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“A Doll’s House, Part 2”: funny, Nora’s back in town

An darkly funny adult comedy at the George Street Playhouse One of the great theatrical games is to imagine just what happened after Nora Helmer...

“The Assignment” focuses on lives interrupted by violence

Luna Stage presents a powerful play that deserves to be seen It’s difficult for me to write a review about a play when I want...

“King Hedley II” speaks of the hope of redemption

Two Rivers Theater production is a gripping play Playwright August Wilson (1945-2005) created an amazing ten-play cycle chronicling the African-American experience in the 20th...

“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...

“Charley’s Aunt”: An old farce, but a ripping good one

STNJ presents a a flat-out funny hit Playwright and actor Brandon Thomas (1848-1914) was quoted in his obituary as having said, “I hoped to go down...

“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...

“The Trial of Donna Caine” examines honor and responsibility

Season opener at George Street Playhouse touches on sexism and racism  George Street Playhouse, on the Cook College campus of Rutgers University in New Brunswick,...

“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...

“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 Color Purple” is a powerful musical tale

The latest Paper Mill production is a show to be savored The Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn opens its 80th Anniversary season with The Color...