Thursday, September 24, 2015


Company celebrates its 30th Anniversary

WHERE: Passage Theatre performs at the Mill Hill Playhouse, owned and operated by the City of Trenton. The Mill Hill Playhouse is located at 205 East Front Street, at the corner of Montgomery Street. Patrolled on-street parking is available on S. Montgomery St, Ernie Kovacs St., E. Front St., and in the Artworks parking lot. For more directions, including travel from NYC and Philadelphia, visit
TICKETS: Single tickets or membership packages are available by calling Passage Theatre at (609) 392-0766 or by visiting

Passage Theatre Company is pleased to announce its 2015-2016 season, which also marks the theatre's 30th anniversary season.

"This season - our 30th!! - celebrates past favorites and shines a light towards our future here in Trenton. All of these stories on our stage will offer a look at where we have been and where we are going," said Artistic Director June Ballinger.  

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World Premiere
by Tanya Saracho
directed by Alex Correia

WHEN: October 8 through October 25. 2015

This gripping new drama from playwright Tanya Saracho tells the story of a fractured family that comes together when the youngest son mysteriously disappears—along the US/Mexico border. Patriarch Leo CantĂș is a successful businessman with a new trophy wife and two adult daughters: one a strong-willed writer who fled to Chicago, the other a fragile shut-away who spends her time playing video games and nursing injured animals back to health. When their younger brother, Javi, disappears, the family is forced to reunite for the first time in years to find him. Tanya Saracho is an award-winning playwright and writer for TV's "Looking", "Girls", "Devious Maids," and "How To Get Away With Murder" on ABC. She was born in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico.



WHEN: March 3 through March 20, 2016

Solo Flights returns for Passage Theatre's 30th anniversary! Revisit old favorites like Joseph Edward's Manchild in the Promised Land, Susan Stein's powerful Etty, as well as brand-new pieces by June Ballinger and David Lee White.


By Bruce Graham

WHEN: May 5 through May 22, 2016

A wealthy white businessman and a struggling single black mom ride the same bus week after week. As they get to know one another, their pasts unfold as tensions rise, igniting an incendiary exploration of race that is both fiery and disturbing. Bruce Graham's fearless and incisive play takes a no-holds-barred look at hidden and not-so-hidden racism within us all.

Trenton's premiere professional theatre, Passage Theatre is committed to staging dynamic works that celebrate the human experience - across cultural lines. Led by Artistic Director June Ballinger and Managing Director Damion A. Parran, Passage has gained national recognition for its productions of both new and established plays that appeal to the diverse communities of New Jersey's State Capitol. 

Passage Theatre Company congratulates other arts organizations around the nation also celebrating their 30th anniversary season, including New York's The Atlantic Theater and The Barrow Group, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, Miami City Ballet, Chicago's American Blues Theater, Watertown MA's New Repertory Theatre, Nashville Ballet, and St. Paul's Ordway Center for the Arts.