Monday, July 26, 2010

MORE ABOUT TWO RIVERS THEATER COMPANY'S 2010-2011 SEASON

Single tickets for Two River Theater Company's 2010-2011 season are now on sale, but special discounts apply only through Saturday, July 31.

PURCHASE:
6 or more tickets and receive 10% Off
10 or more tickets and receive 15% Off
15 or more tickets and receive 20% Off

This offer is only available by calling 732.345.1400 or visiting the box office.
Regular priced tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at 732.345.1400.

THE SEASON

INTIMATE APPAREL by Lynn Nottage
Directed by Seret Scott
September 21—October 10, 2010

Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage's vivid tale is set among the bustle of New York in the early part of the 20th century. Esther, a talented African-American seamstress, crafts stunning undergarments for women from the brothels to the Upper East Side. Shimmering with vital and memorable characters, this is a powerful and moving tale of romance, independence, acceptance and what lies just under our outer appearances.

OPUS, by Michael Hollinger
Directed by Matthew Arbour
October 26–November 14, 2010

Making great art is never easy. Making it in perfect harmony might just be impossible. When one member of an esteemed string quartet is fired days before the most important performance of their career, the others must quickly find a replacement. Personalities clash, tensions rise, and the musicians grapple with how far they will go to achieve excellence. This play—about the shockingly difficult dynamics of a string quartet—has been called "vibrant," "astounding," and "truly remarkable." It is a passionate, smart, funny and moving story that resonates with the creative artist in all of us.

CHARLOTTE'S WEB
Adapted from the book by E.B. White by Joseph Robinette
Directed by Matt Pfeiffer
December 7, 2010–January 2, 2011

You grew up with it. Your kids love it. Now see it brought spectacularly and imaginatively to life onstage. With adults, kids, and puppets, too! Celebrate the true meaning of friendship and family with Charlotte the spider, Wilbur the pig, and all the humans and animals on the Zuckerman farm. From the director of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, this is perfect holiday experience to share with your whole family.

A THOUSAND CLOWNS by Herb Gardner
Directed by Davis McCallum
February 1–February 10, 2011

An uproarious, subversive and delightful comedy about a whip-smart kid who lives with his far-from-conventional uncle in 1960s New York. When child services knocks on his door, Uncle Murray is forced to make a decision: hold on to the kid, or hold on to his life of free-spirited fun. A Tony Award-winner and classic movie with Jason Robards, this heart-warming tale is brought to the Two River stage with humor, vigor and a fresh new spirit.


CANDIDA by George Bernard Shaw
March 22–April 10, 2011

Candida seems the perfect woman—smart, spirited, loving, and capable. She is married to Morell, an eloquent and passionate preacher. But when she brings home a fervent young poet who falls in love with her, a battle ensues to secure her heart. Which man will win her? Or will they both lose? This witty ode to love, faith, beauty and strong women truly defines the word “classic. (Editor's note: If you loved STNJ's Arms & the Man—also by Shaw—you'll probably love this play, one of his most beloved and most successful comedies, too.)


JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS
Production conception, English lyrics, and additional material by Eric Blau and Mort Shuman
Based on Jacques Brel's lyrics and commentary
Music by Jacques Brel
May 17–June 5, 2011

Naughty, funny, dark, and romantic…this is a spectacular, twisty, and intoxicating revue of the work of singer-songwriter Jacques Brel. Over half a century after they were written, Brel’s songs retain their edgy vibe in a show The New York Times calls “a potent mixture of romanticism and cynicism, world-weariness and jaunty whimsy.” If you've seen it before, you've never seen it like this. If you've never seen it, it's about time!

Two River Theater Company — 21 Bridge Avenue, Red Bank, NJ  07701 — 732.345.1400 — trtc.org