The Electric Baby
by Stefanie Zadravec
directed by Laura Ekstrand
WHEN: October 1 - 18, Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm, with talkbacks following the October 4 and 11 matinees
WHERE: The Oakes Center, 120 Morris Ave., Summit*
TICKETS: $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, October 1 is a preview performance; all tickets $20. Friday, October 2 is opening night. Sunday, October 4 is Senior Sunday; seniors age 65+ pay $20 (advance purchases only).
When a young man is killed in a car accident, a group of fractured souls encounter a magical dying baby and begin to rewrite the stories of their lives. Folk tales and folklore weave throughout this darkly comic story of sad endings, strange beginnings, and the unlikely people that get you from one place to the next.
During its 2012 production, The New York Times said, "The imperceptible magic that pervades human existence and the power of myth to assuage sorrow are invoked by Stefanie Zadravec as she entwines the lives of strangers in THE ELECTRIC BABY, a touching new drama."
This beautiful tale of beginnings and endings played Off-Broadway and at Two River Theatre in Red Bank, NJ.
The production features Dreamcatcher ensemble members Harry Patrick Christian (Montclair), Scott McGowan (Maplewood) and Harriett Trangucci (Summit). The cast also includes Andre DeSandies (Englewood), last seen in Dreamcatcher’s The Most Deserving, Beth Painter (Westfield), seen in Dreamcatcher’s Distracted and Sandy Sainvil (Linden).
*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.
About Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre
Dreamcatcher was founded in 1994 as a non-profit professional ensemble of actors, a subset of whom perform in every production. The mission of our ensemble is to build community with the audience by sharing life-affirming stories in an intimate environment. We seek to expose theatregoers to ideas and lives like and unlike their own, to awaken their imaginations and create empathy for others. The company focuses on deepening the experience of our patrons by supplementing the performances with personal contact through receptions, talkbacks and interactive programs.
Dreamcatcher's core company of professional local actors performs contemporary work that entertains and challenges, and has at its heart a belief in the essential goodness of people. The company’s activities include mainstage productions, improv comedy and cabarets, new play readings and a variety of educational and senior outreach programs.
Dreamcatcher’s programs are funded by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation; Dramatist Guild Fund; The Summit Area Public Foundation; the Manley-Winser Foundation; and many other corporations, foundations and individuals. Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre is an Equity Producing Theatre member of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance.