As part of its ongoing collaboration with the 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing, the regions newest Center for the Arts, Theater To Go has been presenting Fridays in February and March LOVE IS IN THE AIR, a series of 4 staged readings of plays about Love.. Each Friday a different Play, 2 from established playwrights and two by emerging playwrights. The new plays were selected to complement the known plays and it is hoped that audiences will come to all four readings to discuss the similarities and differences in the themes and styles of each play.
These staged readings are directed by Steve Gaissert for Theater To Go and features talk backs and refreshments after each performance.
The remaining schedule is as follows:
Mar. 3, 2017-LAWN ORNAMENTS: by Mark Wiesenberg of Utah. This is Marks first full length play.
Mildred and Arthur are on a quest to marry off their son Peter. With a plan up their sleeves and the help of many lawn ornaments, Peters parents are on the offensive. But Peter has different plans and some difficult decisions to make. And then there’s Sarah, Peters on-again, off-again girlfriend. Its a play about loving relationships, the ups and downs of life, and creating landscapes of meaningful memories!
THEATER TO GO is pleased to be partnering with Mercer County’s newest performing arts space, The 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing, the Region's Historic Haven for Arts and Culture (www.1867sanctuary.org) to bring a variety of theatrical events to the venue. In addition to Love is in the Air, Theater To Go presented a staged reading of The Trial Of Abraham Hunt, and American Christmas Story by Michael Davis as part of Trenton Patriots Week in December, and Emily Roebling: The Woman Who Saved the Brooklyn Bridge in October. More staged readings are being planned.
Theater To Go was started in 1992 by Ruth Markoe and has been providing quality entertainment in NJ and regionally since then. It is best known for audience participation murder mysteries and other interactive comedy theater however has expanded to include full length plays and staged readings.
Most recently, Theater To Go produced Mark Violis historical drama ROEBLING: THE STORY OF THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE, which tells the remarkable story of the dedication and adversities of the Roebling family, with roots in NJ, that brought this magnificent national icon to New York. Under the direction of Ruth Markoe, this full length play was recently performed to sold out audiences at Kelsey Theatre in West Windsor NJ. Other recent productions include the acclaimed Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, The 39 Steps and Room Service at Kelsey Theatre.