Wednesday, January 13, 2016

AMERICAN THEATER GROUP ANNOUNCES 2016 SEASON FEATURING TWO EXCITING NEW JERSEY PREMIERES

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Now in its fourth season, American Theater Group, a professional Equity theater in residence at Union County Performing Arts Center's intimate 199-seat Hamilton Stage, is pleased to announce its 2016 season.

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The off-Broadway hit of last season, Neil La Bute's The Way We Get By, will open the season.

WHEN: previews beginning on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. The play will open on Saturday, February 6 and runs through Sunday, February 14.
WHERE: Hamilton Stage, 360 Hamilton St., Rahway
TICKETS: Tickets are $38 each. Student and senior discounts available. For tickets, call (732) 499-8226; visit online www.americantheatergroup.org; or in person at the Union County Performing Arts Center Box Office at 1601 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ.

In the aftermath of a one night stand, a couple is forced to deal with uncomfortable truths.  The NY Times calls this play by award-winning playwright, screenwriter and director “…sexy, starry, and dangerously irresistible.”

Crossing Swords

The season will continue with a brand-new musical, Crossing Swords, music, lyrics and book by Joe Slabe and directed by Igor Goldin.

WHEN: previews start Wednesday, April 20, with opening night Saturday, April 23, and runs through May 1
WHERE: Hamilton Stage, 360 Hamilton St., Rahway
TICKETS: Tickets are $38 each. Student and senior discounts available. For tickets, call (732) 499-8226; visit online www.americantheatergroup.org; or in person at the Union County Performing Arts Center Box Office at 1601 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ.

Crossing Swords will appeal to anyone who ever experienced the yearnings of young love,” said Producing Artistic Director Jim Vagias. “And The Way We Get By will be a new kind of offering for our audiences: much more adult themes and far sexier than anything we’ve done before. We are incredibly excited to be producing these two important new works.”

In The Way We Get By, a young couple wake up after a one night stand and is forced to deal with uncomfortable truths. The New York Times calls this play by the award-winning playwright and screenwriter, "Sexy and dangerously irresistible." with

Winner of five 2013 New York Musical Theater Festival Awards, Crossing Swords revolves around a high school production of Cyrano de Bergerac. When the students begin to rehearse, jealousies arise, tempers fly and passions ignite as life begins to imitate art in this funny and poignant coming-of-age story.

Hamilton Stage has ample parking and is just a five minute walk from New Jersey Transit’s Rahway station serving Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast lines — a quick 30-minute ride from New York City’s Penn Station and the heart of Manhattan.

American Theatre Group, under the leadership of producing Artistic Director/Co-Founder James Vagias, along with Co-Founders/Artistic Advisors Rick Sordelet and Joseph Mancuso, makes it home in the intimate 199-seat state-of-the-arts Hamilton Stage governed and operated by the Union County Performing Arts Center.