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Now playing through Aug. 18, 2019 is The Rainmaker at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. This play is inspiring and very enjoyable to watch. There is just something special about this production that totally held my interest. The story is one for the ages as it involves struggles many people go through in their lives. It is both moving and enchanting as it gives hope to anyone who doubts their own virtues and gifts. A brilliant cast performs, and the staging is very well done.... READ ON

We recently spoke with director Brian B. Crowe and the cast of The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s production of William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged) – Connor Carew, Jonathan Finnegan, and Ryan Woods. Written by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor of the Reduced Shakespeare Company, this play features many of Shakespeare’s beloved characters colliding onstage – in this case, the outdoor Greek Theatre in Morris Township. The play runs through August 4, and tickets are free for anyone under 18! Read the full interview and find out what four veterans of live Shakespeare have to say about this irreverent and hilarious tribute to the Bard.... READ ON

Long before “fake news” entered our lexicon, it was called propaganda. And in the Soviet Union, circa 1938, it was the grease that kept Stalin’s machinery of terror in motion. Memoirs of a Forgotten Man by D.W. Gregory is a play that takes us to a world where justice is arbitrary and freedom as we know it does not exist. It involves a Soviet journalist with the gift of total recall. A psychologist seeking to rehabilitate herself.  A government censor with a secret past. Over two decades their fates become entwined as victims and collaborators in Stalin’s campaign to rewrite public memory. ... READ ON

Timestorm, which launches on August 1st, is a fiction podcast revolving around 12 year old twins Alexa and Beni Ventura who are yanked into another dimension. There they meet a distant cousin who gives them an extraordinary mission: travel through time to preserve their culture’s true history.... READ ON

(MADISON, NJ)  — The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ) continues its 57th season, entitled Incredible Journeys, with The Rainmaker by N. Richard Nash. Directed by Artistic Director Bonnie J. Monte, this compelling story of love and hope has captivated audiences since it hit the stage in 1954. Performances run from July 31 – August 18.... READ ON

(MADISON, NJ) -- The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ) continues their 2019 season, entitled Incredible Journeys, with their popular summer tradition, a production on their Outdoor Stage located on the campus of the College of Saint Elizabeth in Convent Station. Now through August 4th, The Theatre will stage Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor’s newest, hilarious riff on the Bard, William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged), which will feature a trio of versatile actors who take on the daunting challenge of playing scores of characters from all of Shakespeare’s plays in under two hours — from Richard III to Juliet in an irreverent and delightfully outrageous manner.... READ ON

(UNION, NJ) — It’s easy to deny what you don’t see.  That’s one of several themes in Tammy Ryan’s wonderful new play The Wake, which is being presented by Premiere Stages now through July 28th.  The play, which won the 2019 Premiere Play Festival, deals with issues involving family, marital problems, nature, the environment and climate change.  In each area, it’s clear that problems are easier to overlook when you don’t see them directly.... READ ON

Maggie and Rosemary rent a beach house in Florida to scatter their sister’s ashes six months after she loses her battle with cancer. They soon find themselves and their partners staring down a hurricane. As the storm begins to rage, strange encounters with wildlife signal something more is going on. The premise may appear rather dark, but playwright Tammy Ryan views her latest work as a comedy.... READ ON

East Lynne Theater Company’s production of the supernatural mystery “Summerland,” directed by Tom Byrn, is running now through July 20th at The First Presbyterian Church of Cape May. Written by Alaskan playwright Arlitia Jones, “Summerland” is a spooky work of historical fiction, based on a real case that went before the Court of Special Sessions in New York City in 1869. ... READ ON

Full of plotting, power struggles and murder, William Shakespeare's “Macbeth” is now playing at the Kelsey Theatre. Join Jesse and Dave in West Windsor to hear more about this spooky show.... READ ON

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