WHEN: Onstage Through June 30
WHERE: Two River Theater, 21 Bridge Ave., Red Bank
Oo-Bla-Dee follows Evelyn Waters and the Diviners, an all-black, all-female jazz band, as they travel from St. Louis to Chicago in order to set up a record deal following the end of World War II. On this trip toward freedom the latest member of the group, sax player Gin Del Sol, must wrestle with the complex timing of the music as well as the complicated times in which she lives. Oo-Bla-Dee is written by Golden Globe Award winner Regina Taylor (Crowns, I’ll Fly Away), featuring original songs by Taylor and Obie Award-winning composer Diedre L. Murray (Running Man, Eli’s Comin’), directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (August Wilson’s Jitney, Lackawanna Blues).
July | YOUTH EDUCATION
Join our Summer Intensives' Backstage Track for designers, artists, stage crew, aspiring directors and technicians. Three different weeks, three different shows created by you! For grades 7–12. Need-based scholarships are available. DISCOVER
Note: Onstage Track is SOLD OUT.
Jul 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 & 27 | 8:00 PM | RENTAL EVENT
Audiences, artists, and critics alike rave about Summer Jazz Café, citing an excellent atmosphere, great acoustics, and consistently high level of artistry as reasons to return. Summer Jazz Café remains a cultural magnet and has been named a “Pick of the Year” by the Tri-City News. BUY TICKETS
Wednesday, Jul 10 | 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM | PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR EDUCATORS
A collaboration between Two River Theater and the T. Thomas Fortune Foundation, in compliance with the NJ Amistad Commission. This one-day program for educators will be led by Two River’s Literary Manager, Taylor Barfield, and distinguished historian Dr. Walter Greason. Participating educators will earn seven hours of Professional Development credits. DISCOVER
Saturday, Jul 20 | 8:00 PM | RENTAL EVENT
In this hysterical show, Candice slips in and out of her family impersonations as she proves that growin’ up Italian style makes for an unforgettable night of theatrical comedy that’s not to be missed!
“A Must See!”—New Jersey
“4 out of 4 stars!”—Chicago
Sunday, Jul 21 | 6:00 PM | RENTAL EVENT
The Wrong Place: or, How Not To Write a Play About the Rohingya Genocide is an original play about the Rohingya genocide and refugee crisis in Myanmar and Bangladesh. Written by Aiden Ardine and Trevor Stankiewicz, the play will be performed as a staged reading, followed by a Q&A. Having grown up in Monmouth County, the writers hope to share the Rohingya’s story and to engage their community in a dialogue about activism, intention and justice. BUY TICKETS
Jul 24 – 28 | RENTAL EVENT
Taking place at multiple venues in Red Bank including Two River Theater, Indie Street Film Festival is five days of film, art, discussion and inspiration. This interactive festival is an engine of discovery for films and filmmakers who prove story is independent of budget. DISCOVER
Jul 31 – Aug 4 | NEW PLAY READINGS
Crossing Borders (Cruzando Fronteras) is an annual five-day festival that features free readings of works by Latinx playwrights, conversations with the artists, live music, food drink and more! BUY TICKETS
Aug 8 – 11 | RENTAL EVENT
The Monmouth Film Festival returns to Red Bank’s Two River Theater this August featuring the finest selection of independent cinema from across the globe! Special events include celebrity discussions, red carpet ceremonies, industry panels, free workshops and much more! DISCOVER
Thursday, Aug 22 | RENTAL EVENT
The Rockit Live Foundation is pleased to announce its Fourth Annual Gala, honoring Ricky Byrd, Recovery Troubadour and 2015 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. Rockit Live Foundation is proud to honor Mr. Byrd for his dedication and commitment to young artists, music education and recovery, using music to spread his message of hope and awareness. DISCOVER