Thursday, August 22, 2019

PASSAGE THEATRE ANNOUNCES 2019-2020 SEASON

WHEN: 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 located at 205 E. Front Street, at the corner of Montgomery Street in Trenton, NJ. Free on-street parking.
TICKETS: $13 - $33 ($38 Saturday night). Student, group and senior discounts available. To purchase tickets, call (609) 392-0766, or visit www.passagetheatre.org

Eight-time Theatre Philadelphia 2019 Barrymore Award nominee, Passage Theatre Company is thrilled to announce their 2019-2020 season! Now in its 34th season, Passage continues to produce dynamic and thought-provoking new plays for our its diverse community.

The season begins with Dauphin Island, written by Jeffry Chastang, a tale of how two very different people are brought together in a twist of fate. When Selwyn’s car breaks down in the middle of the Alabama woods, he is relieved to find Kendra’s home tucked away beneath the trees. Thrown together by circumstance and hiding from painful pasts, both Selwyn and Kendra learn what it means to find acceptance in a stranger. Directed by Amina Robinson, Dauphin Island will run October 10th – 27th.

Two shows appear this season as part of Passage’s Solo Flights series. The first Solo Flight is Sorta Rican, written and performed by Miss Angelina. Miss Angelina is not your typical Latina. She’s half Puerto Rican, half Italian and totally Americanized. And her Spanish? No Bueno! Sorta Rican is her journey of coming to terms with her identity as a Latina. Weaving Hip Hop lyrics, Salsa steps and Caribbean beats throughout her tale, she learns a ton about Latino culture, but even more about herself. Sorta Rican runs from November 15th – 17th.

The second Solo Flight is Mother (and me), written and performed by Melinda Buckley. A fast-paced, humorous and heart-felt show, Mother (and me) uses the power of theater to bring people together around the issue of Alzheimer's and the struggles families face while caring for a loved one. Mother (and me) runs from March 20th – 22nd.

The season will conclude with A Twist of Water, written by Caitlin Parrish and directed by Michael Osinski. In this show, Noah, a widowed history teacher, struggles to find hope in the wake of his husband’s death. When their adopted daughter Jira decides that she wants to seek out her birth mother, Noah and Jira are forced to re-examine both their own identities and their relationship to each other. Set against the backdrop of Chicago, this poignant play explores the definition of family and the love we find when we allow ourselves to heal. A Twist of Water will run April 30th – May 17th.

Passage Theatre, Artistic Director, C. Ryanne Domingues says “This season’s shows all grapple with the question of where we come from. Our pasts, our families, and the places we grew up all have a huge impact on who we are and how we shape our futures. The shows explore these subjects in warm-hearted, humorous, and uplifting ways, and I can’t wait to share them with our audience!”

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; The City of Trenton; WIMG 1300; The Curtis McGraw Foundation; The James Kerney Foundation; PNC Bank; Janssen Pharmaceuticals; Otsuka Pharmaceutical; The Bunbury Fund of the Princeton Area Community Foundation; NJ Council for the Humanities; The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey; The Shubert Foundation; and Mary G. Roebling Foundation.