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This fall, Mystic Vision Players celebrates their 25th with The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee! The show centers on a fictional spelling bee set in a geographically ambiguous Putnam Valley Middle School where six quirky kids compete in a bee run by three equally quirky grown-ups. Student and senior prices are available by calling the box office.
Directed by Christopher J. Guell Music direction by David F. Shirley Choreography by Phil Solomon Conceived by Rebecca Feldman Additional material by Jay Reiss Music and lyrics by William Finn Book by Rachel Sheinkin
In 1914, an extraordinary event took place during World War I. Thousands of men put down their weapons, left the trenches, and met their enemies for a Christmas Day truce. They exchanged gifts, sang songs, and buried each other's dead, but upon orders resumed fighting the next day. It's a beautiful story that puts a human face on war, with music and text taken from letters, journals, and war documents.
The beloved family musical Annie returns to Paper Mill Playhouse just in time for the holidays. Little orphan Annie is taken from her orphanage — and the clutches of cruel Miss Hannigan — to stay at billionaire Oliver Warbucks' mansion for the holidays. When Annie wins the hearts of Warbucks and his staff, they set out on an epic mission to find Annie's parents. Winner of the Tony Award for best musical, Annie includes such unforgettable songs as "It's the Hard-Knock Life," "Easy Street," "A New Deal for Christmas," and "Tomorrow," that eternal anthem of optimism.
Artimus Pyle is a member of the Rock&Roll Hall of Fame and a original member of Lynyrd Skynyrd. More than just a "tribute" to Lynyrd Skynyrd a tribute to the man that defined it. Since his departure from Skynyrd in 1991 , Artimus Pyle's career has led him down an amazing path of solo records and projects culminating into one the finest tributes to southern rock royalty. The Artimus Pyle Band is a high energy, true to the music, and true to the era rock group. One of the few that is on the road today. Artimus Pyle, Brad Durden, Jerry Lyda, Tony Black, and Scott Raines are not only a group of friends and contemporaries but a group with some of the most seasoned musician in the southeast. APB delivers hit after hit after hit, night after night after night. From Freebird to Sweet Home Alabama APB gives fans the best of Skynyrd with one of men who made it!
Laughter and intrigue are "elementary, my dear Watson" in Ken Ludwig's (Lend Me a Tenor) acclaimed adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 1902 classic mystery, The Hound of the Baskervilles. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being murdered and renowned sleuth Sherlock Holmes, along with his trusted sidekick Dr. Watson, must work feverishly to crack the curse before it dooms the newest heir. Join the investigation as these intrepid detectives follow leads, unravel clues, and zigzag with the story until the shockingly funny conclusion. All is not what it seems. Will you know whodunit?
Based on an actual incident that took place in Jersey City in 1916, Black Tom Island explores the first documented terrorist attack on American soil through the lens of a fictionalized Slovak immigrant and his wife who may or may not be involved in the attack.
If you like improv and you love Broadway, then this is the show for you. The troupe gathers hit song suggestions from the audience, who then vote on their favorite. The winning song is turned into a full-blown, improvised musical, complete with memorable characters, witty dialogue, and plot twists galore. Come witness an evening of music, fun, and laughter, and watch Broadway's Next H!t Musical unfold before your eyes!
Dubbed "the last leading man" by the New York Times, two-time Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell has enjoyed a career that spans Broadway, television, film, and concert appearances. He received Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle awards for his star turn in Kiss Me, Kate. He also has Tony-nominated performances in Man of La Mancha, August Wilson's King Hedley II, and Ragtime. Last season, he made his return to Broadway in Shuffle Along and received his most recent Tony Award for his work as Chairman of the Board of the Actor's Fund. His next album, Plays With Music, will be released this fall.
Jessie, a combative high school senior with a disability, and Darnell, the star player of his high school basketball team, find themselves together in extended study hall during the most important marking period of their lives. As Darnell inches dangerously close to throwing away a lucrative college scholarship and Jessie a potential career as an artist, both discover that things aren't always as simple as they may seem. In this topical and compelling new play, worlds collide inside a failing Newark public school.
