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

New Jersey Repertory Company in Long Branch presents
New Jersey Repertory Company in Long Branch presents "All About Eve"

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, October 1-7.

The New Jersey Repertory Co. purchased an unused school building in Long Branch and is in the process of converting the 28,000-square-foot space into a multifaceted arts center. The new West End Arts Center will include spaces for two intimate theatres, along with an art cinema, an art museum, a rooftop café, classrooms, and studios, as well as living spaces for actors, directors, and playwrights who will be working at the Center.

The scheduled festival features “Theatre Brut,” presenting 28 plays—four each night— written especially for the festival and selected from over 400 submissions from around the world, presented in four different performance spaces at the West End Arts Center.  Throughout the festival, there will also be an art gallery show and sale plus a photography exhibition.

Special events being held during the week include: Poetry Night on Oct. 3, with over 40 poets presenting their work, as well as an open mic session; a gala reception for the art and photography exhibitions on Oct. 4; and Music Night on Oct. 5, featuring live performances.

Tickets for the theatre sessions are $50 each. Tickets for Poetry Night and Music Night are $15 each. All tickets come with an additional $1.50 service charge per ticket.  A V.I.P. Festival Pass, giving access to all events throughout the week, costs $300.

For more information, visit njrep.org, or call 732-229-3166

Allen Neuner
Allen Neuner is the theater reviewer at Out in Jersey magazine. Jersey born and raised, Allen went to his first Broadway play in 1957 and has been deliriously in love with live theater ever since. Allen has been accepted into the American Theatre Critics Association, a professional organization of theatre journalists. He has been partnered to music reviewer Bill Realman Stella, with whom he is also deliriously in love, for over 20 years. They live in an over-cluttered house in Somerville.