Wednesday, September 14, 2016


WHEN: September 22 - October 9, 2016; Thursday, Sept. 22 8 PM; Fridays & Saturdays 8 PM; Sundays 2 PM*
The Oakes Center, 120 Morris Ave., Summit
TICKETS: $35; seniors/students $30

For Show Details Click Here

Buy Your Tickets Now ONLINE
You can also call Brown Paper Tickets at 800-838-3006
Use Code TREEM to receive a $3 discount. (Advance purchase only.)

Evolution and emotion collide in Sarah Treem's thought-provoking and sharp play about science, family, and survival of the fittest. On the eve of a prestigious conference, an up-and-coming evolutionary biologist wrestles for the truth with an established leader in the field. This intimate and keenly perceptive play explores the difficult choices faced by women of every generation. (Below: Harriett Trangucci and Jessica O'Hara-Baker)

"Sarah Treem's play brims with ideas and emotional colors that eddy and refract like rivulets in a lively, plunging stream." —Washington Post.

" exhilarating, intellectual evening out." —Star-Ledger

"A moving portrait of a woman meeting with equanimity an unexpected, often painful series of questions about the choices she made in the past." —NY Times

"Two absorbing hours with two finely formed, interesting, smart, and captivating women...a very rare achievement indeed for women in and at the theatre." —Feminist Spectator.


  • September 22: Preview performance, all seats $20
  • September 23: Opening night, post-show reception
  • September 25: Senior Sunday,free post-show talkback
  • October 2: Free post-show talkback

The How and the Why of Pampering 

Enjoy a full, fun day out with your friends with a Spa/Theatre package!

When you purchase as a package, receive a discount on both your Sunday matinee ticket to The How and the Why at Dreamcatcher and a spa service at Woodhouse Day Spa.

  • Buy a ticket for any 2 pm Sunday matinee of The How and the Why: select 9/25, 10/2, or 10/9 then select "Woodhouse Spa" as your ticket level.
  • Call Woodhouse Day Spa to schedule your appointment for your spa service, either on the same day as the show, or any Monday - Thursday. Show your receipt for the Spa/Theatre package.
  • Incredible value at $120 for the complete package!
  • Spa services available include:

Swedish Massage - 50 minutes

This classic stress-relieving massage utilizes long, flowing strokes to reduce tension, increase circulation and induce relaxation.  An introductory massage that's great for unwinding!

Timeless Anti-Aging Facial - 50 minutes

Dare to defy time!  Ideal for dehydrated, dry or mature skin, this facial delivers visible results with cutting edge ingredients and microcurrent technology.  Fight the signs of visible aging and reduce those well-earned fine lines and wrinkles.  You will leave refreshed, and glowing...Timeless.

420 Springfield Avenue * Summit, NJ * 908-608-1120