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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

New Jersey Playwrights Contest Presents World Premiere Musical Comedy MICRO SHRIMP

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MICRO SHRIMP-Book, Music & Lyrics by Marcus Yi

Directed by Edward Matthews

Performances March 31 – April 18, 2015-*TICKETS ON SALE NOW*

A crustacean comedy told in song and dance, Micro Shrimp takes you on an aquatic adventure you will never forget. Winner of the 2014 New Jersey Playwright’s Contest, Micro Shrimp is a fun, new musical with tunes that will swim around in your head.

The only musical set in a saltwater tank, Micro Shrimp takes us into the lives of brine shrimp, who spend their lives worshipping their Light Savior, and hoping to be chosen by The Net to cross to the other side. When Artemus and Salina, the lucky chosen ones, get transported to the other side, they discover their true fate: they are but fish food, and the revolt begins! 

The creative team includes Musical Direction by Gonzalo Valencia; Choreography by Samara Grossman; Set Design by Bill Motyka; Lighting Design by Jeff Carr; Costume Design by Anne Garber; Sound Design by Todd Erwin; and Production Stage Manager - Shari Selke.

Originally from Singapore, Marcus Yi is a writer/director and performer based in New York. He has created work in Singapore, Atlanta and New York and is the artistic director of Living Room Theater. He has worked on over 100 productions and his recently created work include Micro Shrimp The Musical, 29x/y, Lost At Sea, The Ephemeral Lightness of Dreams: the dream plays, Thicker Than Water: the blood plays and Baby Baby!. 

The New Jersey Playwrights Contest (NJPC) supports the work of emerging New Jersey playwrights and Tri-State musical composers by showcasing their work to the public through staged-readings and a full production of the winning play and musical. Unpublished scripts are solicited in the summer and put through a rigorous process that includes a staged-reading series. One play and one musical are finally selected to receive a professionally designed and directed production the following fall and spring semesters.

Micro Shrimp will be performed March 31 & April 1, 2015 at 7:00 pm, April 8-11, 15-18, 2015 at 7:00 pm, April 12, 2015 at 3:00 pm at the Hunziker Black Box Theatre in William Paterson University 300 Pompton Rd, Wayne, NJ 07070. Tickets are $25.00 for the General Public and $18.00 WPUNJ Community and Senior Citizens. $10.00 tickets are available for Students and Previews on March 31 and April 1. Tickets are available by calling 973-720-2371 or emailing boxoffice@wpunj.edu

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