Tuesday, April 14, 2015

SMART NEW COMEDY GETS NJ PREMIERE @ DREAMCATCHER REP IN SUMMIT

Dreamcatcher presents the New Jersey premiere of

Rapture, Blister, Burn posterRAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN
a smart new comedy
by Gina Gionfriddo
directed by David Christopher

WHEN:  April 16 through May 3, 2015, with talkbacks following the April 19 and April 26 matinees; Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 8 PM, and Sundays at 2 PM
WHERE:
Oakes Center, 120 Morris Ave., Summit
ADMISSION: $20 to $35, with special rates for subscribers and groups. Purchase tickets at www.dreamcatcherrep.org or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 800.838.3006. Special dates: Thursday, April 16 is a preview performance; all tickets $20. Friday, April 17 is opening night. Sunday, April 19 is Senior Sunday; seniors age 65+ pay $20 (advance purchases only).

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, professional theatre in residence at Oakes Center in Summit, is producing the New Jersey premiere of Rapture, Blister, Burn. This smart new comedy, a 2013 Pulitzer Prize finalist, recently played Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons.

RBB photoIn this comedy about family, equality and twenty-first century gender politics, Catherine and Gwen chose opposite paths after grad school. Catherine built a career as a powerful academic, while Gwen built a home with her husband and children. Decades later, unfulfilled in opposite ways, each woman covets the other’s life, commencing a dangerous game of musical chairs—the prize being Gwen’s husband. When “Rapture, Blister, Burn” played at Playwrights Horizons in 2012 The New York Times called it an “intensely smart, immensely funny new play.” (Photo: Laura Ekstrand and Nicole Callender appear in Rapture, Blister, Burn. Credit: Steve McIntyre)

The production is directed by David Christopher (Cranford) and features Dreamcatcher ensemble members Nicole Callender (West Orange), Harry Patrick Christian (Montclair), Laura Ekstrand (Livingston), Noreen Farley (Clinton) and Jessica O'Hara-Baker (Manhattan).

Parking is available in the lot behind the theatre at 20 Ashwood Avenue and at the Summit Recreation Center, 100 Morris Avenue. The facility is wheelchair accessible. Assistive listening devices for the hearing impaired and advance large print scripts are available for free by prior arrangement.