Thursday, January 11, 2024

"Jacqueline Remembers All of This" Screenplay Reading at Vivid, January 22

Jacqueline Remembers All of This
by David Lee White, Dave Maulbeck and Maribeth Theroux 
WHEN: Monday, January 22, at 7 pm
WHERE: Oakes Center at 120 Morris Avenue in Summit
ADMISSION: free but reservations are required at
For more information, call 908-514-9654. The Oakes Center is wheelchair accessible. For information on any of Vivid Stage's programs, please call 908-514-9654,

Vivid Stage will present a free screenplay reading. This project will be the first feature film produced by Vivid Stage, and is adapted from their production of Blood: A Comedy by David Lee White.

This reading, featuring the Vivid Stage acting ensemble and directed by Artistic Director Laura Ekstrand, is a preview of the film. This cinematic journey, slated for principal photography this summer, is accompanied by the launch of a Kickstarter campaign on January 22, inviting audiences to be part of this captivating exploration of consciousness and familial bonds.

Jacqueline Remembers All of This, which will be directed by Laura Ekstrand and featuring Noreen Farley as Jacqueline, is a unique blend of humor and heartfelt storytelling. Set against the rich tapestry of Vivid Stage's 30-year storytelling legacy, this cinematic venture explores themes of forgiveness, love, and the intricate dynamics within families.

The narrative unfolds around Jacqueline, a quantum physics professor grappling with dementia, as she seeks to share her truth with her daughter Franny. Against the backdrop of Franny's impending marriage to the deeply religious Matthew, suspicions of his connection to a mysterious cult-like church add intriguing layers. Franny's brother, Alec, injects humor and chaos into the storyline, as the film promises to challenge conventional storytelling.

The cast of Jacqueline Remembers All of This features Clark Carmichael, Harry Patrick Christian, Noreen Farley, Dave Maulbeck, Scott McGowan, Becca McLarty, Daria M. Sullivan, Jason Szamreta, Harriett Trangucci and Emaline Williams. Nicole Callender produces, along with Ekstrand, Maulbeck and Jeff Ertz.

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, the Union County Department of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, and many other corporations, foundations and individuals.  Vivid Stage is an Equity Producing member of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance.


Vivid Stage, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) corporation, incorporated under the laws

of the State of New Jersey.