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Dina Laura's "Pillow Talk" to Debut at Garden State Film Festival

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originally published: 03/09/2022

Dina Laura

(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- Ever awaken to something going bump in the night? Check out Pillow Talk, a short comedic film written by Dina Laura, which makes its worldwide debut as part of the 20th annual Garden State Film Festival at Asbury Hall in the Asbury Hotel, 210 Fifth Avenue in Asbury Park, NJ on Saturday, March 26th at 2:30pm. 

For Lauren, a single gal in New York City, life is never easy, and during a pandemic, it's even more difficult. When she awakens to a loud crash in the middle of the night, Lauren FaceTimes the one person she wants to talk to—her hovering (and smothering) Jewish mother. Staying up all night, they find connection, which is what Lauren needed all along. That, and maybe a little spring cleaning!

The cast includes Dina Laura as Lauren (God Friended Me) and Karen Lynn Gorney (star of Saturday Night Feveropposite John Travolta) as Ma, and is produced by Broadway’s Shawn Arani (CompanyA Christmas Carol) and Tessa Faye Talent, LLC. 

Tickets are available for purchase online.  The Garden State Film Festival has in-person screenings from March 23-27 and then virtual screenings from March 28 to April 3, 2022. For more information on the festival, click here.

Born and bred in New Jersey, Dina Laura is thrilled to be premiering her first film, Pillow Talk, in her home state. An award winning playwright, Elephants and Other Worldly Dilemmas won FringeFav at the New York International Fringe Festival in 2015. Her first full-length play, on the rocks, won the Best Audience Award at the Cherry Lane Studio Theater in NYC as part of the Downtown Urban Theater Festival in 2008. The play subsequently premiered at the Off-Market Theater in San Francisco.  



 
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Thursday, May 19, 2022 @ 7:30pm
Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC)
100 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
category: music

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Ride the Cyclone: The Musical

Thursday, May 19, 2022 @ 7:30pm
McCarter Theatre Center (Berlind Theater)
91 University Place, Princeton, NJ 08540
category: theatre

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An Evening with Philippe Cousteau

Thursday, May 19, 2022 @ 6:30pm
Grunin Center
1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754
category: community

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Your Stage At Any Stage: Open Mic Hosted By Michelle Klein

Thursday, May 19, 2022 @ 7:00pm
Hopewell Theater
5 S. Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, NJ 08525
category: community

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George Street Playhouse presents "A Walk on the Moon"

Thursday, May 19, 2022 @ 2:00pm & 8:00pm
New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC)
11 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
category: theatre

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Into The Woods

Friday, May 20, 2022 @ 8:00pm
Algonquin Arts Theatre
60 Abe Voorhees, Manasquan, NJ 08736
category: theatre

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