Spring Reading Series
Liberty Hall Museum Tent
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.
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.
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
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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Boucher, The New Jersey State Council on the Arts, The Geraldine R. Dodge
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Koros, ExxonMobil Foundation, The New Jersey Theatre Alliance, Investors
Foundation, The Union County HEART Grant and through the generous support of
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