Following their landmark 30th-anniversary season, Passage Theatre Company in Trenton, NJ is pleased to announce its upcoming 2016-2017 season. Passage is committed to the creation and production of a variety of socially relevant new work. This season continues with that model.
WHEN: Performances at Passage Theatre are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 3pm during the first weekend of a run, and Friday at 7:30pm, Saturday at 3pm and 7:30pm, and Sunday at 3pm during the second and third weekends.
WHERE: The Mill Hill Playhouse is located at 205 E. Front Street, at the corner of Montgomery Street in Trenton, NJ. Free guarded on-street parking.
TICKETS: $20 - $33 ($38 Saturday night). Student, group and senior discounts available.
To purchase tickets call (609) 392-0766, or visit www.passagetheatre.org.
“Can one kiss change the whole picture?” asks Leslie Ayvazian’s Out of the City, a smart and thoughtful comedy. When two married couples in their 60s take a trip to celebrate a milestone birthday, they start pondering elusive romance and what comes next. This unorthodox romantic comedy, proving that rejuvenation can be found at any age, will run from October 27-November 13, 2016. Passage has previously presented four of Leslie Ayvazian’s plays: High Dive, Rosemary and I, Lovely Day and most recently Mention My Beauty as part of last season’s Solo Flights Festival.
The Solo Flights brand returns in March 2017, with Leslie Malaika Lewis’s powerful one-woman show Miracle in Rwanda. Based on Immaculée Ilibagiza’s true story of resilience in the face of the Rwandan genocide, the play tells of personal empowerment, of overcoming all obstacles through the power of faith, and of ultimately finding peace through forgiveness. Miracle in Rwanda will run March 18-26, 2017.
From May 4-21, 2017, Passage will present Fixed, commissioned by NJPAC’s Stage Exchange program and written by Passage’s former Associate Artistic Director and playwright in residence David Lee White. Three friends on the verge of adulthood make a promise to take care of each other whenever they need help. But when things get tough, one friend breaks the vow. Fifteen years later, an undiagnosed mental illness brings the friends together. But what are they willing to sacrifice to make sure the people they love are fixed? Passage has produced several of David Lee White’s plays before, notably Blood: A Comedy, Slippery as Sin, and Panther Hollow in last season’s Solo Flights Festival.
“Humor, faith, and friendship are the themes present in Passage's upcoming season,” says June Ballinger, Passage’s Artistic Director. “Today's chaotic political and social issues require a step back to consider what is important on a basic human level. I think we need to laugh, we need our friends and we need faith in something bigger than ourselves.”
Passage Theatre’s mainstage season is made possible in part by the N.J. State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the NEA; the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation; Princeton Area Community Foundation; The City of Trenton; WIMG 1300; The Curtis McGraw Foundation; The James Kerney Foundation; PNC Bank; Trenton Thunder; Janssen Pharmaceuticals; Mary O. Borden Foundation; Otsuka Pharmaceutical; George A. Ohl Trust and Wells Fargo; Investors Bank Foundation; The Garfield Foundation; NJ Council for the Humanities; The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey; The Shubert Foundation; and Mary G. Roebling Foundation.