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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Rescheduled Reading of New Play at Bickford Thursday

 

Rescheduled Reading

New Plays New Jersey

at The Bickford Theatre

Free Reading Thursday, March 12 at 7 pm

Dissent

by James Christy

presented by Passage Theatre Company

directed by James Christy, Sr.

The Play

In the near future, the economy of the United States is going through a radical inflation. Justice Clark, a liberal on the Supreme Court Justice is publically crashing and burning from alcohol abuse, while a serious case of corporate abuse is in front of him, a case that will come down to a close vote. Justin, a freelance journalist is investigating Clark’s self-destruction, when his wife, Lauren, a liberal blogger, decides to strike up an online conversation with him. Their friend Maddie reveals a secret about the conservative justice who is opposed to Clark, and this group of liberals decide to take matters into their own hands.

The Author

James Christy's full length plays include: LOVE AND COMMUNICATION, Playpenn Playwrights conference, July 2010, produced by Passage Theatre in October 2010; winner, 2011 Barrymore award; EGYPTIAN SONG, selected for 2011 National New Play Network, workshop at Premiere Stages, June 2011; NEVER TELL, produced by Broken Watch Theatre Company, August 2006, published by Playscripts Inc., April 2007; A GREAT WAR, Phoenix New Works Conference, July 2010, finalist Julie Harris Award 2012. His play DISSENT, won the 2013 20/20 Commission from Interact Theatre. AT LIBERTY HALL was commissioned by Premiere Stages and will be produced in 2014.

The Passage Theatre

Trenton's premiere professional theatre, Passage Theatre is committed to staging dynamic works that celebrate the human experience - across cultural lines. Led by Executive Artistic Director June Ballinger, Passage has gained national recognition for its productions of both new and established plays that appeal to the diverse communities of New Jersey's State Capitol. In addition, Passage organizes and produces the State Street Project, an educational program that teams city children with theatre professionals to write and stage original works in front of a live audience.

Readings are Free. No reservations will be taken. Seating is first come, first served. A post-show discussion with the author and director will follow the reading.

The Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum is located at 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown, NJ 07960

Playwrights Theatre has teamed up with the National New Play Network, the New Jersey Theatre Alliance and six additional theatres to present New Plays New Jersey, a celebration of New Works by New Jersey Writers and the Theatres that present them.
Seven theatres in the state have selected a new work by a New Jersey writer to be presented in a week-long festival of Concert Readings at The Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum, performed by professional actors, many familiar to New Jersey audiences.

This reading is rescheduled due to weather postponements last week. The remaining reading for the series is listed below. A complete listing of play synopsis, author pictures and bios, and theatre descriptions can be found at http://www.ptnj.org/miscpage/new-plays-new-jersey-2015

The schedule for the rest of the week:

Sunday, March 15 at 5 pm Blairsburg Family Picnic by Ben Clawson (Luna Stage, West Orange)

New Plays New Jersey is a partnership of Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, The Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum, The New Jersey Theatre Alliance, and the National New Play Network. Funding is provided by the National New Play Network Collaboration Fund and the New Jersey Theatre Alliance Stages Festival.

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