“Foster Mom” keeps you guessing throughout

Premiere Stages, Kean University’s professional theater company, is proving to be a home of strong contemporary drama. Foster Mom, chosen from more than 400 submissions as...

“All About Eve” benefits new arts center in Long Branch 

All About Eve, the title and theme of a week-long arts festival benefiting the West End Arts Center, will be held in Long Branch,...

CDC Theatre presents “Standing On Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays”

An exciting special event has been planned for the 99th season at CDC Theatre in Cranford, the oldest continuously producing community theatre in New Jersey....

“F Theory” explores the nature of friendship

It’s unusual in theater-going to see two powerful, well-written new plays back to back. It is rarer still to see them performed by the...

“Skeleton Crew” is a slice of recession-era Detroit

Some of the most powerful, creative drama today can be found at theatres throughout New Jersey. Skeleton Crew, at Premiere Stages on the Kean University campus...

“The Bungler” fumbles its way to hilarity

Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, better known as Molière, is considered one of the masters of stage comedy. His string of farces – including Tartuffe, The Misanthrope, and The Imaginary Invalid – created...

“Halftime With Don” is a strongly written and powerfully delivered drama

One of the perks of writing theater reviews is that on rare occasions, one is privileged to watch the birth of a powerful new...

“Midsummer Night’s Dream” is mirthful pleasure at Shakespeare Theatre

Many know Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream from one of its film adaptations, such as the 1999 version with a cast headed by Kevin...

“Mary Poppins”: You’ll believe a nanny can fly!

Mary Poppins has, since P.L. Travers created her in 1934, captured the imagination of generations of both children and adults. Best known to modern...

“The Merchant of Venice” is a troubling play

Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice is ranked among his comedies, though it is not as raucous as The Comedy of Errors or The Taming of the Shrew, nor...