Monday, May 20, 2013

WORLD PREMIERE OPENS @ NJ REP ON MAY 30

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HAPPY

A New Play by Robert Caisley
WORLD PREMIERE

WHEN: May 30 – June 30, Thursdays; Fridays at 8 PM; Saturdays 3 PM & 8 PM; Sundays at 2 PM*
WHERE: New Jersey Repertory Company, 179 Broadway, Long Branch
TICKETS: $40 for adults; Previews are $35; Opening night with reception is $50.
Discounts are available to seniors 65+, full time students ages 13-25, and groups of 10 or more.
Extra performances can be added for groups of 40 or more. For tickets, contact 732.229.3166 or visit www.njrep.org to reserve online.

*Previews are Thursday, Friday, May 30, 31 at 2 PM & 8 PM; Saturday, June 1 at 3 PM. Opening night with reception is Saturday, June 1 at 8  PM.

Alfred is happy with his life, happy with his job, happy with his 14-year marriage to Melinda. But when his best friend Eduardo invites him to dinner to meet the new woman in his life, Eva, a sexy 22-year-old artist with a dark soul, it becomes clear that misery loves company. Truths get twisted, secrets get revealed, and what starts out as a sophisticated dinner party among friends, becomes an evening that spins wildly out of control. This is a dinner party not to be missed!

NJ Rep Artistic Director SuzAnne Barabas directs this sleek production that stars Mark Light-Orr as Eduardo, Susan Maris as Eva, Wendy Peace as Melinda, and Michael Irvin Pollard as Alfred.

Playwright Robert Caisley is Associate Professor of Theatre & Film, and Head of the Dramatic Writing Program at the University of Idaho. He was named the 2011 Blaine Quarnstrom Visiting Playwright at the University of Southern Mississippi. Happy, presented at the 2011 National New Play Network Annual Showcase of New Plays, was a Finalist for both the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center’s New Play Conference and the Woodward/Newman Award for Drama. Happy began its Rolling World Premiere at Montana Rep, followed by performances at New Theatre 6th Street Playhouse in Santa Rosa, California.