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God arrives in New Brunswick, and She looks a lot like Kathleen Turner. God takes human form in An Act of God and doesn't hold back about what She's seen and heard. In this comedy by David Javerbaum, God, along with two archangels, answers many of the deepest (and not-so-deep) questions that have plagued humankind since creation. Academy Award nominee, Tony Award nominee, and multi-Golden Globe winner Kathleen Turner stars as God.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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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.
Oh, if the walls inside any hotel room could talk, what stories they could tell! This comedy, by Tony Award-winning playwright Neil Simon, includes glimpses at a marriage on the rocks, a possible rekindled romance, and a couple dealing with their reluctant daughter on her wedding day. All of these stories take place at different times in room 719 of the famous New York City icon, the Plaza Hotel.
This exuberant theatrical "love letter" is based on the award-winning film of the same name and it's no less a joy than the original screen version. Filled with music and a huge cast of colorful characters (including a feisty little dog), the play captures the Bard as he struggles with writer's block and a forbidden romance with the woman who becomes the muse who inspires some of his greatest work. An epic Elizabethan extravaganza, it is rousing, funny, and a beautiful homage to love, art, and Shakespeare himself.
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.
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.