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August Wilson's SEVEN GUITARS
Directed by Brandon J. Dirden
SEPT 12 – OCT 4/2015
You asked for it, you got it — more August Wilson! Following our critically acclaimed productions of Jitney and Two Trains Running, we are now taking you to Pittsburgh, 1948, where local blues guitarist Floyd “Schoolboy” Barton sits on the edge of stardom. Marking the directorial debut of Two River favorite Brandon J. Dirden (Your Blues Ain’t Sweet Like Mine, Topdog/Underdog and Jitney) Seven Guitars will feature cast members Crystal Dickinson (Broadway’s You Can’t Take it With You and Clybourne Park) and Jason Dirden (Two River’s Topdog/Underdog and Broadway’s A Raisin in the Sun).
A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart
Choreography by Denis Jones
Directed by Jessica Stone
NOV 14 – DEC 13/2015
Something for everyone…a Comedy Tonight! Kick off your Holiday Season with Broadway’s greatest musical farce, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Director Jessica Stone (Absurd Person Singular) takes audiences on a hilarious romp through Ancient Greece with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim! Leading an all-male troupe of actors, Christopher Fitzgerald (Broadway’s An Act of God with Jim Parsons, Wicked [original cast] and Young Frankenstein) plays Pseudolus, a slave who tries to win his freedom by playing matchmaker for his innocent young master. With blustering generals, anxious sidekicks and courtesans to contend with, it won’t be an easy task!
A LITTLE SHAKESPEARE: PERICLES
Adapted and Directed by Jason McDowell-Green
DEC 2 – 12/2015
Now in its third season, A Little Shakespeare is back to engage young audiences with the work of the Bard. A cast of high school students will perform a professionally produced 70-minute version of Pericles for audiences ages 9 and up.
LIVES OF REASON
By Robert Rechnitz & Kenneth Stunkel
Directed by Jonathan Fox
JAN 9 – FEB 7/2016
A world-premiere play by Two River Founder Robert Rechnitz and Kenneth Stunkel. Set at an English Department faculty party, Lives of Reason brings audiences inside the world of academia— and what happens when one woman’s secret passions explode. The cast will include John Ahlin (Charlotte’s Web and Much Ado About Nothing) and Maureen Silliman (The Beauty Queen of Leenane and The Glass Menagerie). Former Two River Artistic Director Jonathan Fox directs.
Sponsored by Monmouth University
By Barbara Colio
Translation by Maria Alexandria Beech
Directed by Lisa Rothe
FEB 20 – MAR 20/2016
Paul, Prince and Presley’s dad is an international superstar: the greatest tight rope walker of all time. But his fame has kept him a mystery to his family, leaving each son searching for his own way to soar to new heights. Written by one of Latin America’s leading contemporary playwrights, this moving new play reunites three brothers who try their best to walk the Ropes of life one step at a time.
By William Shakespeare
Original Music and Lyrics by Rinde Eckert
Directed by David Schweizer
APRIL 16 – MAY 8/2016
Shakespeare’s thrilling and epic tale of adventure, shipwreck and romance. When Pericles uncovers the King’s dark secret, he is forced to flee his Kingdom and navigate the roaring sea and its islands’ lovers, magicians & pirates. Brought to life with original songs by Rinde Eckert and directed by David Schweizer, this production will be an exhilarating and mystical event you will not want to miss!
I REMEMBER MAMA
By John Van Druten
Directed by Jack Cummings III
JUNE 4 – JUNE 26/2016
10 women. 25 roles. 1 family. An American classic reborn. Ten veteran powerhouse actresses (led by Barbara Andres and Barbara Barrie) will perform all 25 roles in this beloved classic about a working-class Norwegian family in turn-of-the-century San Francisco. Celebrated as one of the 10 best theater productions of 2014 in The New York Times and praised as “brilliant…transcendent… magical…a gift and a miracle” by Hilton Als of The New Yorker, Director Jack Cummings III’s production of I Remember Mama is truly one to warm the spirit.
WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE
Based on the book by Maurice Sendak
Directed by Kim Selody
Produced by Presentation House Theatre, Vancouver, Canada
Originally adapted for the stage by Tag Theatre of Glasgow
JUNE 9 – 12/2016
Sail along with Max to the land of the Wild Things. Adapted from the beloved classic, the audience helps to transform Max’s bedroom into the various landscapes of his adventures from a rolling ocean to a forest. The audience then becomes the Wild Things as we are each given a mask and encouraged to “let the Wild Rumpus start!” This Award-Winning, internationally acclaimed production is an intimate “guided play” experience for kids ages 3 to 7 and their adults.
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