Hilarious Doug Karpf, who has performed across the country at clubs, casinos, & the U.S. Armed Forces, Andy Hayward, a NYC comic who has had the honor of performing for the NYC Friars Club, & Brick native, Mollie Sperduto, finalist at the Comedy Competition at the Tropicana Casino are the side-splitting headliners for the Kiwanis Fundraiser! Kiwanis, established in 1915, is a service organization dedicated to serving communities in over eighty countries! Brick Kiwanis Club was chartered in 1958, & has been serving Brick & surrounding communities for more than half a century. One of the objectives of Kiwanis is to provide through a practical means, to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic service, & to build better communities.
Thornton Wilder won three Pulitzer Prizes: two for the classic American plays Our Town and The Skin of Our Teeth, and one for his novel, The Bridge of San Luis Rey. This quiet masterpiece — a dazzling rumination on the nature of love — has been adapted for the stage and stars a singular figure in American theater: writer and actor David Greenspan, winner of five Obie Awards.
The World's Greatest Pink Floyd Show returns to the State Theatre with its Space & Time World Tour, its most ambitious show to date, with a spectacular new light show and an even bigger stage production! Celebrating five decades of Pink Floyd; from their creation in 1965 right through to the release of their brand new album, The Endless River; this new show includes performances from all Pink Floyd's biggest selling albums, including The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Wall, and The Division Bell, plus a host of other Pink Floyd musical surprises.
Paying attention to every musical detail and faithfully recreating the true live Pink Floyd concert experience, Brit Floyd will take you on an amazing musical journey, featuring the best moments from the incredible Pink Floyd back catalogue, and combine the latest state-of-the-art sound & light technology to create a performance that is as sonically perfect as it is virtually awesome.
Grammy Award-winner and multi-platinum selling recording artist Bruno Mars returns to The Rock.
Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story follows the all-too-brief life of one of rock and roll's pioneers. It follows Buddy Holly's meteoric rise to fame, from the moment in 1957 when "That'll Be the Day" hit the airwaves until his tragic death less than two years later on "the day the music died." The show features over 20 Holly hits, including "That'll Be the Day," "Peggy Sue," "Everyday," "Oh Boy!" and "Rave On," plus Ritchie Valens' "La Bamba" and The Big Bopper's "Chantilly Lace."
For kids of all ages, the Peanuts gang is sure to entertain in Mystic Vision Players' stage version of everyone's favorite holiday television special. Join Charlie Brown and all the Peanuts gang as they produce their own Christmas pageant and ultimately learn the true meaning of Christmas.
Directed by Bobby Devarona Written by Charles M. Schulz Based on the television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson Stage adaptation by Eric Schaeffer by special arrangement with Arthur Whitelaw and Ruby Persson
And to bring Christmas joy to others, we will again be collecting new and unwrapped toys and gifts for women, teens, and children for the YWCA Union County Domestic Violence Emergency Shelter's Project North Pole. Gift bags, tape & wrapping paper are also appreciated. You can bring any donations to all performances.
Two for the Road is a unique concert event that pairs two of Broadway's most celebrated legends. Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune collectively have won 12 Tony Awards, and this iconic Broadway coupling is guaranteed to dazzle audiences.
Recipient of the Pulitzer Prize and nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, A Chorus Line tells the story of the achingly poignant ambitions of professional Broadway gypsies to land a job in a show, and is a powerful metaphor for all human aspiration. Featuring such classic songs as "One," "What I Did for Love" and "At the Ballet," and the original choreography of Michael Bennett.
Using David Thompson's masterful adaptation, McCarter Theatre Center continues its annual tradition of joining Ebenezer Scrooge on his magical journey through Christmas past, present, and future. Using beloved carols and original music, a cast of professional actors is once again joined by ensemble members chosen from the greater Princeton community. Audiences experience an immersive Dickensian environment from the opening of the theater doors to the final bows. This exciting production ushers audience members into the spirit of the season with all the joy, wonder, and generosity that Scrooge finally discovers.
Sensory-friendly performance, all ages welcome!
The Comedy of (Jersey) Errors takes Shakespeare's farcical fun to the Jersey shore! While The Comedy of Errors may be The Bard's shortest play, this version is filled to excess with with madcap characters, unexpected adventures, and everything we know and love about the Garden State's beaches. Meet us at the boardwalk to follow the foibles of two long-lost sets of twins who, unbeknownst to the other half, cross paths with near miss after near miss. Only Jersey's sun and sand can promise this many antics until the play's many mistaken identities culminate in an uncanny family reunion.
