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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

'The Other Place' has its NJ premiere this week at Dreamcatchers in Summit

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, professional Theatre in Residence at the Oakes Center in Summit, is presenting the New Jersey premiere of Sharr White’s The Other Place.  This haunting drama appeared on Broadway last season, and earned Laurie Metcalf a Tony nominee for Best Actress. The Other Place plays October 3 through 20, with talkbacks following the October 6 and 13 matinees.

This psychologically complex play begins just as Juliana Smithton's research leads to a potential breakthrough, and her life takes a disorienting turn. Through a series of tautly-written scenes with her husband, her doctor, her daughter and her former colleague, layers of yearning, regret and mourning are stripped away to reveal Juliana’s true heart and mind. As Juliana traces her memories and relationships back in time, mysteries pile up until the truth is revealed one devastating night.
Harriett Trangucci is Juliana  (credit: Steve McIntyre)

White, whose newest play The Snow Geese will debut on Broadway this fall, is an award-winning writer whose plays have been produced across the country and in Europe. The play will be directed by Clark Carmichael (Montclair), and will feature Harry Patrick Christian (Montclair), Dave Maulbeck (Summit), Jessica O’Hara-Baker (New York City) and Harriett Trangucci (Summit). The director and cast are all members of Dreamcatcher’s professional Resident Acting Company.

The Other Place will run at Dreamcatcher from Thursday, October 3 through Sunday, October 20. Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 8:00 p.m., and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for seniors and students, with special rates for subscribers and groups. Purchase tickets online at www.dreamcatcherrep.org or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006. Seniors pay only $15 on advance purchases only on SeniorSunday, the October 6 matinee. 

Performances are at The Oakes Center, located at 120 Morris Avenue in Summit. Parking is available in the lot behind the theatre on Ashwood Avenue and at the Summit Recreation Center on Morris Avenue. The facility is wheelchair accessible. Assistive Listening devices for the hearing impaired and advance large print scripts are available by prior arrangement. To purchase tickets or for information on any of Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre's programs, please visit www.dreamcatcherrep.org or contact Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre at The Oakes Center, 120 Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901, 908-514-9654.


About Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre:

Dreamcatcher was founded in 1994, and is a non-profit professional ensemble of actors who build community with the audience by sharing life-affirming stories in an intimate environment. We seek to expose theatregoers to ideas and lives like and unlike their own, to awaken their imaginations and create empathy for others. The company focuses on deepening the experience of our patrons by supplementing the performances with personal contact through receptions, talkbacks, and interactive programs.

Dreamcatcher's core company of professional local actors performs contemporary work that entertains and challenges, and has at its heart a belief in the essential goodness of people. The company’s activities include mainstage productions, improvisational comedy and cabarets, new play readings and a variety of educational and senior outreach programs.

Dreamcatcher’s programs are funded by the New Jersey State council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Dramatist Guild Fund, The Summit Area Public Foundation, the Manley-Winser Foundation, and many other corporations, foundations and individuals. Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre is a senior member of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance.

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