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“Simpatico” is less than perfect Shepard

Sam Shepard was one of this country’s leading playwrights, as well as an esteemed actor and director. His death earlier this year deprived the...

“A Raisin in the Sun”: Who gets the keys to the...

Two River Theatre in Red Bank has mounted a moving production of Lorraine Hansberry’s 1959 play, A Raisin in the Sun, to begin their...

“What the Butler Saw” doesn’t quite pull off its finely written...

British playwright Joe Orton’s career was ended all too soon when he was murdered by his lover, Kenneth Halliwell, in 1967 at age 34. What...

“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...
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