Adapted from the best-selling book of the same title, Crowns weaves together faith, fashion, and fortitude (with a generous dose of "hattitude") into an inspirational musical celebration of African-American women and their church hats. Regina Taylor returns to reintroduce the next generation to this unforgettable and joyous gospel musical that will lift up the heart, open the mind, and touch the souls of all who experience its magic.
Dancin' Broadway takes a dazzling romp through the great dance numbers that made musical theater history! The high-energy performance stars veteran Broadway hoofers and features iconic choreography from Agnes de Mille, Bob Fosse, Jerome Robbins, and more. Celebrity and Tony Award-winning choreographers make cameo video appearances to share backstage stories and their favorite clips of blockbuster dance performances.
Brian Friel's memory play about five unmarried sisters on the west coast of Ireland in 1936 won the 1992 Tony Award for best new play. Director Jessica Stone returns to Two River Theater for this production, where she previously helmed A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Absurd Person Singular.
Dirty Dancing is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance, and sensationally sexy dancing. This worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Dirty Dancing features the hit songs "Hungry Eyes," "Hey! Baby," "Do You Love Me" and the heart-stopping "(I've Had) The Time of My Life." You'll have the time of your life!
Mature themes and subject matter.
Dixie Longate, the fast-talking Tupperware Lady, packed up her catalogues, left her children in an Alabama trailer park, and took off-Broadway by storm! Join Dixie as she throws a good old-fashioned Tupperware party, filled with outrageously funny tales, heartfelt accounts, free giveaways, audience participation, and the most fabulous assortment of Tupperware ever sold on a theater stage! Loaded with the most up-to-date products available for purchase, see how Ms. Longate became a member of the illustrious "#1 Tupperware Seller in the World" Club as she educates her guests on the many alternative uses she has discovered for her plastic products!
Ages 16+ Adult Content
In Sunset Park, Brooklyn, a masked figure has been spotted: the Puerto Rican superhero El Coquí Espectacular. In reality, it is out-of-work comic book artist Alex, who has been secretly dressing up as his favorite creation. As Alex learns that fighting crime is harder than it looks, his older brother Joe wants Alex to join him at his advertising agency and help sell sugary soda to Latino consumers. Can El Coquí defeat his own self-doubt and be a hero for his neighborhood?
One of Broadways most acclaimed leading ladies, Tony Award-winner and five-time Tony Award-nominee Laura Benanti recently completed her 2016 Tony-nominated role as Amalia Balash in the hit Broadway musical, She Loves Me. Laura Benanti earned a 2008 Tony Award for her portrayal of Gypsy Rose Lee in Gypsy opposite Patti LuPone. The actress' other Tony Award nominations were for starring roles in Swing, Into The Woods, and Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.
One of Broadway's most accomplished performers, Sutton Foster is known for her Tony-winning turns in Anything Goes and Thoroughly Modern Millie, as well as originating roles in The Drowsy Chaperone, Young Frankenstein, and Shrek the Musical. On TV, Foster stars in the popular TV Land comedy series Younger, and previously starred in Bunheads. Performing with a trio, Foster will present a delightful evening of Broadway favorites and more.
Bloody hysterical and one helluva fun night out! Based on the cult movie, Evil Dead: The Musical tells the outrageous story of five friends who spend a weekend in an abandoned cabin and accidentally unleash an evil force that turns them into demons.
When the audience first meets them, Marianne and Ellie are bright, charming college roommates prone to breaking out in tap-dance routines in the middle of study sessions. They come from very different backgrounds and are headed into very different futures — wealth, marriage, and anthropological adventures for one; family troubles, solo living, and a career as a musician for the other. But the bond they forged upon meeting is the rare sort that transcends all circumstance and thrives across time — even, in their case, across several continents.
Or does it? What happens when you realize that the friendship you valued on the merit of its fortitude through decades means something else entirely to the person on the other end? F Theory gives center stage to friendship, a relationship often sidelined in both art and life to make way for family, romance, and marriage, though it may be stronger than them all.
Leslie's decision to adopt a child is complicated by two factors: a skeptical mother and an unexpected romance. As the relationship with the new man intensifies, so does her conviction about foster parenting. In the end, Leslie must choose between two things she wants desperately: the love of her life and the foster child she's never met.
It's the most wonderful time of the year — especially if you're the world's best-loved and fat cat movie star, Garfield! Coming to you with arms wide open in anticipation of all the Christmas presents he's expecting, Garfield will light up your holiday this year with his wit, wisecracks, and wisdom. Everyone's favorite feline is a few gifts short of true Christmas spirit. But with the help of Jon, Odie, the audience, and his new holiday friends, Garfield gets an "enlightening" lesson. This lively holiday musical features timeless Christmas favorites such as "Jingle Bells," "We Wish You a Merry Christmas," "Deck the Halls," and much more.
Getting away with murder can be so much fun...and there's no better proof than the knock-'em-dead hit show that won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Musical! Monty, an heir to his family fortune, sets out to jump the line of succession by eliminating the eight relatives (all played by one fearless man) who stand in his way. All the while, Monty has to juggle his mistress, his fiancée, and the constant threat of landing behind bars! Of course, it will all be worth it if he can slay his way to his inheritance...and be done in time for tea.
From the director-choreographer of Kinky Boots comes the incredible true story of 10 ordinary seniors with extraordinary dreams who audition to dance at halftime for a major basketball team. Only after making the cut do they learn that they won't be dancing tap, salsa, or swing — instead, they'll bring down the house with a style that is entirely new to them: hip-hop.
Take the uplifting journey with these dreamers — and the young coaches who inspire them along the way — as they battle self-doubt, stereotypes, and even one another for a chance to bust a move at center court in front of 20,000 screaming fans. Together they remind people that in life, when the odds are stacked against you and the challenges seem too great to overcome, it's not the end of the game — it's Half Time.
The Honeymooners is a world-premiere musical comedy inspired by the classic television series. Ralph Kramden and his buddy Ed Norton are back and still shooting for the moon. After shocking their wives by winning a high-profile jingle contest, they are catapulted out of Brooklyn and into the cutthroat world of Madison Avenue advertising, where they discover that their quest for the American Dream might cost them their friendship. Filled with big laughs and an infectious score, The Honeymooners will bang-zoom its way into your heart.
Playhouse favorite Joe DiPietro (The Second Mrs. Wilson, Clever Little Lies, and The Toxic Avenger) returns with a fresh, new, contemporary look at his record-breaking off-Broadway musical I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change — exclusively for George Street Playhouse patrons! The world of dating has evolved, and this newly revisited musical will tackle modern love in all its forms. From the first date, to marriage, children, and the twilight years, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change follows the arc of relationships in insightful and hilarious ways.
Returning for its fourth smash year, Icon 2017 is a battle of the best musical theater voices in the state! Who will be this year's Icon?
Returning for its fourth smash year, Icon 2017 is a battle of the best musical theater voices in the state! Who will be this year's Icon?
Returning for its fourth smash year, Icon 2017 is a battle of the best musical theater voices in the state! Each week, the judges and the audience will each send two lucky contestants to the semifinals being held in November. Who will be this year's Icon?
Tony Award-nominated actor and director Michael Cumpsty (The End of the Rainbow) previously directed Third at Two River Theater. He returns to direct Oscar Wilde's great comedy of manners, The Importance of Being Earnest.
Into the Woods is a story about a childless baker and his wife's endeavor to lift their family curse by journeying into the woods, where they encounter Rapunzel (and her witchly "mother"), Cinderella, Jack (of Beanstalk fame), Little Red Riding Hood, and other classic fairy tale characters, and they all must learn the responsibility that comes with getting what you want. Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Lapine.
George Bailey, a man who has given up his dreams in order to help his community, considers suicide on Christmas Eve after losing $8,000. His guardian angel, Clarence, shows George all the lives he has touched and how different life in his community of Bedford Falls would be had he never been born. George meant so much to so many people; should he just throw it all away? Student and senior prices available through the box office.
