If you and your daughter/granddaughter/great-granddaughter/niece enjoyed Little House on the Prairie last year, here’s a story about a friendship forged on a wagon train crossing the country from the folks at The Growing Stage and Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey. Best of all, it will be performed in an intimate black-box theater for a singular dramatic experience:
Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie
by Julie Jensen
Directed by John Pietrowski
Featuring Jane Keitel and Lori Lawrence
Appropriate for ages 8 and up
WHEN: November 4–21, 2010
WHERE: Playwrights Theatre, 33 Green Village Road, Madison
TICKETS: on sale on the PTNJ website or by calling the box office at 973.514.1787 X10.
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. Bill Westhoven, The Daily Record, called the January 2010 studio presentation "a stirring night of theater with performances worthy of a larger audience."
The Growing Stage will be touring the production and performing the piece at its home, The Historic Palace Theatre in Netcong, throughout March and May and information can be received by contacting the theater directly at www.growingstage.com.
About the Playwright:
Julie Jensen is author of 30 plays and the book PLAYWRITING: BRIEF AND BRILLIANT (Smith and Kraus), Jensen is Resident Playwright at Salt Lake Acting Company. Her play, SHE WAS MY BROTHER, will be produced this fall (Plan-B in SLC), and THE HARVEY GIRLS (Dramatic Publishing) also comes out this fall. Her plays WAIT!, CHEAT, DUST EATERS and ACROSS THE WIDE AND LONESOME PRAIRIE were all developed with the help of Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey.