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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

All Tickets on Sale Now for George Street Playhouse’s 2017-18 Season at College Farm Road Venue

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Full and partial subscriptions for 5-play season also available

Season kicks off in October with update of Joe DiPietro’s off-Broadway hit I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE

New Brunswick, NJ – George Street Playhouse today announced that all tickets are now on sale for its 2017-18 main stage season at its new, interim home at 103 College Farm Road in New Brunswick, N.J. The five-play season opens with an updated version of the off-Broadway hit musical, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, running October 10 - November 12, 2017.

With its longtime venue in downtown New Brunswick razed to make way for a new performing arts center that will serve as George Street Playhouse’s future home, the Playhouse has taken residence in the former New Jersey Museum of Agriculture on Rutgers University’s Cook Campus through its 2018-19 season. George Street Playhouse is expected to return downtown to the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center in time for its 2019-20 season. A former museum exhibit area is being transformed into an intimate, main stage theatre space with seating for approximately 190 patrons.

Tickets range in price from just $15 for students (with valid ID) to $79, based on performance. Visit our new website (www.georgestreetplayhouse.org) to order tickets. This season, patrons can choose their seats when ordering online.

Patrons can save up to 27% on full- and partial-season subscriptions and Flex Passes. Full-season subscriptions offer patrons the greatest savings on the best seats, the ability to exchange tickets for another performance, discounts on additional tickets, and more.

Flex Passes (4-, 5-, and 6-admission passes available) are a great way to see the plays you want to see, when you want to see them—and save money! Flex Passes may be redeemed at any time, for any George Street Playhouse main stage production.Admissions are only $47 each—a savings of up to $32 per ticket depending on the performance you choose. Seating is based on availability at the time of redemption.

Located right off Route 1 amidst a vast bucolic setting on the Cook Campus of Rutgers University, George Street Playhouse features expansive lobby spaces, an outdoor patio and free on-site parking. The entrance into the building and to all areas of the theatre are barrier-free. For directions to George Street Playhouse, visit the Playhouse website (gsponline.org) and click Directions on the homepage.

New Brunswick’s favorite restaurants are less than two miles from College Farm Road. For a list of restaurants, visit the Plan Your Visit section of the website. And keep a lookout for unique dining options offered by George Street Playhouse.

Groups will continue to be welcomed to the theatre. For an even more memorable event, George Street Playhouse can help plan your party, fundraiser or corporate event.

George Street Playhouse’s 2017-18 Season

The 2017-18 season begins with an updated version of the record-breaking, off-Broadway show I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change with book and lyrics by Playhouse favorite Joe DiPietro, and music by Jimmy Roberts. This fresh, new, contemporary version of this musical — directed by George Street Playhouse Artistic Director David Saint — premieres exclusively for 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. Performances run October 10 - November 12, 2017.

Next, the hit Broadway comedy An Act of God takes the stage at College Farm Road. Following His recent sold-out Broadway run, God arrives in New Brunswick!  Called “deliriously funny” by The New York Times, God takes human form in An Act of God and doesn’t hold back about what He’s seen and heard.  In this hilarious comedy by Emmy Award-winner David Javerbaum (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) and directed by Kevin Cahoon, God, along with his two archangels, answer many of the deepest (and not so deep) questions that have plagued mankind since Creation. Performances run November 28 - December 23, 2017.

Following last season’s triumphant run of his play American Son at George Street Playhouse, playwright Christopher Demos-Brown returns with American Hero, under the direction of David Saint. An Iraq war hero’s perfect life starts to unravel when a fellow Marine seeking justice shows up threatening to expose a hidden past. This probing drama shines a light on how America honors its veteran soldiers as well as the corrupting effect of awards and commendations, and questions what it truly means to be a hero.  American Hero joins American Son and a yet-to-be titled new work to create a trilogy of plays that explore American injustice. American Hero is the recipient of the Steinberg Award Citation from the American Theatre Critics Association. Performances run January 30 - February 25, 2018.

Next is the comic and touching Trying by Joanna McClelland Glass. Internationally known Frances Biddle, Chief Judge of the Nuremberg trials, fierce opponent of the Japanese internment camps during World War II, and Attorney General under President Franklin D. Roosevelt, is 81 years old, elegant, sharply cantankerous, and trying to put his life in order. In true Pygmalion fashion, when a young, new secretary is hired, the two struggle to communicate but come to understand how two strangers at very different places in their lives can unexpectedly and forever influence each other. Trying, which runs March 13 - April 8, 2018, is based on Glass’ real-life experience as Biddle's secretary. 

Closing the season is a rollicking farce from the author of the award-winning comedy The Foreigner. Larry Shue’s The Nerd begins on Willum’s birthday, and his party gets a jolt of hilarious excitement when Rick Steadman, a fellow ex-soldier who saved Willum’s life, stops by for a visit. Realizing that Rick is socially inept and will overstay his welcome with a vengeance, Willum must put together an outrageous plan to rid himself of this wacky GI who came to dinner. Performances run April 24 - May 20, 2018.

About George Street Playhouse

Founded in 1974, George Street Playhouse has become a nationally recognized theatre, presenting an acclaimed main stage season while providing an artistic home for established and emerging theatre artists. The Playhouse will stage its 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons at 103 College Farm Road in New Brunswick, N.J., before taking residence in a new, downtown performing arts center for the 2019-20 season. Its leadership consists of Artistic Director David Saint and Managing Director Kelly Ryman. Through the years, the Playhouse has been well represented by numerous productions both on and off-Broadway, including the Outer Critics’ Circle Best Musical Award-winner The Toxic Avenger; the Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk and Drama League nominated production of The Spitfire Grill; and the Broadway hit and Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning play Proof by David Auburn, which was developed at GSP during the 1999 Next Stage Series of new plays. Last season’s Curvy Widow is currently running off-Broadway. In 2015, George Street Playhouse was represented on Broadway by It Shoulda Been You, and off-Broadway by Joe DiPietro’s Clever Little Lies, both of which premiered at the Playhouse. In addition to its main stage season, GSP’s Touring Educational Theatre features issue-oriented productions that are seen by more than 35,000 students annually. George Street Playhouse programming is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders through a grant award from the Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund.

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