Thursday, April 7, 2022

Premiere Stages Announces Play Festival Finalists!


An invitation envelope with flowers on the sides. You're invited! Play Festival Finalists

17th annual

Spring Reading Series

Liberty Hall Museum Tent

April 21-24

You are invited to the 17th Annual Spring Reading Series, featuring the four finalists of the 2022 Premiere Play Festival.

This is a FREE event.

Reservations are strongly encouraged as readings typically fill up.

Please RSVP via 908-737-4077 or and indicate the play(s) you would like to attend plus the number of seats needed.



The Gift of BS

By Dave Osmundsen

Thursday, April 21, @ 7 pm

William Johansson, age 46, is not exactly living his best life. On top of his wife leaving him, his father dying, and being fired from his job, he also realizes that he is Autistic. When he reconnects with a former student who is also Autistic, he embarks on an emotional journey of self-acceptance.



Classic Six

By Leigh Flayton

Friday, April 22, @ 7 pm

Frances Nolan works as a live-in nanny/researcher in Frank and Patricia McGuire’s Classic Six Manhattan apartment. Twenty-five years later, Frances returns to the apartment and faces questions about her motives: Is Frances merely curious to revisit the place where she learned hard truths about marriage, power and accountability? Or does she plan to expose long buried secrets?



a home what howls
(or the house what was ravine)

By Matthew Paul Olmos

Saturday, April 23, @ 7 pm

The Vargas Family is displaced from their home. As parents Abrana and Manuel try to live off the land, the fear of the outside world becomes a never-ending nightmare. Meanwhile, daughter Soledad attempts an uphill battle to save the family's legacy, pitted against the powerful gears of progress.



By Erin Breznitsky

Sunday, April 24, @ 5 pm

Married couple Katherine & Mike are each on a mission to save the world. She's a scientist studying climate change; he's an astronaut exploring the unknown. When Mike's shuttle vanishes in outer space, Katherine forges ahead alone, raising their children and continuing her life’s work until Mike suddenly reappears without explanation. As the couple struggles to adjust to his strange return, they're forced to reexamine their entire relationship—while also facing an uncertain future.


RSVP: Please indicate the play(s) and number of seats needed in your request.



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