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“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...

“The Belle of Amherst”: or, at home with Emily Dickinson

Maureen Silliman’s performance is a tour de force and well worth seeing Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) is one of America’s leading poets. She wrote some 1800...

“Linger” charts the disintegration of a family

Linger is the winner of the 2018 Premiere Play Festival Premiere Stages, Kean University’s professional theatre company, is back again this summer with the world...

The Ritz Theater Company never goes out of style

"You Can't Take It With You" at Ritz TheatreThe Ritz Theater recently put on the period piece "You Can't Take It With You," written by Moss Hart and George Kaufman. Set in 1938 New York City it is about a family who are a group of zany, eccentric creatures that follow their own pursuits based on what they want to do, rather than on what societal norms tell them to do.

 

“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...

“Caged” is a stark drama on the effects of incarceration

Passage Theatre's Caged deserves to be seen There have been many plays about men in prison, usually focusing on the crimes committed or the...

“Crowns”: Glory, hallelujah!

Fifteen years ago, McCarter Theatre Center commissioned writer/actress Regina Taylor to come up with a show based on a book about Southern black women...

“Something Rotten!” is fun for musical aficionados

Theatre review Something Rotten! has a screwy idea at its core. It’s 1595, and William Shakespeare (Matthew Baker) is a rock star of the Elizabethan...

“Detroit ‘67” is a story of police riots and family ties

McCarter Theatre production builds to an emotional climax Last year, playwright Dominique Morisseau treated New Jersey audiences to her gritty play Skeleton Crew about auto...

Menopause the Musical sweetens the pot

Menopause the Musical"Menopause the Musical" was in Trenton at the War Memorial Theater. The four very talented and accomplished women from the national touring company dazzled and delighted the small but vocally appreciative audience for 90 plus minutes with highly entertaining jokes, gags, and of course, music about - what else - Menopause.