Sunday, October 1, 2023

A world premiere opens at NJ Rep this weekend

New Jersey Repertory Company invites you to the National New Play Network World Premiere of     

Welcome to Matteson!



MaConnia Chesser

De'Lon Grant

Charlie Hudson, III

Cynthia Kaye McWilliams



WHEN: September 28 - October 29; Thurdays, Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm; Sundays at 2pm - additional matinee on Friday, October 13 at 3pm. Opening night with reception is Saturday, Sept 30 at 8pm.
: NJ Repertory Company, 179 Broadway, Long Branch

A suburban couple hosts a welcome-to-the-neighborhood dinner party for their new neighbors — a couple recently relocated from Cabrini Green, Chicago's roughest housing project — and it's anything but welcoming. A dark comedy about reverse gentrification and how we deal with the "other" when the other looks just like us. 

Welcome to Matteson! is written by Inda Craig-Galván (Will Trent, Demimode, How to Get away with Murder) and stars MaConnia Chesser (The Wire; NJ Rep's And Her Hair Went with Her), De'Lon Grant (B'way: Come from Away), Charlie Hudson, III (B'way: A Raisin in the Sun) and Cynthia Kaye McWilliams (Bosch, The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey). Welcome to Matteson! is directed by Dawn Monique Williams (Hartford Stage, TheatreWorks, Oregon Shakespeare Festival).

For additional information, please contact Joe Trentacosta or


New Jersey Repertory Company

179 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ 07740