Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Sharon Lawrence in THE SHOT at NJ Rep: 3 Weeks Only


Sharon Lawrence starring in 

The Shot

Three Weeks Only!
April 6 - April 23



The Shot

NJ Rep, located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch, is proud to present The Shot by Robin Gerber, directed by Michelle Joyner, and starring Sharon Lawrence as Katharine Graham. 

Performances for this limited run are Thursdays, Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm; Sundays at 2pm.

The Shot is about former Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham and that part of her life that is hard to look at and understand. Before becoming publisher, Katharine was an abused wife, derided in public and beaten in private by her husband, who had inherited The Washington Post newspaper from Katharine’s father.

Emmy-nominated actress Sharon Lawrence stars in what has been described as “A luminescent performance informing us that sexual and psychological abuse knows no boundaries of economy or class or fame.”

Lawrence is fearless as she shows Katharine’s emotional roller-coaster, from the peak of joyful love and family life to the dark canyons of despair. Katharine’s ultimate triumph is complicated by questions of love and duty that will surprise many who have not known intimate partner violence.

The Shot is a story for this moment. If we can be abused, we can be paid less, denied opportunity and choice over our own bodies. The Shot is meant to empower women who are abused and enlarge our understanding of an abused woman’s soul.

Awards for THE SHOT
United Solo Audience Choice Award: THE SHOT
United Solo Best Production: THE SHOT
United Solo Best Actress: Sharon Lawrence in THE SHOT

To purchase tickets, call 732-229-3166 or click the button below.




Sharon Lawrence

is currently starring in the Paramount + series JOE PICKETT based on the best seller of the same name. Previously she starred opposite Kirsten Dunst in the Showtime series ON BECOMING A GOD IN CENTRAL FLORIDA, and as an elusive librarian in HOME BEFORE DARK for Apple TV. Many recurring roles include REBEL with Katy Sagal and Andy Garcia, a serial killer in CBS's CRIMINAL MINDS, Fiona's acerbic boss on Showtime's SHAMELESS, Sam Elliott's love  interest in THE RANCH, and in the critically acclaimed series QUEEN SUGAR produced by Ava DuVernay. 

Sharon continues to be recognized from her multiple Emmy nominated and SAG Award-winning portrayal of ADA Sylvia Costas Sipowitz in the groundbreaking NYPD BLUE and as Izzy's tender but ditzy Mom on GREY'S ANATOMY (for which she earned her 4th EMMY nod). Her 5th EMMY nomination came in 2021 as Lead Actress in a digital series -THE GAZE  

Film work includes THE LOST HUSBAND with Leslie Bibb and Josh Duhamel, OF MIND AND MUSIC with Anjeannue Ellis and and the indie hit MIDDLE OF NOWHERE directed by Ava DuVernay.

An accomplished stage actress, and 2012 Lunt-Fontane Ten Chimneys Fellow, Sharon appeared in the West Coast premiere of A KID LIKE JAKE directed by Jennifer Chambers. LA theatre credits includes her acclaimed performance in THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX at the Mark Taper Forum, playing twenty different women in the LOVE, NOEL cabaret at The Wallis, at the Pasadena Playhouse she starred in Noel Coward's final play, A SONG AT TWILIGHT and as Vivian Leigh in ORSON'S SHADOW for which she was nominated for an Ovation Award, and won the LA Drama Critics Circle Award. She was part of a rotating cast in Nora & Delia Ephron's LOVE, LOSS & WHAT I WORE, and starred opposite Cherry Jones in TONGUE OF A BIRD at the Public Theatre. Sharon created the role of Maureen in the premiere of Theresa Rebeck's POOR BEHAVIOR at the Mark Taper Forum and her last Broadway appearance was as Velma Kelly in CHICAGO. 

179 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ 07740