Tuesday, July 6, 2010


In celebration of its quarter century-long journey, Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey has chosen three journeys taken by some intrepid women who learn important things about themselves and the world around them.

Lost Boy Found at Whole Foods by Tammy Ryan
An optimistic "Lost Boy" from Sudan meets a suburban mother in desperate need of adventure. What begins as an unlikely friendship soon becomes an unbreakable bond that leads them toward a better understanding of their place in the world. (appropriate for ages 11 and up)

September 2–19, 2010

A co-production with Premiere Stages, in partnership with Kean University Human Rights Institute. All shows will be performed at the Zella Fry Theatre on the campus of Kean University. A host of special events will occur in conjunction with the production and more information regarding those events can be found at

MoM: A Rock Concert Musical     Book, lyrics and music by Richard Caliban
Five "soccer moms" form a rock band to play at a High School benefit. Then they get really famous. Beautiful and terrible things happen to them. MoM A Rock Concert Musical chronicles their rise and rise. The workshop production won Outstanding Musical at FringeNYC 2009. (appropriate for ages 16 and up, adult language and situations)

September 30–October 4, 2010

Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie by Julie Jensen
Migrating with their parents on the Oregon Trail in 1847, two thirteen-year old girls become fast friends as they grow up together on their humorous and harrowing journey. (appropriate for ages 8 and up)

Growing Stage in Association with Playwrights Theatre

November 4–21, 2010

Become a Subscriber for only $60
Playwrights Theatre Subscribers receive the choicest seats to the best new plays! Become a subscriber and enjoy all the benefits of being part of Playwrights Theatre.

  • Free FORUM Pass (free admission to all thirteen readings)
  • Two Family/Friends half-price ticket passes
  • Invitations to opening night party
  • Post-show talkbacks on selected nights
  • Complimentary ticket exchanges
  • Easy online and telephone reservations
  • Reserved seating
  • Free parking
  • A special page on the website where you can access scripts online and participate in the Subscribers Blog

FORUM: Thirteen Plays in Three Weeks
November 30 - December 18, 2010
  • Post-reading discussions with authors
  • $10 for an evening
  • $25 for a FORUM Pass (attend all 13 readings)
  • FREE for all full season subscribers
  • All readings begin at 7pm
Week 1: Tuesday, November 30–Saturday, December 4
Week 2: Wednesday, December 8–Saturday, December 11
Week 3: Wednesday, December 15–Saturday, December 18