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Zara Phillips No-Holds Barred

by Shen Shellenberger, JerseyArts.com - published 2022-10-06

British-born New Jersey-resident Zara Phillips – wearer of multiple hats like singer-songwriter, author, playwright, filmmaker, public speaker and adoptee rights advocate – will present the U.S. premiere of her current one-woman play, "Somebody's Daughter," based on the 2018 book of the same name Saturday, Oct. 21, at Hopewell Theater and again Saturday, Dec. 10, at Outpost in the Burbs.


The Shakespeare Theatre presents Two One-Act Gems by Alice Childress

(MADISON, NJ) -- The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ) will bring two very different but superb one-act plays, Florence and Mojo, by Alice Childress to its Main Stage. Alice Childress, often acknowledged as the only 20th-century African-American woman to have written, produced, and published plays for four decades, was at the height of her powers in the 1950s and 60s. Her broad literary universe spanned over 40 years and earned her a Pulitzer Prize nomination for her novel A Short Walk. Florence and Mojo will be on the Main Stage from October 26 – November 13.  



Premiere Stages presents "Certain Aspects of Conflict in the Negro Family"

(UNION, NJ) -- Premiere Stages at Kean University presents the premiere production of Certain Aspects of Conflictin the Negro Family by Ty Lie Shider, the recepient of the 2021/22 Liberty Live Commission, on October 13-23 under the tent at Kean University’s Liberty Hall Museum (1003 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ.).  Tensions reach an all-time high between Newark residents and police, racial and civil unrest begins spilling into Plainfield, New Jersey in the Long Hot Summer of 1967. Clif and Peach moved their family to Plainfield for the promise of a better future, but as the riots begin, the family contemplates a return to the South..



PHOTOS from "Once On This Island" at CDC Theatre

by John Posada - published 2022-10-03

(CRANFORD, NJ) -- Cranford’s CDC Theatre is presenting the Tony Award winning musical Once On This Island on Friday and Saturday nights from October 7-22. The play comes from the award winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Seussical, Anastasia, Ragtime). This highly original and theatrical Caribbean adaptation of the popular fairy tale, The Little Mermaid, earned eight Tony nominations for its Broadway run, including Best Musical, Book and Score. Photographer John Posada was at a rehearsal to take photos.



PHOTOS from "Murder on the Orient Express" at Surflight Theatre

by John Posada - published 2022-10-02

(BEACH HAVEN, NJ) -- All aboard! The exotic Orient Express is hurtling down the tracks to a murder! Surflight Theatre is presenting Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express (adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig) now through October 9th.  Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.



A Look at the Language of “Her Portmanteau” at George Street Playhouse

by Charles Paolino - published 2022-10-02

Most of us who see the play that opens the season at the George Street Playhouse—“Her Portmanteau” by Mfoniso Udofia—will be hearing the Ibibio language of Nigeria for the first time.



Centenary Stage welcomes Mikaela Kafka as Director of Women Playwright Series

(HACKETTSTOWN, NJ) -- After leading the Women Playwright Series through 30 years of growth and excitement, Catherine Rust is happy to now hand the reins to their talented artistic colleague and WPS committee member, Mikaela Kafka.  



PHOTOS from "Bonnie & Clyde" at StageWorks

by John Posada - published 2022-09-30

(POMPTON LAKES, NJ) -- StageWorks at Studio 237 is presenting Bonnie & Clyde from September 29 to October 9. Adrift in the Depression-era Southwest, Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker embark on a life of crime. They mean no harm. They crave adventure -- and each other. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.



Cultures and Kin Clash in Family Drama "Her Portmanteau" at George Street Playhouse

by Jesse North & Dave Tavani, JerseyArts.com - published 2022-09-29

A story about a mother and her daughters, split by cultures. In “Her Portmanteau,” a George Street Playhouse production on stage at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center Oct. 11 — 30, we follow a Nigerian-American family trying to reunite amid the stark differences of lifestyles and values when relatives are spread across continents.



PHOTOS from "Soft Animals" at Vivid Stage

by John Posada - published 2022-09-29

(SUMMIT, NJ) -- Vivid Stage, in residence at Oakes Center at 120 Morris Avenue in Summit, will present a world premiere production of Soft Animals by Erin Mallon from September 29 through October 9. Soft Animals is a comedy with heart that asks, what would your life be like if you couldn’t feel physical pain? What if your body had a mind of its own? What if you never fell asleep? How about if you remembered every single thing you’ve ever felt, thought or experienced? Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.







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The Wolves

Thursday, October 06, 2022 @ 7:30pm
McCarter Theatre Center (Berlind Theater)
91 University Place, Princeton, NJ 08540
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NELLA

Thursday, October 06, 2022 @ 7:30pm
Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC)
100 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
category: music


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THE PRICE OF SILENCE: Film + Dessert & Discussion

Thursday, October 06, 2022 @ 7:00pm
Hopewell Theater
5 S. Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, NJ 08525
category: film


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The Caretaker

Thursday, October 06, 2022 @ 8:00pm
Shakespeare Theatre Of NJ - F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre
36 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940
category: theatre


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Vivid Stage presents "Soft Animals"

Thursday, October 06, 2022 @ 8:00pm
Oakes Center
120 Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901
category: theatre


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We+They=Us! Art Exhibit Celebrates Latin and Hispanic Artists in Rahway

Thursday, October 06, 2022 @ 1:00pm
The Gallery Space
1670 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ 07065
category: art


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Motor City Revue

Friday, October 07, 2022 @ 6:00pm
Brook Arts Center
10 Hamilton Street, Bound Brook, NJ 08805
category: music


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Bettye LaVette & Raul Midón

Friday, October 07, 2022 @ 8:00pm
South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC)
One Sopac Way, South Orange, NJ 07079
category: music


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