WHEN: Wednesdays from July 6 through 27 at 6:30 pm
WHERE: on the lawn of the Visual Arts Center of NJ at 68 Elm Street in Summit.
TICKETS: $20 and can be purchased in advance at https://www.vividstage.org/2022-summer-solos.
For information on any of Vivid Stage's programs, please visit www.vividstage.org or contact Vivid Stage at Oakes Center, 120 Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901, 908-514-9654.
Patrons are invited to bring chairs or blankets and a picnic dinner.
The rain location for all performances is the Oakes Center at 120 Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ.
In its ninth year, the series provides audiences with an opportunity for entertainment at an affordable price, while also introducing them to highly personal works performed by professional actors.
On Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at 6:30 pm, Harriett Trangucci will perform Accidentally Brave by Maddie Corman. Courageous, daring, and unflinchingly honest, this is an inspiring true story about discovering a new normal when the familiar world falls apart, a must-see examination of what it means to navigate a world with no certainty. This profoundly personal play challenges perceptions, captivates audiences, and sparks an emotionally charged discussion that will leave you wondering: What would I do?
The following Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at 6:30 pm, Daria M. Sullivan will perform Hopper by John Maclay. A storyteller arrives to tell a story about a one-legged girl, true love, and a virus. It's an unusual ride filled with humor, heart, and tragedy. The right play for right now.
On Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at 6:30 pm, Scott McGowan will perform Polar Bears by David Templeton. A father, sorting through boxes in his attic at Christmas time, spontaneously recalls one whopper of a true story (based on the playwright's life), involving his lifetime obsession with Santa Claus, his desperate attempts to keep his kids believing after a tragedy strikes his family, and his realization that sometimes lies, even those told in love, can backfire in unpredictable ways.
On Wednesday, July 27, 2022, at 6:30 pm, Emaline Williams will perform Bible Adventure Park by Erin Mallon. In this unorthodox adventure, a 17-year-old tour guide, Muriel, leads the audience on an immersive journey at a religious theme park. Audience members become the guests on the tour as they experience all the park’s adventures inspired by stories from the Bible in what will be an alternately fun and disturbing ride.
About Vivid Stage:
Vivid Stage was founded in 1994 as Dreamcatcher Rep and is a non-profit professional ensemble of actors who build community with the audience by sharing contemporary, life-affirming stories that challenge, energize and entertain. Our work has at its heart a belief in the essential goodness of people and the power of live performance to connect people through our shared humanity. We expose theatregoers to ideas and lives like and unlike their own with the intention of awakening their imaginations and creating empathy for others. We deepen the experience of all our patrons with personal contact through receptions, talkbacks, and interactive programs.
The company’s activities include mainstage productions, improvisational comedy and cabarets, new play readings and a variety of educational and senior outreach programs.
Vivid Stage’s programs are funded by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and many other corporations, foundations and individuals. Vivid Stage is an Equity Producing member of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance.