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Friday, May 27, 2022

“The Forest” is a sorrowful, humorous play about life changes

The physical production rises to NJ Rep’s usual level of brilliance The New Jersey Repertory Company has never been one to shy away from plays...

“Murder on the Orient Express” successfully blends farce, suspense, and death

Most people up until now would recall Murder on the Orient Express, Agatha Christie’s mystery set on a luxury trans-European express train, from the 1974 film...

“The Calling” tackles questions about the mercy of God

The New Jersey Repertory Co. in Long Branch kicks off its 2018 season with The Calling, a two-character one-act play that has, at its core, age-old...

“Roan @ the Gates” fails to get its point across convincingly

Luna Stage’s first production of the year falls short It hurts to say it, but Luna Stage’s first production of the year and their only...

“The Wake” is a study in family relationships tinged with black...

New production at Premier Stages is a must see Premiere Stages at Kean University in Union kicks off its 15th season with The Wake, winner of...

“Wolf at the Door” is a scary, cautionary Mexican legend

The world premiere of Wolf at the Door  The New Jersey Repertory Company closes out its 2018 season with the world premiere of Wolf at...

“Pirira”: Parallel stories, converging

Go and see Pirira at Luna Stage It is rare to find a play where a familiar structure is given a unique twist which is so...

“Trying” paints a poignant picture of a cross-generational friendship

Trying at George Street Playhouse The word “trying” has many definitions. It can mean testing the limits of, as in “trying one’s patience.” It...

“Beautiful” is a pop music ride courtesy of Carole King

The show is based on the life and music of the pop legend   The State Theatre in New Brunswick took us on a ride through...

“The Immigrant” is a grandson’s tribute to his grandparents

George Street production is an antidote to modern-day fears of the “other” Playwrights Mark Harelik and Randal Myler honor Harelik’s grandparents, refugees from Russian pogroms...