Tuesday, April 14, 2015


Tar Beach by Tammy RyanTAR BEACH
by Tammy Ryan
A World Premiere
Directed by Cheryl Katz

WHEN: April 9 – May 9; Thursdays 7:30 PM; Fridays & Saturdays 8 PM; Sundays 3 PM
Luna Stage, 555 Valley Road, West Orange
TICKETS: $35; seniors/students $30

It is July 1977. Son of Sam is on the loose and New York City is in the midst of a brutal heat wave. Sixteen year old Mary Claire and her best friend Mary Frances start that day sunning themselves on the roof of an Ozone Park row house. Younger sister Reenie is searching for her lost Greek Mythology class project, while their parents are consumed by the battles of their troubled marriage. The boy crazy Marys hatch a plan to stay out all night, but an over-stressed electrical grid leads to a city-wide blackout and a sudden loss of innocence.

Cast: Heather Benton, Alanna Monte, Emmanuelle Nadeau, Bart Shatto, and Emily Verla.

Production and Design: Production and Design: Erik Lawson (Sound Design), Brian Dudkiewicz (Set Design), Oliver Wason (Lighting Design), Deborah Caney (Costume Design), Liz Cesario (Production Manager), and Dan Viola (Stage Manager).