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Directed by Howard Whitmore Adapted by Doug Rand
Sense & Sensibility is one of Jane Austen's most popular novels. The characters live in a world in which choices are limited — especially for the women. The story revolves around the lives of two sisters: Elinor, who is levelheaded and full of sense, and the hopelessly romantic Marianne. After the untimely and unexpected death of their father, both sisters and their mother are forced to leave their comfortable lives, while their half-brother and his wife inherit the family estate. The only hope for these two sisters is a profitable marriage. Seduction, courtship, love, heartbreak, and surprise abound in this classic romantic comedy.
How does one stay true to one's self in the apocalypse? Playwright José Rivera probes this question through the lens of absurdist magical realism in his poetry-infused and comically twisted play, Marisol. The story addresses issues of environmentalism and racism, as well as political, social, and moral decay in a world that is uncomfortably close to our own.
Mooseltoe, the Moose with a Dream, and his friends come to life in this colorful, magical, and whimsical musical tale. Follow our hero as he pursues his seemingly impossible dream while learning many valuable lessons along the way — lessons which are important for us all.
Janis Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and became a queen of rock 'n' roll almost overnight. Her unmistakable voice, laced with raw emotion and southern comfort, was inspired by the greatest blues singers, singers from Aretha Franklin to Bessie Smith. Fueled by a live band and psychedelic performances of her unforgettable songs, including "Piece of My Heart," "Me and Bobby McGee," and "Cry Baby," A Night With Janis Joplin is a powerful celebration of the women who made the music that changed history.
American Repertory Ballet brings the beloved classic, The Nutcracker, to the stage with Tchaikovsky's magnificent score, stunning new sets (new first act scenery!), thrilling choreography and a cast of more than 100.
A holiday tradition for more than 50 years, American Repertory Ballet's The Nutcracker is one of the longest-running productions of its kind in the nation. Directed by Artistic Director Douglas Martin, American Repertory Ballet's professional company will be joined by select students from Princeton Ballet School to tell the story of a young girl named Clara and how a mysterious gift from her Uncle Drosselmeyer brings about enchanted dreams and fantastical scenes.
Join us for the perfect holiday treat for your entire family!
Golden Globe-winning actor and playwright Regina Taylor (I'll Fly Away) won the 2000 American Theatre Critics / Steinberg New Play Award for Oo-bla-dee when it premiered at Chicago's Goodman Theatre. The play — a shimmering portrait of a female bebop band of African-American musicians traveling the country after World War Two — has its first major revival with new music by multi-Obie-winning jazz composer Diedre L. Murray (Running Man). Tony winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Jitney) directs.
At once a razor-sharp comedy and a sincere tribute to democracy, The Outsider is a timely and hilarious take on modern American politics. Ned Newley doesn't even want to be governor. He's terrified of public speaking; his poll numbers are impressively bad. To his ever-supportive chief of staff, Ned seems destined to fail. But a political guru named Arthur Vance sees things a little differently: Ned might be the worst candidate to ever run for office. Unless the public is looking for…the worst candidate to ever run for office.
Pippin is a story told by the charismatic Leading Player and his traveling companions of talented actors. Through the magical power of music, song, and dance, these storytellers weave an impactful narrative regarding selfishness, deceitful first impressions, and the power of redemption. Enjoy memorable Broadway standards including "Corner of the Sky." Join us...as "we have magic to do, just for you!"
Brandon J. Dirden (Jitney) and Crystal A. Dickinson (Clybourne Park) play Walter Lee Younger and Ruth Younger in one of the greatest family dramas ever written: Lorraine Hansberry's 1959 masterpiece A Raisin in the Sun.
In this landmark drama, Hansberry — drawing on her own family's experience with housing discrimination — dramatizes the story of the Younger family, headed by matriarch Lena Younger, her son Walter Lee, and his wife, Ruth, who live (with other family members) in poverty on Chicago's south side. As the play begins, we see that Walter Lee, a chauffeur, dreams of what he might do with a long-promised life-insurance check, a legacy left to them to them by Lena's late husband. We meet the Younger family on the day that their lives could change forever. Taking its title from a poem by Langston Hughes — "What happens to a dream deferred/Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?" — Hansberry's play explores the different hopes and aspirations of each member of the Younger family as they fight for their piece of the American dream.
