Particular and Intimate Evening of Mystic Spiritualism. Shows at 7:00pm and 9:00pm. Fatima and Elsbeth Vole welcome you to their very real and not fake at all séance! Do you have a dearly departed you’d like to talk to? Any burning existential questions that only a true psychic medium can answer? Join Double D (Graceann Dorse and Nannette Deasy) as the legendary Vole Sisters in this mostly improvised, partly scripted, audience participatory, completely hilarious paranormal comedy. But watch out, we just might be visited by some very real spirits who want to set the record straight! Tickets are $30.
Wednesday, February 22, 2023 - The Weeks and Person Quintet. An evening of Jazz with shows at 7:00pm and 8:30pm. Drummer Dan Weeks and bassist Joseph M. Peterson formed the Weeks and Peterson Quintet in late 2021 to perform original jazz and underplayed classics from the hard-bop repertoire. Currently, the band is concentrating on the music of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Hank Mobley, and Roy Hargrove. In addition to compositions by Mobley and Hargrove, the quintet features music by Cedar Walton, Bobby Timmons, and New Jersey's own Wayne Shorter—all of whom were members of the Jazz Messengers. Tickets are $30.
Visit njrep.org or call 732.229.3166 for tickets.
New Jersey Repertory Company is located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch, New Jersey. NJREP was founded in 1997 by SuzAnne and Gabor Barabas. Its current central headquarters is the Lumia Theater. The theater’s mission is to develop and produce new plays and to make a lasting contribution to the American Stage. Over two decades NJ Rep has produced 150 plays of which 125 have been world premieres. The theater has the additional distinction of having had many of its plays produced by other theaters around the country totaling over 200 subsequent productions in the U.S. and overseas. In 2012 and 2018 NJ Rep was the recipient of a National Theater Company Grant from the American Theater Wing that sponsors the annual Tony Awards for Broadway in recognition of its contribution to the repertoire of the American Stage. Only seven theaters have had this distinction. In addition, the theater has presented over 400 developmental readings as well as introduced 136 new works through its Theatre Brut Short-Play Festivals that focus on visionary and avant-garde works. In May 2016, NJ Rep acquired a new property, a 28,000 square foot school situated on 2 ½ acres and located just five minutes from its Main Stage Lumia Theater and two blocks from the Jersey Shore. The theater plans on gradually transforming the school in stages into a cultural center that will house additional performance spaces, an art cinema, an art museum, a rooftop café, an arts education wing, and residences for out-of-town actors and playwrights. When completed, the center will present a wide array of programs in acting, playwriting, art, sculpture, poetry, music, and photography and will serve as a catalyst for economic development and as the foundation for the cultural renaissance of the community. NJRep thanks the following for their support: The Shubert Foundation, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, New Jersey State Council on the Arts, SBA Shuttered Venues Program, The Stone Foundation of New Jersey, New Jersey CRF, NJEDA, JENNJOE Fund, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, OceanFirst Foundation, Princeton Area Community Foundation, Manasquan Bank, Community Foundation of New Jersey, Monmouth County CARES, Investors Bank Foundation, Jewish Communal Fund, Darien Family Fund, Vasi Laurence, Caroline Huber, Caryl Sills and Linda Mitchell.