Monday, January 10, 2011


Still Life
By Alexander Dinelaris
Directed by Michael Driscoll

WHEN: January 14–29, 2011,  Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 PM, with one Sunday matinee on January 16 at 2 PM; there will be a wine and cheese talkback on Friday, January 21.
WHERE: Studio Theater of the Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving Street in Rahway
TICKETS: $22 for adults and $17 for seniors and students. They can be purchased either online at or by phone at 732.499.8226.

Still Life concerns Carrie Ann Daley, a recognized photographer, who at the pinnacle of her career inexplicably shuts down. Lost and afraid to even pick up a camera, her descent is interrupted by a whirlwind romance with Jeff, a trend analyst who is determined to help her move on, even while facing his own uncertain future.

Elissa Strell as Carrie Ann and Matt McCarthy as Jeff head the cast that includes Kelly Maizenaski, Cody Dalton, Mike Babb, Howard Fischer, Chess Lankford and Katie Hayes. Tom Rowe designs lights and Lilli Marques costumes. The stage manager is Bill Van Sant.

Opening Night Reception on January 14
No Extra Charge. Join the cast to celebrate the opening of Still Life.

Post-Performance Discussion and Reception on January 21
No Extra Charge. Join the Director and the Cast of Still Life after the performance for a discussion that will include fascinating information from an Alliance Repertory Theatre Company member's perspective on the evening's play.

  •  "... The Best New American Play since Proof..."— Bloomberg News
  • "Up-and-coming playwright Alexander Dinelaris has tapped into this ever-popular genre and achieved that rare combination: an unashamedly romantic tearjerker with a distinctly modern bent." — Review by Elyse Sommer for