A Raisin in the Sun debuted in 1959 and was the first play by a black woman to be produced on Broadway. Produced at Two River for the first time in the theater's 24-year history, the play is Lorraine Hansberry's seminal masterpiece about race, social justice, and history — American history in the largest sense, and the personal histories of ordinary African-Americans.
Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and other characters from the whimsical imagination of Dr. Seuss come together in Seussical, a musical featuring a score by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. Book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.
Buried secrets, blackmail, and false identities race onto the stage in Simpatico, a tragicomedy about the slippery netherworld of thoroughbred racing from Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist Sam Shepard. McCarter Theatre Center is collaborating with Chicago's multi-award-winning A Red Orchid Theatre to bring this riveting American drama to Princeton. Simpatico stars Tony Award- and multi-Oscar-nominated actor Michael Shannon (Boardwalk Empire) and the acclaimed Red Orchid ensemble.
Chicago. 1936. Get ready to enter a smoke-filled world of cons and capers, where nothing is what it seems and no one is who he or she appears to be. Based on the 1973 Academy Award-winning film, The Sting tells the tale of a pair of con men: small-town grifter Johnny Hooker and big-time hustler Henry Gondorff, who plot to bring down the city's most corrupt racketeer. The Tony Award-winning creative team includes director John Rando (On the Town), choreographer Warren Carlyle (Hello Dolly!), and book writer Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone). The original score is by composer-lyricist team Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis (Urinetown). The Sting takes audiences back to an era when the blues reigned, the stakes were high, and the dice were always loaded.
A couple of small-town Irishmen hope to hit it big when hired as extras for an epic American movie filming in their scenic County Kerry village. Nominated for three Tony Awards and the winner of the Olivier Award for Best Comedy, this show features two actors portraying a cast of 15 colorful characters. Stones in His Pockets, which pits harsh reality against fairy-tale Hollywood endings, is about the haves and have-nots.
Combining timeless music with wit, charm, storytelling, and a dash of soft-shoe and ukulele performances, Tony Danza is accompanied by his talented four-piece band. Danza performs a selection of his favorite standards from the Great American Songbook, as well as selections from the hit Broadway musical Honeymoon in Vegas (which he also starred in), while interweaving stories about his life and personal connection to the music.
The Tony Award-winning playwright who brought audiences Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Christopher Durang returns to McCarter Theatre Center with his newest play and latest cast of eccentric characters. Timely and outrageous, this black comedy exposes the mayhem of contemporary family life in a time of alternative facts, nonstop news, and social media saturation.
First performed in 1969, two years after Joe Orton's murder at the age of 34, this scathing farce shocked audiences when it was first produced. Now, almost 50 years later, what were racy subjects are far less so, and we are able to both laugh more and see better the acid bullets that Orton fires in a startling pace from beginning to end. This hilarious comedy unveils the fragile state of truth in the hands of those in power, and the power of truth despite our easy ability to twist it.
With more twists than a roller coaster, this fractured fairy tale adventure tells the story of Little Red Riding Hood and her two sisters: Big Green Riding Hood and Medium Purple Riding Hood. Back in the kingdom of Wychwood-under-Ooze, Wise Prince Jason, Strong Prince Justin, and Ordinary Loud Prince Frank all want to woo Little Red Riding Hood, much to her couch-potato parents' dismay. See how the Princes overcome the tasks ahead, and who will Woo Wed Widing Hood.
"If someone in the year 1916 told me that in 1917 I'd be in the army, I would have thought him insane," said Charles Edward Dilkes (1887-1968).
Meet C.E. Dilkes, poet Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918), pilot Kenneth Russell Unger (1898-1979), nurse Amabel Scharff Roberts (1891-1918), "Hello Girl" Grace Banker (1892-1960), and other Americans who went to Europe when the United States entered World War I 100 years ago. A Year in the Trenches is based on C.E. Dilkes's book Remembering World War I: An Engineer's Diary of the War and other historical sources. C.E. Dilkes was born in Philadelphia, but spent the rest of his life in New Jersey after the war. Live music from the period is performed throughout.
The script for this world premiere, written by James Rana and developed with Gayle Stahlhuth, was commissioned by the NJ Historical Commission and the NJ State Council on the Arts.