(ENGLEWOOD, NJ) -- The Black Box, NJ's prime incubator for new and under produced works by world-class artists, is pleased to kick off the 2022-23 Season with acclaimed playwright/filmmaker Neil LaBute's adaptation of Georg Buchner’s Woyzeck, "in rep" with Cherry Hill by Matt Okin this October! Alternating performances run from October 6th-October 23rd on Thursdays through Sundays at 8:00pm with select Sunday matinees: visit www.blackboxpac.com for the exact schedule and tickets–$30 for Adults, $25 Students/Seniors.
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.
(BORDENTOWN, NJ) -- Pegasus Theatre Company presents God of Carnage from October 7-23 in their new home in Bordentown. The play was written by Yasmina Reza, translation by Christopher Hampton. It was the winner of the 2009 Tony Award and 2009 Olivier Award for Best Play. The production is directed by Peter Bisgaier.
(CRANFORD, NJ) -- Cranford’s CDC Theatre will open its’104th season with the Tony Award winning musical Once On This Island 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. The show runs Friday and Saturday nights from October 7-22.
(PRINCETON, NJ) -- The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater at Princeton University presents Affecting Expression, a new queer tragicomedy by Princeton alum Eliana Cohen-Orth. The play tells the tale of three queer women from history — actress Charlotte Cushman, writer Matilda Hays, and sculptor Hatty Hosmer — as they navigate their intersecting artistic paths and the complexities of their relationships with each other and within the increasingly unreliable walls of their home. The production is directed by Princeton senior Eliyana Abraham and features senior Rosemary Paulson. Performances, which are free and open to the public, are Friday and Saturday, October 7 and 8 at 8:00pm and Sunday, October 9 at 2:00pm in the Wallace Theater at the Lewis Arts complex on the Princeton campus; no tickets are required.
(MT TABOR, NJ) -- Back by Popular Demand - Mt Tabor ART's Collaborative presents Jordan Wolfe’s Night of the Living Dead! The Musical! on October 7th and October 9th at 7:00pm at The Tabernacle. This is a sidesplitting rock n' roll comedy sendup of the legendary 1968 zombie film.
(HACKETTSTOWN, NJ) -- Centenary Stage Company’s Fringe Festival returns for the 2022-2023 season. Kicking off the Fringe Festival is the Parallel Exit production of The Artist will be With You in a Moment running October 13 through 16. This tells the story of a comic everyman is on a never-ending quest to be understood. His audience awaits. Fill in the blanks in this multimedia event that asks us to investigate where the artist's journey ends and the audience's begins. An immersive audience experience in a solo comic performance as an artist, performer, and clown. A creative force who "can get laughs simply by breathing" (The New York Times).
(TRENTON, NJ) -- It's 1959. Chris, a local DJ, gets word that legendary jazz and blues musician Lonnie Johnson is working a low-wage job at a Philly hotel, forgotten. Once found, Lonnie, an early guitar hero who influenced the likes of Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, T-Bone Walker, Django Reinhardt, Charlie Christian, B.B. King, and Eric Clapton, is reluctant to return to an industry that exploited and segregated his work before casting him aside. As the two men meet, conflicts arise, forcing each to reconcile issues of authenticity, injustice, and legacy. Based on a true story, Blues in My Soul is a celebration of an unsung American legend and the music that inspired generations. Presented by Passage Theatre Company in Trenton, New Jersey, this production explores the profound connections that can be made through the catalytic power of art.
(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..
(HACKETTSTOWN, NJ) -- Centenary Stage Company’s Young Audience Series returns for the 2022-2023 season with A Year with Frog and Toad October 14 through 17. Performances will take place in the Little Theatre of the Centenary University campus located at 400 Jefferson St. Hackettstown, NJ. A Year with Frog and Toad tells the story of two friends, the cheerful and popular Frog, and the rather grumpy Toad.